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Safe Summer Tips
Warm weather is usually the time sports activities are ramped up. Sports can build muscles, strengthen bones and foster agility. Sports can have a major downside: injuries.
Not Just a Bump on the Head
When people engage in contact sports that do not require helmets, bad things can happen. Girls, it has been noted, are particularly susceptible to concussions. A Journal of Athletic Training study found girls who play high school soccer suffer concussions a whopping 68 percent more than boys. And soccer isn't the only sport where young females are found to suffer concussions more often than young males. LaCrosse, horseback riding and basketball are also mentioned.
Things to look for when suspecting you or someone else has had a concussion:
* blurred vision
* signs of confusion
* unusual sleepiness
An expert from LifeBridge Health's Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute can discuss concussions in people of all ages, what to look for and the available options if you or someone you love has one. To arrange an interview, please contact Sandra Crockett at 410.601.5528 or firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com
Preventing An ACL Injury
Preventing or recovering from an ACL injury is one of the most difficult tasks for any athlete. At LifeBridge Health & Fitness, there is a specialized pre-habilitation and post rehabilitation program that allows athletes to get back to the top of their game.
The highly trained staff at LifeBridge Health & Fitness uses the latest in training techniques such as multi-directional movement and plyometric training. The specifically designed exercises allow our experts to help prevent an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury by focusing on strengthening this area before an injury occurs.
Medical experts at LifeBridge Health & Fitness are available to talk on preventing an ACL injury and what can be done if one occurs. To arrange an interview, please contact Ryan Nawrocki at 410.601.5026 or firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com
Out With The Old. In With The New.
These days everyone is trying to save a buck or two, but using old sun screen is not the place to do it. A top tip from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for staying safe in the sun when playing sports or anytime is to use SPF 15 or greater sun screen that is less than 3 years old. Any sun screen older than three years will not provide the highest level of effectiveness.
Other sun safe tips from the CDC are:
* Seek shade to prevent sunburn
* Cover up with clothing to avoid sun exposure
* Wear a hat
* Protect eyes with sunglasses
A skin care expert from Northwest Hospital can discuss skin care and protection in all ages of people, including athletes and children. To arrange an interview, please contact Betsy Haley at 410.601.5529 or LifeBridge Health, one of the Baltimore area's largest health organizations includes Sinai Hospital, Northwest Hospital
, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Courtland Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center,
and related subsidiaries and affiliates. For more information, visit http://www.lifebridgehealth.org/