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Do high school sport coaches need health forms?

Do high school sport coaches need health forms?

Health forms.: High school students need to be medically cleared for participation in sports. Younger kids, too. ...Read more

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Can i play sports sports with high blood preasure football

Can i play sports sports with high blood preasure football

Depends: High blood pressure should be managed before playing high intensity sports (like football) to prevent short and long term cardiovascular complications. See your doctor for recommendations on lowering it and for clearance to play. They may need to do more of a work up to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Could a high school student participate in sports if he has hiv?

Could a high school student participate in sports if he has hiv?

Yes: This is actually a human-rights issue. The hiv-positive athlete poses no danger, and there's never been a credible case of transmission. In most of the civilized world, it is illegal to Prohibit participation in sports because of infection with hiv, hepatitis b or hepatitis c. The rules about blood in sports keep athletes safe. ...Read more

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How might i get ready to play high school football?

How might i get ready to play high school football?

Aerobics & lifting: My two teenage boys are already in full swing getting ready for fall football with the oldest entering his freshman year. Try to find out from the real source- the coaches, as to their precise recommendations regarding expectations of your athlete prior to showing up for fall fb. Increasing endurance and speed/acceleration along with an appropriate weight training program are all important. ...Read more

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Could a high school freshman attempt polyphasic sleep?

Could a high school freshman attempt polyphasic sleep?

Sleep at night: High school freshman require adequate sleep time. In addition, the timing of sleep (that is, sleeping at night and not during the day) matter. See http://www.sleepeducation.org/ ...Read more

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What occurs at a male high school sports physical?

What occurs at a male high school sports physical?

History and Exam: High school athletes, whether male or female, will complete a thorough history form asking about any injuries or medical problems that may effect their sports participation. They will then undergo a thorough examination, including musculoskeletal and heart exam. Males also often undergo a testicular exam and hernia check. ...Read more

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Can someone play football with wpw?

Can someone play football with wpw?

Not impossible: Wpw can be associated with a risk of sudden death in some patients so a blanket answer is inappropriate. For an individual with WPW an evaluation by a cardiologist or electrophysiologic cardiologist may indicate either high or lower risk. An ablation procedure to remove the WPW may minimize the risk of sport if there is a great drive to participate. ...Read more

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How to prevent injuries when playing senior basketball?

How to prevent injuries when playing senior basketball?

Stay fit: Jog/walk briskly at least 20 minutes most days a week, stretch most days and lift weights 3 days a week. ...Read more

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Can you play basketball witha sprained mcl?

Can you play basketball witha sprained mcl?

Not recommended: Grade i sprains usually would allow return to sports within 4-6 weeks with a hinged knee brace. Grade ii and iii sprains have a mandatory sports shut down period, up to 3 months for grade iii. ...Read more

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Am i high risk for CTE? Played high school football and im now an mma fighter. Never been concussed but taken many blows to the head in both sports

Am i high risk for CTE? Played high school football and im now an mma fighter. Never been concussed but taken many blows to the head in both sports

Absolutely in time: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy occurs after repetitive blows to the head. There is a spectrum in Traumatic Brain Injury that leads from Concussion to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. For some reason, we believe that we can repeatedly take damage to our brains when we participate in Football, Boxing, Muay-Thai, but we are breakable. Know when to say when. BJJ only a great alternative when time. ...Read more

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24-yr Female 5'5" 195lb. I graduated high school 2010 at 125, graduated college/stopped athletics 2014 at 185. What's healthy weight to lose?

24-yr Female 5'5" 195lb. I graduated high school 2010 at 125, graduated college/stopped athletics 2014 at 185. What's healthy weight to lose?

WEIGHT WOES: First, you are not alone. Based on your data provided, your body mass index (BMI) is 32.4 (obesity class 1). Your BMI target is 18-25.5. Solutions are multi factorial, involving psyche, balanced diet/food choices exercise. Let's work together to map out a solution and to find local resources that can assist. Please send a formal inbox consult so we can get started. ...Read more

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Abused by teacher in '80s. School never believed me/my parents. Abuser now sunday school teacher at church. How can I be credible in warning church?

Abused by teacher in '80s. School never believed me/my parents. Abuser now sunday school teacher at church. How can I be credible in warning church?

Police: Child abuse is very serious. They need to be stopped from harming other children. You need to report the child abuse to the police as soon as possible. It will require great courage on your part, but i know you can do it. Be brave, protect others. ...Read more

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Good exercise for kayak sprinter competing at national level?

Good exercise for kayak sprinter competing at national level?

Exercise: Great question. As a sprint kayak racer you need a great core program as week as upper body resistance training to include back, arms, and shoulders. This should include a combination of endurance, strength and power exercises. Also because of the multiple positions you must accomodate you should include perturbations in multiple body positions. ...Read more

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My 16 years old son has AST level of 35, Bilirubin 3.8, phosphatase level of 166. He is athletic, playing baseball, lifting, and football player.

My 16 years old son has AST level of 35, Bilirubin 3.8, phosphatase level of 166.  He is athletic, playing baseball, lifting, and football player.

See below: Elevated bilirubin level with normal liver enzymes suggest that he has elevated bilirubin from other than acute liver infection or injury, i.e., hemolytic disease. ...Read more

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Expert opinion - should playing soccer make heart murmur worse?

Expert opinion - should playing soccer make heart murmur worse?

Murmur: A heart murmur. A murmur is just noise. Sometimes serious problems cause a murmur many times a murmur is caused by normal flow. Patients often misctranslate what the dr. Tells them. Exercise can make the noise louder and actually makes some structures worse. ...Read more

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Any suggestions, concerned grandparent have a 16 yo g-son weighing approx 365lbs, 6'1", (autism spectrum disorder, add, etc) does mixed martial arts w/wrestling m-w-f equalling 5 hours wkly, also plays soccer t-thu with warm up excerise plays game for app

Any suggestions, concerned grandparent have a 16 yo g-son weighing approx 365lbs, 6'1", (autism spectrum disorder, add, etc) does mixed martial arts w/wrestling m-w-f equalling 5 hours wkly, also plays soccer t-thu with warm up excerise plays game for app

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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