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Understanding the 5 stages of concussion protocol

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Mike Miller was placed on the NBA's concussion protocol. He was started having concussion-like symptoms after being unintentionally  struck in the head during a game.

Many people confuse the concussion protocol’s 5 stages with 5 days. And that’s just not the case. It varies by player and the severity of his concussion, as well as the number of concussions he’s experienced. It could take anywhere from a week to a couple of months for an athlete to advance through all 5 stages and get back on the field.

9 common questions about progesterone treatment to reduce the risk of preterm births

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One in 9 babies is born prematurely, according to the March of Dimes. For pregnant women who are at risk for delivering prematurely, an evidence-based treatment approach may reduce their chances of having a preterm birth. Below are some common questions – and answers – about this treatment, called progesterone supplementation.

Flu virus will require vigilance this winter

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The flu virus is a nimble quick-change artist that can adapt and mutate, staying a step ahead of our immune systems and most carefully thought-out vaccine strategies. But that doesn’t mean the flu vaccine doesn’t help.

New overuse injury impacts young pitchers

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Dr. Christopher Liebig, a sports medicine specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the importance of pitch counts and proper mechanics for young pitchers on a recent WFMJ-TV news segment.

When it comes to young athletes and concussions, “when in doubt, sit them out”

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After going helmet to helmet with another player during the first quarter of a middle school football game, 13-year-old Andrew Krotky went face down. His mother, Tammy, recalls watching from the stands and then being taken to her son’s side.

Creativity, fun are keys to fitness in winter (Video)

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It may be the cold, dark days of winter, but there are still plenty of opportunities to stay light on your feet. In this video, Dr. Michelle Levitt, a healthy weight specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers some simple, yet creative ways to keep children active throughout the year.