I learned from a recent study that girls who play fast pitch softball are at a higher risk of concussion than boys who play high school baseball. That same study also showed that softball pitchers also suffer fewer shoulder and elbow injuries than baseball players. You may be as surprised as I was to learn the reasons why.
Although vaccines have limited its impact in the United States, pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, still kills millions of people throughout the world each year. In this video, Dr. Michael Forbes, a pediatric intensive care doctor at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the symptoms of this disease, as well as its treatment and prevention.