Research shows that sometimes after a COVID-19 infection, a patient has a small risk of developing myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) or multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, also known as MIS-C, an inflammation of multiple areas of the body.
Sports and Fitness
With some kids and teens returning to team sports after an extended break amid the COVID-19 pandemic, parents and pediatricians alike have safety top of mind. Taking care of your physical and mental well-being will lead to more achievement and fun on the field, says Dr. Matthew Kornswiet, a sports medicine pediatrician in CHOC Primary […]
With summer sports in full swing, now is a great time to teach kids about the importance of good sportsmanship. It’s easy to get caught up in a game and become focused on winning. Remind children that there is much more to be gained from the sports experience than a winning record.
By Dr. Nguyen Pham, Pediatric Otolaryngologist In recent times, many parents have turned to martial arts to empower their children against the threat of bullying. Many of these parents view Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as the ideal self-defense method, as it teaches children to use leverage and guile to protect themselves from larger attackers without the […]
By Shonda Brown, RD, CNSC, CSP, clinical dietitian at CHOC Water is the most essential nutrient for athletes, yet it’s often forgotten when discussing adequate nutrition for physical activity and improving sports performance. Adequate fluid intake provides multiple advantages to an athlete, including decreased perceived effort, decreased heart rate, decreased core temperature and increased performance. […]
Your 7-year-old son loves baseball and can’t wait to join the local Little League team. Your daughter is a big soccer fan and all her fourth-grade friends play soccer after school, so she wants to play soccer also. Both kids have asthma. What to do? Just because your children have asthma does not mean they can’t participate in any sports.
Dr. Sharief Taraman speaks on the topic of concussions in sports, their long term effects, and how children are particularly vulnerable to serious injury.