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  • Disordered Eating Among Teenagers Podcast: Clinical Dietitian Sakiko Minagawa, MS, RD, LD, (pictured) visited the PediaCast CME studio to discuss disordered eating among teenagers. Topics included low energy availability, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Listen now on PediaCast CME.


  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 2023 Class of Fellows: The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine recognized James MacDonald, MD, MPH, FAMSSM, and Amy Valasek, MD, MS, FAMSSM, as part of the 2023 Class of Fellows of AMSSM (FAMSSM). These physicians have been recognized for their commitment to learning, providing the best patient care and going above and beyond to support our community and student athletes.

News & Updates

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Fighting For His Life | Gavin's COVID-19 Story

Gavin, a healthy football player with no pre-existing conditions, suffered from severe COVID-19 complications and was fighting for his life. Learn about Gavin's Fight and the role his athletic trainer played in his recovery.

In a recent study, researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital examined saliva samples to determine potential development of persistent post-concussive symptoms in children.

Saliva, Genomic Analysis Used to Identify Promising Biomarkers for Persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms in Children

In a study published in Frontiers in Public Health, researchers with the Center for Injury Research and Policy, Division of Sports Medicine, and the Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have demonstrated a method by which increased risk of persistent post-concussive symptoms (PPCS) in children with concussion can be identified. This could allow families and their care teams to better assess recovery time of children with concussion.

What is Golf Medicine?

What is Golf Medicine?

Whether you and your child play golf to relax on the weekends or to be competitive, a risk of injury exists just like in other sports. It is important to take precautions against getting hurt and to seek medical attention in the case of injury.

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Hockey Injuries: Know the Risks

Hockey season is in full swing and the excitement for end of the season tournaments is just around the corner. For players, parents, and coaches alike, it is important to be aware of the most common injuries that can happen on the ice.


Wrestling and Skin Conditions: Symptoms and Prevention

The sport of wrestling requires close skin-to-skin contact between opponents. This close contact means there is a high possibility of catching or spreading a variety of skin conditions ranging from ringworm, one of the most common, to impetigo and even MRSA.

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital Announces Livingston Orthopedic & Surgery Center

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced today the Livingston Orthopedic & Surgery Center, which will break ground in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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Changes in Post-Concussion Care: What Parents Need to Know

No athlete wants to sit on the sidelines when they’re hurt, but that’s often what’s recommended to help their brain heal after a concussion – a form of traumatic brain injury.

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No More Sitting in the Dark?

A new study by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy, Sports Medicine, and Emergency Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital investigated objectively measured, self-paced physical and cognitive activity across the first week post-concussion.

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Diagnostic Ultrasound: Evaluating Athletes at a Faster Pace

While most people think of ultrasound as a device used during pregnancy, it is an important tool used by many medical specialties – including sports medicine.

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