Children in the United States are less active than ever before. A free, school-based program intended to get kids moving for at least 15 minutes a day has brought together The Sports Institute at UW...
Most youth soccer leagues will not introduce purposeful heading to kids until they are at least 11, but there isn't a standardized way to teach the technique. Dr. Sara Chrisman, a pediatrician with...
Tearing the ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, in the knee is an injury common to sports participants. The treatment typically involves surgical reconstruction of the tissue, and then the patient...
As lawmakers in a number of states including Massachusetts and Illinois discuss age restrictions for tackle football, researchers just published a survey with parents' views on the topic. Sara...
Keeping kids in a dark room, or "cocoon therapy," after a concussion is no longer what's recommended due to research that shows it can actually prolong concussion symptoms. Kim Harmon, professor of...
Dr. Kim Harmon has been to every University of Washington football game for three decades, watching the Huskies. The last time the UW was in the Rose Bowl, she was, too – 38 weeks pregnant with her...
Harborview Medical Center's Emergency Department is treating about a half-dozen flu cases a day, heralding the start of flu season, said Dr. John Lynch, a UW Medicine infection-control specialist.
Deborah Fuller, a professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, talks about her research into creating a universal flu vaccine.
Mark Drangsholt has run 150 sprint triathlons, and needs to manage nagging overuse injuries to keep competing. UW Medicine sports-medicine specialist Mark Harrast offers tips to aging athletes who...
Shingles is a viral infection that can result in a painful rash and, in some cases, lasting nerve damage. A new vaccine will be available soon, and primary-care clinicians are encouraging older...