What are colds? Illnesses limited to chest and nose congestion (or coughing and sneezing in older children and adults) – the most common of all pediatric infections – are commonly called “colds”. These infections are caused by viruses. Many of them will have lots of snot...

Q: How do I incorporate health and fitness for my family around Thanksgiving? Check out key Thanksgiving health and fitness recommendations from ActiveKidMD and ParentingOC Magazine. A: Many Thanksgiving memories can be commonly associated with an excessive intake of food and drink. Here are some sensible recommendations to...

Looking for ways to send off the cough and fight the tight chest of exercise asthma? The cough and chest tightness from narrowed and swollen lung airways in exercise asthma can make sports and free play more difficult. But don't let these symptoms keep you off...

The following post on Return to Sport is from the Fall 2018 Orange County Magazine I often get asked how to determine when a young athlete should return to sport after injury. In many cases, injured young athletes tend to heal quickly. However, in a worst-case...

This article on Starting Sports is a partnership between ActiveKidMD and the September, 2018 edition of ParentingOC. At around 15-18 months, age-appropriate movement for children includes running, throwing or kicking a ball. These simple skills are part of normal toddler development. At this time, it is natural...

The following blog post ran on Volleyballmag.com as part of an outstanding series on Concussions in Volleyball  In working with elementary through Olympic-level indoor and sand volleyball players, I have found key warm-up, training, and even competitive adjustments that can greatly reduce the risk of volleyball...

Wondering if your child's sports schedules are putting them at risk for overuse injuries? Have an injured child and thinking that too much sport activity may have been a cause? Feeling overwhelmed as a sports parent and want to know when to say stop to all those...

[embed]https://youtu.be/mB7hnxve-eU[/embed] There are many types of  martial arts, and children can get many benefits from participation. Kids can build their strength, balance and flexibility. They can also build confidence and self-esteem. With several good things going for the martial arts, parents and families may still worry about potential...

[embed]https://youtu.be/KO8z3IZXxlE[/embed] Could  low iron levels explain why you are struggling to finish hard workouts? Is there a ferritin level that will make your run faster? Unsure about how to answer these questions? Not even certain what the term ferritin means? No worries- click on the above video and read on...

Volleyball players can have unique appearances to their shoulder blade on the hitting side- let's call it volleyball shoulder. What does volleyball shoulder look like? Take a close look at this video of a left-handed elite volleyball hitter. Pay special attention to the her left shoulder blade....