Sports Shorts


Sports Shorts are concise, timely information for physicians and their patients. These handouts are created to include one side with information for physicians (or other medical personnel) and the other with information for parents and patients. View the table below for past topics and to download the handouts.

Sports Shorts is coordinated by Ohio AAP’s Home and School Health Committee, provided in print on a quarterly basis in Ohio Pediatrics, shared on Facebook and Twitter and available below for download.

If you have a topic suggestion, contact Melanie Farkas.

Sports Shorts Archive:






2017 Vocal Cord Dysfunction

Sports Specialization Burnout

Throwing Injuries in Young Athletes

2016 Weight Loss Practices and Nutrition in Wrestlers

Iron in Athletes

Hip and Pelvis Injuries in Athletes

Hydration for Kids

2015 Nutrition for Sports Performance

Heat Illness in Athletes

2014 Cheerleading

Overuse Injuries

2013 Concussions

Performance Enhancing Substances

Pre-Participation Evaluation

Winter Sports Injuries

2012 Staph and Skin Infections

Sickle Cell Trait and Sports

Strength Training