The sports physical: Why is it important?

August 26, 2018

For over 30 years, the American Heart Association AHA has been setting the guidelines for sports participation via sports physicals for young athletes, helping to identify those who risk death or injury. The goal of the sports physical is to look at the over 7.6 million athletes who are participating in high school sports each year to identify and manage chronic health conditions and provide anticipatory guidance to related sports, encouraging safe participation.

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– The Herald-Tribune

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