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"Youth Sports: Playing it Safe” Free Seminar Set for August 16 August 15, 2018

Longview, TX – CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System will present a free community seminar, “Youth Sports: Playing it Safe,” from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living (3133 Good Shepherd Way). Participating in sports can help children and adolescents keep their bodies fit and feel good about themselves. However, more is not always better!

Seminar topics covered include:

  • Importance of avoiding single-sport specialization
  • Sleep and hydration
  • Overuse and ACL injury prevention

Players will also have the opportunity to have a risk assessment performed by experts.

Ideal for players, parents and coaches, the seminar is offered at no costs to participants, but seating is limited, and reservations are required. To register, visit and click on “events.”

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CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System includes: CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center – Longview (425-bed count); CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center – Marshall (149-bed count); freestanding Emergency Departments, CHRISTUS Good Shepherd NorthPark and CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Emergency Center – Kilgore; medically integrated wellness centers, CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living and CHRISTUS Good Shepherd LifeCenter; and CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic. CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic is the area's preferred multi-specialty medical group, with more than 650 Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers representing 41 specialties in 82 locations serving Northeast Texas across 41 counties. For more information on services available through CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System, visit