Sports medicine

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Optimist Youth Football has been going strong since 1949 in Boise’s North End when 44 boys got together to play. Since then, more than 50,000 children have played in the program. For parents, the question is how do you keep your kids safe while playing football? Doctors in sports medicine and optimist youth football work to try and keep kiddos injury-free during the sport.

St. Luke's Health System

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St. Luke's

Dr. John "Hatz" Hatzenbuehler practices family and sports medicine at St. Luke's Wood River in Hailey. This spring, he traveled to Ghana with fellow healthcare practitioners to share sports medicine techniques with medical professionals in the African country. Dr. "Hatz"" joins Idaho Matters to talk about healthcare in Ghana and the growth of sports medicine.