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September 12, 2022

LSU Study Shows Football Players Bounced Back Quickly from COVID

A first-of-its-kind study conducted in collaboration with LSU’s School of Kinesiology, LSU Athletics, Pennington Biomedical Research Center and Our Lady of the Lake researched how the immune system of elite student-athletes responded to the COVID-1...


force plates
August 18, 2022

Force Plates A Force in Athlete’s Rehabilitation & Training

Force plates are used in testing and training to help people achieve their performance goals while avoiding injury. They use sensors to detect differences in forces exerted onto the ground that therapists may not be able to see with the naked eye. ...


olympians
August 18, 2022

IOC Launches Long-Term Study of Olympians to Help Physical & Mental Health

As part of its ongoing efforts to promote athletes’ safety and well-being, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), along with the University of Edinburgh, has launched the IOC Olympians Health Cohort, a new long-term research project aimed at re...


iv
August 18, 2022

IV Nutrition Becoming the Norm for Athletes, Despite Any Evidence It Works

Intravenous (IV) nutrition, which used to be considered a treatment of "last resort," is threatening to become the norm for competitive athletes, despite no scientific evidence that it works or that it is safe, warn experts in an editorial, published...


stimulants
August 17, 2022

Study: High School Seniors Playing Contact Sports Are 50% More Likely to Future Misuse of Prescription Stimulants

High school seniors who play sports were suggested to be more likely than non-athletes to misuse prescription stimulants in young adulthood, according to a recent study. Researchers from the University of Michigan also found that high school senio...


referee
August 15, 2022

Basketball Player Saves Referee Who Collapsed During Game

Myles Copeland is exactly the kind of teammate you want. While his semi-pro basketball teams won the game, it was Copeland that made a lifesaving play on a referee. When referee John Sculli collapsed during a game two months ago, Copeland, who works...


school year
August 9, 2022

Getting Young Student-Athletes Ready for the Athletic School Year

As a new school year begins, many students return to their favorite sports or try something new. A recent story from HealthDay News spoke with a sports medicine professional from Baylor University to discuss how to get young student-athletes r...


patellar
August 8, 2022

MPFL Repair vs. MPFL Reconstruction for Patellar Instability

Results presented here showed patients who underwent medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) repair for patellar instability had a higher failure rate compared with MPFL reconstruction at long-term follow-up. A recent report from Healio.com highligh...


nfl
August 8, 2022

How Do NFL Teams Handle Training in the Summer Heat?

Football is in full swing — not just at the high school and collegiate levels, but also at the professional level. But while football players push themselves to train in the hot summer heat, they also must be mindful of the potential for heat-re...


diet
July 25, 2022

Study Suggests Exercise Will Not Offset a Poor Diet

New research has found that high levels of physical activity do not counteract the detrimental effects of a poor diet on mortality risk. The University of Sydney-led study found participants who had both high levels of physical activity and a high...