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April 22, 2019

Nutritional Value: Tips for gaining muscle mass

For many athletes, bulking up can play a key role in their personal development. In turn, it can directly influence a team’s overall success. For most athletes, the intention to bulk up or gain weight is a desire to increase lean muscle mass...


April 15, 2019

VICIS Zero1 tops list in NFL helmet performance testing

The NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) last week released their annual Helmet Laboratory Testing Performance Results. For the third consecutive year, the VICIS ZERO1 helmet earned the No. 1 ranking. The NFL and NFLPA's annual testing asse...


March 12, 2019

Study determines average number of recovery days after sports-related surgery

While there has been extensive research on when to return to sports, physicians don't have sufficient empirical evidence at their disposal to counsel adolescent and college-aged patients as to when they can return to school following surgery. A st...


January 23, 2019

Indiana senator wants drug testing for high school athletes

An Indiana senator has introduced a bill that would allow for random drug testing of the state's 153,000 high school athletes. Republican State Sen. Jean Leising said she wants to give schools another tool to combat drug use among student-athlete...


January 22, 2019

Texas bill would require heart screenings for HS athletes

A Texas lawmaker has proposed a bill that would require the state's high school students to undergo a heart screening before participating in sports. Under State Rep. Dan Huberty's bill, "cardiac assessments" would be required before the athlete'...


January 21, 2019

Patriots players talk benefits of playing multiple sports

We write often about the benefits of playing a variety of sports. Numerous studies favor multisport participation for physical and mental health, yet some young athletes still believe specialization provides the best path toward a college scholarship...


January 18, 2019

Free ACL injury prevention course available from NFHS

A new online education course regarding ACL injury prevention is now available on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Learning Center, thanks to a partnership between the NFHS and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Th...


December 19, 2018

Study: Rule change leads to decline in cheerleading injuries

A recently published medical research study demonstrated how cheerleading rules can effectively maximize the safety of its participating athletes. The study examined the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA, now k...


November 16, 2018

Researchers examine how availability of ATs affects athletes

From the University of Wisconsin Student-athletes attending high schools with limited access to athletic trainers are far less likely to have a sport-related concussion identified, assessed and managed properly, compared to schools with athletic...


October 10, 2018

Holy Cross adds new aqua therapy room

The College of the Holy Cross' new sports medicine facility demonstrates the high level of commitment the school has to their students and student-athletes. The newly renovated and expanded Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex features an aqua th...