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November 11, 2013

Nutritional Value: Eat well to stay well

How many times have you helped an athlete get into terrific shape, only to have them come down with a cold the week before an important match or game? Or perhaps certain student-athletes seem to get knocked off track every season by strep throat o...


November 11, 2013

Nutritional Value: Sports dietitians are vital team players

A star female cross-country runner is sidelined with another stress fracture. The basketball team’s top scorer wishes to observe Ramadan by fasting from sunrise to sunset at the height of the season. An overweight football player goes down with cra...


July 10, 2013

SportsMed: Helping to avoid catastrophic injuries

Injuries are extremely common in high school and collegiate athletics, but the vast majority are not catastrophic. Because catastrophic injuries are rare, complacency about ensuring athlete safety can develop. Is your athletic department doing eve...


June 20, 2013

Concussed Brains Show Alzheimer’s-Like Abnormalities

RedOrbit.comhttp://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1112876682/concussion-patients-show-alzheimers-like-brain-abnormalities/The distribution of white matter brain abnormalities in some patients after mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) closely resembles t...


June 19, 2013

Safety Advocates Bringing Awareness To Injuries Beyond Concussions

http://world.einnews.com/247pr/348783Shree Dandekar, who serves as an athletic trainer for high school athletes in New York City, has come out in support of a new movement that places a focus on preventing and understanding all safety risks for young...


June 14, 2013

Researchers: Pop Warner Wrong On Concussions

USA Todayhttp://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2013/06/08/pop-warner-football-concussions/2404007/Researchers who studied concussions in youth football say the Pop Warner organization got it wrong last year when it limited contact in practices.Julian ...


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May 6, 2013

SportsMed: A ‘SICK’ scapula — is that contagious?

Part one of this two-part series examines the shoulder and injury prevention Shoulder injuries are prevalent among athletes with constant overhead movement of their arms, and susceptibility increases with the progressively greater demands imposed by...


April 22, 2013

Study: Girls’ Shortness Of Breath Not A Major Concern

Winston-Salem Journalhttp://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_d62643e0-aaf0-11e2-b2c2-0019bb30f31a.htmlThe shortness of breath and chest aches that some teenage female athletes experience during play may not be a major health concern after all, a...


April 22, 2013

Concussions Increase Risk Of Lower Extremity Injuries

newswise.comhttp://www.newswise.com/articles/concussions-increase-the-risk-of-lower-extremity-injuryA new study shows that college athletes who sustain concussions are more likely to have a lower extremity injury in the same season after they return ...


April 16, 2013

Study: 12 Football Players Die Each Year In Practices, Games

The Morning Callhttp://articles.mcall.com/2013-04-06/news/mc-reuters-football-deahts-20130406_1_heat-related-deaths-college-football-catastrophic-sports-injury-researchEach year in the U.S. an average of a dozen high school and college football playe...