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January 23, 2017

Reducing the risk of football injuries, including concussions

Millions of youths and adolescent athletes participate in various levels of amateur sports each year in the United States with thousands more playing at intercollegiate levels. Despite increasing media attention and the best efforts of media and trai...


January 15, 2017

Nutritional Value: Pay attention to your vegetarian athletes

Be sure the focus is on what they're consuming — not what they're avoiding How many vegetarian student-athletes do you have on the team? Concerned they may not be able to keep up in practice? Will they get injured more often? And what about ea...


January 13, 2017

Bo Jackson: Risks would have kept me from football

Bo Jackson, one of the all-time greatest two-sport professional athletes, would have never stepped onto a football field had he known the health risks. The Heisman Trophy winner said as much this week, adding that there was "no way" he would allo...


December 27, 2016

Clemson researchers trying to improve helmet facemasks

From Clemson University A team of Clemson University researchers believes it can help make football safer by creating a facemask that helps reduce the severity of head injuries. The researchers are teaming up with Jay Elmore, owner of Green G...


December 20, 2016

Dutch study: Artificial turf fields are safe for athletes

A new report published by a Dutch public health organization says that artificial turf fields are safe for athletes. The study was conducted by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. In recent years, fears over the chemica...


December 19, 2016

21 tips on reducing sports injuries

“Redux” means brought back or restored. The word is appropriate, as we have moved from a pre-1960 attitude of “injuries are part of the game,” to becoming aware that there are ways to lower the chance of injury, to what I see today as a kind ...


December 12, 2016

Texas launching extensive study of brain injuries in young athletes

Texas this week is launching a massive study to examine brain injuries in young athletes and whether new initiatives are making a difference. The study is commissioned by the University Interscholastic League (UIL) and the O'Donnell Brain Institut...


December 8, 2016

SportsMed: How sleep affects performance

Those in sports often have to consider the time they spend practicing while balancing all the other aspects of their lives. Oftentimes, sleep goes by the wayside. Competitive results and athletic performance are highly reliant on sleep. Sleep is j...


November 30, 2016

Recycled rubber, turf industries adopting new safety standards

Leading members of the recycled rubber and synthetic turf industries today announced that they are jointly cooperating to ensure all synthetic turf and playground infills meet new American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) toy standards for he...


November 29, 2016

Indiana quarterback quitting football: ‘I need my brain’

Indiana's appearance in a college football bowl game later this month will be the last for Hoosiers backup quarterback Zander Diamont. The junior announced over the weekend that he would quit football at the end of the season, citing concussion fe...