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health

January 12, 2018

Psychologically healing injured athletes

Because of the high demands placed on elite athletes, injury is virtually inescapable. With increasing early sport specialization comes a particular vulnerability to developmental and overuse injuries. In 2013, an estimated 27 million athletes be...


August 22, 2017

Asthma response training now required for all Minn. coaches

The Minnesota State High School League has joined the Minnesota Department of Health’s asthma program to launch an online training program that teaches coaches about asthma symptoms and how to respond if a student-athlete has an asthma attack. T...


February 10, 2017

Study: Concussions can impair cardiovascular system

A new study suggests that sports-related concussions can also cause temporary impairment of the cardiovascular system. An article on the study will be published in the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiolo...


February 1, 2017

Study: Team sports boost long-term happiness

A new study by the London School of Economics has found that team sports boost long-term happiness in addition to personal health. Researchers from the school studied 459 athletes between 12 and 20 years of age, and those who participated in team ...


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...


October 20, 2016

NBA announces first youth basketball guidelines

The NBA and USA Basketball have teamed up to develop the first-ever youth basketball guidelines aimed at improving the way children, parents and coaches experience the game, with a specific emphasis on promoting player health and wellness. These g...


July 15, 2016

Pac-12 pledges $3.9M to fund athlete health, wellness projects

From the Pac-12 As a part of the Pac-12’s Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Grant Program, the Conference selected seven research projects to fund this year, it announced this week. The research projects will explore important student-athlet...


June 9, 2016

Pro athletes discuss how sleep is critical to performance

[caption id="attachment_16009" align="alignleft" width="229"] NBA star Kevin Durant is one of many pro athletes who believe sleep is critical to performance and recovery. | Photo: Keith Allison[/caption] Never underestimate the power of sleep, esp...