January 29, 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 betw...

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October 20, 2017

Massachusetts lawmakers reviewing concussion proposals

Massachusetts' Joint Committee on Public Health began hearing testimony this week on a number of proposals that would address concussions in high school and youth sports. Six different bills have been put forward by state lawmakers. One would cre...

June 6, 2017

Study: HS boys fear looking ‘weak’ by reporting concussions

A study published in the Journal of Athletic Training found that high school boys are more reluctant to report concussion symptoms to their coaches out of fear of looking "weak." Researchers said that boys and girls have similar knowledge about c...

May 5, 2017

Wisconsin to offer concussion insurance to student-athletes

Wisconsin this summer will become the fourth state to offer concussion insurance to student-athletes, the state's athletic association announced. Every athlete in grades six through 12 at a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) mem...

August 29, 2016

SportsMed: Platelet-rich plasma in sports

The potential of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of sports injuries has been increasingly investigated in recent years. Chronic tendon injuries and sprained knees appear to respond positively to this type of treatment. Famous athletes ...

August 18, 2016

Thousands of football helmets recalled due to injury hazard

Michigan-based Xenith announced this week a recall of thousands of football helmets due a cracking issue that creates a safety hazard. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 29 reports of cracking in certain models ...

October 6, 2015

Texas considers reducing number of spring practices

Texas' athletic association will consider reducing the number of spring practices next year in its continuing effort to protect student-athletes from injuries. The University Interscholastic League's Legislative Council and its Medical Advisory Co...

August 3, 2015

SportsMed: Understanding baseball injuries

About 15 million people play baseball each year in the United States. Six million of these players are children in grades eight or below. A significant number of these ballplayers incur elbow injuries of some sort. The dominant arm is usually affe...