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sports medicine

August 29, 2016

Study: Playing with a concussion doubles recovery time

From the University of Arkansas Young athletes with sport-related concussions who were not immediately removed from the field took nearly twice as long to recover as those who did not continue to play, according to a research team led by Universit...


August 1, 2016

West Virginia takes aim at opioid use in prep sports

West Virginia's athletic association is partnering with groups around the state to tackle opioid abuse in high school sports. [caption id="attachment_17138" align="alignright" width="280"] West Virginia Secondary Schools Athletic Commission[/capti...


July 22, 2016

Study finds concussions prevalent in water polo

A new study has found that more than one-third of water polo players have suffered at least one concussion during their careers. [caption id="attachment_16965" align="alignleft" width="254"] Photo: Marie-Lan Nguyen[/caption] The study, conducte...


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...


July 12, 2016

Study finds concussions have doubled among U.S. kids

A recent study has found that concussions are on the rise among U.S. kids and teens. The study, presented Sunday at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's annual meeting, concluded that concussions during adolescence may be more c...


January 8, 2016

SportsMed: The reality of MRSA

Staph and MRSA outbreaks among student-athletes are a major concern for colleges and universities. Staph bacteria, and MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant strain of staph, have migrated from hospital settings, where they are commonplace, into locker rooms ...


November 24, 2015

Minn. doctors call for elimination of football from schools

A pair of Minnesota doctors have recommended that football be eliminated from our nation's schools, arguing that the pressure and injury risks are too great for children. [caption id="attachment_14682" align="alignright" width="272"] Photo: Kevin ...


October 29, 2015

Study: Soccer leads to most ACL injuries in female athletes

Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have found that the majority of ACL injuries in female athletes come from playing soccer. [caption id="attachment_13260" align="alignright" width="272"] Soccer is responsible for the greatest ...