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Study finds football players may suffer from heat-related illness during first two weeks of practice

Study finds football players may suffer from heat-related illness during first two weeks of practice

As the college football season heats up, a new University of Georgia study finds players are more likely to suffer from heat-related illness during the first two weeks of practice, especially those in the Southeast. [More]
Study challenges widely-held assumption that larger athletes need more protein

Study challenges widely-held assumption that larger athletes need more protein

Sports nutrition recommendations may undergo a significant shift after research from the University of Stirling has found individuals with more muscle mass do not need more protein after resistance exercise. [More]
Study finds alarming rates of obesity, high blood pressure readings among adolescent student-athletes

Study finds alarming rates of obesity, high blood pressure readings among adolescent student-athletes

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University found similar rates of obesity and high blood pressure readings in student-athletes as would be expected in the general adolescent population, which may suggest that participation in athletics does not protect against these conditions. [More]
Health tips to keep children safe and active in summer heat

Health tips to keep children safe and active in summer heat

During the dog days of summer, when temperatures are holding steady around 90 degrees, it can be easy to let your children sit in front of the television while enjoying the cool of the air conditioning. [More]
Some WADA-banned substances may have potential medical applications

Some WADA-banned substances may have potential medical applications

As the world awaits the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics, doping in athletes remains a hot topic. [More]
Experts offer safety tips to prevent shoulder injuries when playing summer sports

Experts offer safety tips to prevent shoulder injuries when playing summer sports

Most families enjoy outdoor sports during the summer months—swimming, golfing and volleyball being some of the common ones. [More]
Shock Doctor announces partnership with AAO to promote mouthguard use among youth athletes

Shock Doctor announces partnership with AAO to promote mouthguard use among youth athletes

Leading athletic protection and performance brand Shock Doctor announced today an official relationship with the American Association of Orthodontists. [More]
FDA-approved nerve ablation procedure may offer new treatment option for low back pain

FDA-approved nerve ablation procedure may offer new treatment option for low back pain

It's the most common reason people go to their doctors - back pain. According to the National Institutes of Health, 80 percent of adults will experience low back pain some time in their lives. [More]
Exercise therapy could be effective alternative for treating meniscus injuries

Exercise therapy could be effective alternative for treating meniscus injuries

Three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for society [More]

Study underscores need to protect workers against heat-related injury and illness

During warm months when daily temperatures become hotter, industries must increasingly take preventive measures to protect their workers against heat-related injury and illness. To determine what protections should be used, they may follow guidelines from bodies of knowledgeable experts. [More]
Study reveals muscle activity of non-responders to diabetes interventions

Study reveals muscle activity of non-responders to diabetes interventions

It is widely accepted that physical exercise lowers the risk of developing diabetes. Yet in one in five participants in related studies this positive effect fails to materialize. [More]
Orthopedic sports medicine specialist suggests few things that can be done to prevent knee problems

Orthopedic sports medicine specialist suggests few things that can be done to prevent knee problems

Joint aches and pains are among the most common complaints doctors hear. When it comes to the knees in particular, there are a few things you can do to prevent problems. [More]
OCA transplantation can be effective treatment option for active patients with knee cartilage injuries

OCA transplantation can be effective treatment option for active patients with knee cartilage injuries

For athletes and highly active patients who sustain cartilage injuries to their knee, an osteochondral allograft transplantation can be a successful treatment option, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO. [More]

Researchers find high return-to-play rates in collegiate athletes after shoulder instability surgery

Getting back into the game is important for any athlete after a significant injury but shoulder injuries can be tricky, especially for football players. [More]

Study shows hamstring injury prevention programs can help reduce lost play time in baseball

Creating a program to prevent hamstring injuries in minor league and major league baseball players might be a possibility say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO. [More]

Concussion during adolescence may be more common than previously thought

Sustaining a concussion during adolescence may be more common than previous estimates, according to researchers presenting their study at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO today. [More]

Study shows how infill weight of artificial turf surfaces can affect incidence of football injuries

As artificial turf systems are increasingly used at all levels, new research is needed to understand how these surfaces can impact athlete safety. [More]

WNM device may help decrease ACL injury risk in female soccer athletes

Using a wearable neuromuscular device can reduce the risk of ACL injury in female soccer athletes, according to new research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO. [More]

Location of UCL tears can be key to predicting success of non-operative treatment in MLB pitchers

Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries in Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers are high-impact due to player time lost and the resulting effect on teams and an athlete's career, making treatment decisions an even greater challenge for physicians. [More]

Female patients under age 25 have increased risk of ACL re-tear, research shows

Graft size, sex and age have a significant effect on the odds of an ACL re-tear post reconstruction with a hamstring graft, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO. [More]
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