Player Safety

Debunking heat illness myths

Here are 11 common heat illness myths among coaches and athletes, along with some ways to counteract these misconceptions… more »

Examining subconcussive hits in sports

There is growing concern that low magnitude, more frequent subconcussive impacts could be the ticking time bomb that leads to long-term repercussions… more »

Study: Rugby-style tackling may have lower force of impact than football style

The style of tackling used in rugby may be associated with a lower force of impact than the style used in football, according to a preliminary study of college athletes released Tuesday. The study will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Sports Concussion Conference this month in Indianapolis.

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Reacting to Signs of Overtraining

Athletes—and Strength/Conditioning Coaches and Sport Coaches—are taught one guiding principle that extends well beyond athletics: The harder you work, the more success you’ll achieve. It’s a principle that is generally very accurate… more »


Study Investigates Cannabis Therapies for Concussions

The NHL Alumni Association has partnered with cannabis company Canopy Growth, a cannabis company located in Canada, to conduct a one-year study investigating the possibility of cannabinoids helping treat post-concussion neurological problems. The study will be... more »


When There’s Proper Care

The proper treatment of an athlete who suffered a concussion begins with timely reporting by the athlete.  It's not surprising, however, that the likelihood of an athlete coming forward about a concussion decreases greatly when... more »


Keeping Cool

A new study suggests that female athletes may need more cooling than males during and after workouts, which could have implications for performance and recovery. 

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Detecting Impairments

A new method of brainwave monitoring called “brain vital signs” allowed a team of researchers to identify neurophysiological impairments in ice hockey players.

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