Player Safety

Denver teen makes medical kits for recreational soccer league

A Denver high school soccer player recently made headlines after creating medical kits for her recreational soccer league. Fourteen-year-old Kaia-Marie Price first got the idea after a teammate suffered a compound tibia-fibula fracture and there... more »

Researchers explore possible reasons for high rate of sudden cardiac arrest in Black male athletes

Researchers from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) are exploring the high rate of sudden cardiac arrest in Black male athletes. Recent incidents have spurred calls from some schools and medical societies for... more »

Study finds delayed ACL surgery may be safe for many adults

A Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study of medical records concludes that delaying surgical treatment of the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, in some children is associated with a higher risk of new tears in the... more »

NCA&T study links low-energy availability in black athletes

A pilot study led by researchers at North Carolina A&T State University has shown a correlation between hypertension and low-energy availability in black Division I athletes. Among the four sports profiled, basketball and track and... more »

Which is safer: artificial turf or natural grass?

Which playing surface is safer for athletes: natural grass or artificial turf? Scientists continue to study the question, but there are challenges to getting the answer right. There are variables to take into account: the... more »

Dexcom U offers NIL deals to college athletes with diabetes

Dexcose, a glucose monitoring company, is continuing its name, image, and likeness (NIL) program for college athletes with diabetes. The "Dexcom U" program launched in 2022 and features a roster of 20 collegiate student-athletes in... more »

Study suggests no long-term heart risks in elite athletes after COVID-19

Athletes are prone to sports-induced cardiac effects; at the same time, maintaining cardiac integrity is a prerequisite for delivering high-end performance. Since studies have implicated myocarditis in COVID-19 cases among young athletes, examining the long-term... more »

How schools can prepare for sudden cardiac arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops beating. It can cause death within minutes. Certain conditions can lead to sudden cardiac arrest, but not all the causes are known. When a person's heart... more »

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