Injury Prevention

BU study suggests CTE may strike at younger ages

New research from Boston University on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) suggests the degenerative brain disease may strike at younger ages than previously thought. The troubling finding was discovered during the brain autopsies of 152 athletes.... more »

WVU Neuroscience Institute to offer free in-state concussion testing

The WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) will offer free statewide concussion testing as part of the Rockefeller Concussion Network. The RNI outreach program will provide West Virginia youth access to baseline and post-injury ImPACT testing for all... more »

IHSA advises member schools during extreme heat warnings

While Illinois was under an extreme heat warning, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is reminding schools to how to beat the heat during training camp and fall tryouts. IHSA policy requires the use of... more »

Early findings from 10-year Drake Football Study published

The first data results from the 10-year Drake Football Study have now been published. Launched in 2019, the Drake Football Study is tracking the physical and mental health of around 170 men’s and women’s footballers –... more »

Study cites isometric exercises as best to help lower blood pressure

According to a recent systematic review, isometric exercises are the best to lower your blood pressure. Exercises like wall sits and planks performed regularly were mentioned as examples in a systematic review and meta-analysis published... more »

Study: Quadriceps autograft may accelerate ACL reconstruction return to play

New research has shown that a quadriceps autograft may accelerate return-to-play after ACL reconstruction compared to hamstring autografts. Kostas Economopoulos, MD, presented his findings at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. He... more »

‘Smart Heart’ Initiative aims to prevent cardiac arrest during events

Every major American sports league is banding together to team up with top-tier sports medicine societies to combat Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) among high school student-athletes. The 'Smart Heart' Sports Coalition is a collaboration between... more »

Kansas bill to reduce sports medicine barriers for visiting athletes

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has signed a bill that's meant to help fix the state's healthcare workforce shortages and provide more options for out-of-town athletes. Senate Bill 131 was signed on Tuesday after passing in... more »

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