Sports Medicine

The telltale signs of heat-related illness in student-athletes

With summer right around the corner, it's important to keep in mind the signs of heat-related illness in your student-athletes. Each year, an estimated 240 people die from heat-related illnesses, and heat stroke is the... more »

UGA’s ECG screenings provide deeper insights into cardiac arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one cause of death in the United States for student-athletes during exercise. Caused by a structural or electrical problem associated with the heart, sudden cardiac arrest happens when the... more »

French Olympians track menstrual cycles to boost performance

For the last year, French swimmer Caroline Jouisse has been tracking her menstrual cycles and sharing the data with her coaches ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics. Tracking that information, she said, allows her and... more »

University of Texas study suggests activity lengthens REM latency

A new study by an interdisciplinary team of researchers at The University of Texas at Austin provides the most reliable validation to date of the connection between physical activity, sleep quality, and psychological health. The... more »

Michigan bill would require public schools to have AEDs

Michigan lawmakers have brought forth a series of bills that would require schools to have automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and an emergency action plan around student-athletes suffering a cardiac event. Earlier this week, the Michigan... more »

Study suggests mental health struggles prolong concussion recovery time

Researchers from the Minds Matter Concussion Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) found that youth with pre-existing mental health diagnoses experienced a greater burden from emotional symptoms after concussion, as well as a prolonged time to... more »

Research shows effects of head impacts on the brain

Dalhousie University neuroscience researchers are investigating how head impacts lead to injuries in football players. Preliminary findings show that the intensity of a single hit doesn't have as much of an impact as the accumulation... more »

Preliminary findings from college sports concussions study revealed

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center's O'Donnell Brain Institute began studying how college sports resulting sports-related concussions impact brain wellness later in life back in 2022. The preliminary findings from that two-year study from... more »

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