Sports Medicine

Sleep your way to improved athletic performance

Sleep might not be at the top of the list when you think about ways to boost your athletic performance. But it's just as important as your training program, nutrition and hydration. As you push... more »

Study examines abnormal heart function among elite athletes

A recent study involving nearly 300 elite athletes found that one in six has cardiac measures that would normally suggest reduced heart function. Further genetic analysis found that those same athletes also had an enrichment... more »

NCAA launches initiative to study online abuse in college sports

The NCAA announced today that it has engaged Signify Group to provide its Threat Matrix artificial intelligence service to support the Association in studying and responding to online abuse and threats directed at NCAA Championship... more »

Study: Advanced footwear tech positively impacts elite sprint performances

A scientific study published in PeerJ Life & Environment sheds light on the potential game-changing impact of advanced footwear technology (AFT) on elite sprint performances in track and field. The research, titled "The Potential Impact of... more »

UAB Sports & Exercise Medicine opens new clinic

The University of Alabama-Birmingham Sports and Exercise Medicine service line opens its new clinic at UAB Hospital-Highlands on Monday. It moves from its former location on the first floor to a newly renovated clinical space... more »

Get proactive about student-athlete concussions

Most people have seen the headlines about concussions as a common sports injury—and, naturally, parents of athletes may have concerns. A large misconception in sports is that previous concussions are to be blamed for ongoing... more »

Benefits of cold-weather running

Some year-round runners dread plunging temperatures, but according to recent research, the benefits of running in the cold weather outweigh warm weather running—and could help you burn bad fat, lose more weight, and make you... more »

NHL Rule 48 helped lower rate of concussions, hits to side of head

The incidence and proportion of concussions suffered by NHL players following hits to the lateral side of the head reduced substantially following the implementation of the league's Rule 48, according to a study led by... more »

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