Sports Medicine

How to prevent shin splints

Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, are not uncommon, especially among runners, dancers, and individuals who suddenly intensify their training or change their workout. “This also happens in new military recruits. A... more »

University of Michigan Concussion Center helps athletes with head injuries

High school cheerleaders, like Catherine Vick from Paw Paw High School in Michigan, are among the most likely student-athletes to suffer a concussion. Vick suffered a concussion as a 10th-grader, and after telling her coaches,... more »

How endurance running impacts the immune system

Whether you’re a lifelong runner or new to the sport, it’s important to understand the impact running has on the immune system. The immune system is complex. As white blood cells help fight off infections,... more »

MSU, Mayo Clinic agree to $4 million partnership for sports medicine services

Minnesota State University (MSU) announced a partnership between its athletic programs and the Mayo Clinic Health System. The agreement takes effect December 1 and is part of a $4.14 million partnership that covers nearly six... 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 »

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