sports medicine

Doctors: Sports medicine must break cycle of gender bias

Sports and exercise medicine must up its game to break the cycle of gender bias in the specialty, urge an international group of doctors in an editorial in the open access journal BMJ Open Sport &... 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 »

Study: Effects of repetitive head trauma on symptoms of sports-related concussion

In an effort to understand the effects of repetitive sport-related head injuries, researchers from the Department of Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City evaluated a large multicenter... more »

Study: Beta-alanine may help with cognitive decline

A new study co-authored by prominent supplement researchers concludes the popular sports supplement beta-alanine could have benefits for older adults experiencing cognitive decline and depression. The amino acid beta-alanine has been immensely popular among lifters... more »

New coalition to implement EAP training for high schools

The National Football League announced the launch of The Smart Heart Sports Coalition, a collaboration among the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL, NCAA, the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Korey Stringer Institute, National Athletic... more »

5 facts about ATC in Special Warfare Training Wing

Across the country, athletic trainers are famous for wrapping ankles before games, rehabilitating sports-related injuries and running onto the field when a player hits the ground a little too hard. At the Special Warfare Training... more »

Cincinnati researchers find helmets don’t protect back of head

A University of Cincinnati Biomedical Engineering professor is imploring football helmet manufacturers to go back to the drawing board in terms of protecting the back of the head. Eric Nauman tested a variety of helmets... more »

XFL athletic trainer dies at 22

An athletic trainer for the St. Louis BattleHawks and the D.C. Defenders of the XFL passed away last week. Ben Siegfried, 22, was a former college football player for Lebanon Valley College. A recent story... more »

Researchers study mental impact on athletic performance

University of Birmingham researchers have found that after performing a mentally challenging task, individuals found physical exercise to be more difficult. This comes by way of a new study that asked 16 men and women... more »

Study: Athletes with genetic heart disease experienced no cardiac events

Ninety-five percent of athletes with a diagnosed and treated genetic heart disease experienced no disease-triggered cardiac events. These disease-triggered cardiac events include cardiogenic fainting or seizures, implantable cardio-defibrillator (ICD) shocks, sudden cardiac arrest or sudden... more »

Study: Severity of injuries increasing in high school athletics

While the overall number of sports-related injuries is decreasing, the severity of those injuries and the number of head and neck injuries are on the rise, according to a study presented at the 2023 American Academy... more »

Study: Body image improves among teens after removing social media

Teens and young adults who reduced their social media use by 50% for just a few weeks saw significant improvement in how they felt about both their weight and their overall appearance compared with peers... more »

Brown Athletics overhauls wellness and performance ecosystem

Brown University's athletics and recreation department recently announced the overhaul of its wellness and performance ecosystem with a series of new hires. The athletics department announced the hiring of Joe Walsmith '94, Ph.D., Senior Associate... more »

Inside the Philadelphia Eagles Sports Performance Team

It takes a team effort to make it to the NFL's pinnacle. The Philadelphia Eagles know this more than most. But that team effort extends beyond the gridiron to the team's support staff —  like... more »

Researchers: 91% of 376 Former NFL Players had CTE

According to recent findings from Boston University researchers, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been found in more than 91% of former NFL players involved in an ongoing study on the degenerative brain disorder. The findings... more »

Youngstown State Opens New Sports Medicine Center

In support of the overall student-athlete experience, the Youngstown State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced the creation of the Korandovich Family Sports Medicine Center in Beeghly Center. This newly-created 3,000-square-foot facility is designed to deliver... more »

Dealing with Upper Arm Injuries

Injuries to the upper arm muscles and tendons are most common in men 30–50, but women may also experience them. If the tendon ruptures, you may feel a tearing sensation and actually hear a pop,... more »

What is Athletic Heart Syndrome?

Heart health and athletic endurance go hand-in-hand. “Exercise strengthens the heart muscle, enabling it to pump a greater volume of blood with each heartbeat,” said Dr. Deepak Bhatt, editor of the Harvard Heart Letter, in a... more »

Study Suggests 10 Minutes of Moderate Physical Activity Helps Brain Health

A new study strapped activity monitors to the thighs of nearly 4,500 people in the United Kingdom and tracked their 24-hour movements for seven days. Researchers then examined how participants' behavior affected their short-term memory,... more »

Bills ATC Denny Kellington Receives NFL MVP Vote

One vote for the annual NFL MVP award went to the Buffalo Bills' athletic trainer whose quick actions played an instrumental role in the recovery of safety Damar Hamlin's on-field cardiac arrest. ESPN host Suzy... more »

January is National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month

When the temperature drops and snow begins to fall, many people can't wait to hit the slopes or ice rink. Winter fun is on their minds, not any potential injury. Yet if thoughtful preparation for... more »

On-the-Go Recovery Device Aids Athletes While Being Academic Compliant

Collegiate football programs across the country are taking advantage of sustained acoustic medicine (sam®) — a low-intensity, long-duration ultrasound treatment developed by ZetrOZ Systems — to aid in the recovery process while not sacrificing academic compliance.... more »

Study Links Decreased Chance of Depression in Youth Athletes

One way to avoid depression in teenage adolescents is to spend time competing in athletics or exercising. According to a recent study involving more than 2,400 kids and analyzing 21 previously published studies, supervised exercise... more »

Buffalo Bills Medical Staff Honored Prior to Patriots Game

The Buffalo Bills may have received a hero's welcome when they returned to the field Sunday for the first time since Damar Hamlin collapsed on Monday. But one of the loudest pregame ovations was for the heroes... more »

Centura Health, Fort Lewis College Partner for $4M Sports Medicine & Performance Center

Fort Lewis College is making yet another stride in health and performance facility development, now with the support of Centura Mercy Hospital, the premier medical provider of the Four Corners region. Centura Health committed a... more »

Study: Multidirectional Sports Lead to Stronger Bones

According to a recent study, young athletes develop more robust skeletons playing multidirectional sports — like soccer and basketball — than unidirectional sports like track and cross country. The study was conducted by the University... more »

Does Sport Specialization Lead to Overuse Injuries?

According to research from the National Council of Youth Sports, sports specialization leads to higher injury rates – particularly overuse injuries. Orthopedic surgeon Rowland B. Mayor, MD, adult and pediatric sports medicine specialist with Hartford HealthCare’s Bone &... more »

Study: Closed Reduction Helps Sternoclavicular Joint Dislocations

Closed reduction yielded positive results for patients with acute traumatic posterior sternoclavicular joint dislocation with high rates of return to sport and low rates of secondary stabilization, according to published results. A recent article from... more »

How Fitness Plays a Role in Mental Health

Fitness and a healthy outlook on life are key contributors to one's mental health. That is especially true for student-athletes. The definition of fitness is “the condition of being physically fit and healthy,” according to... more »

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