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Wenatchee High School Students Have Study Accepted by NATA

Wenatchee (WA) High School sports medicine students become the first in the nation to have a case study accepted by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposium. Their case study entitled, “Post-COVID ‘Long-Haulers’ Syndrome in a... more »

Increased Exercise Lowers ‘Preventable’ Deaths in Older Adults

Small increases in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity among older adults in the United States prevent up to an estimated 275,000 deaths annually, a study published Monday JAMA Internal Medicine found. By adding 30 minutes per day of... more »

Returning to Sports Following COVID-19

Those who've had a tough case of COVID-19 shouldn't hit the gym for basketball or an aerobics class without getting checked out by their doctor first, according to the American College for Sports Medicine. The... more »

When Is The Most Effective Time To Exercise?

Scientists still do not know why the timing of exercise produces different effects. To gain a better understanding, an international team of scientists recently carried out the most comprehensive study to date of exercise performed... more »

Urine Protein Biomarkers Could Be Used To Diagnose Concussions

A concussion can be frustratingly hard to diagnose and track. The injury doesn't show up on routine brain scans, and there is no definitive diagnostic test. It's usually diagnosed based on symptoms, and, in athletes,... more »

Study: Aquatic Exercise Better Than PT for Chronic Low Back Pain

A regular regimen of therapeutic aquatic exercise provides more relief for chronic low back pain sufferers than traditional physical therapy approaches, including electrical nerve stimulation, a study published last week by JAMA Network Open found. A... more »

UK Researchers & Orthopedic Surgeons Further ACL Injury Studies

Researchers at the University of Kentucky are working on three National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, totaling over $8 million, to better understand one of the most common sports injuries among athletes — anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. The... more »

Study: No Ties Between Youth Football & Brain Issues

New research suggests that head trauma and concussions aren't linked to problems with memory, attention, processing speed, or behavior in 9- to 12-year-olds who play youth football for a few seasons. "It is reassuring that we... more »

Vitamin D and Athletic Performance

A recent research review published in the journal Physical Activity and Nutrition found that having healthy vitamin D levels correlated positively with athletic performance in endurance sports — among other benefits. The researchers performed a... more »

Study Looks into Long-Term Impact of Ankle Sprains in Youth Sports

According to the results of a recent study published in Foot & Ankle International, the official journal of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, people who suffered an ankle sprain while playing youth sports... more »

NFL, UW Team Up to Research Sports-Related Concussions

The NFL partnered with researchers at the University of Wisconsin to learn more about why sport-related concussions happen, and what they can do to prevent them, according to a report from WEAU.com. UW offensive/defensive lineman... more »

Colorado Study to Explore Marijuana’s Effects on Workouts

A University of Colorado Boulder study will look to examine the effects of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) on the body during athletic performance. “Cannabis is often associated with a decrease in motivation. But at... more »

Identifying Children at Risk for Post-Concussion Symptoms

Researchers at the University at Buffalo Concussion Management Clinic in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have developed a decision rule using a brief, standardized physical exam for sport-related concussive brain injuries in children and adolescents that... more »

Study: Playing Football Longer Leads to More Brain Lesions

Repetitive head hits are common in football, and they're also linked to debilitating brain injuries. But rendering a definitive diagnosis typically means waiting for autopsy results after the player has died. Now, a new study... more »

Study: Lingering COVID Symptoms Rare in Athletes

The extent and effects of prolonged symptoms in athletes following COVID-19 infection have been an area of clinical uncertainty. In a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, a group of researchers led by... more »

Light Aerobic Exercise May Help Concussion Recovery Times

According to a recent study, teen athletes recover from concussions sooner by incorporating light aerobic exercise rather than resting in a dark room. Instead of so-called "cocoon therapy," new research-supported therapy has young concussion patients... more »

Researchers Link NBA ACL Injuries to Driving Towards Hoop

For ages basketball coaches from youth leagues to the NBA preached that their players attack the rim and go for the highest percentage shot. Heck, the game even rewards this style of play — granting... more »

Steering Student-Athletes Away from Opioids for Pain Management

Athletes at all levels and ages commonly experience pain during practice and in competition. Identifying and appropriately managing acute and chronic pain is fundamental for short- and long-term health. This is especially true for adolescent... more »

NINDS Gives $10M for Youth Concussion Research

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders (and Stroke (NINDS) has awarded a $10-million grant to the Four Corners Youth Consortium, a group of academic medical centers studying concussions in school-aged children. Led by the UCLA... more »

FIFA Takes Part in Ground-Breaking Female Player Health & Performance Study

FIFA, in collaboration with Orreco and Western Sydney University, is investing in female player health and performance research to build better future sports science systems. For decades, the scientific understanding of the female athlete has... more »

Study: Challenges with Nutritional & Dietary Behavior of Para-Athletes

A new study reveals that para-athletes might be in need of nutrition education and a support system for eating behavior. Published online in Nutrients, the study sampled 32 para-athletes and 45 university student-athletes without disabilities... more »

The Science Behind Cold Water Immersion & Muscle Recovery

Spending five or 10 minutes in cold, icy water has been thought to improve muscle recovery and enhance future athletic performance. This practice, commonly referred to as cold water immersion or ice baths, is routinely... more »

Study Suggests Month-Long Recovery from Concussions

According to the largest study of concussions ever conducted on American student-athletes, the recovery time has been extended to 28 — up from the previously suggested normal recovery time of 14 days. The study, published... more »

Study Suggests Plant-Based Diets Support Athletic Performance

According to a recent study published in the Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal, a properly executed plant-based diet with the addition of some fortified foods can provide enough nutrition to support both the health and performance... more »

Study: Female Athletes’ Concussion Rates Twice as High as Males

The epidemiology of sports-related concussions (SRCs) and closed head injuries (CHIs) in high school females remain largely undefined at the national level, especially for unorganized sports and recreational activities such as equestrian and snow-related sports.... more »

PRP Treatment Shows Efficacy in Osteoarthritis Patients

A pilot study conducted by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine combined wearable technology and patient-reported outcomes to assess the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment in osteoarthritis (OA). The results, published in the journal Regenerative... more »

Studies Show Lower Cardiac Risk for Youth Athletes with COVID

An expert medical task force appointed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) reconvened this summer to update guidance from last summer for... more »

5 Reasons To Start Strength Training Today

Strength training, also referred to as weight training or resistance training, involves any physical movement in which you use your body weight or equipment to build muscle mass, strength, and endurance. Within that world includes... more »

Achieving Level II in Athletics

Even though most athletes would tell the coach that they want to perform at their ultimate level of play, the reality is many settle for what would be called a Level I performance. Both the... more »

Are Concussions Worse for Women Athletes?

As the popularity of women's professional athletics continues to grow, so too does the spotlight on the athlete's health and wellness — particularly in terms of concussions and sub-concussive hits. A growing body of data... more »

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