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Study: Less Than 1% of COVID-Positive College Athletes Developed Heart Issues

According to a recent study of more than 3,000 college student-athletes who tested positive for COVID-19, less than one percent developed heart issues. The study, released over the weekend in the American Heart Association's journal, Circulation,... more »

Study: Ball Adjustment Could Reduce Head Injury Risk in Soccer Players

Up to 22% of soccer injuries are concussions that can result from players using their heads to direct the ball during a game. To reduce the risk of injury, a new study recommends preventing how... more »

Saliva Concussion Tests Pave Way for Potential Non-Invasive Sideline Test

Distinct chemical 'signatures' for concussion have been identified in the spit of elite male rugby players, reveals research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. This potentially paves the way for a non-invasive and... more »

Can You Eat Too Much Protein?

As one of three macronutrients, along with carbohydrates and fats, protein is a key factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Incorporating a high amount of protein in your diet has been linked to a number... more »

Men & Women Show No Difference in Concussion Recovery

Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania found female and male collegiate athletes take approximately the same amount of time to recover from a concussion, with subtle differences in recovery... more »

Study: Lack of Sleep, Stress Can Lead to Concussion-Like Symptoms

A recent study suggests that many people may be going through life with concussion-like symptoms despite never suffering a concussion. Furthermore, the study suggests that student-athletes recovering from a brain injury should be assessed and... more »

Efficacy of Sustained Acoustic Medicine in Treating Sport-Related Injuries

ZetrOZ Systems, developers of the Sustained Acoustic Medicine (SAM) wearable ultrasound, an FDA-cleared bio regenerative medical device, was recently evaluated in a research study published in the Global Journal of Orthopedics Research, which measured the... more »

Study: An Athlete’s Heart Differs Between Men & Women

According to a new study, the hearts of female athletes adapt differently to sports training than their male counterparts. This new revelation could change the way doctors evaluate women's heart health, according to a press... more »

Study: Sports Can Help Boys with Behavioral Issues

Organized youth sports can be a great outlet for young boys who may have behavioral problems, according to a new study of Irish kids. The study, published in The Journal of Pediatrics, suggests that one-year-old... more »

Tips to Boost Your Immune System During Winter Months

Ask any health expert and they'll tell you the first line of defense in avoiding illnesses is a balanced immune system. An article published in the Journal of British Sports Medicine shared some of those... more »

Study: Racket Sports Worse on Knee Arthritis, Joint Degeneration

A recent study released by the Radiological Society of North American has found racket sports, like tennis, pickleball, and racquetball, are among the worst physical activities for your knees. This news is particularly alarming with... more »

Survey: NCAA Coaches Satisfied with Athletic Trainers

A recent sports survey found NCAA head coaches at all three levels are satisfied with their athletic trainers and the services provided as well as sharing a mutual respect. The study, titled "NCAA Head Coach... more »

UW-Madison Study Suggests Concussions Don’t Cause Long-Term Depression

A study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggests that concussions do not have long-term effects of depression on high school athletes, according to a report from OnFocus.com. The "Longitudinal Assessment of Depressive Symptoms After... more »

Study: Cardiac MRI Can Identify Myocarditis

A new study from Ohio State University shows that a cardiac MRI can identify myocarditis — inflammation of the heart muscle that is a residual symptom from COVID-19 — in athletes. According to an article... more »

Concussions Still on the Mind in Football

With the start of the NFL season kicking off Thursday night, and with NCAA and high school football already underway in many states amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some sports health professionals are still mindful of... more »

Without Sports, College Athletes Have Higher Depression Rates

According to multiple recent studies, some college student-athletes who have missed out on their respective seasons have been experiencing symptoms of depression. For many college student-athletes, sports aren't simply an extracurricular activity. It's a way... more »

Vision Training Helping Duke Baseball Keep Eye on the Ball

For the Duke baseball program, seeing is not just believing — it's helping turn would-be ground balls into frozen ropes. In a new study conducted by Duke Health researchers, a training regimen for the eyes... more »

Study: Many Youth Football Helmets Don’t Fit Properly

New research found that the majority (74%) of football players’ helmets in youth football (7-12 years old) did not meet at least one component of the 13 criteria developed for proper football helmet fit, according... more »

Should Women Lacrosse Players Wear Helmets?

Research from Dr. Dawn Comstock, a sports injury expert with an extensive background in concussions, suggests some changes in the game of girls' lacrosse could help prevent concussions. Currently, the differences between the way the... more »

Study: Too many sports drinks can be detrimental

While sports drinks have been touted as a great resource to aid in hydration and replenishing electrolytes in athletes, a recent study suggests that these products can contribute to a dangerous medical condition when temperatures... more »

Study: Team sports may boost mental fitness

Staying physically fit has long been linked to having better overall mental fitness. But researches from the University of Basel in Switzerland and the University of Tsukuba in Japan want to understand how the mental... more »

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