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Health Advocates Working to Prevent Athlete Concussions

The CDC has launched Heads Up, a campaign to help parents, coaches, school professionals and health care providers prevent and manage head injuries in young athletes.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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College Sports-Related Injuries -- United States, 2009-2014

This report summarizes sports-related injury rates in student athletes over a four year period, for both competition and practice events. Which sports account for the majority of injuries?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Young Athlete With CTE an 'Important Case'

A new autopsy case report describes a 25-year-old former football player who had symptoms while playing that in retrospect flagged possible chronic traumatic encephalopathy.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Jan 15 Cardiology News

Long-QT overdiagnosis and overtreatment, exercise and AF, the athlete's heart, statin eligibility in primary prevention, and cardiac imaging are discussed in this week's podcast.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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'Athlete's Heart' Develops in Stages in Response to Exercise

Stepwise timing of the heart's structural adaptations, such as increased chamber volume and ventricular wall thickness, will reflect where athletes are in their training, researchers say.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Mandelbaum on Grafts, Biologics, and Rehab in ACL Repair

In the second of two columns on ACL reconstruction, an eminent surgeon discusses the latest thinking on the use of grafts, biologics, and rehab programs in hastening an athlete's return to play.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Beneficial Effects of Resistance Training for Young Athletes

Explore the advantages of well-designed resistance training programs for young athletes -- and how they might enhance athletic performance and reduce the risk of sports-related injuries.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Zika outbreak: Will Rio 2016 Olympics be affected? - BBC News

Six months before the start of the Rio 2016 Olympics, officials are reassuring athletes and visitors that the city is safe - despite the ongoing Zika outbreak.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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U.S. Athletes Should Consider Not Attending Olympics if Fear Zika-Officials

The United States Olympic Committee told U.S. sports federations that athletes and staff concerned for their health over the Zika virus should consider not going to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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ECG Abnormalities in Elite High School Athletes

This study compares the ECG findings between elite student athletes and adolescents with confirmed hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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'Silent Majority' of Young Nonathletes Also at Risk for SCD

Although the data "raise ethical considerations" about limiting screenings to competitive athletes only, experts admit that "we can't screen everybody." Still, they note several possible solutions.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Athlete's Heart or Cardiomyopathy? NBA Helps Find Difference

Data from stress echocardiography of elite US basketball players should provide benchmarks for distinguishing exercise-induced cardiac remodeling from cardiomyopathy in exceptionally large athletes.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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The Psychological Response to Injury in Student Athletes

The emotional stress of a sports-related injury may trigger serious mental health issues in some student athletes. What can clinicians and coaches do to help them obtain psychological assistance?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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2016 Update on Eating Disorders in Athletes

These updated recommendations provide guidance for the identification and management of disordered eating behaviors among athletes -- both male and female.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Return to Sport After Treatment for Lumbar Disc Herniation

A new review found similar rates of return to play among athletes who underwent lumbar discectomy compared with conservative treatment for lumbar disc herniation.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Do Nonathletes Have a Higher Risk for SCD Than Athletes? CME/CE

: A forensic registry study shows that cardiac screening is limited to young athletes, but are we missing the majority of cases in young people who are not athletes?  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Orthobiologics: A New Era for Articular Cartilage Surgery?

A noted surgeon on his use of new orthobiologic therapies and materials that promote tissue healing, improving outcomes in articular cartilage surgery and hastening return to play for many athletes  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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The Training-Injury Prevention Paradox

Do athletes who train at higher workloads have a lesser risk of sustaining a sports-related injury than those who train at lower volumes? This review explores the issue.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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The Incidence of Concussion in Youth Sports

How often do young athletes sustain a sports-related concussion -- and what can clinicians and coaches do to lessen the risk?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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DTI Flags Traumatic Brain Injury in NFL Players

The longer these athletes played the game, the greater their chance of having brain lesions detected on sophisticated neuroimaging, a new study shows.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago