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August 30, 2015

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August 30, 2015

Disabilities: Playing Adaptive Sports Linked to Higher Employment, Economic Impact

Aug. 25, 2015 — A new study finds playing an adaptive sport can have dramatic results on the athlete and the ... read more

Former Professional Rugby Players Have Greater Cervical Spine Degeneration

July 21, 2015 — Clinical examinations and magnetic resonance imaging studies have determined whether retired professional rugby players experience more serious symptoms of cervical spine degeneration than people in ... read more

Coaches Can Be a Strong Influence in Preventing Football Injuries, Say Researchers

July 17, 2015 — Teaching coaches about injury prevention and contact restrictions pays off, say researchers who tracked injury rates among youth football players during the 2014 ... read more

Trading the Laboratory for the Farm: A Look at D-Ribose Supplementation in Horses

July 14, 2015 — A new research study has the potential to broaden our understanding of the popular dietary supplement d-Ribose. It may be helpful as a supplement for humans and the equine because of its crucial role ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Contact with another player was the most common way boys and girls sustained concussions in a study of US high school soccer players, while heading the ball was the most common soccer-specific ... read more

Surgeries Before College Athletics May Result in More Injuries During College Play

July 12, 2015 — Athletes who've had lower extremity surgeries before going on to play in college, might be at a higher risk for another surgery independent of gender and sport, say researchers presenting their ... read more

Tommy John Surgeries Increasing for Youth Athletes

July 12, 2015 — Surgeries related to overuse elbow injuries, i.e. Tommy John Surgery, are more common among youth athletes than previously believed, according to new ... read more

Older Athletes Able to Return to Sport After Rotator Cuff Repair

July 11, 2015 — Outcomes following the arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tears in older athletes appears to be successful a majority of the time, according to new ... read more

No Need to Treat Stable Meniscus Tears During ACL Surgery, New Research Shows

July 10, 2015 — While athletes undergoing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery often have an additional meniscus injury, treating these tears at the same time may not be necessary. Research shows positive ... read more

Treatment of Shoulder Instability Helps Return Collegiate Athletes to Playing Field

July 10, 2015 — Athletes who suffer a shoulder instability injury may return to play more successfully after being treated arthroscopically compared to nonoperative treatment, say ... read more

Bone-Tendon-Bone Grafts Not Necessarily a Better Choice for ACL Reconstruction

July 9, 2015 — Surgeons making reconstruction choices for an injured ACL can consider both bone-tendon-bone grafts and hamstring autografts as equally viable options in regards to healing, researchers ... read more

New Study Shows Ankle Sleeves and Lace-Up Braces Can Benefit Athlete Performance

July 9, 2015 — An athlete's use of silicone ankle sleeves and lace-up ankle braces during sports participation can improve neuromuscular control, according to ... read more

Taking the Pain out of Office Work

July 7, 2015 — Treadmill work stations are potentially helpful in reducing the neck and shoulder muscle pain associated with computer work, a researcher ... read more

Gym Steroid Use Has Impact on Memory

July 7, 2015 — People using anabolic steroids to improve muscle growth and sporting performance are far more likely to experience issues with their memory, according to new ... read more

High Risks from High Heels

July 1, 2015 — A new study showing the negative effects of prolonged high heel use confirms expert consensus on the footwear. An expert says that there are ways to minimize the risk of injury, however, with ... read more

Make No Bones About It: Female Athlete Triad Can Lead to Problems With Bone Health

July 1, 2015 — Participation in sports by women and girls has increased from 310,000 individuals in 1971 to 3.37 million in 2010. At the same time, sports-related injuries among female athletes have skyrocketed. ... read more

'Drink When Thirsty' to Avoid Fatal Drops in Blood Sodium Levels During Exercise

June 29, 2015 — For hikers, football players, endurance athletes, and a growing range of elite and recreational exercisers, the best approach to preventing potentially serious reductions in blood sodium level is to ... read more

Running With Prosthetic Lower-Limbs: Advantage or Disadvantage?

June 29, 2015 — Researchers have been looking at the impact of lower-limb prosthetics on competitive running, specifically looking at whether athletes with prosthesis are at an unfair advantage when running against ... read more

June 26, 2015 — Physical performance after periods of hypoxic training -- in low-oxygen conditions -- has become a matter of growing controversy within the scientific community. An international study compared ... read more

June 24, 2015 — When it comes to overuse injuries in high school sports, girls are at a much higher risk than boys, a new study shows. Overuse injuries include stress fractures, tendonitis and joint pain, and occur ... read more

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