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October 9, 2015

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October 9, 2015

Surgeons, Athletic, Musical Pros Join Forces to Devise New Surgical Training Program

Sep. 18, 2015 — What do surgeons, elite-level athletes and professional musicians have in common? When they perform, the team -- be it a surgical team, a rowing team or choral ensemble -- must act harmoniously for ... read more

Increase Seen in Bicycle-Related Injuries, Hospital Admissions in United States

Sep. 1, 2015 — Between 1998 and 2013, there was a large increase in bicycle-related injuries and hospital admissions of adults in the United States, with the increase in injuries driven by more injuries among ... read more

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

Aug. 24, 2015 — With increasing concern about concussions from sports, some players have started wearing electronic sensors to measure head impacts. But a new study has found that some of the sensors for ... read more

Protective Eyewear Reduces Field Hockey Eye Injuries Without Increased Concussion Risk

Aug. 17, 2015 — Nationally mandated protective eyewear results in a greater than three-fold reduced risk of eye and orbital injuries in high school (HS) girls' field hockey players without increasing rates of ... read more

Color-Changing Polymer May Signal Traumatic Brain Injuries in Soldiers, Athletes

Aug. 16, 2015 — A bomb blast or a rough tackle can inflict serious brain damage. Yet at the time of impact, these injuries are often invisible. To detect head trauma immediately, a team of researchers has developed ... read more

Research Pours Cold Water on Ice Bath Recovery Theory

Aug. 11, 2015 — If the thought of a post workout ice bath is enough to make you shiver, new research will warm your heart. The comprehensive study found cold water immersion after strength training hindered muscle ... read more

Altered Brain Development Among Former NFL Players, Study Suggests

Aug. 10, 2015 — Former National Football League players who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 were found to have a higher risk of altered brain development compared to those who started playing at ... read more

Meniscal Transplant in Patients Age 50 and Under Relieves Pain, Delays Additional Surgery

Aug. 5, 2015 — Most patients younger than age 50 with a torn or severely damaged meniscus experienced reduced pain and improved knee function following transplant surgery, according to a study. However, many ... read more

Head Impacts, Collegiate Football Practice, Games

Aug. 4, 2015 — Researchers examined the number and severity of subconcussive head impacts sustained by college football players over an entire season during practices and games. The researchers found that the ... read more

High Academic Stress Linked to Increased Illness, Injuries Among College Football Players

Aug. 3, 2015 — College football players are more likely to experience injuries during test weeks than during training camp, a study shows. The effects of academic stress on injury occurrences are even more ... read more

Concussions Most Common During Practice

July 30, 2015 — As high school and college athletes hit the fields and courts in pre-season practice, concussion awareness should be part of their education, experts say, as most concussions happen during practice ... read more

Does Concussion Impact Men and Women Differently?

July 25, 2015 — New research suggests concussion may not significantly impair symptoms or cognitive skills for one gender over another, however, women may still experience greater symptoms and poorer cognitive ... 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

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