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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Ice Fishing as Extreme Sport: Burns, Broken Bones, Concussions Among Injuries Chronicled

Feb. 14, 2017 — Ice fishing might seem like a benign sport – for everyone except the fish. Sitting in a cozy shanty waiting for a bite, what could go wrong? A lot, surgeons have found. The ice fishing injuries ... read more

Is Running Really Good for the Heart?

Feb. 13, 2017 — From the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia to the Cherry Blossom 10-mile run in Washington, DC, and others across the country and overseas, running season is just around the corner! And for many ... read more

Super Bowl Equals Super Stress for Some Players

Feb. 2, 2017 — The Super Bowl is one of the most watched events on the planet. When the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons face off in Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5, in Houston, Texas, millions will be ... read more

Jan. 31, 2017 — Researchers have developed a concise approach to understanding the mechanics of human running. The research has immediate application for running performance, injury prevention, rehab and the ... read more

Misdiagnosed Foot, Ankle Injuries May Result in Arthritis, Chronic Pain and Disability

Jan. 30, 2017 — Front-line physicians are advised to err on the side of caution and opt for additional imaging and second opinions when diagnosing six common foot and ankle injuries. A new study by orthopedic ... read more

Low Back Pain in School-Aged Children a Common Occurrence

Jan. 30, 2017 — Low back pain in school-aged children is a common occurrence, and the prevalence of low back pain increases once children reach school age according to a recent ... read more

Partnership to Deliver Safer Football Helmets Announced

Jan. 24, 2017 — Major strides have been made in developing next generation football helmets in response to the growing concussion crisis, combining expertise and intellectual property to bring more effective helmets ... read more

Head Injuries in Football Can Cause Unexpected Consequences Years Later

Jan. 24, 2017 — Sport-related concussion, particularly in youth athletes, and the ethical implications of risky sports participation for children, have been the focus of recent research. Investigators report that ... read more

Post-Concussion, Peripheral Vision Reaction Times Substantially Impaired

Jan. 23, 2017 — A study reported that patients who sustained a concussion, followed by symptoms of visual dysfunction, experienced significantly delayed central and peripheral vision reaction ... read more

Could Better Eye Training Help Reduce Concussion in Women's Soccer?

Jan. 18, 2017 — With the ever-growing popularity of women's soccer, attention to sports-related concussions is also a growing concern. High school female soccer players incur a higher concussion rate than ... read more

More Sprints in Top-Class Soccer Necessitates New and Individualized Training Routines

Jan. 18, 2017 — Today’s top-class football is characterized by more short sprints than in the past. In English Premier League, high-intensity running has increased by 50% in the last 10 years, presenting new ... read more

Nonsurgical and Surgical Treatments Provide Successful Outcomes for an Achilles Tear

Jan. 9, 2017 — Successful outcomes for an Achilles tendon tear with either minimally invasive surgery or nonsurgical bracing with a removable boot, especially in recreational ... read more

Brain Protein Predicts Recovery Time Following Concussion

Jan. 6, 2017 — Elevated levels of the brain protein tau following concussion are associated with a longer recovery period and may serve as a marker to help physicians determine an athlete's readiness to return ... read more

Jan. 5, 2017 — Evaluation from a vision specialist should be included in return-to-learn concussion protocols, recommend experts in a new ... read more

Shoulder Pain Linked to Increased Heart Disease Risk

Dec. 27, 2016 — After all the lifting, hauling and wrapping, worn out gift givers may blame the season’s physical strain for any shoulder soreness they are feeling. It turns out there could be another reason. A ... read more

Scientists Discover Concussion Biomarker

Dec. 22, 2016 — The secret to reliably diagnosing concussions lies in the brain's ability to process sound, according to a new study. Widely considered a crisis in professional sports and youth athletic ... read more

High-Mileage Runners Expend Less Energy Than Low-Mileage Runners

Dec. 22, 2016 — Runners who consistently log high mileage show more neuromuscular changes that improve running efficiency than their low-mileage counterparts, according to ... read more

Gelatin Supplements: Good for Your Joints?

Dec. 20, 2016 — Consuming a gelatin supplement, plus a burst of intensive exercise, can help build ligaments, tendons and bones, new research ... read more

Dec. 15, 2016 — Synthetic hosts are to transport medical substances into the body and to release them at specific points. They enclose the active substances in a cavity. In case of steroids, this task has been ... read more

Dec. 15, 2016 — Synthetic hosts are to transport medical substances and hormones into the body and to release them at specific points. They enclose the active substances in a cavity. In case of steroids, this task ... read more

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