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Study: Many Sports-Related Concussions May Go Untreated in Children
Study: Many Sports-Related Concussions May Go Untreated in Children
Nearly 2 million children may be suffering sports- and recreation-related concussions every year, and many of those may go untreated, according to a new study.
Army-Approved Exercise Tips to Help You Beat the Summer Heat
Army-Approved Exercise Tips to Help You Beat the Summer Heat
This season's predicted to be a scorcher, but if you're worried about exercising in the heat, doctors say, "Don't sweat it."
How Young Athletes Can Overcome Heel Pain
How Young Athletes Can Overcome Heel Pain
Heel pain is a common complaint among the pediatric population that we see in the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Elbow Surgery 'Epidemic' Spreads to Youth Baseball
Elbow Surgery 'Epidemic' Spreads to Youth Baseball
The teen-aged arms of Carter Pusateri and Carson Smith already are branded with scars like so many Major League Baseball pitchers.
New Mexico Law on Youth Concussions Goes Into Effect
New Mexico Law on Youth Concussions Goes Into Effect
Young athletes who suffer concussions will have more time to recover from their injuries under a new state law in New Mexico.
Why New Concussion Rules for Football May Cause More Knee Injuries
Why New Concussion Rules for Football May Cause More Knee Injuries
We could see this one coming a football field away: The change in tackling rules for college football designed to protect the head from concussions may have resulted in more injured knees, ankles and thighs, according to a study of NCAA rosters.
Preventing Heat Stroke Is Serious Business
Preventing Heat Stroke Is Serious Business
News of the tragic death of a Greensboro (North Carolina) Page High School student after collapsing during a voluntary summer football workout was a sobering reminder of the serious nature of setting parameters on preventing heat stroke for athletes.
'Snitch Rule' Requires College Athletes to Report Teammates With Concussions
'Snitch Rule' Requires College Athletes to Report Teammates With Concussions
More than a dozen high-profile college sports programs require football players and other athletes to report teammates they suspect have sustained a concussion, a mandate that could boost detection of head injuries but that some deride as a snitch rule.
When the Whistle Blows
When the Whistle Blows
When the whistle blows or the horn sounds, that's when, for most, the action stops. For athletic trainers, that's usually when their work begins. Although athletic trainers can work in any environment — physician office, hospital, emergency room,...
Look Beyond the Hype Surrounding Concussions
Look Beyond the Hype Surrounding Concussions
You hear about it everywhere these days — the sexy headlines glaring about the NFL and concussion controversy. Even a Hollywood movie has drawn both attention and praise, yet there is so much that these stories are missing.
Requiring Use of Certified Athletic Trainers Key to Protecting Young Athletes
Requiring Use of Certified Athletic Trainers Key to Protecting Young Athletes
A majority of high schools in New Jersey have a certified athletic trainer, but there are very few schools in New York that follow suit. For many high schools and teams at the club, little league or pee-wee levels, the only recourse available when an a...
Could Sensor Technology Determine the Future of the NFL?
Could Sensor Technology Determine the Future of the NFL?
There's something about football that enamors America. While other countries go crazy for soccer — and baseball is technically "America's Pastime" — there's no debating the fact that football is this country's sport of choice. From the thou...
More Steps, Fewer Shin and Anterior Knee Injuries in Cross Country Runners
More Steps, Fewer Shin and Anterior Knee Injuries in Cross Country Runners
More than 470,000 high school cross-country athletes participated in running events across the U.S. between 2013 and 2014.
There Is No Offseason for Athletic Trainers
There Is No Offseason for Athletic Trainers
They go by a simple three-letter title "Doc," but their impact and importance to boys and girls athletic teams goes well beyond this short title.
Sports' Cruel Injury: The Long Road Back From an ACL Tear
Sports' Cruel Injury: The Long Road Back From an ACL Tear
When Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber collided with Dexter Fowler last month and was carted off the field with a torn left ACL, it was a reminder of one of sports most painful truths.
Protecting the Teeth of a Prep Athlete Can Save a Smile
Protecting the Teeth of a Prep Athlete Can Save a Smile
Sports injuries — most parents and athletes are concerned about concussions, but few consider the impact of a head blow on the teeth. With a little protection you can preserve that smile. I know firsthand since my son became a statistic ... three...
No More Butting Heads in Football: Efforts Made to Limit Neck and Head Injuries in Contact Sports
No More Butting Heads in Football: Efforts Made to Limit Neck and Head Injuries in Contact Sports
Although high school football ended in December, what can't be forgotten is the number of deaths that have occurred over the season. In the 2015 season, eight players across the country have died during high school football games. According to USA T...
Cognitive Costs of the Game: Athletics Contribute to Rates of Depression
Cognitive Costs of the Game: Athletics Contribute to Rates of Depression
North Carolina junior Stephanie Davis sustained her first of four concussions during a middle school soccer tournament in Charlotte when a midfielder slammed heads with her as they leaped for the ball. She doesn't remember if she blacked out. Her ears ...
Cryotherapy May Be Trendy, But Does It Work ?
Cryotherapy May Be Trendy, But Does It Work ?
Opportunities to chill aching or injured body parts have moved beyond the ice-pack aisle. A trendy technique called cryotherapy offers whole-body immersion in chambers where the temperature can drop to 150 degrees below zero.
Guidelines May Help Prevent Re-Injury After Knee Surgery
Guidelines May Help Prevent Re-Injury After Knee Surgery
After knee surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament, people are at high risk of repeat injury to the same structure, but simple screening tests before going back to sports can reduce this risk, according to a Norwegian study.
Concussion Tied to More School Problems Than Other Sports Injuries
Concussion Tied to More School Problems Than Other Sports Injuries
Students who suffer a concussion may face more school difficulties than their peers with other sports-related injuries, a new study suggests.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Shows Promise for Healing Soft-Tissue Injuries
Platelet-Rich Plasma Shows Promise for Healing Soft-Tissue Injuries
When I tore my rotator cuff in 2008, I had conventional laparoscopic surgery to repair it. The outcome was excellent, but the recovery was long and horrible. The orthopedist wouldn't let me drive for six weeks, or run, swim or lift weights for three mo...
Testing Maximizes Safety for Prep Athletes
Testing Maximizes Safety for Prep Athletes
Few words in sports raise a red flag as high as the word "concussion."
Surgical Fix for a Bad Knee Involves a Ligament That May Have Little Import
Surgical Fix for a Bad Knee Involves a Ligament That May Have Little Import
For professional athletes and weekend warriors alike, it appeared to be welcome news: the discovery by researchers of a new knee ligament that, if repaired, might help tens of thousands of people with an injury from sports or an accident.
Hamstring Injuries in Baseball May Be Preventable
Hamstring Injuries in Baseball May Be Preventable
Creating a program to prevent hamstring injuries in minor league and major league baseball players might be a possibility say researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs,...
A New Way to Prevent Muscle Cramps
A New Way to Prevent Muscle Cramps
Could there finally be a way to prevent muscle cramps? As long as people have played sports, unexpected muscle cramps have been an Achilles' heel for everyone from aspiring Olympians to weekend warriors.
5 Ways to Maximize Treadmill Time
5 Ways to Maximize Treadmill Time
We're designed to run, but on dark, dreary days, you may prefer to stay in shorts and a T-shirt and do so where it's warm: indoors! Treadmills offer a convenient, challenging and calorie-burning workout, all in a self-created environment complete with ...
Football Coaches Get Schooled on Safety
Football Coaches Get Schooled on Safety
With spring football already over for colleges, many high school athletes are looking to get their game going over the summer by practicing with friends, and hitting the weight room.
How Alabama Is So Successful With Injury Recovery and Prevention
How Alabama Is So Successful With Injury Recovery and Prevention
Kenyan Drake temporarily broke away from the craziness. While many of his teammates celebrated wildly behind him, Alabama's senior running back shared a long hug around midfield with the Tide's primary orthopedic surgeon, Lyle Cain of the world-renowne...
Finney: The Battle to Keep Athletes Healthy
Finney: The Battle to Keep Athletes Healthy
Zeb Sullivan grew up in Dunlap, Iowa, graduated high school from Woodbine and went to Iowa State to study agriculture, economics and animal nutrition — specifically swine nutrition.
Early Injury Intervention Programs Make Good Business Sense
Early Injury Intervention Programs Make Good Business Sense
What comes to mind when you hear the phrase "industrial athlete?" Maybe a concrete floor and metal buildings mixed with running shoes and jogging shorts? The industrial athlete is probably your friend, neighbor or co-worker. He is someone who gets up e...
Finding Ways to Fund Athletic Trainers
Finding Ways to Fund Athletic Trainers
My last column discussed the bill currently being considered in the Iowa House requiring high schools to have a certified medical staff person present at all "contact" sport events.
Cowboy Tough: Head Injuries 'Part of It,' Cowboys Say
Cowboy Tough: Head Injuries 'Part of It,' Cowboys Say
Speckled Buck was not kind to Markus Mariluch. The 2-ton bull sent the Daingerfield, Texas, cowboy flying. Mariluch hit his head, sat upright but unconscious for about three seconds and fell to the floor of Parsons Stadium in Springdale, Arkansas.
While Concussions Get Headlines, Heat Another Concern for Athletes
While Concussions Get Headlines, Heat Another Concern for Athletes
The majority of the state's high school coaches are in Charleston this week, using the final few days to brush up on rules at the annual South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association meetings before the start of fall practices on Friday.
Coaches Must Give Way to Medical Professionals in Area of Concussions/CTE
Coaches Must Give Way to Medical Professionals in Area of Concussions/CTE
Education regarding the signs and symptoms of concussion and potential long-term consequences (i.e., Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, among other issues) need to be fully explained to both athletes and parents of minor-aged children engaged in sports,...
Study: Football Players Experience Fewer Spine, Head Injuries in Helmet-Less Training Program
Study: Football Players Experience Fewer Spine, Head Injuries in Helmet-Less Training Program
The recent release of Concussion has helped fuel the national debate surrounding the long-term effects head and spinal injuries have on football players. Perhaps surprisingly new research published in the Journal of Athletic Training sugg...
Study: Concussion Outcomes Vary Based on Competition Level
Study: Concussion Outcomes Vary Based on Competition Level
A study that examined data from more than 1,400 football-related concussions found that athletes at the youth, high school and collegiate levels have different outcomes.
Sports Specialization: Looking at the Research
Sports Specialization: Looking at the Research
When you are 10 years old, it might be hard to name your favorite color without hesitation, never mind the sport you might want to play for the next five, 10, maybe even 15 years.
As Strength and Speed Outpace Skill, Devastating Knee Injuries Affecting Younger Athletes
As Strength and Speed Outpace Skill, Devastating Knee Injuries Affecting Younger Athletes
Three-sport athlete Chris Crotinger was poised to have a big junior year, but in just the second week of the fall football season, his dreams snapped.
Trend in Youth Sports Could Lead to Higher Injury and Burnout
Trend in Youth Sports Could Lead to Higher Injury and Burnout
There's a trend in youth sports that's leading to some unhappy athletes.
Wrestling Debate: Who Should Perform Skin Checks?
Wrestling Debate: Who Should Perform Skin Checks?
Any good wrestling official can spot a takedown from across the mat. But how about molluscum contagiosum? The responsibility of identifying that and numerous other skin conditions has New Jersey's grappling referees hoping they soon will be awarded a r...
Combine Works to Provide High Schools With Baseline Testing
Combine Works to Provide High Schools With Baseline Testing
Though the NFL Combine took place in April, a number of Cincinnati area high school student-athletes have had a taste of the routine at a number of sessions at local schools.
Less Physically Mature Ice Hockey Players Have Significantly Increased Risk of Prolonged Concussi...
Less Physically Mature Ice Hockey Players Have Significantly Increased Risk of Prolonged Concussi...
A study led by a Hasbro Children's Hospital sports medicine physician found that male student ice hockey players in earlier pubertal stages had a significantly increased risk of prolonged symptoms from concussion compared with advanced pubertal and pos...
The Most Dangerous High School Sports, in One Chart
The Most Dangerous High School Sports, in One Chart
This data on high school sport safety was included in a new study in the journal Pediatrics. The study primarily focused on the relative dangers of cheerleading in America. Turns out cheerleading has lower injury rates than most other high schoo...
Wise Buy? Platelet-Rich Plasma
Wise Buy? Platelet-Rich Plasma
Shortly after Tiger Woods announced in 2009 that he had received injections of platelet-rich plasma in an ailing knee, an unusual demand began popping up in doctors' offices: I want what Tiger got!
A Wearable Collar Is Hoping To Provide A Major Breakthrough In Concussion Prevention Tech
A Wearable Collar Is Hoping To Provide A Major Breakthrough In Concussion Prevention Tech
CTE. Avid sports fans and parents of athletes in high-impact sports certainly have heard this acronym and the devastating effects it can have on an individual. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated or sever...
Concussion Management Protocol for Horse Jockeys Is on Its Way
Concussion Management Protocol for Horse Jockeys Is on Its Way
Concussions have never been more prominent in professional sports. Across the NBA, NFL, NHL and most professional leagues, concussion protocol is a standard for its athletes.
Getting High School Athletes Back on the Field
Getting High School Athletes Back on the Field
The often harsh reality of sports is that ligaments tear and body parts can bend in ways they're not supposed to.
Understanding and Preventing ACL Injuries
Understanding and Preventing ACL Injuries
The ACL tear is the most devastating knee injury for all sports in terms of time loss from play and long-term consequences. Damage to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can happen in any sport, but research suggests that athletes who participate in f...
Concussions Prevalent in Water Polo, First-of-Kind Survey Finds
Concussions Prevalent in Water Polo, First-of-Kind Survey Finds
A first-of-its-kind survey has confirmed what some water polo players - especially goalies - have long suspected: Concussions seem to be prevalent in the sport.
Quick Response Saves Lacrosse Player's Life
Quick Response Saves Lacrosse Player's Life
Grant Mays was not able to attend the Centerville (ohio) High School scholar-athlete banquet. Considering the events of one day earlier, the Elks lacrosse captain was fortunate to even be alive.
Nebraska Brain Research Lab Seeks Answers to Concussion Concerns
Nebraska Brain Research Lab Seeks Answers to Concussion Concerns
The Center for Disease Control estimates that there will be approximately 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions each year, with 78 percent of these concussions from sports-related causes. Along with the recent release of the movie "Concussion," which document...
UCLA Scientists Develop Method to Predict Diseases by Testing Saliva
UCLA Scientists Develop Method to Predict Diseases by Testing Saliva
UCLA scientists found evidence that a single drop of saliva can diagnose and predict cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder, major depressive disorder and other health problems.
Are Sacral Stress Fractures on the Rise?
Are Sacral Stress Fractures on the Rise?
Near the end of a highly successful senior year — she'd just claimed her third NCAA individual title, in the 5,000 meters — Notre Dame runner Molly Seidel went for a long run on a Sunday, felt a bit of glute tightness on Monday, then pulled...
Some of the Latest Concussion Treatments Are Coming Out of South Florida
Some of the Latest Concussion Treatments Are Coming Out of South Florida
Ruth Kaiser, a Miami (Florida) Gulliver Preparatory junior, is an avid team player. In the winter, you'd find her on her school's basketball team. In the spring season, it's softball.
The Sports That Cause the Most Injuries to High School Athletes
The Sports That Cause the Most Injuries to High School Athletes
Contact-heavy sports, such as soccer and football, get the lion's share of news coverage given the substantial, and often long-term, effects of repeated concussions. In particular, for high schoolers with still-developing brains, these sports can be qu...
Women Less Likely to Get Life-Saving Cardiac Arrest Treatments
Women Less Likely to Get Life-Saving Cardiac Arrest Treatments
Women in cardiac arrest in the U.S. are less likely than men to receive life-saving treatments, and less likely to survive, a study found.
Doctors, Parents, Coaches Responsible for Understanding Female Athlete Triad
Doctors, Parents, Coaches Responsible for Understanding Female Athlete Triad
A clinical report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics is encouraging physicians to be aware of the female athlete triad.
Protecting Young Pitchers Now Paramount for Coaches
Protecting Young Pitchers Now Paramount for Coaches
Just about any father of a young son who turns out to be left-handed has one overriding thought: Let's make him a pitcher.
Trends in Treating Tendonitis and Tendon Injuries
Trends in Treating Tendonitis and Tendon Injuries
If you are an athlete, you will probably face tendonitis at some point during your playing days. If you're a regular human being, you'll most certainly face it.
Cheerleading Injury Rates Lower, But They May Be More Severe
Cheerleading Injury Rates Lower, But They May Be More Severe
While cheerleading injury rates are lower than for many other high school sports, the accidents that happen may be more severe and more likely to result in concussions, a U.S. study suggests.
Many NFL Players in Survey See Conflict in Injury Care
Many NFL Players in Survey See Conflict in Injury Care
In an Associated Press survey released Sunday, only 47 of 100 NFL players said they thought the league's clubs, coaches and team doctors had the athletes' best interests at heart when it came to health and safety.
University Hospitals Levels the Playing Field by Providing Athletic Trainers to Cleveland Schools
University Hospitals Levels the Playing Field by Providing Athletic Trainers to Cleveland Schools
Stacey Gainer said her job as an athletic trainer at Cleveland's James F. Rhodes High School is an exercise in improvisation.
Athletic Trainers Collaborate on Spine-Board Training
Athletic Trainers Collaborate on Spine-Board Training
The football season is just around the corner, but athletes aren't the only ones practicing this offseason. Athletic trainers from across Sioux Falls gathered to collaborate on a spine-boarding workshop at the Avera Sports Institute.
Single Dose Protects Cognitive Function After Mild TBI
Single Dose Protects Cognitive Function After Mild TBI
A new molecule could protect the brain from cognitive impairments after a mild traumatic brain injury, according to scientists. Mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI, is especially common in children, athletes, and the elderly. Further studies could est...
Concussions in Girls Soccer Lead to Changes in Training, Diagnosis
Concussions in Girls Soccer Lead to Changes in Training, Diagnosis
Libertyville (Illinois) girls soccer coach Andy Bitta began the Wildcats' program in 1981, seven seasons before the Illinois High School Association sanctioned its first girls soccer state tournament, and has witnessed a massive change in how concussio...
Athletic Trainers a Key Component of On-Field Success
Athletic Trainers a Key Component of On-Field Success
An unfortunate necessity in sports where bumps and bruises and breaks are unavoidable, athletic trainers can be as vital a part of a team as a quarterback or a point guard or a pitcher. When an injury occurs, athletic trainers, or ATs, make sure the at...
Fastballs Can Lead to Tommy John Surgery, Study Finds
Fastballs Can Lead to Tommy John Surgery, Study Finds
About a quarter of major league pitchers have had Tommy John surgery, and the reason for the epidemic has been unclear.
Unique Recovery Methods for Football
Unique Recovery Methods for Football
Recovery is the process of returning to a normal healthy condition. This is often a difficult challenge with the size, strength, speed and power of our current football players. Who would have thought we would see the day when a 300-plus pound offensiv...
Tactical Athlete Care Program Enables Soldiers to Train Safely and Efficiently
Tactical Athlete Care Program Enables Soldiers to Train Safely and Efficiently
The Maneuver Tactical Athlete Care program provides treatment, rehab and injury prevention capabilities to basic training and one-station unit training battalions on Fort Benning.
How Dangerous Is Football for Teens?
How Dangerous Is Football for Teens?
Friday night football brings together families for intense rivalries in cities and towns across the heart of Carolina. But, for one father, the sport is bittersweet.
Preseason Prevention Programs Beneficial to Young Baseball Players
Preseason Prevention Programs Beneficial to Young Baseball Players
Preseason prevention programs are beneficial to young baseball pitchers, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day. The study, the first to analyze a well-monitored preseason training ...
Living With Narcolepsy
Living With Narcolepsy
Napping during practice is usually frowned upon, but it's an everyday activity for a Minnesota student athlete at Morris Area High School. Senior Aaron Jones has participated in football and wrestling throughout his high school career, but his particip...
ACL Injuries and Post-Traumatic Arthritis
ACL Injuries and Post-Traumatic Arthritis
We all know someone who has torn their ACL. The vast majority of these athletes have surgery to reconstruct the ACL and return to their previous level of activity. However, we know that there is a high incidence of arthritis in patients who tear thei...
TBI: Drug Shows Promise for Reducing Harmful Brain Inflammation
TBI: Drug Shows Promise for Reducing Harmful Brain Inflammation
Traumatic brain injury is defined as a bump, jolt or blow to the head that interferes with normal brain functioning.
University of Miami, Miami-Dade Pioneer Study of Young Athletes
University of Miami, Miami-Dade Pioneer Study of Young Athletes
Miami Booker T. Washington High safety Marquis Decius stalked the wide receiver, then launched at his target. But he found himself locked on an awkward vector toward a helmet-to-helmet collision. The impact felt like a wrecking ball slamming into a bri...
Majority of Sports-Related Injuries Occur During Practice
Majority of Sports-Related Injuries Occur During Practice
Researchers found that an estimated 63.8% of college sports-related injuries occurred during practices, according to data published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.