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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.
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.
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.
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...
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,...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...