Sports Medicine News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/21/2017
For Men, Fitness Can Often Last a Lifetime

Activities enjoyed when younger are often continued, but lots of men take up walking as they age

9/19/2017
This Mistake Can Cost Athletes' Lives in Cardiac Arrest

Bystanders often get distracted by a non-life-threatening issue, research shows

9/18/2017
9/10/2017
Football Fans Still Loyal Despite Concerns About Players' Brains

8 in 10 believe the sport causes long-term damage: survey

9/6/2017
Hate to Work Out? Your DNA May Be to Blame

Findings might lead to better ways to motivate folks who don't like exercise

9/4/2017
Marching Band Members Can Use a Physical Tuneup

Gradually boost activity and become acclimated to heat, trainers advise

9/1/2017
Pediatricians Sound Alarm on Rapid Weight Changes in Young Athletes

Both short- and long-term damage can result from quick losses or gains

8/23/2017
Early Rotator Cuff Surgery Helps Return to Activity

Procedure also reduces pain and maintains strength, study finds

8/22/2017
More Evidence Contact Sports Can Affect the Brain

Some changes in structure, chemistry seen in college athletes who take hits during play

8/4/2017
Protein at All 3 Meals May Help Preserve Seniors' Strength

Staves off muscle decline, Canadian researchers suggest

7/26/2017
New Surgery May Fix Tough-to-Treat Rotator Cuff Tears

Procedure could offer option for otherwise irreparable shoulder injury, surgeons say

7/21/2017
Surgery for ACL Tear Often Successful Over Long Term

Even 10 years after procedure, many still playing sports, study finds

7/14/2017
Lower Back Injuries Plague Many Athletes

Surgery should be a last resort for 3 common conditions, orthopedic expert says

7/13/2017
Boxers, MMA Fighters May Face Long-Term Harm to Brain: Study

Researchers find head injuries from fighting cause brain changes that might spur troubles later in life

6/20/2017
Americans Want to Be Fit, But Most Don't Put in the Effort

Survey finds three-quarters think appearance is 'very important,' yet only 31 percent work out regularly

6/16/2017
High-Intensity Exercise May Be Bad for the Bowels

Hydration and proper food intake might help prevent gut trouble, researcher says

6/2/2017
Compression Tights Won't Trim Running Times

While they kept muscles from vibrating, fatigue still set in, study finds

5/12/2017
Athletes With ADHD Favor Team Competition

They're more likely to play contact sports like football, lacrosse and hockey, study finds

4/14/2017
Water Outperforms Sports Drinks for Young Athletes

Kids rarely need the extra sugar and salt, doctor says

3/31/2017
Elite Runners, Women the First Marathoners to Lose to Father Time

Top athletes begin losing speed around age 35, compared to 50 for average runners, study shows

3/28/2017
Marathon Running May Cause Short-Term Kidney Injury

But recovery is quick, usually within a day or two, researchers find

3/25/2017
How Doctors Decide to Treat a Ruptured Achilles

Your health and activity level influence recommendation for or against surgery

3/24/2017
Ouch! How to Tell If You Have a Sprain, a Strain or a Tear

They're not the same and some types of injuries take longer than others to heal

3/22/2017
ACL Surgery Usually Puts Athletes Back in Play: Study

Patient satisfaction is high after knee ligament reconstruction, researchers say

3/22/2017
'Heads Up' Football Program Tackles Concussion Danger in Kids

Players learn safer moves, reducing head injury rate and recovery time, study suggests

3/17/2017
Injury Risk May Rise When Kids Play Just One Sport

Those under 12 shouldn't specialize in any one activity, researchers say

3/15/2017
Which High School Sport Has the Most Concussions?

Girls' soccer had rates that exceeded boys' football in 2015, study finds

2/22/2017
ACL Tears on the Rise Among Kids, Especially Girls

Sports that involve cutting or pivoting are the riskiest, doctors say

2/15/2017
Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries

Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say

2/15/2017
Small Study Uncovers Brain Disease in Former Soccer Players

Autopsies show evidence of CTE, the degenerative condition linked to repetitive head trauma

2/10/2017
College Students Seem to Take Longer to Recover From Concussion

Average is 1-2 weeks, but study found some kids needed more than 3 weeks to get better

2/8/2017
Winter's No Reason to Hibernate: Head Outside for Some Sports Fun

But be sure to use the right equipment and stay in areas that match your skill level

2/1/2017
'Heading' Soccer Ball Not Smart for the Brain

It's tied to higher concussion risk in players, study finds

1/30/2017
Exercise May Help Black Americans Lower Blood Pressure Risk

Recommended 150 minutes of moderate activity weekly cut odds by almost 25 percent in study

1/30/2017
Low Back Pain Common Among Kids

Sports injuries are just one frequent cause, study finds

1/27/2017
High-Mileage Runners Expend Less Energy

Extra movement seems to lead to changes in muscles and tendons, making them more efficient, researchers say

1/27/2017
Joints That Make Those Popping or Cracking Sounds

The noises may be irritating, but they're typically normal, orthopedic doctors say

1/23/2017
Jet Lag a Drag on Pro Baseball Players

Study found traveling across time zones linked to poorer pitching, slower running

1/14/2017
Pediatricians Offer Heads-Up for Preventing Soccer Injuries

Sprains and strains are common on the field

12/22/2016
Serious Yoga Injuries, Though Rare, Are on the Rise

Problems requiring ER care up about 70 percent, even more in older people, study finds

12/5/2016
Study Finds Worrisome Heart Effects Among Some Football Players

It suggests college linemen have higher blood pressure, thickening of heart wall

12/2/2016
Brain Harm May Last Long After College Football Players' Final Game

Small study found evidence of cortical thinning years later

11/28/2016
Mouthguard a Key Defense Against Sports-Related Injuries

More than 600,000 dental accidents send athletes to the ER each year, experts say

11/28/2016
Martial Arts Can Be Hazardous to Kids

Certain practices put children at risk of serious injury, pediatricians' group warns

11/11/2016
How to Exercise Safely in Smog

Research suggests a 'sweet spot' where activity's benefits best meet the effects of dirty air

11/4/2016
Pint-Sized Football Players Still at Risk for Injuries

Youth leagues attract kids as young as 6, and they should be taught how to play the game safely

11/3/2016
Paintball Causes Many Vision-Robbing Eye Injuries

Basketball, baseball and cycling accidents threaten eyes in other ways, study finds

11/3/2016
Water: Can It Be Too Much of a Good Thing?

Athletes and non-athletes alike may overdo it, sometimes with tragic consequences

10/27/2016
Athletes Can Be Champs at Fighting Skin Infections

Watch out for shared equipment and mats as sources of fungi, bacteria and viruses

10/24/2016
Brain Changes Seen in Kids After One Season of Football

Not yet clear if those changes are lasting or meaningful