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Baby Boomer, Senior Citizen, Joint Replacement, Aging, fitness and seniors, sports and seniors, aging and sports, Robert Klapper

Joint Replacement Expert: Exercisers in Their 40s and 50s Should “Agercise” Their Workouts

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Sprains and strains are painful, but they can also be a blessing, says Dr. Robert Klapper, co-director of Cedars-Sinai's Joint Replacement Program. These injuries are a wake-up call -- warnings that if you keep doing what you’re doing, you could do major damage. “We need to listen to our bodies,” said Klapper, “especially as we get older.”

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Concussion, RNA, Microrna, TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury

Molecules in Spit May Be Able to Diagnose and Predict Length of Concussions

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Diagnosing a concussion can sometimes be a guessing game, but clues taken from small molecules in saliva may be able to help diagnose and predict the duration of concussions in children, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine.

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Running, Sports Medicine, Marathon, Shoes

New Shoe Makes Running 4 Percent More Efficient, Sub-2-Hour Marathon Possible, Study Confirms

Eleven days after Boulder-born Shalane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon in new state-of-the-art racing flats known as “4%s,” University of Colorado Boulder researchers have published the study that inspired the shoe’s name, confirming that the shoes reduce the amount of energy used to run by 4 percent.

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Gonzaga University, graduation success rate, Student Acheivement, student-athletes

Zags Top Nation in Graduation Success Rate

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Gonzaga University student-athletes are graduating at a rate of 99 percent according to the latest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) numbers released by the NCAA this week, which is tied for the highest percentage in the nation.

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New UCI Research Identifies Tailgating as a Collegiate Branding Opportunity

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Tailgating is a favorite pastime for thousands of sports enthusiasts in the United States. The social gathering, comprised of individuals grilling, eating, drinking and socializing in preparation for a big game, is an institutionalized form of public revelry and a valuable branding opportunity that many universities take full advantage of.

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Head Games: Research Finds Injury From Contact Sport Has Harmful, Though Temporary Effect on Memory

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McMaster University neuroscientists studying sports-related head injuries have found that it takes less than a full concussion to cause memory loss, possibly because even mild trauma can interrupt the production of new neurons in a region of the brain responsible for memory. Though such losses are temporary, the findings raise questions about the long-term effects of repeated injuries and the academic performance of student athletes.

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Study: Former NFL Players More Likely to Have Enlarged Aortas

Former NFL players were more likely to have enlarged aortas, but further study is needed to determine whether that puts them at greater risk for life-threatening aneurysms, researchers found.

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Concussion, concussion awareness, Youth sports safety

Researchers Put Youth Sports Safety and Concussion Awareness Ahead of the Game With Novel Program

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Seattle Children’s researchers will launch an innovative program in early 2018 aimed at shifting the culture of safety in youth sports and building concussion awareness during competitive play with the help of pre-game safety huddles.

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Rural Health, Healthcare, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National 4-H Council, Appalachia, Health Disparities, Racial Disparities, Prevention, Health Policy

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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sports polls, AP Poll, CFP, College Football Playoff, BCS, bias, The Ohio State University

Bias in Sports Polls?

Trevon Logan, professor of economics and co-director of the Sports and Society Initiative, http://u.osu.edu/sportsandsociety/, at The Ohio State University, talks about the role behavioral bias plays in sports polls.







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