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Study Shows Brand/Type of Helmet and Mouthguard May Not Significantly Reduce Risk of Sport-Related Concussion in High School Football Players

Alison Brooks, MD, MPH, a sports medicine physician and faculty member at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, will present, “Incidence of Sport-Related Concussion in High School Football Players: Effect of Helmets, Mouthguards, Previous Concussions, Years Playing Experience” last week at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, La.

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Which Obesity Measure Best Predicts Lower Extremity Injury Risk?

Nathaniel S. Nye, MD, a sports medicine fellow at the National Capital Consortium Sports Medicine Fellowship in Bethesda, Maryland, presented, “Does Abdominal Circumference (AC) or Body Mass Index (BMI) Better Predict Lower Extremity Injury Risk?” lass week at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Nye is an AMSSM member.

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Study Suggests Physical Therapy (PT) Instructional Video May be as Good as an In-Person PT Visit for Teaching Proper Technique in Shoulder Rehabilitation Exercises

David J. Berkoff, MD, sports medicine physician and associate professor of orthopaedics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, presented, “Corrected Error Video vs PT-Instructed home Exercise Program: Accuracy of Performing Therapeutic Exercises” last week at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, La.

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New Management and Return-to-Play Guidelines for Female Athlete Triad Examined at AMSSM Annual Meeting

New evidence-based guidelines on management and return to play of the Female Athlete Triad, published recently in both the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine and the British Journal of Sports Medicine, was discussed last week at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, La.

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As Jackie Robinson Day Nears, Texas Tech Professor Questions the Impact Robinson's Biopic Has Had Since Its Release

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Young Athletes From Higher Income Families More Likely to Suffer Serious Overuse Injuries

Young athletes from higher income families are more likely to specialize in one sport, and also more likely to suffer serious overuse injuries such as stress fractures, according to the first study of its kind.

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AMSSM Supports Federal Bills to Address Malpractice Concerns for Team Travel Across State Lines

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) would like to thank U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) for introducing S2220 and U.S. Representatives Tom Latham (R-Ia.) and Cedric Richmond (D-La.) for their introduction of HR3722, companion bills clarifying that sports medicine professionals who travel outside their primary licensed state to provide care for the athletes will be covered by their medical malpractice insurance.

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Research Says Regular Exercise May Slow Aging Process in Humans

New research by Canadian sports medicine physician Mark Tarnopolsky, MD, PhD, suggests that a person can slow the speed at which they age by exercising regularly.

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Lead Author of New AMSSM Guidelines on Overuse Injuries and Burnout in Youth Sports to Present at AMSSM Annual Meeting

As an emphasis on competitive success in youth sports has led to intense training, frequent competition and early single sport specialization, overuse injuries and burnout have become common. Given these concerns, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) released a new clinical report earlier this year that provides guidance to physicians and healthcare professionals who provide care for young athletes.

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AMSSM/NCAA Joint Pre-Conference Addresses Best Policies and Care of the College Athlete

Brian Hainline, MD, chief medical officer for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), presented “AMSSM/NCAA: Care of the College Athlete - Essentials for the Team Physician” alongside members of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) including Jonathan Drezner, MD, Lisa Barkley, MD, Cindy J. Chang, MD, John P. DiFiori, MD, Jonathan A. Drezner, MD and Kimberly G. Harmon, MD during a pre-conference lecture at the 2014 AMSSM Annual Meeting.

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