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Expert Tips Help Minimize Risk of Concussions in Young Athletes

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NYIT Sports Medicine Expert: Baseline Testing Important for All Athletes

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NYIT Assistant Professor Hallie Zwibel of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine assistant professor says baseline tests can help guide post-concussion evaluation and treatment. Knowing signs and symptoms of concussions are also crucial for athletes, coaches, and parents.

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Athletes Should "Drink to Thirst" to Avoid Hyponatremia

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Does Concussion Impact Men and Women Differently?

New research suggests concussion may not significantly impair symptoms or cognitive skills for one gender over another, however, women may still experience greater symptoms and poorer cognitive performance at preseason testing. The study released today will be presented at the Sports Concussion Conference in Denver, July 24 to 26, hosted by the American Academy of Neurology, the world’s leading authority on diagnosing and managing sports concussion.

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Former Professional Rugby Players Have Greater Cervical Spine Degeneration Than the General Population

French researchers used clinical examinations and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies to determine whether retired professional rugby players experience more serious symptoms of cervical spine degeneration than people in the general population.

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Coaches Can Be A Strong Influence in Preventing Football Injuries, Say Researchers

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Teaching coaches about injury prevention and contact restrictions pays off, say researchers who recently published their work in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. The authors tracked injury rates among youth football players during the 2014 season.

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Exercise May Reverse Age-Related Bone Loss in Middle-Aged Men

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University of Missouri researchers have found that certain types of weight-lifting and jumping exercises, when completed for at least six months, improve bone density in active, healthy, middle-aged men with low bone mass. These exercises may help prevent osteoporosis by facilitating bone growth, according to the study published in Bone.

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Tommy John Surgeries Increasing for Youth Athletes

Surgeries related to overuse elbow injuries, i.e. Tommy John Surgery, are more common among youth athletes than previously believed, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

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Surgeries Before College Athletics May Result In More Injuries During College Play

Athletes who’ve had lower extremity surgeries before going on to play in college, might be at a higher risk for another surgery independent of gender and sport, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.

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Older Athletes Able to Return to Sport After Rotator Cuff Repair

Outcomes following the arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tears in older athletes appears to be successful a majority of the time, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.