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How Much Did the Rio Olympics Cost?

The Rio Olympics were supposed to cost the city $3 billion, but by the end of it all, it exceeded $4.6 billion.

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First Two Weeks of Football Practice the Most Dangerous for Heat-Related Illness

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Football players are more likely to suffer from heat-related illness during the first two weeks of practice, especially those in the Southeast.

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Mount Sinai to Serve as Official Medical Services Provider for Athletes at the 2016 US Open

Mount Sinai Health System orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, and radiologists will use the latest technology to care for athletes at this year’s US Open. This is the fourth year in a row that Mount Sinai is serving as the official medical services provider for the tournament.

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National Mandate for Pitch Count in High School Ballplayers: Physician's Reaction

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Sports Medicine Physicians Speak Out About Regulating High School Pitch Count

By 2017, all states must implement a pitch count regulation for high school baseball players. Sports medicine doctors applaud, but say there is more than can be done to address the shoulder overuse epidemic.

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IFT, Institute Of Food Technologists, sports nutrition, Consumer Trends, Sports, Food Science, Protein, Active Adults

Sports Nutrition Products No Longer Just for Hard-Core Athletes

Sports drinks, powders, goos and bars used to be targeted to the more hard-core athletes, but now more and more of these products are fueling mainstream consumer interest. Contributing editor A. Elizabeth Sloan highlights several trends driving the $33 billion sports nutrition sector in the August issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists.

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Smart Helmet for Football Players May Help Detect Concussions

A smart helmet that can help diagnose concussions in football players is being developed by medical students at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso).

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ACSM Supports CAS Decision to Uphold Suspension of Russian Paralympic Committee

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ACSM Supports CAS Decision to Uphold Suspension of Russian Paralympic Committee

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Loyola Study Finds Female Triathletes at Higher Risk for Pelvic Floor Disorders

A study by Loyola finds that female triathletes are at a higher risk for several health issues, including pelvic floor disorders.

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Sports Ethics Expert Comments on Russian Paralympics Ban

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Women Athletes Dominate Prime Time Telecast of 2016 Olympics

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What Do Olympians Eat? The Role Sports Dietitians Play in Athletes' Training

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What does it take to fuel the strength, speed, endurance and grace of Olympic athletes? It takes years of training and hard work, and sports dietitians are part of many Olympic hopefuls' team — helping to propel athletes to achieve the Olympic motto: Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger).

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Concussion, Concussion research, Computer Engineering, Microprocessors, Football Head Injury, Brain Injury

Teenager Creates System to Reduce Concussions Among Football Players

Berto Garcia, who will start his second year at Texas Tech, created the system in high school for a science fair project. He now has a provisional patent. He’s 19.

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FOR YOUNG FOOTBALL PLAYERS, SOME TACKLING DRILLS CAN POSE HIGHER RISKS OF INJURY THAN GAMES

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Researchers used biomechanical sensors to investigate exposure to head impacts during practice sessions and games in 9- to 11-year-olds engaged in a youth football program. A higher proportion of head impacts greater than 60g occurred in tackling drills than in games. The findings may influence the structure of training for youth football teams.

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Head Impact Researchers Study Ways to Make Football Practice Safer for Youth

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Thirty-four young players on two Blacksburg, Virginia, youth football teams wore helmets lined with spring-mounted accelerometers. The data showed some practice drills carried much higher risks of head impacts than others.

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Olympics-Style Cybathlon Competition to Showcase Use of Advanced Assistive Devices

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The international Cybathlon is a first-of-its-kind event featuring contests for people with disabilities using advanced assistive technologies. It will take place on Oct. 8, 2016, in Zurich, Switzerland. Team Cleveland has entered the functional-electrical-stimulation bike race.

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Scientists Challenge Recommendation That Men with More Muscle Need More Protein

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Sports nutrition recommendations may undergo a significant shift after research from the University of Stirling has found individuals with more muscle mass do not need more protein after resistance exercise.

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Of Mice and Muscles

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Penn has a long history of muscle research, much of which is relevant to Olympic-level athletes and their abilities. As the Rio Olympic Games approach, many armchair spectators of the Games may be wondering: How do those athletes endure their grueling runs, swims, and rides?

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Health & Medicine at the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics: Penn Medicine Experts Available for Comment

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Non-Profit Provides Free Sports Physicals and Reveals High Rates of Obesity and High Blood Pressure in Student Athletes

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Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University found similar rates of obesity and high blood pressure readings in student-athletes as would be expected in the general adolescent population, which may suggest that participation in athletics does not protect against these conditions. They published their findings in The Journal of Pediatrics.







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