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Research on Effectiveness of a Community-Based Pre-Participation Athletic ECG Screening Program at a Division-I Intercollegiate Program Presented at AMSSM Annual Meeting

Douglas Reeves, MD presented “Effectiveness of a Community-Based Pre-Participation Athletic ECG Screening Program at a Division-I Intercollegiate Program” today at the 24th Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Reeves serves as team physician for Clemson University.

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Presentation Discusses Head Injuries and the Legal Ramifications in Return to Play During AMSSM Annual Meeting

Richard Adler, JD, the attorney that represented then 13-year old Zackery Lystedt and his parents in their legal case that resulted in precedent-setting outcome as well as Washington State’s first-in-the-nation legislation to prevent preventable brain injuries in youth athletes, will give two presentations about head injury and the legal ramifications in return to play today at the 24th Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine in Hollywood, FL.

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College Football Rivalries Influenced by Competition for Resources

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A new study of intercollegiate football rivalries suggests that competition for scarce resources influences fan opinions. The researchers found that geographic proximity and a shared history of comparable success determine rivalrous and sometimes hostile feelings.

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More Salt Doesn’t Mean Better Performance for Endurance Athletes

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The study cast doubts on the popular idea that salt consumption can help endurance athletes during competition.

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Olympic Gold Medal Winner Meghan Musnicki Selected to Deliver Ithaca College Commencement Address

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Olympic gold medalist Meghan Musnicki will deliver 2015 Ithaca College Commencement address.

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AMSSM Launches New Sports Medicine Website Geared Toward Parents and the Public

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The site provides an easy-to-navigate, patient-centered resource center for parents, medical professionals and youth organizations interested in prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries.

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Characteristic Pattern of Protein Deposits in Brains of Retired NFL Players Who Suffered Concussions

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A new UCLA study takes another step toward the early understanding of a degenerative brain condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which affects athletes in contact sports who are exposed to repetitive brain injuries. Using a new imaging tool, researchers found a strikingly similar pattern of abnormal protein deposits in the brains of retired NFL players who suffered from concussions.

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Heading Off Concussions

Professor James Hicks, director of UCI’s Exercise Medicine & Sport Sciences Initiative, leads novel probe of impact injuries in water polo. The goal of the three-pronged study – aided by the popular sport’s national governing body – is to compile scientific data on risk, prevalence and protection.

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Sounds from Helmets Colliding Explored as Alternative to Understanding Football Collisions

When football helmets collide, they produce an unmistakable sound. College student Brandon McChristian hopes his research of those sound waves produces a better understanding of the forces involved in those collisions and, perhaps one day, inexpensive sensing methods for a safer game.

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Students Help Bring Sustainability to Professional Sports

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In addition to donning team colors, sports stadiums in Chicago will become ‘greened’ as part of the Sustainable Chicago Sports Project, an environmental conservation effort led by the Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition, the City of Chicago, and the University of Chicago.