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Released: 28-May-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Study Shows Uptick in At-Home Pediatric Fractures During COVID-19 Pandemic
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

COVID-19 social distancing measures, including the closure of schools and parks and the indefinite cancellation of team sports, have led to a nearly 60% decrease overall in pediatric fractures but an increase in the proportion of fractures sustained at home, according to a new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The findings, published in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, suggest a need for increased awareness of at-home safety measures.

Released: 21-May-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Effectiveness of Cold Therapy Depends on Water Temperature, Muscle Position
American Physiological Society (APS)

A new study finds that cold water therapy affects blood flow to individual muscles of the leg differently and is dependent on the temperature of the water. The first-of-its-kind study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

Released: 20-May-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Ongoing study shows continued increase in concussions among high school athletes
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

A new study released as part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Virtual Education Experience determined that despite increased awareness of concussions in high school athletics and traumatic brain injury (TBI) laws, the incidence continues to rise. Analysis of injury data from 2015 to 2017 is the latest to be reported in a 13-year study to evaluate the trends in reported concussion proportions and rates across nine high school sports.

Released: 19-May-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Self-isolating? Get fit faster with multi-ghost racing
University of Bath

Eager to ramp up your fitness while stuck at home? A new generation of virtual reality (VR) exergames nudges home-based cyclists to perform a lot better by immersing them in a crowd of cyclists. And as all cyclists participating in the race are versions of the flesh-and-blood player, the Covid-19 norms of social distancing are maintained even in the parallel universe of VR.

Newswise: Renowned Bioethicist Co-Chairs Effort to Help Cities Safely Reopen Sports and Recreation Amidst Pandemic
Released: 14-May-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Renowned Bioethicist Co-Chairs Effort to Help Cities Safely Reopen Sports and Recreation Amidst Pandemic
NYU Langone Health

Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, the Drs. William F and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics at NYU Langone Health and the founding director of the Division of Medical Ethics in the Department of Population Health, is co-chairing a newly-created United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Advisory Panel on Sports, Recreation, and Health.

Newswise: Electrocardiogram shows value in college athletes’ screens
30-Apr-2020 5:00 PM EDT
Electrocardiogram shows value in college athletes’ screens
University of Washington School of Medicine

Research published today indicates that screenings that incorporate an ECG are more effective at detecting cardiac conditions that put athletes at risk, and more efficient in terms of cost-per-diagnosis of at-risk players, than screenings involving only a physical exam and patient history.

Released: 29-Apr-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Exercise and Food Reward, Baby Steps for Mother’s Cardiovascular Health and more from Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

If you're looking for health and fitness story ideas, view these research highlights from ACSM’s flagship research journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®.

Newswise: Dee Gordon of the Seattle Mariners honored as the 55th annual Hutch Award® winner
23-Apr-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Dee Gordon of the Seattle Mariners honored as the 55th annual Hutch Award® winner
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is honoring Seattle Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon as the 55th annual Hutch Award® winner.

Released: 22-Apr-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Inappropriate Diagnoses
Harvard Medical School

A postmortem exam of the brain remains the gold standard for diagnosing chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, the neurodegenerative brain disease believed to arise from repeated hits to the head. Yet a small but by no means trivial number of former professional football players say they have received a diagnosis of CTE, according to a new study. Even though the results are based on player self-reports rather than on documented clinical diagnoses, the researchers say their findings are alarming for a number of reasons.

Released: 16-Apr-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Study estimates revenue produced by top college football players
Ohio State University

The most elite players in college football increase revenue for their school football programs by an average of $650,000 a year, a first-of-its-kind study suggests.

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