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Released: 7-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
ACSM Publishes Call to Action Addressing COVID-19 and Return to Sports and Physical Activity
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

ACSM published a call to action statement addressing COVID-19 and safely returning to sports and exercise. Authored by ACSM subject matter experts, the statement highlights the current science around COVID-19 and provides 12 action steps to consider. “COVID-19: Considerations for Sports and Physical Activity” is ACSM’s first call to action statement and published in the August issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports.

Newswise: University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute expert leads call to action for harnessing exercise’s health benefits during the pandemic
7-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute expert leads call to action for harnessing exercise’s health benefits during the pandemic
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

To address and overcome the challenges so Americans can return to or sustain physical activity safely, Thomas M. Best, M.D., Ph.D., FACSM, professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and research director of the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, and sports medicine colleagues from around the U.S. wrote “COVID-19: Considerations for Sports and Physical Activity,” published August 7 in Current Sports Medicine Reports, an American College of Sports Medicine journal.

Newswise: National Farmers Market Week Kicks Off Sunday, and D.C. Ranks #1 in the U.S.
Released: 31-Jul-2020 10:55 AM EDT
National Farmers Market Week Kicks Off Sunday, and D.C. Ranks #1 in the U.S.
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Aug. 2-8 marks National Farmers Market Week! D.C. ranks number one for farmers markets among the 100 largest U.S. cities according to the 2020 American Fitness Index rankings published by ACSM and the Anthem Foundation. More than 8,600 farmers markets currently operate across the U.S., stimulating the local economy and providing access to nourishing food.

Released: 22-Jul-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Concussions are associated with cognitive, behavioral, and emotional health consequences for student athletes
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Concussions can have a compounding effect on children, leading to long-term cognitive, behavioral, and emotional health consequences, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), who published their findings in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Newswise: Study: High School Athletes Require Longer Recovery After Concussion
Released: 20-Jul-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Study: High School Athletes Require Longer Recovery After Concussion
Henry Ford Health System

High school athletes sustaining a concussion require careful attention when determining return-to-sport (RTS) readiness. The purpose of this study was to determine epidemiological and RTS data of a large cohort of high school athletes who sustained 1 or more concussions.

Released: 15-Jul-2020 11:10 AM EDT
Adolescent Athletes Who Participate in Individual Endurance Sports Face More Anxiety, Fatigue and Mobility Difficulties Compared to Peers in Team Sports
National Athletic Trainers' Association

New research found that adolescent athletes who participate in individual endurance sports reported more psychosocial challenges such as physical function mobility difficulties, higher anxiety symptoms and more fatigue than their team sport peers.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT
A Majority of Youth Football Helmets Do Not Fit Properly, a Risk Factor for More Severe and Lengthy Concussions
National Athletic Trainers' Association

New research found that the majority (74%) of football players’ helmets in youth football (7-12 years old) did not meet at least one component of the 13 criteria developed for proper football helmet fit. Improper fit is a critical risk factor for increased concussion symptoms and duration.

Newswise: Team Sports Risks Go Well Beyond Injury During the Pandemic
Released: 9-Jul-2020 6:25 PM EDT
Team Sports Risks Go Well Beyond Injury During the Pandemic
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Annabelle de St. Maurice, MD, MPH, co-chief infection prevention officer for UCLA Health, speaks on The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guide for youth sports to resume.

Released: 9-Jul-2020 2:15 PM EDT
NFHS-AMSSM Guidance for Assessing Cardiac Issues in High School Student-Athletes with COVID-19 Infection
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

An expert medical task force appointed by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) and National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has issued guidance for assessing potential cardiac issues in high school student-athletes with COVID-19 infection.

7-Jul-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Simple Blood Test May Predict Concussion Severity Just as Well as Spinal Tap
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A blood biomarker in people who have had concussions may be just as accurate at predicting the severity of the injury and how long it will last as biomarkers that are obtained through more expensive and invasive tests, according to a study published in the July 8, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released: 6-Jul-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Increased risk of injury in contact sports after prolonged training restrictions
University of Bath

As professional sports look to make a phased return behind closed doors across much of Europe, researchers from the University of Bath caution that the prolonged individual training players have been exposed to for months is insufficient to help athletes maintain the physical fitness and mental strength they need for competition.

Released: 26-Jun-2020 3:25 PM EDT
AMSSM Releases Position Statement on Sexual Violence in Sport
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) has released a position statement regarding “Sexual Violence in Sport”.

Released: 26-Jun-2020 8:45 AM EDT
At the Heart of the Matter: ACSM Updates Recommendations to Prevent Cardiovascular Events at Fitness Facilities
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

American College of Sports Medicine's new expert consensus statement updates guidance on training staff and establishing emergency plans to prevent cardiovascular events at fitness facilities, community and hotel fitness facilities and sporting event venues.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 7:05 PM EDT
National Athletic Trainers’ Association Releases Consensus Recommendations and Best Practices for Emergency Prehospital Care of Spine-Injured Athletes in American Football
National Athletic Trainers' Association

Two articles stemming from meetings of the Spine Injury in Sport Group (SISG) were published today in the Journal of Athletic Training, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) scientific publication. The first, Best Practices and Current Care Concepts in Prehospital Care of the Spine-Injured Athlete in American Tackle Football Players, outlines best practices and practical applications. Consensus Recommendations on the Prehospital Care of the Injured Athlete with a Suspected Catastrophic Cervical Spine Injury, outlines the Delphi process, which identified eight key questions to be answered by systematic review and was used to come to a consensus. The review screened 1,544 studies, 49 of which were included in the final full-text review.

Newswise: When is the Optimal Time for Knee Surgery and Rehabilitation After Knee Dislocation?
Released: 23-Jun-2020 11:00 AM EDT
When is the Optimal Time for Knee Surgery and Rehabilitation After Knee Dislocation?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new clinical trial aims to discover the optimal time for surgery after a knee dislocation, and when to begin rehabilitation post-surgery.

15-Jun-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Even Without Concussion, Athletes in Contact Sports May Have Brain Changes
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Female college rugby players may have subtle brain changes even if they haven’t had a recent concussion, according to a new study published in the June 17, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Newswise: Managing Pain After Sports Medicine Surgery
Released: 17-Jun-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Managing Pain After Sports Medicine Surgery
Henry Ford Health System

A Henry Ford Hospital study published in the Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery has found that patients who underwent knee surgery and other types of sports medicine procedures could manage their pain without opioids or a minimal dosage. “This is a large prospective study and our hope is that non-opioid use will gain momentum and that others may tweak our protocol and use it throughout orthopedics, from joint surgery to spine surgery and other surgeries” says Vasilios (Bill) Moutzouros, M.D., chief of Sports Medicine, a division of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the study’s lead author.

Released: 9-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Female Athletes at Risk for Nutritional Deficiencies
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Lack of proper nutrition education may affect female athletes’ performance and long-term health, says Rutgers researcher

Released: 9-Jun-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Botox Is an Effective Treatment for Some Common Sports Injuries, New Research Suggests
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

While botulinum toxin is commonly known as a cosmetic treatment for facial lines and wrinkles, a growing body of evidence suggests that “Botox” can also be an effective treatment for certain sports injuries and chronic pain conditions, according to a review in the June issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports, official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 8-Jun-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Addressing Sexual Violence in Sport: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Issues Position Statement
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Sexual violence is a serious problem with potentially severe and lasting negative effects on the physical, psychological, and social well-being of victims – including athletes. A new American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Position Statement on sexual violence in sport was published simultaneously in four leading sports medicine journals, including Current Sports Medicine Reports (CSMR), official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM); and the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine (CJSM), official journal of the AMSSM. Both CSMR and CJSM are published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: IUPUI, Grand Park release results of study on return to youth sports amid COVID-19 pandemic
Released: 3-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT
IUPUI, Grand Park release results of study on return to youth sports amid COVID-19 pandemic
Indiana University

The results of a new scientific survey of more than 10,000 people across 45 states provides insight into Americans' perceptions and expectations around a return to youth sports amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Released: 1-Jun-2020 2:00 PM EDT
UPMC Designs Playbook for Return of Youth, High School and Collegiate Team Sports
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

A multidisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers led by UPMC Sports Medicine has developed guidelines to assist coaches, athletic trainers and organizers creating a safe environment for youth athletes, fans and staff as they consider a return to play.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Modified ACL Reconstruction Technique in High-Risk Adolescent Athletes Shows Promising Results
Hospital for Special Surgery

An emerging surgical technique added to the standard anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in high-risk adolescent athletes resulted in zero re-tears and zero graft failures after a minimum follow-up of two years, according to preliminary results from patients who were treated at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). These results, from 28 patients under age 20, are the first to emerge from a larger study currently in progress. This study is available online as part of the AAOS 2020 Virtual Education Experience.

Newswise: Human Growth Hormone Treatment After ACL Injury May Prevent Loss of Muscle Strength
Released: 27-May-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Human Growth Hormone Treatment After ACL Injury May Prevent Loss of Muscle Strength
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study finds the use of HGH treatment in patients that have undergone ACL reconstructive surgery may prevent the loss of muscle strength and weakness.

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.

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: AMSSM Announces the 2020 Junior Traveling Fellows to New Zealand
Released: 27-Apr-2020 10:05 AM EDT
AMSSM Announces the 2020 Junior Traveling Fellows to New Zealand
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

AMSSM has selected two Junior Traveling Fellows for the 2020 trip to New Zealand with Senior Fellow Margot Putukian, MD, FAMSSM, who is a Past President of AMSSM and the AMSSM Foundation.

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: 8-Apr-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Celebrate Autism Awareness Month with Exercise Tips from the American College of Sports Medicine
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, ACSM partners with ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist® to share three evidence-based teaching strategies to help get those with autism moving

Released: 31-Mar-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Increasing Muscle Size and Strength, Exergames and Older Adults and Treadmills and Cancer Care 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: McMaster professor seeks independent agency to tackle abuse in elite youth sport
16-Mar-2020 3:40 PM EDT
McMaster professor seeks independent agency to tackle abuse in elite youth sport
McMaster University

The author calls for the establishment of an independent international safeguarding agency for sports to handle athlete disclosures, investigate and process allegations, and to support victims of abuse. The expertise developed could then be used for preventive efforts. This agency would have to have sufficient cash and clout to be effective.

Released: 10-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT
CHOP Study Demonstrates How to Collect True Impact Incidents from Head Impact Sensors in Youth Sports
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

An increased awareness of concussion risks in young athletes has prompted researchers to use a variety of head impact sensors to measure frequency and severity of impacts during sports. A new study from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) shows these head sensors can record a large number of false positive impacts during real game play. The CHOP team’s study emphasizes that an extra step to video-confirm the sensor data is essential for research and for use of this data in injury prevention strategies for player safety.

Released: 9-Mar-2020 3:55 PM EDT
AMSSM Awards $150,000 Stephen I. Katz Bridge to R34 Research Grant
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and its Collaborative Research Network (CRN) are pleased to announce the recipients of a $150,000 research grant.

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Released: 9-Mar-2020 1:15 PM EDT
Study finds athletes who play indoor sports at risk of vitamin D deficiency
George Mason University School of Management

College athletes participating in indoor sports, especially African-Americans, might be vitamin D deficient and put themselves at risk of injury or poor performance according to a study recently published in the journal Nutrients.

Released: 9-Mar-2020 10:25 AM EDT
Two Weeks After Sports-Related Concussion, Most Patients Have Not Recovered
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Less than half of patients with sports-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) achieve clinical recovery within two weeks after injury, reports a study in Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 5-Mar-2020 2:05 PM EST
Running in the Cold: Tips to Help You Stay Warm, Healthy and Safe
LifeBridge Health

It’s perfectly fine if you prefer indoor tracks and treadmills to the cold outdoor air for your daily running. But running in cold weather is OK, too—as long as you take the right precautions.

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Released: 2-Mar-2020 8:00 AM EST
Baylor Scott & White Health Opens New Sports and Orthopedic Center in Waco
Baylor Scott and White Health

Baylor Scott & White Health opened a new facility designed to promote the community's health while advancing sports medicine and injury prevention across the region.

Released: 26-Feb-2020 5:35 PM EST
ACSM Foundation Announces New Board Members
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Foundation welcomes recently elected new members to its board of directors.

Released: 19-Feb-2020 2:15 PM EST
Exercise during Chemo, Activity Breaks Enhance Mood, Reducing Diabetes Risk in African American Men & More from Medicine & Science in Sports & Science
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

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

Released: 19-Feb-2020 9:25 AM EST
ACSM Announces Strategic Partnership with USA Weightlifting
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

ACSM announces a new partnership with USA Weightlifting (USAW), the sole governing and coaching certification body for weightlifting in the U.S. The agreement expands professional growth opportunities for ACSM and USAW, their members and certified professionals in the fitness industry.

Newswise: Need a Personal Trainer? Here's Why New and Experienced Exercisers Should Have One.
Released: 18-Feb-2020 11:10 AM EST
Need a Personal Trainer? Here's Why New and Experienced Exercisers Should Have One.
LifeBridge Health

“Exercise can be dangerous if done incorrectly. Most people can get away with horrible form for only a short time before an injury occurs,” says William Wunderlich, personal training coordinator at LifeBridge Health & Fitness. “Why waste your time with trial and error when you can find a personal trainer who can help make sure your workouts are being done the right way?”


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