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Fellows Selected for 2018 AMSSM Traveling Fellowship to Scandinavia

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AMSSM has selected Leonardo Oliveira, MD and Jason Zaremski, MD to serve as Junior Traveling Fellows for AMSSM's 2018 International Traveling Fellowship program tour to Scandinavia. Drs. Oliveira and Zaremski will join AMSSM Founder and Past President John Lombardo, MD, who will serve as Senior Traveling Fellow for the May 16-31, 2018 tour.

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New Shoe Makes Running 4 Percent More Efficient, Sub-2-Hour Marathon Possible, Study Confirms

Eleven days after Boulder-born Shalane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon in new state-of-the-art racing flats known as “4%s,” University of Colorado Boulder researchers have published the study that inspired the shoe’s name, confirming that the shoes reduce the amount of energy used to run by 4 percent.

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Head Games: Research Finds Injury From Contact Sport Has Harmful, Though Temporary Effect on Memory

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McMaster University neuroscientists studying sports-related head injuries have found that it takes less than a full concussion to cause memory loss, possibly because even mild trauma can interrupt the production of new neurons in a region of the brain responsible for memory. Though such losses are temporary, the findings raise questions about the long-term effects of repeated injuries and the academic performance of student athletes.

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Study: Former NFL Players More Likely to Have Enlarged Aortas

Former NFL players were more likely to have enlarged aortas, but further study is needed to determine whether that puts them at greater risk for life-threatening aneurysms, researchers found.

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Dietary Supplements, Sports Performance, Adolescent nutrition, Immunity boost, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Adolescents Use Dietary Supplements to Increase Sports Performance and Improve Immunity

Adolescents in developed countries frequently use dietary supplements despite a lack of knowledge about possible harmful effects or drug interactions. Often males turn to dietary supplements in an attempt to increase their performance for sports while females are more concerned with preventing illness and disease. To understand the underlying reasons and sources of recommendation for dietary supplement use among adolescents in Slovenia, researchers at the University of Ljubljana studied both athletes and nonathletes.

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Rural Health, Healthcare, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National 4-H Council, Appalachia, Health Disparities, Racial Disparities, Prevention, Health Policy

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Windows into the Brain, Ancient Reflex, Double Vision Report, and More in the Vision News Source

The latest research and feature news on vision in the Vision News Source

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Axial spondyloarthropathy (axSpA) , spondyloarthritis, ACR annual meeting, Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, MRI Imaging, Back Pain

Positive Sacroiliac MRI Scans Often Observed Among Healthy People and Frequent Runners

While MRI scans of the sacroiliac joints positive for inflammation are not always specific in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), their prevalence in healthy individuals demonstrates the importance of additional diagnostic measures for axSpA.

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Young Athletes Commonly Develop Bone Marrow Edema in the Joints of the Lower Spine

Young athletes commonly develop bone marrow edema in their sacroiliac joints, and this damage is most frequent in the posterior lower ilium according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.

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Don't Trip Past the Finish Line: Avoid Injuries in Your Next Race

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It’s that time of year when weekend warriors are training for their next big race—whether that be a 5k, half marathon or full marathon. Many runners feel invincible, thinking they’ll be free from injuries or power through the pain, but in reality, the strenuous competition can take a toll on joints and muscles—no matter your age.







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