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06 Oct
Another Sports Bonus for Kids: Healthier Eyes

Another Sports Bonus for Kids: Healthier Eyes

Sometimes allergies can lead to pink, irritated eyes. But allergic conjunctivitis, or "pink eye" may have a simple fix: physical fitness.

That's the concl...

17 Sep
Arm Pain in the Young and Fit: It Could Be a Vascular Disorder

Arm Pain in the Young and Fit: It Could Be a Vascular Disorder

Even being young and athletic doesn't protect against a vascular disorder.

People experiencing arm pain may have something called

15 Sep
In Boxers and MMA Fighters, Brain May Make Some Recovery After Retirement

In Boxers and MMA Fighters, Brain May Make Some Recovery After Retirement

Professional fighters take a lot of knocks to the head, but a new study suggests they may find themselves thinking more clearly again after they retire.

Many studies have pointed to the perils of repeated blows to the head in sports like boxing and football.

28 Aug
School Sports Are Starting Again: Know the Signs of Concussion

School Sports Are Starting Again: Know the Signs of Concussion

As high school sports get underway this fall, sports medicine specialists remind athletes, parents and coaches that c...

25 Aug
Helmets Protect Young Lacrosse Players, Study Finds

Helmets Protect Young Lacrosse Players, Study Finds

A rule requiring high school girls who play lacrosse to wear protective headgear is paying big dividends in Florida.

Their risk of

20 Aug
Tips to Food-Fueling Your Active Vegan Child

Tips to Food-Fueling Your Active Vegan Child

Kids can take part in sports while on vegetarian and vegan diets, but parents and caregivers must help them select foods that will fuel them and meet their nutrition needs.

Vegan athletes can become deficient in vitamin B12, vitamin D, long-chain omega-3 fats, riboflavin...

17 Aug
More Athletes Are Getting Their Nutrition Through an IV. This Should Stop, Experts Say

More Athletes Are Getting Their Nutrition Through an IV. This Should Stop, Experts Say

Pro athletes appear to be regularly turning to intravenous (IV) nutritional drips to alleviate fatigue and speed recovery, despite the potential risks and without solid proof of any real benefit.

Normally, such needle-inserted drips are supposed to be reserved for treati...

15 Aug
Playing Football, Hockey in High School Ups Odds for Stimulant Abuse

Playing Football, Hockey in High School Ups Odds for Stimulant Abuse

Taking part in certain sports in high school may lead to misuse of prescription stimulants in the years after graduation, a new study finds.

It reported that high school seniors who play contact sports are 50% more likely to abuse prescription stimulants in their 20s. Se...

08 Aug
8/11 -- Race, Income Keeps Many Families From Letting Kids Play Sports

8/11 -- Race, Income Keeps Many Families From Letting Kids Play Sports

American kids who are poor or members of ethnic minority groups are missing out on the youth sports that have long been touted for building strong bodies and strong character, a new study reports.

It found that youngsters who are poor, or from Black or Hispanic household...

07 Aug
Getting Young Athletes Ready for a New School Year

Getting Young Athletes Ready for a New School Year

As a new school year begins, many students return to their favorite sports or try something new.

Encouraging kids to make physical activity part of their lives has

06 Aug
Many Seniors Love Pickleball, But Injuries Can Happen

Many Seniors Love Pickleball, But Injuries Can Happen

Pickleball has become a wildly popular sport for older Americans, but seniors who enjoy playing it should know about potential injuries and how to avoid them.

The most common problem is with the...

19 Jul
Using Pot May Impede Female Athletes' Performance

Using Pot May Impede Female Athletes' Performance

Medical and recreational marijuana use has surged across the United States as more states legalize the drug, but young female athletes may want to think twice before t...

18 Jul
Repair or Reconstruction: What's Best for ACL Tears?

Repair or Reconstruction: What's Best for ACL Tears?

Adults who tear a key ligament in the knee can fare well with a less extensive type of surgery, preliminary research suggests.

The study involved patients treated for a ruptured

29 Jun
First Major League Soccer Player Is Diagnosed With CTE

First Major League Soccer Player Is Diagnosed With CTE

When former professional Major League Soccer (MLS) player Scott Vermillion died at age 44, he had stage 2 CTE, his family announced Tuesday.

He is the first former MLS player diagnosed with

29 Jun
Kids Happier, Healthier Away From All Those Screens: Study

Kids Happier, Healthier Away From All Those Screens: Study

New research confirms the dangers of too much screen time for kids and teens: Those who play sports, take music lessons, or socialize with friends after school are happier and healthier than children who are glued to a screen during these hours.

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02 Jun
Team Sports: Good for Kids' Minds, Too

Team Sports: Good for Kids' Minds, Too

Kids who play team sports may win some mental health benefits, but the same may not hold true for those in solo sports, a large, new study suggests.

A number of previous studies have linked

24 May
Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Show Signs of Brain Changes

Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Show Signs of Brain Changes

The football gridiron and the boxing ring have come to be understood as danger zones for the brain, with repetitive hits to the head causing long-term damage to some athletes.

The same might be true of the MMA octagon as well, a new study says.

The more that partic...

12 May
Injury More Likely When Teens Focus on One Sport

Injury More Likely When Teens Focus on One Sport

If your teens play just one sport, new research suggests you might want to encourage them to try others.

Researchers report that focusing solely on one sport puts high school athletes at increased risk for injuries and burnout.

The investigators surveyed 975 U.S. h...

01 May
Spring Sprains: Sports Injury Season Begins

Spring Sprains: Sports Injury Season Begins

As youth spring sports kick into high gear, it's important to know about injury prevention and treatment, an expert says.

Injury risks and preventive mea...

21 Apr
Former College Football Players Suffer More Brain Disorders as They Age

Former College Football Players Suffer More Brain Disorders as They Age

College football players live longer than those who didn't play, but they suffer more brain-related issues as they age, a new study finds.

Among former Notre Dame football players, being physically fit was tied to lower deaths from heart disease and diabetes. But the for...

14 Apr
What Works Best for Ruptured Achilles Tendons?

What Works Best for Ruptured Achilles Tendons?

A ruptured Achilles tendon can reduce a weekend warrior to a limping one. And there's no single right way to treat it.

People who've suffered this common injury may fare just as well with

05 Apr
Are Standard Tests Accurate at Spotting Concussion?

Are Standard Tests Accurate at Spotting Concussion?

Outdoor sports season is nearly here, and with rough play comes the risk of concussion.

But one of the most-used tools to assess sports-related

04 Apr
Half of Americans Now Think Playing Football 'Inappropriate' for Kids: Survey

Half of Americans Now Think Playing Football 'Inappropriate' for Kids: Survey

As sign-ups for youth football get underway this spring, a new study reveals that Americans may love their football, but half now believe that kids should not play the tackle version of the game.

The researchers found that of nearly 4,000 U.S. adults surveyed, only 45% a...

03 Mar
More Years Playing Hockey, Higher Odds for CTE Linked to Head Injury

More Years Playing Hockey, Higher Odds for CTE Linked to Head Injury

Researchers already know that repeated hits to the head on the football field are linked to a degenerative brain disease, as seen in a number of retired NFL stars. Now, experts have turned their attention to ice hockey, another high-contact sport.

When studying whether t...

17 Feb
Soccer Headers May Disrupt Key 'Pathways' in the Brain

Soccer Headers May Disrupt Key 'Pathways' in the Brain

Soccer headers are a staple of scoring in any match, but new research suggests that the practice can harm what experts called "signaling pathways" in the brain.

The findings are based on analyses of blood samples from 89 professional soccer players, aged 18 to 35, in Nor...

14 Feb
A Non-Opioid Way to Pain Relief After Knee, Shoulder Surgeries

A Non-Opioid Way to Pain Relief After Knee, Shoulder Surgeries

Two new studies on pain relief suggest there is a safer alternative to addictive opioid painkillers after knee and shoulder surgery.

The findings dovetail with changes to voluntary

08 Feb
Getting a COVID Vaccine Won't Affect Your Ability to Exercise

Getting a COVID Vaccine Won't Affect Your Ability to Exercise

Worried that a COVID-19 vaccine might hamper your workout? New research suggests you can hit the gym with minimal effects.

In a study of 18 healthy people who received a COVID-19 vaccine, the participants were monitored while they did cycling workouts b...

02 Feb
As Winter Olympics Nears, America's Athletes May Be More Stressed Than Ever

As Winter Olympics Nears, America's Athletes May Be More Stressed Than Ever

With America's best skiers, skaters and snowboarders now heading to the Winter Olympics, a team of mental health professionals will be in Beijing to help them perform under the double strain of intense competition and a pandemic.

One of those professionals is Dr. David B...

21 Jan
Hit Your Head? Look for These Warning Signs of Concussion

Hit Your Head? Look for These Warning Signs of Concussion

If you or someone you know has suffered a concussion, a medical evaluation is crucial, an expert says.

A concus...

20 Jan
Getting Back to Sports After Recovering from COVID-19

Getting Back to Sports After Recovering from COVID-19

Folks who've had a tough case of COVID-19 shouldn't hit the gym for basketball or an aerobics class without getting checked out by their doctor first, according to the American College for Sports Medicine.

The disease wracks the body in ways that can be tough on athletes...

03 Jan
Study Finds No Ties Between Youth Tackle Football, Brain/Behavioral Issues

Study Finds No Ties Between Youth Tackle Football, Brain/Behavioral Issues

Many parents struggle with the decision to let their kids play tackle football or other contact sports due to the risk of concussions and long-term brain diseases that may occur with repeated head blows.

Now,

16 Dec
NFL Players Face 4 Times the Odds of ALS

NFL Players Face 4 Times the Odds of ALS

NFL players are four times more likely to die of Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) than other people, new research finds, adding to known links between football-related head injuries and brain diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

08 Dec
MRI Might Spot Concussion-Linked CTE in Living Patients

MRI Might Spot Concussion-Linked CTE in Living Patients

Right now, the devastating concussion-linked brain condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) can only be diagnosed after death via autopsy. But new research could help change that, allowing doctors to someday spot the illness earlier.

According to the new...

01 Dec
Nearly 7% of U.S. Kids Have Had a Head Injury or Concussion

Nearly 7% of U.S. Kids Have Had a Head Injury or Concussion

Blows to the head are common among America's kids, with close to 7% showing signs of a brain injury at some time in childhood, U.S. health officials report.

Sports, falls and abuse are likely causes, experts say.

Concussions and other head injuries are more common...

29 Nov
COVID May Trigger Heart Condition in Young Athletes

COVID May Trigger Heart Condition in Young Athletes

A heart condition, myocarditis, has been found in a number of U.S. college athletes who have had COVID-19, a new study finds.

Myocarditis has also been linked in some young people to the COVID vaccine. But the odds are far greater that this inflammation of the hear...

29 Nov
More Years Playing Football, More Brain Lesions on MRI: Study

More Years Playing Football, More Brain Lesions on MRI: Study

Repetitive head hits are common in football, and they're also linked to debilitating brain injuries.

But rendering a definitive diagnosis typically means waiting for autopsy results after the player has died.

Now, a new study suggests that brain scans can reliably ...

28 Nov
A Pre-Game Routine Can Boost an Athlete's Performance: Study

A Pre-Game Routine Can Boost an Athlete's Performance: Study

NBA great Michael Jordan had a special ritual he would follow before every free throw: He would assume a shoulder-width stance, spin the basketball in his hands, bounce the ball three times, and then spin the ball once more while focusing on the rim before finally taking his s...

23 Nov
Addictive Opioid Painkillers Might Not Be Needed After Knee Surgery

Addictive Opioid Painkillers Might Not Be Needed After Knee Surgery

Addictive opioid painkillers aren't the only option for patients seeking relief following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee reconstruction, researchers say.

As the United States wrestles with skyrocketing rates of opioid abuse and drug overdose deaths, the findings m...

15 Nov
11/15 -- Long COVID Rare in College Athletes

11/15 -- Long COVID Rare in College Athletes

Long COVID is rare in college athletes, but those who have had COVID-19 should see a doctor if they have chest pain during activity, the authors of new study advise.

The extent and effects of persistent symptoms in athletes after COVID-19 infection have been unclear, so ...

14 Nov
Exercise, Not Bed Rest, Can Speed Concussion Recovery

Exercise, Not Bed Rest, Can Speed Concussion Recovery

Contrary to long-held wisdom, teen athletes recover from concussions sooner if they do light aerobic exercise rather than resting in a dark room, new research suggests.

Instead of so-called "cocoon therapy," new research-supported therapy has young concussion patients ge...

10 Nov
Jog on: Exercise Won't Raise Your Odds for Arthritic Knees

Jog on: Exercise Won't Raise Your Odds for Arthritic Knees

Dr. Kim Huffman, an avid runner, gets a fair amount of guff from friends about the impact that her favorite exercise has on her body.

"People all the time tell me, 'Oh, you wait until you're 60. Your knees are going to hate you for it'," Huffman said. "And I'm like, 'Tha...

15 Oct
Horseback Riding Carries Big Risk for Serious Injury: Study

Horseback Riding Carries Big Risk for Serious Injury: Study

Days in the saddle can be risky, with horseback riding a potentially deadly activity, according to a new study.

"Hospital admission risk from horseback riding is higher than football, auto and motorcycle racing, and skiing," the study authors noted. Chest injuries are mo...

15 Oct
Heart Defibs in Schools Are Saving Staff Lives: Study

Heart Defibs in Schools Are Saving Staff Lives: Study

Adult staff in schools are more likely than students to suffer sudden cardiac arrest, but automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are often used and improve the chances of survival, a new study finds.

AEDs are portable devices that deliver an electric shock to try and r...

27 Sep
For Boys, Sports Key to Mental Health

For Boys, Sports Key to Mental Health

Trying to fit soccer or Little League into your son's busy schedule? Canadian researchers offer some compelling reasons to do so.

Little boys who play sports are less apt to be anxious or depressed later in childhood and more likely to be active in their early teens, acc...

20 Sep
Kids in Marching Bands Under Threat From Heat Illness

Kids in Marching Bands Under Threat From Heat Illness

It's not just athletes on the field who suffer when outdoor temperatures get too high. Members of college and high school marching bands are at increased risk of heat-related illness, too, researchers warn.

"They go out there, and they often wear these really heavy wool ...

13 Sep
Month-Long Recovery From Concussion Is Normal: Study

Month-Long Recovery From Concussion Is Normal: Study

College athletes who suffer a concussion may take as long as a month to recover, not the two weeks considered normal, new research finds.

"Normal return-to-play time was previously set at 14 days -- meaning 50% of people recovered in that time," said lead researcher Stev...

31 Aug
Pandemic Had Many Young Athletes Reconsidering Their Sport

Pandemic Had Many Young Athletes Reconsidering Their Sport

The pause in youth sports caused by the COVID-19 pandemic wound up shaking some budding athletes to their core, a new U.S. survey shows.

More than 1 in 10 youth athletes ended up reconsidering their sports goals or aspirations as the pandemic closed stadiums and gyms. Th...

25 Aug
One Activity Causes 4 Out of 5 Sports-Linked Spinal Injuries

One Activity Causes 4 Out of 5 Sports-Linked Spinal Injuries

Football and other contact sports get a lot of attention for their injury hazards. But for most adults, bike riding is the biggest back-breaker, a new study suggests.

Of more than 12,000 sports-related spinal injuries among U.S. adults, researchers found that a full 81% ...

14 Aug
Achilles Tendon Injures Are Rising - Here's How to Spot Them

Achilles Tendon Injures Are Rising - Here's How to Spot Them

Achilles tendon injuries have skyrocketed in the United States this year, researchers report.

Physicians at Michigan Medicine-University of Michigan diagnosed more Achilles ruptures during June 2021 than in all of 2020.

Injuries to the body's strongest, thickest te...

30 Jul
Most Athletes With Genetic Heart Ailment Can Return to Play

Most Athletes With Genetic Heart Ailment Can Return to Play

Having a genetic heart condition often means the end of sports for young athletes, but new research could be a game changer.

A 20-year study by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., suggests that for kids with most genetic heart conditions, the risks of playing sports c...