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 •  February 7

A new comprehensive literature review by University of Virginia faculty members reveals that female athletes could have an increased risk of suffering sports-related concussions. Other gender differences in how concussions are experienced and treated are inconclusive, reinforcing that concussion requires highly personalized care. In recent years,...

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 •  January 18

Whether you're just starting a new exercise regime for 2018 or already tinkering with your plan, congratulations – you're among millions of Americans trying to sweat off the holiday sluggishness. Embarking on a physical activity program is a good goal, health experts say, especially if you're doing it for the right reasons – to improve overall...

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 •  September 15, 2017

A new study found girls were significantly more likely than boys to return to play the same day following a soccer-related concussion, placing them at risk for more significant injury. The study abstract, "Gender Differences in Same-Day Return to Play Following Concussion Among Pediatric Soccer Players," will be presented on Saturday, Sept. 16,...

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 •  August 22, 2017

A new study by the Korey Stringer Institute described in the Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine ranks Arkansas No. 11 for its high school sports safety policies. Lesley Vandermark, a University of Arkansas clinical assistant professor, is affiliated with the institute but was not involved in the study. She offered parents tips, derived from the...

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 •  July 23, 2017

Better education to coaches and parents about the effects of single sport specialization is critical, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada. "Our study is the first one to prospectively document the association between sports specialization and lower...

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 •  July 13, 2017

Despite the large volume of information about sports related concussions on the Internet, many parents and guardians of young athletes have a limited understanding of concussions, according to a study co-authored by a faculty member of UTA's College of Nursing and Health Innovation. In the study, which was published in May in the Journal of Applied...

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 •  July 7, 2017

Among teenage athletes, the rate of ACL tears is rising, with the sharpest increase seen in females aged 13-17 who, over the last 13 years, have experienced a 59 percent increase in the number of required reconstruction procedures, according to a new study published in the JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and UNC...

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 •  July 5, 2017

Following a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), patients may suffer from light sensitivity or photophobia, making it challenging to return to normal activities. The sensitivity may also trigger or exacerbate headaches. While sunglasses can provide some relief from photophobia, wearing them all the time is not always a practical...

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 •  July 5, 2017

Stereo vision allows individuals to perceive depth differences in their surroundings. Important to pedestrians and drivers, for example, depth perception plays a key role in many sporting activities. If the ability to accurately determine the distance and speed of a fast-moving object can be improved, athletes have the potential to improve their...

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 •  June 9, 2017

(HealthDay)—When it comes to reporting a sports-related concussion, high school boys are less likely to speak up than high school girls, new research reveals. The findings, derived from surveying nearly 300 young Michigan athletes, highlight a "show-no-weakness" mentality that experts say needs to change to protect brain health. "Males are more...