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Loyola Study Finds Female Triathletes at Higher Risk for Pelvic Floor Disorders

A study by Loyola finds that female triathletes are at a higher risk for several health issues, including pelvic floor disorders.

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Sports Ethics Expert Comments on Russian Paralympics Ban

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Women Athletes Dominate Prime Time Telecast of 2016 Olympics

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What Do Olympians Eat? The Role Sports Dietitians Play in Athletes' Training

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What does it take to fuel the strength, speed, endurance and grace of Olympic athletes? It takes years of training and hard work, and sports dietitians are part of many Olympic hopefuls' team — helping to propel athletes to achieve the Olympic motto: Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger).

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Concussion, Concussion research, Computer Engineering, Microprocessors, Football Head Injury, Brain Injury

Teenager Creates System to Reduce Concussions Among Football Players

Berto Garcia, who will start his second year at Texas Tech, created the system in high school for a science fair project. He now has a provisional patent. He’s 19.

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FOR YOUNG FOOTBALL PLAYERS, SOME TACKLING DRILLS CAN POSE HIGHER RISKS OF INJURY THAN GAMES

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Researchers used biomechanical sensors to investigate exposure to head impacts during practice sessions and games in 9- to 11-year-olds engaged in a youth football program. A higher proportion of head impacts greater than 60g occurred in tackling drills than in games. The findings may influence the structure of training for youth football teams.

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Head Impact Researchers Study Ways to Make Football Practice Safer for Youth

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Thirty-four young players on two Blacksburg, Virginia, youth football teams wore helmets lined with spring-mounted accelerometers. The data showed some practice drills carried much higher risks of head impacts than others.

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Olympics-Style Cybathlon Competition to Showcase Use of Advanced Assistive Devices

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The international Cybathlon is a first-of-its-kind event featuring contests for people with disabilities using advanced assistive technologies. It will take place on Oct. 8, 2016, in Zurich, Switzerland. Team Cleveland has entered the functional-electrical-stimulation bike race.

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Scientists Challenge Recommendation That Men with More Muscle Need More Protein

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Sports nutrition recommendations may undergo a significant shift after research from the University of Stirling has found individuals with more muscle mass do not need more protein after resistance exercise.

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Of Mice and Muscles

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Penn has a long history of muscle research, much of which is relevant to Olympic-level athletes and their abilities. As the Rio Olympic Games approach, many armchair spectators of the Games may be wondering: How do those athletes endure their grueling runs, swims, and rides?

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Health & Medicine at the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics: Penn Medicine Experts Available for Comment

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Non-Profit Provides Free Sports Physicals and Reveals High Rates of Obesity and High Blood Pressure in Student Athletes

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Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University found similar rates of obesity and high blood pressure readings in student-athletes as would be expected in the general adolescent population, which may suggest that participation in athletics does not protect against these conditions. They published their findings in The Journal of Pediatrics.

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Women Dominate NBC’s Rio Olympics Primetime Coverage

New study finds NBC’s primetime telecast of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics shows women athletes 58.5 percent of the time and men athletes 41.5 percent of the time.

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Evidence Shows Cupping Works: Shouldn't Western Doctors Be More Open to Telling Patients to Try Chinese and Other Drug-Free Therapies to Treat Pain?

Cupping has been portrayed as a "pseudoscience." Two UCLA MDs who are also experts in Chinese medicine say there's evidence that it can reduce pain and promote healing. They urge the medical establishment to be more open-minded to drug-free solutions to pain

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Quagmire of Politics, Power, Science, Individual Agendas, and History

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UMToday reached out to the Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, Douglas Brown, for his take on the 2016 Rio Olympics for an op-ed piece.

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The Ontario Hockey League Alumni Association Is Joining the Fight to Conquer Cancer

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The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation is thrilled to announce the Ontario Hockey League Alumni Association (OHLAA) will be supporting this year’s Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer event.

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@ARod Retirement Could Benefit #Yankees, Says @UDelaware Biz Professor. Star's Selfish Behavior Created Dysfunction. #MLB

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Olympics, Aging

Age Is Just a Number! 43 Year Old Wins Third Olympic Gold Medal. Experts Discuss Impact of Aging on Performance

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sports nutrition, Bret Goodpaster, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Metabolism, Olympics, Performance

Olympic Gold: Sports Nutrition Advice to Achieve Your Personal Best @Sbpdiscovery

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Olympics and International Diplomacy: The Power of Sports on Diplomacy, Diplomatic Expert







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