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Topic: Exercise: Football

9/25/2015

 

Expert Tips for Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries
Children need breaks from playing to avoid overuse injuries, orthopedic surgeon says

9/14/2015

 

Football Fans May Overestimate Chances of Favorite NFL Team
Study finds followers, dedicated sports reporters have 'optimism bias'

8/21/2015

 

Preteen Football Tied to Brain Changes in Retired NFL Players: Study
Repeated blows to the head in youth may cause structural disruptions, researcher says

8/21/2015

 

College Football Players Score More Injuries at Exam Time
Added stress contributes to risks, researcher says

5/18/2015

 

Serious Concussions Linked to Memory Problems in Retired NFL Players
Study found those who had lost consciousness during football career were more likely to show brain damage

5/4/2015

 

Many Young Football Players Get Concussions at Practice, Study Says
Limiting player-to-player contact may reduce risk of head trauma, experts say

3/20/2015

 

For Safety's Sake: A Young Star Player Quits Pro Football...
... As many re-examine the health risks posed by America's favorite sport

2/25/2015

 

Safety Add-Ons for Football Helmets May Not Cut Concussion Risk
Crash dummy testing found extra padding, strips and treatments didn't make much difference on impact

1/28/2015

 

Study Suggests Early Start to Football May Pose Brain Risks
Former pros who played before age of 11 showed greater deficits in memory and thinking skills

1/27/2015

 

Concussions Linked to Memory Loss in Study of Retired NFL Players
Researchers found differences and evidence of damage in areas of brain related to recall

1/24/2015

 

Looking to Boost Your Exercise Level? Here Are Some Helpful Tips
Start slowly and allow for time to rest and recover, trainers recommend

1/9/2015

 

Middle School Football Doesn't Seem to Cause Short-Term Brain Damage: Study
Small review found hits to head occurred less often than for older players; one doctor has some concerns

12/8/2014

 

Some NFL Players Use Unproven Stem Cell Therapies: Report
New treatments may not work, or may have unknown risks, expert says

12/8/2014

 

Hard Hit to Chest Triggered Irregular Heartbeat in Teen Football Player
But case report notes 16-year-old's heart returned to normal in three days after rare occurrence

12/1/2014

 

High School Football Tied to Brain Changes, Even Without Concussion
Small study suggests that blows to the head in a typical season might alter brain

11/25/2014

 

Parents Need to Take Lead on Teen Concussion Prevention
Expert advises protective gear, and baseline concussion testing for athletes

11/1/2014

 

High School Football Players Aren't Well-Educated About Concussion
Young athletes may not understand possible consequences, study shows

10/9/2014

 

Contact Sports Boost Spread of 'Superbug' Germs, Study Says
College athletes advised to practice good hygiene, and to stop sharing towels, razors

9/27/2014

 

Avoid the Fall Sports Injury Trap
Most common injuries come from overuse, experts say

9/18/2014

 

Scientists Studying Sickle Cell Trait
Condition has killed 9 collegiate football players since 2000, researchers say

8/28/2014

 

Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows
Expert and researcher say the findings highlight need for slow return to playing field

8/4/2014

 

Abuse of Prescription Painkillers on the Rise Among High School Athletes: Survey
Teen football players use the most illegal drugs, research shows

7/10/2014

 

Shoulder Surgery Gets NFL Players Back in the Game
About 90 percent return to play after stabilizing procedure, study finds

7/9/2014

 

Doctors Need to Protect Athletes From Concussion Risk: Neurologists
They should educate, clear players to return to field only when ready, statement says

6/27/2014

 

For Heat Stroke Victims, Cool First, Then Transport
New guidelines stress the importance of immediate cooling for athletes

6/27/2014

 

Winning Attitude on the Field Translates to Career Success
Former high school athletes seen as having more self-confidence and leadership abilities, study finds

6/25/2014

 

Former NFL Players May Be Plagued With Chronic Headaches
Study finds ex-NFL members average 19 days of headaches a month; past concussions a likely cause, expert says

5/13/2014

 

Smaller Brain Volume Seen in College Football Players in Study
Area related to memory, emotion was even smaller in players with history of concussions, researchers note

4/28/2014

 

No Link Found Between Playing Football in Hot Weather, Concussion Risk
But it's possible that dehydration may play a role, suggest authors of 5-year study on NCAA athletes

4/17/2014

 

Off Season May Not Be Long Enough to Recover From Football 'Hits'
Study found some players still showed brain changes 6 months after season had ended

4/8/2014

 

Just One Season of Hits in High School Football May Alter Brain: Study
Players did not have concussions, still showed changes in white matter

4/2/2014

 

College Football Players Have Stiffer Arteries, Study Finds
But it's unclear what that means for later heart health, researchers say

3/15/2014

 

Knee Surgery May Put Kids at Higher Risk for Future Arthritis
Small study followed up on young people who underwent procedure to repair torn ligament

3/15/2014

 

Knee Ligament Tears Don't Permanently Sideline Most College Football Players
Study of NCAA Division I athletes found majority returned to playing field

3/5/2014

 

For Many College Athletes, the Payoff Is Lifelong Disabilities: Study
They were more likely to have physical and emotional problems later in life than non-athletes, researchers found

2/26/2014

 

Quick Vision Test May Help Spot Concussions on Sidelines
Combined with two other simple screenings, all cases of head injury were caught, researchers report

2/17/2014

 

Football Helmets Not Much Protection Against Hits to Side of the Head: Study
Only reduced chances of brain injury by 20 percent in crash test dummy trial

2/14/2014

 

Can High Altitudes Protect Football Players From Concussions?
Study found NFLers were a third less likely to suffer head injuries during high-altitude games

2/3/2014

 

January 2014 Briefing - Pain Management

1/24/2014

 

Shoulders Take a Pounding in High School Football
Wrestling was distant second in large study of interscholastic sports

1/8/2014

 

Just 1 in 4 U.S. Teens Gets Enough Exercise: Report
Boys slightly more likely than girls to meet hour-a-day recommendation

1/2/2014

 

December 2013 Briefing - Pain Management

12/11/2013

 

Head Impact Affects Diffusivity Measures, Without Concussion
For college football, ice hockey players, head impact tied to white diffusion measures, cognition

12/10/2013

 

Higher Altitude May Lower Sports Concussion Risk, Study Suggests
Review of high school athletes found 30 percent reduced rates of injury at elevations of 600 feet and up

12/6/2013

 

Evening East-West NFL Matchups Put One Team at Disadvantage: Study
Games played after 8 p.m. may favor biological clocks of Pacific time players

12/2/2013

 

November 2013 Briefing - Pain Management

11/28/2013

 

Safety Tips for Holiday Football Games
Don't let injuries sideline you during Thanksgiving pick-up games

11/14/2013

 

Even Football Heroes Can Be Laid Low by Depression
Colleges need to ensure that mental-health issues are identified and addressed, athletic trainers say

11/13/2013

 

Time of Month May Affect Women's Concussion Recovery
Small study found those injured during 2 weeks before menstrual period healed more slowly

11/7/2013

 

New Ligament Discovered in Human Knee
Surgeons say their findings on 'anterolateral' ligament may advance treatment of athletic injuries

11/1/2013

 

October 2013 Briefing - Pain Management

10/29/2013

 

AAP: Helmet Brand Doesn't Impact Sport-Tied Concussion
For high school football players, no drop in concussion by type of helmet, mouth guard

10/28/2013

 

There Is No Safer Football Helmet for Kids: Study
Researchers compared high-tech helmets to standard gear for concussion protection

10/1/2013

 

September 2013 Briefing - Pain Management

9/12/2013

 

College Football Players Seem to Grow Bigger and Stronger, But Not Faster
Study of NCAA athletes found speed, jumping power changed little over 4-year careers

9/2/2013

 

August 2013 Briefing - Pain Management

8/21/2013

 

Brain-Damaged Athletes May Show Mood or Thinking Impairments First
Study adds to understanding of chronic traumatic encephalopathy

8/9/2013

 

Quarterback's Death, NFL Study Split Over Brain Disorder
Autopsy shows former Michigan college player had CTE; Loyola study finds no evidence that NFL players are at greater risk

8/1/2013

 

July 2013 Briefing - Pain Management

7/30/2013

 

College Football Players May Be at Risk for Hypertension
Playing American-style football is linked to significant increases in blood pressure

7/29/2013

 

College Football Players May Be At Risk of High Blood Pressure
Study found 14 percent of freshman linemen had hypertension at the end of one season

7/15/2013

 

Concussion Prevention: Pass on Pricey Football Helmets, Study Suggests
Rule changes are what's needed to protect young athletes, expert says

7/15/2013

 

AOSSM: Helmet Brand Not Tied to Concussion Risk in Football
Generic, school-provided mouth guards associated with lower risk of concussion

7/6/2013

 

Baseballs, Softballs Often to Blame for Kids' Facial Fractures
Errant catches can lead to serious trauma, study found

7/1/2013

 

June 2013 Briefing - Pain Management

6/25/2013

 

ADHD May Be Tied to Longer-Lasting Head Injury, Study Says
Author says contact sports should be avoided; another expert disagrees

6/6/2013

 

Football Concussion Risk Highest During Games, Not Practice: Study
Young players may not be learning proper tackling techniques, one expert says

6/3/2013

 

May 2013 Briefing - Pain Management

5/6/2013

 

High School Football Players Often Not Deterred by Head Injury
Knowing dangers of concussion not enough to keep many teens on sidelines, survey finds

5/1/2013

 

April 2013 Briefing - Pain Management

4/20/2013

 

Young Athletes Urged to Use Face-Protecting Gear
Mouth guards, helmets and face shields can save teeth and more, experts say

4/19/2013

 

Focus on One Sport Raises Young Athletes' Injury Risk: Study
Kids should not spend more hours than their age training for a sport each week, researchers say

3/19/2013

 

Fewer Kids Getting Hurt in Most Sports, Study Finds
However, football and soccer injuries have risen over past decade

3/18/2013

 

New Guidelines Raise Safety Bar on Concussions
If head trauma is suspected, health care professional should determine it is safe to return to play, recommendations say

3/11/2013

 

Health Tip: Teach Kids to Prevent Overuse Injuries
Encourage safety during sports

3/7/2013

 

Health Tip: Invest in Protective Eyewear for Sports
Make sure they fit and work properly

3/6/2013

 

Football Injuries May Trigger Harmful Immune System Response
Study finds that even blows that don't cause concussions could lead to later problems

3/1/2013

 

February 2013 Briefing - Pain Management

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