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Positives and Negatives of Student-Athletes using Social Media

Social media has become a widely used tool to communicate information from one source to another. Social media technologies, such as Twitter and Facebook...

Mayo Clinic and King-Devick Test Under Agreement For Sideline Concussion Testing

In 2011, Dr. Steve Devick, developer of the King-Devick Test, came to the United States Sports Academy to give a seminar on sport-related concussions....

2014 US Outdoor Track and Field Championships

The US Outdoor Track and Field Championships is set to start June 25, 2014 in Sacramento, CA. This has been much of a down...

United States Sports Academy Tackling Concussions in Southern Alabama Community

Sport-related concussions are receiving a significant amount of attention in professional sports and have become one of the main topics of discussion in sports...

Scale Back Alabama a Success Story at the Academy

The seventh annual Scale Back Alabama contest—a 10-week competition that encourages Alabama citizens to lose weight and improve their overall health—recently came to an...

Sport Concussion: Going from Bad to Worse

Once looked upon as an underestimated and often ignored injury, sport-related concussion has taken sports media by storm. Reports of athletes suffering from long-term...

Student Athletes and Their Reactions to Sustaining a Concussion

It is normal behavior for student-athletes to express frustration and anger when they are unable to compete due to a concussion. This behavior is...

Communication is Key to Managing Sport-Related Concussions

A concussion is an injury to the most complex part of the human body that is best served by clinical experience and best treated...

Who Should Anchor in London: Gatlin or Gay?

The United States should have an excellent 4x100-meter relay team at the 2012 London Olympics. Six of the athletes who competed in the finals...

Getting an Edge: Body Composition Science for Track and Field Athletes

Understanding body composition is an important element in any athletes’ training regimen—especially in the case of track and field athletes. Being that a variety...

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