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USA to Host 2015 World Medical Football Championships

A squad of U.S. physicians – as passionate about soccer as they are about improving health – are training intensively as they prepare to...

NIH Math Model Predicts Effects of Diet, Physical Activity on Childhood Weight

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have created and confirmed the accuracy of a mathematical model that predicts how weight and body fat...

One NFL Player’s Saga of Playing with Pain

Jason Taylor retired after the 2011 season as a defensive end and outside linebacker for the Miami Dolphins. Taylor is an almost certain first...

Celebrate ‘Exercise is Medicine’ Month

Exercise is Medicine Month began May 1! Observed in conjunction with National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, communities throughout the United States will hold activities...

Physical Literacy: The Holy Grail of Health and Wellness

The obesity crisis, which we hear about on an almost daily basis, is challenging our country in ways not seen before. It’s feared that...

Team Physicians Critical to Athlete Care, Team Success

Athletes of all levels —from youth leagues to professional — benefit from the expert care offered by a team physician. According to the team...

It’s Time to KO Concussions

Editor’s Note.  This is one in a series of articles posted on The Sport Digest blog in recent weeks.  The Digest will continue to...

Disease Caused by Repeat Brain Trauma in Athletes May Affect Memory, Mood, Behavior

New research suggests that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain disease associated with repeat brain trauma including concussions in athletes, may affect people in...

IOC holds talks with International Federations in bid to address Rio 2016 concerns

A meeting has taken place in Lausanne between all 28 summer International Federations (IFs), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Rio 2016 in a...

New Mental Health Recommendations Made for Student-Athletes

Will Heininger suffered in silence. The 2011 Michigan graduate was a defensive tackle on the school’s football team and a four-time Academic All-Big Ten winner....

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