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Article ID: 721153

Majority of Baseball Parents Unaware Their Youth Athlete Is Specializing Which Can Lead to a Higher Rate of Injury

National Athletic Trainers' Association

Baseball is an incredibly popular sport in the United States with 13 million-17 million athletes under the age of 18 participating at the club and high school levels. Despite evidence suggesting that sport specialization may be related to the development of overuse injuries and surgeries in youth athletes, youth specialization rates continue to rise in the United States. In this study, 31% of youth athletes self-classified as specialized in baseball, whereas the remaining 69% identified as non-specialized. When re-classified to scientific standards, the reality was that more than 83% of the cohort qualified as specialized and 17% qualified as not specialized.

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22-Oct-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 721076

Journal of Athletic Training Releases Special Thematic Issue Focused on Youth Sport Specialization

National Athletic Trainers' Association

Kicking off National Youth Sport Specialization Awareness Week (third full week in October) the Journal of Athletic Training, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s (NATA) scientific publication, released today a special thematic issue focused on youth sport specialization. Youth sport specialization is intensive year-round participation in a single sport, often at the exclusion of other sports. The themed issue looks at the $15.3 billion youth sports industry1 and this increasingly hot topic as it pertains to general and sports-specific physical health, effects on public health, psychosocial well-being and burnout. The issue also addresses specialization in specific settings, such as club sports.

Released:
21-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 721062

Study suggests why some US football players have higher cardiovascular risk

Massachusetts General Hospital

Research has shown that while elite athletes overall are at decreased risk of death from cardiovascular problems, a certain group of athletes -- football linemen in the United States

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21-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Drug Treats Inflammation Associated With Genetic Heart Disease That Can Be Deadly in Young Athletes

Article ID: 720720

Drug Treats Inflammation Associated With Genetic Heart Disease That Can Be Deadly in Young Athletes

Johns Hopkins Medicine

When young athletes experiences sudden cardiac death as they run down the playing field, it’s usually due to arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM), an inherited heart disease. Now, Johns Hopkins researchers have shed new light on the role of the immune system in the progression of ACM and, in the process, discovered a new drug that might help prevent ACM disease symptoms and progression to heart failure in some patients.

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17-Oct-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 720585

Brain Injury from Concussion May Linger Longer than One Year After Return to Play

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

How long does it take an athlete to recover from a concussion? New research has found an athlete’s brain may still not be fully recovered one year after being allowed to return to play. The study is published in the October 16, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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11-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 720831

National Athletic Trainers’ Association Releases Official Statement of Recommendations to Reduce the Risk of Injury Related to Sport Specialization for Adolescent and Young Athletes

National Athletic Trainers' Association

I n anticipation of National Youth Sports Specialization Awareness Week (third full week in October) the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) released an official statement with health-focused recommendations to reduce the risk of injury due to youth sports specialization.

Released:
16-Oct-2019 12:45 PM EDT

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Article ID: 720832

Expert Panel: Cancer Treatment Plans Should Include Tailored Exercise Prescriptions

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

New guidance from exercise oncology experts recommend systematic use of an “exercise prescription” by health care workers and fitness professionals in designing and delivering exercise programs that aim to lower the risk of developing certain cancers and best meet the needs, preferences and abilities of people with cancer. 17 organizations reviewed the latest scientific evidence and offer recommendations about the benefits of exercise for prevention, treatment, recovery and improved survival.

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16-Oct-2019 8:50 AM EDT
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    16-Oct-2019 7:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 720699

Pioneering oncology researcher leads publication of new exercise prescriptions for cancer prevention, survival

Northern Arizona University

Oncology nurse practitioner Anna Schwartz, a professor at Northern Arizona University, was a leader on the team that reviewed the latest scientific evidence and offered recommendations about the benefits of exercise for prevention, treatment, recovery and improved survival, which were shared this week in three publications.

Released:
14-Oct-2019 12:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720635

Run For The Warriors, Orlando spotlights 10th year of support to wounded service members and their families

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) will host the Run For The Warriors,® Orlando 5K Run/Walk at 6:45 a.m. on Sunday, October 20, at the Orange County Convention Center.

Released:
11-Oct-2019 3:00 PM EDT

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