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Motion analysis helps soccer players get their kicks

New York, 9 July 2009 As soccer continues to grow in popularity, injuries to soccer players are likely to increase as well. Certain injuries fall into gender-based patterns and new research at Hospital for Special Surgery suggests some underlying causes that could help lead to better treatment, o...

Minor league hockey players unable to identify concussion symptoms, study says

TORONTO, Ont., May 28, 2009 When Chicago Blackhawk's leading scorer Martin Havlat returned to the ice for game four of the Western Conference Final after sustaining a concussion only two days earlier, questions were raised surrounding his swift return. According to a new study by St. Michael's Ho...

NFL Players Not at Increased Heart Risk

Study finds they showed no more signs of cardiovascular trouble than general male population TUESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- Those refrigerator-sized National Football League players you see on television every Sunday aren't at any higher risk of cardiovascular problems than the g...

Professional Football Players Mothers' Association Teams Up with Go Red For Women(R) to Beat the No. 1 Killer of Women

NFL Moms Wilma McNabb and Gladys Bettis to Tackle Heart Disease in Women at the 2009 NFL Draft DALLAS, April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Go Red For Women(R) is heading to the 2009 NFL Draft to announce its new partnership with the Professional Football Players Mothers' Association (PFPMA). ...

Wanted - Past Players of Dr. Deming - Red Bead Experiment

For over a decade starting in 1982, Dr. W. Edwards Deming performed his famous Red Bead Experiment demonstrations in his seminars worldwide. There must now be hundreds of thousands of people that have either directly experienced or have observed the Red Bead Experiment somewhere in the world. As ...

1 in 10 Ex-NFL Players Used Steroids, Poll Reports

Finding comes from confidential survey in research that highlights drugs' damage to long-term health FRIDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 1 in 10 retired National Football League players polled in a confidential survey said they had used now-banned anabolic steroids while still p...

100 NFL Legends Coming Together in Tampa During Super Bowl Week to Raise Awareness and Funds for Retired Players in Crisis

Unprecedented group available to radio, TV, online, and print media; Mike Ditka, Frank Gifford, Michael Irvin, Tony Dorsett, Steve Largent, Rocky Bleier, Conrad Dobler, Thurman Thomas, Jack Youngblood, Eric Dickerson, Deacon Jones, Andre Reed, Tony Dorsett, Mercury Morris and many others to be av...

Game, Not Gore, Keeps Video Players Playing

Deeper satisfaction trumps violent content among gamers, study finds FRIDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- It's the challenge of a video game, not the violence or gore it depicts, that keeps players playing, a new study says. Bloodiness, in fact, actually detracts from a game's "fu...

Study Shows Fish Oils Dramatically Improve Cholesterol Levels in Professional Football Players

Researchers have firmly established that supplementing a diet with fish oil can improve health and cholesterol levels, however, new research published in the inaugural edition of Sports Health: An Multidisciplinary Approach highlights the effects of the omega fish oil on professional athletes. ...

NFL Active Players and Mike Ditka to Hold Press Conference

Active players, Mike Ditka and NFL Legends, to announce initiative to support retired players in crisis on Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. CST in Minneapolis, MN. Minnesota, MN (PRWEB) December 8, 2008 -- A group of current NFL players will come forward to anno...

Warriors Unite: Mike Ditka & the Gridiron Greats Form Partnership to Assist Retired NFL Players & U.S. Military Special Operations Personnel

Super Bowl Week Kick Initiative with over 100 NFL Legends Announced TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Mike Ditka's Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund (GGAF) today announced an unprecedented humanitarian initiative to assist retired NFL Players in dire need while simultaneously supporting U.S...

Retired NFL Players Don't Face Greater Heart Risk

Keeping physically active may help to tackle health threats, study says TUESDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Despite their large body size, former professional football players aren't at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a study that looked at 201 retired NFL play...

Chicago Bears Players Visit Hospitalized Veterans

CHICAGO, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Players for the NFL's Chicago Bears will visit hospitalized veterans on Veterans Day Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the North Chicago VA medical center, as part of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Celebrity Entertainment Program. Bears fullback Jason McK...

Top 25 Nationwide Tour Players Earn PGA TOUR Cards for 2009 Season

Transitions Optical Hosts Signature Toast to Congratulate Players MCKINNEY, Texas, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-five Nationwide Tour players were awarded 2009 PGA TOUR cards last night following the Nationwide Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch. Transitions Optical, Inc., the PGA TOUR...

Slogan Contest Educates Young Baseball Players About the Dangers of Tobacco Use

Nine-year-old Contestant Wins Trip to Little League Baseball World Series CHICAGO, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Spit Tobacco Education Program (NSTEP) announced the winner of its annual slogan contest today, and encouraged young baseball players to talk to their coaches and parents abou...

Gatorade and NFL Launch Third Annual Beat the Heat Campaign to Educate Youth Football Players and Coaches About Heat-Related Illnesses

All 32 NFL Teams to Participate in Safety Campaign to Help Boost Awareness and Raise Charitable Funds CHICAGO, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- As teams around the National Football League (NFL) and schools across the country prepare for two-a-day preseason practices, The Gatorade C...

UNC report: Heat-related deaths in high school football players dip, but all are preventable

CHAPEL HILL You could say two is a small number. But that's still two too many for Frederick O. Mueller, Ph.D., professor of exercise and sports science in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The figure represents the number of reported cases...

American Academy of Dermatology, Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball Players Association Play Sun Smart(TM) to Strike Out Skin Cancer

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) are teaming up with the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) this summer through the Play Sun Smart(TM) program to educate players and fans about skin cancer. Th...

Tennis Players Ace Perception of Speed, Motion

But outside their game, they see pretty much like everyone else, study finds THURSDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Tennis players are often faster and more accurate at spotting moving tennis balls on the court, but not necessarily at spotting a cat running across the road while they ar...

Batted Balls Threaten High School Baseball Players

High school athletes should wear head protection, study says THURSDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Most high school baseball players should wear headgear on the field to protect them from injuries from batted balls, a new study suggests. At the very least, players should consider we...

Injuries to high school baseball players becoming more serious

Although the overall rate of high school baseball-related injuries has decreased within the last 10 years, the severity of injuries that occur has increased, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) of The Research Institute at Nationwid...

Data-handling technique finds genes to be team players in curbing brain cancer cell growth

BOSTON--The search for cancer genes is increasingly a matter of molecular To Tell the Truth, as scientists seek to distinguish genes actually involved in the disease from those that are imposters. Powerful gene-scanning technology often reveals hundreds or thousands of genetic irregularities in tu...

Increased Heart Risk Seen for Retired NFL Players

Screening should begin in high school, researchers say SUNDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- Retired National Football League players have an increased risk of heart problems, say researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. They added that screening for cardiovascular conditions among...

Mayo Clinic finds retired NFL players at increased risk for heart problems

CHICAGO -- Screening for cardiovascular problems in elite-level football players should begin in high school and continue throughout the lives of college and professional players. Mayo Clinic physicians based that conclusion on the results of their new study of the cardiovascular health of 233 ret...

Lenny Dykstra, Founder & President of The Players Club, to Keynote the 2008 Financial Communications Forum

Former Mets and Phillies All-Star will speak to the launch and specific targeting of his new magazine for high net worth professional athletes BOSTON, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Insight Forums, LLC today announced that Lenny Dykstra, founder and president of The Players Club, will deliver the ...

Chicago Bears Players Visit Hospitalized Veterans

CHICAGO, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- Players for the NFL's Chicago Bears will visit hospitalized veterans Tuesday, November 6, 2007, at the North Chicago VA medical center, as part of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Celebrity Entertainment Program. Players are scheduled to visit ...

Over one-third of former American football players had sexual relations with men, study says

A study of former high-school American Football players has found that more than a third said they had had sexual relations with other men. In his study of homosexuality among sportsmen in the US, sociologist Dr Eric Anderson found that 19 in a sample of 47 had taken part in acts intended to s...

Houston Texans Star Players Ahman Green and Matt Schaub Help Easter Seals, Avondale House and Local Families 'Tackle Autism'

HOUSTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Two professional football players, running back Ahman Green and quarterback Matt Schaub, will announce during a press conference scheduled for Tuesday, September 11, 2007 that they are teaming with Easter Seals and Avondale House to launch the new Houston Tackl...

New Study Shows Fish Oil Improves Cholesterol Levels in Professional Football Players

WATSONVILLE, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Fish oil given to professional football players has proven to be effective for improving cholesterol levels, according to a study published in the January/February 2009 issue of Sports Health, A Multidisciplinary Approach . The patented fish oil...

Investors who 'gamble' in the stock market have same characteristics as lottery players

AUSTIN, TexasThe socioeconomic characteristics of people who play state lotteries are similar to investors who pick stocks with a lottery qualityhigh risk with a small potential for high return, and just like the lottery, returns on average are lower for those who invest this way in the stock mark...

Football Can Shrink Players

Spinal compression, equipment weight makes for temporary height loss, study says FRIDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Repetitive blocking and the weight of helmets and pads may compress the spine enough to result in a temporary loss of height for some football players, a new study finds....

Elbow, Shoulder Injuries Take Heavy Toll on Pro Baseball Players

The majority never return to their pre-injury level, study finds,,,, SATURDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Sometimes it doesn't take three strikes to get out in baseball. A new study found that just one injury severe enough to require surgery kept more than half of those injured playe...

Comeback to a pre-injury level disappointing for professional baseball players

SAN FRANCISCO Only 45 percent of baseball players were able to return to the game at the same or higher level after shoulder or elbow surgery, according to new research released today during the 2008 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Specialty Day at The Moscone Center. In an ...

Comeback to a Pre-Injury Level After Elbow or Shoulder Surgery Disappointing for Pro Baseball Players

New research found only 45 percent of players return to same or higher level of play SAN FRANCISCO, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Only 45 percent of baseball players were able to return to the game at the same or higher level after shoulder or elbow surgery, according to...

Legislative and Regulatory Outlook - 2009 and Beyond for Pharma, Biotech Players

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, more than ever before, pharmaceutical sales and marketing executives are facing challenges from all sides. Internally, the pressure to fill pipelines, demands for more R&D results, and competition from generics demand new outcomes from pharmaceutical ma...

GPS-like technology helps pinpoint best methods for moving injured players

The 15 minutes it took to remove Buffalo Bills player Kevin Everett off the field after he suffered a spinal cord injury may seem like a long time for someone needing acute medical care, but in fact, those minutes underscore how critical it is to carefully move a player with a suspected spinal co...

Philadelphia Flyers to Use VivoChampionTrainer(TM) System to Condition and Strengthen Players

VOORHEES, N.J., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- VivoMetrics(R) Inc. and the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League today announced that the Flyers have incorporated the VivoChampionTrainer System into the team's training regimen for the 2007-2008 season. The team highlighted its use of the...

Soccer Players Face Groin Injuries

According to new research released today at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine at the Telus Convention Center ,Professional soccer players who participated in a special preseason groin injury prevention program had fewer groin injuries during that subseq...

Intensive Training of Young Tennis Players Causes Spinal Damage

The intensive training given to young elite tennis players damages their spines, shows research published ahead of print in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of young elite tennis players with no symptoms of pain showed a variety of spinal abnor...

Innovative Education Scheme Sees Fewer Rugby Players Suffering Spinal Injuries

A scheme educating coaches and referees in the dangers of the rugby scrum could be a key reason for a reduction in the number of spinal injuries suffered by rugby players, says a researcher writing in this weeks BMJ. Spinal cord injuries, although rare, are a major cause of permanently di...
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