- 5 Ways To Feel The Burn This Winter 5 Ways To Feel The Burn This Winter
Are you stuck in a winter fitness rut? You probably aren't the only one. Every year I see the local health clubs fill with bored treadmill runners, distracted elliptical users, and plenty of people just going through the motions of exercis [...]
- Best Fitness Gift Ideas Best Fitness Gift Ideas
Athletes can be a bit picky when it comes to their clothing, gear and fitness equipment, but there are a few great gifts that everyone who exercises will love. If you are still searching for a great gift for the active pe [...]
- How To Keep Fit During the Holidays How To Keep Fit During the Holidays
Holiday schedules can wipe out all the fitness gains you've worked hard to achieve. It may not be reasonable to expect that you are going to maintain a tough training schedule during December festivities, but that doesn't mean you should to [...]
- Christmas Gift Ideas for Athletes Christmas Gift Ideas for Athletes
There is still time to get the perfect holiday gift for the athletes and exercisers on your list. Here are some of the most popular products that meet any budget. Top Fitness Gift Ideas - Lower Budgets...Read Full Post
- Don't Try This At Home Don't Try This At Home
Not all exercises are beneficial for every athlete. It's important to tailor your exercise to fit your goals, as well as your fitness level. And even the best athletes can have some pretty bad exercise habits that, over time, can lead [...]
Med Page Today
- AAN: More Proof of Effects of Pro Fighting on Brain AAN: More Proof of Effects of Pro Fighting on Brain
SAN DIEGO -- The volumes of important regions of the brain and the functional connections between them were decreased in amateur and professional fighters with the most experience, MRI scans showed.
- AAN: Treat Concussed Athletes Individually AAN: Treat Concussed Athletes Individually
SAN DIEGO -- Although athletes with suspected concussions should be benched immediately, their return to play may be handled flexibly according to symptoms and risk of further injury, a new guideline indicated.
- Metal Ions Point to MoM Hip Failure Metal Ions Point to MoM Hip Failure
Cobalt ion levels in blood were significantly higher in patients later needing revision of two types of metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacement, supporting proposals to use metal ion testing for screening.
- Hip Implants More Likely to Fail in Women Hip Implants More Likely to Fail in Women
Failure rates for hip implants were 29% higher for women than men in a large U.S. registry study after controlling for a variety of factors including device type, researchers said.
- Price Shopping Hit or Miss for Hip Surgery Price Shopping Hit or Miss for Hip Surgery
Most hospitals asked to provide the total price for hip replacement were unable to do so, although it was usually possible to gauge the cost by also contacting orthopedic surgeons separately.
Medical News Today
- Evidence-based recommendations for platelet-rich plasma Evidence-based recommendations for platelet-rich plasma
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has grabbed headlines in recent years for its role in helping some of sports' biggest stars return to play following injury - including golfer Tiger Woods, Super Bowl winner Hines Ward and NBA legend Kobe Bryant.
- Breast cancer: older survivors benefit from exercise programs Breast cancer: older survivors benefit from exercise programs
New research suggests that breast cancer survivors of an older age should follow ongoing exercise programs involving resistance and impact training to build and maintain muscle strength and bone density. This is according to a follow-up stu [...]
- Athletes experience fewer concussions at higher elevations Athletes experience fewer concussions at higher elevations
A new study shows that high school athletes playing at higher altitudes suffer fewer concussions than those closer to sea-level, a phenomenon attributed to physiological changes in the brain causing it to fit more tightly in the skull.
- Type 2 diabetics 'have better glucose control' with exercise game Type 2 diabetics 'have better glucose control' with exercise game
Exercise video games are used by many people worldwide to adopt a regular exercise routine, help with weight loss or to simply play with friends. But new research suggests the popular games could help people with type 2 diabetes to improve [...]
- Five healthy behaviors lower dementia risk, study shows Five healthy behaviors lower dementia risk, study shows
A 35-year study from the UK cites five lifestyle behaviors that have been shown to reduce the risk of cognitive decline, and researchers say these healthy habits are more beneficial than medical treatments or preventative procedures.The stu [...]
- University of Colorado medical school professor uncovers variant of NKH University of Colorado medical school professor uncovers variant of NKH
People from around the country and the world turn to Johan Van Hove, MD, PhD, for advice on a rare metabolic disease known as NKH, which can disrupt the body in devastating and even deadly ways. Now, Van Hove, a University of Colorado medic [...]
- Boys who grow up in two-parent homes less likely to have high blood pressure as adults Boys who grow up in two-parent homes less likely to have high blood pressure as adults
In a study of African-American men, researchers from the National Institutes of Health found that boys who grew up in two-parent homes were less likely to have high blood pressure as adults compared to those raised by a single parent. Repor [...]
- Airway alterations present even in young smokers without COPD Airway alterations present even in young smokers without COPD
A study has found functional and inflammatory changes in the nasal and lower airways of young, healthy smokers in the absence of pulmonary function decline.
- Marker for inflammatory bowel disease linked to bipolar disorder Marker for inflammatory bowel disease linked to bipolar disorder
Researchers have found evidence that the gastrointestinal tract plays a role in the inflammatory pathology of bipolar disorder, suggesting the need to consider dietary modification and anti-inflammatory treatment for some patients.
- Adolescent brain remodeling goes awry in schizophrenia Adolescent brain remodeling goes awry in schizophrenia
A crucial reorganization process that occurs in the adolescent brain may be disturbed in those who go on to develop schizophrenia, a study suggests.
- Children with ACL injuries require special treatment Children with ACL injuries require special treatment
Until a child's bones have fully matured (in girls, typically by age 14; in boys, age 16), an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament -- the primary, stabilizing ligament of the knee joint -- requires special consideration, treatment and c [...]
- Optimized custom-made ski sledges Optimized custom-made ski sledges
At the 2014 Winter Paralympics, competitors will line up wearing optimized sit skis that are adapted to their individual needs.
- Study identifies skiers who can be successfully treated without surgery after an ACL tear Study identifies skiers who can be successfully treated without surgery after an ACL tear
Roughly a quarter of recreational skiers who tear their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) while hitting the slopes can be successfully treated without surgery, according to a new study.
- Steroids help reverse rapid bone loss tied to rib fractures Steroids help reverse rapid bone loss tied to rib fractures
A series of studies found that steroid drugs, known for inducing bone loss with prolonged use, actually help suppress a molecule that’s key to the rapid bone loss process.
- Water tubing-related injuries up 250 percent Water tubing-related injuries up 250 percent
Water tubing, a recreational activity in which participants ride an inner tube which is pulled behind a boat by a tow rope, has grown in popularity in recent years. Unfortunately, the number of injuries related to this activity has also inc [...]
Sports Medicine Australia
- 2014 SMA NSW Sports Trainer Conference – Registrations are now open! 2014 SMA NSW Sports Trainer Conference – Registrations are now open!
Dive in to the next season of sport with SMA NSW at our annual Sports Trainer Conference. Set for Saturday February 22nd at the Novotel Northbeach
- Christmas Closure Christmas Closure
Our office will be closed from 4pm Friday 20th December and will reopen on Thursday the 2nd of January. All emails and messages will be attended to after this date. SMA NT Branch wishes
- Men in regional areas not as healthy as their city counterparts. Men in regional areas not as healthy as their city counterparts.
Australian men who live and work in regional areas experience higher prevalence of being overweight and obese, and are more prone to cardiovascular diseases than those in major cities. They
- Home Ground Advantage Home Ground Advantage
Memo to A league soccer supporters, no matter how good your songs are, or how loud you cheer, you have little influence over the outcome of a game. A new
- 2014 Course Calendars 2014 Course Calendars
The 2014 Course Calendars are now available below are the links to each region. Brisbane Region Bundaberg Region Cairns Region Gold Coast Region Ipswich Region Mackay Region Rockhampton Region Sunshine