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2012-03-14 08:00:00

The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society offers injury prevention advice ROSEMONT, Ill., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sports enthusiasts will be glued to the NCAA basketball playoffs this month, rooting for their alma mater or favorite college team. For many children and teens March madness coverage inspires them to excel. However, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 3.5 million children and teens get hurt annually playing organized...

2012-03-13 14:21:00

ROSEMONT, Ill., March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Below are highlights of new research articles appearing in the March 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), as well as the full table of contents. Each news highlight, and listed title in the table of contents, includes a link to the study abstract. March 2012 JAAOS News Highlights Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) Provides Lessons in Treatment and CareThe Spine Patient Outcomes...

2012-03-06 11:30:10

Vitamin D may be associated with a lower risk of developing stress fractures in preadolescent and adolescent girls, especially among those very active in high-impact activities, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Stress fractures, a relatively common sports-related injury, occur when stresses on a bone exceed its capacity to withstand and heal from those forces. But while consumption of...

2012-02-15 06:41:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- In the U.S alone there are nearly 1.5 million female youth soccer players.  Studies show how much of an increased risk of injuries and health issues these females have from playing soccer. New research found that female soccer players, elite youth soccer athletes (club level or higher) face an increased risk for delayed or irregular menstruation, unrelated to their diet. It was also found that female soccer players are more likely to suffer a stress fracture or...

2012-02-14 11:10:02

Physical exercise in the early twenties improves bone development and may reduce the risk of fractures later in life, reveals a study of more than 800 Swedish men carried out at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The strength of our bones is determined early in life. The more bone mass we put on when young, the smaller the risk of fractures as we grow older. Previous research has shown that exercise before and during puberty is particularly important for bone...

2012-02-07 11:30:00

Regular warm-up exercises can significantly decrease ACL injury risk SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the U.S., there are nearly three million youth soccer players, and half of them are female. New research presented today at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that despite reporting appropriate body perception and attitudes toward eating, elite youth soccer athletes (club level or higher) face an increased risk...

2011-09-27 12:01:15

Kaiser Permanente study finds that the hip fracture--not just poor health--increases risk of early death Women ages 65-69 who break a hip are five times more likely to die within a year than women of the same age who don't break a hip, according to a Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research study funded by the National Institutes of Health and published online today in the Archives of Internal Medicine. This paper breaks down death risk by age group. In addition to the finding for...

2011-06-11 00:00:30

The Endurance Paradox: Bone Health for the Endurance Athlete is a new book that explains how athletes can balance endurance exercise and bone health so they can arrive at the start line healthy. Thomas Whipple and Robert Eckhardt provide holistic, simple and effective workout and nutritional strategies in this essential guide for endurance athletes, fitness enthusiasts, coaches and exercise physiologists. State College, PA (PRWEB) June 10, 2011 A new book explains why endurance athletes do...

2011-05-28 00:00:50

Maryland personal injury lawyer Robert K. Jenner says trendy toning shoes might bring in big profits for manufacturers, but studies show injury risks outweigh purported health benefits. Baltimore, Md (PRWEB) May 27, 2011 Consumer Reports offered important advice earlier this week when the independent, nonprofit publication advised its readers to avoid trendy toning shoes, according to Baltimore defective products attorney Robert K. Jenner. "No less an authority than Consumer Reports has...

2011-04-05 00:23:31

Researchers call for more cross-training, less early sports specialization, and early recognition of fractures Children are urged to participate in sports at younger and younger ages and at greater levels of intensity. While weight-bearing activity is generally thought to increase bone density, a study from Children's Hospital Boston finds that for preadolescent and adolescent girls, too much high-impact activity can lead to stress fractures. If these are detected too late in children and...