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Medical experts: Safety starts with proper technique, fundamentals

Joe Frollo Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:03am

Developing fundamentals and learning proper mechanics dramatically reduces the chances for injury, according to a pair of medical experts who work with NFL and college football players.

These are critical ingredients for a better, safer sports experience and too often overlooked in current news stories that discuss football injuries, including concussion, said Dr. Patrick Kersey of Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Sports Medicine and Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz of the University of North Carolina Concussion Research Center.

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As American as apple pie

Joe Frollo Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:31am

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet.

Anyone over the age of 40 probably still has that 1970s jingle burned on their brains.

The commercial flooded the airwaves in the years leading up to America’s bicentennial, evoking patriotism and family – and, of course, selling cars.

Times have changed, and as we celebrate the United States’ 237th birthday today, any list of American popular culture has to start with a change at the top.


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Hydration strategies for spring competition

Amy Mills Tue, 06/02/2015 - 11:31am

As warm weather approaches, football players and coaches are starting to pull out the helmets, shoulder pads, blocking shields and lesson plans for spring workouts.

One key to a good football practice is proper hydration.

Throughout training – including before, during and after – players and coaches both must focus on maintaining adequate hydration levels. Drinking plenty of fluids and staying well-hydrated benefits onfield performance while reducing the risk of heat stress or illness.