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.
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.
As more is learned about concussion and its effects, high schools and youth leagues across the United States are adopting return-to-play policies to safely get athletes back on the playing field.
But what about the classroom?
Student-athletes who suffer a concussion need care – and patience – from the academic world as well, said Dr. Gerry Gioia, the chief of pediatric neuropsychology at the Children’s National Medical Center and director of its Safe Concussion Outcome Recovery and Education Program.