Tag: athletics

She’s Not Just an Olympian. She’s a Mom

While thousands of athletes are now competing in the COVID-19-challenged Tokyo Olympics, about a dozen representing Team USA have another distinction: They’re moms. From U.S....

83% of US Athletes at Tokyo Games Fully Vaccinated

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Eighty-three percent of U.S. Olympians at the Summer Games in Tokyo...

Olympic Athletes Vulnerable to Everyday Health Risks

On the field of play, Olympic athletes appear to be superhuman ― stronger, faster, and fitter than the rest of us ― and in picture-perfect...

AAP Updates Guidance for Return to Sports and Physical Activities

As pandemic restrictions ease and young athletes once again take to fields, courts, tracks, and rinks, doctors are sharing ways to help them get back...

Milkha Singh: The man who flew

The official timings read — Otis Davis and Carl Kauffman 44.90s, Malcolm Spence 45.50s, Milkha Singh 45.60s, Manfred Kinder and Earl Young 45.90s. How do...

ECG Abnormalities Persist After COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. College athletes who have recently recovered from COVID-19 infection show cardiac...

A New Biomarker of Traumatic Brain Injury?

Plasma levels of von Willebrand factor may be a useful biomarker of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its severity, new research suggests. “Reliable detection of...

Post-COVID Cardiac Involvement Rare in College Athletes

Young athletes are unlikely to experience ongoing heart problems post–COVID-19 infection. In a multicenter study conducted during September-December 2020, only 0.7% of 3,018 collegiate athletes...

Adolescent Substance Use and the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the past year, adolescents, families, educators, and health care providers have had to press forward through myriad challenges and stressors with flexibility and adaptability....

Progesterone Effective in Speeding Recovery From TBI?

Progesterone may have a protective effect against the impact of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in female athletes when the injury takes place during the...

5 Lessons I’ve Learned From Working With Novak Djokovic

February 19, 2021 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Novak Djokovic, the Serbian professional tennis player, is the No. 1...

HHS, Surgeon General Urge Action on Maternal Health

The US surgeon general and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are calling on healthcare professionals, hospitals, employers, insurers, women, and the nation to...

New Reports Guide Return to Play in Athletes With COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Increasingly, clinicians are being called upon to advise athletes who have...

New Return-to-Play Recommendations for Athletes With COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The latest recommendations from sports cardiologists on getting athletes with COVID-19...

sports ministry: 27 NSFs to be granted recognition: Ministry in its affidavit to Delhi High Court

New Delhi: The Sports Ministry has decided to grant recognition to 27 national sports federations, according to an affidavit it has filed before the Delhi...

After COVID, When Can Young Athletes Resume Play?

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Young athletes who’ve had moderate COVID-19 symptoms should be symptom-free for 14...

Another Study Suggests Lasting COVID-19 Impact on Heart

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A new study using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging to examine...

Concussion Blood Biomarkers Predict Athletes’ Return to Play

Two plasma biomarkers were notably associated with when athletes return to action after concussions, according to a new study of collegiate athletes and recovery time....

NBA Star in the Orlando Bubble

Editor’s Note: This transcript from the August 20 episode of the Blood & Cancer podcast has been edited for clarity. Click this link to listen...

Cumulative Brain Damage in Athletes Can Occur Without Concussion

Even athletes who don’t experience concussion but suffer repeated jolts or falls inherent in contact sports can experience subtle and cumulative brain changes, new imaging...

A Better Way to Prioritize Essential Care During COVID-19

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 15, 2020 — The COVID-19 epidemic has put unprecedented strain on the US healthcare system....