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Athlete Health

Are States Doing Enough To Protect High School Athletes?

stateline | Michael Ollove | Posted 09.12.2014 | Sports

Athens, Georgia -- When Georgia public high schools were asked several years ago to devise a policy to govern sports activities during periods of high...

In the RG3 Injury Saga, Where Were the Redskins?

Shawn Sorenson | Posted 03.25.2013 | Sports
Shawn Sorenson

RG3's injury is serious -- his recovery formidable and full of uncertainty. What will his teammates do to support him? What will coaches and management do to get better? How will the culture of the organization evolve? That's where we'll learn what this team is made of.

Focus on Concussion Neglects the Broader Picture of Athletes' Health

Shawn Sorenson | Posted 02.06.2013 | College
Shawn Sorenson

Concussion is critically important to understand, prevent, and manage. Continued research, education, and advocacy are essential to that end. But concussion does not single-handedly determine an athlete's health and well-being.

Listen to Your Doctor (Unless You're an Athlete)

Dana McMahan | Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Dana McMahan

When I told my family physician that, after nine years as a vegetarian I was eating meat again, she didn't blink, much less make a note on my chart. That was my first inkling that doctors may not take a holistic view of health that jives with mine.