Safety & Security: Athlete Safety
More Green Bay Packers Battling Injuries with Yoga
by TYLER DUNNE, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) June 2014
De Pere - To the left is a cinema straight out of 1955, where you can order a beer for $3.75 and watch a movie for $4. To the right is a wine bar. In between is a small green "Yoga" sign with an arrow pointing inside. Flow Yoga Studio is camouflaged along this quaint one-way segment of George St. Inside, a petite 36-year-old instructor bounds to her feet. She finds a yoga block from a closet, uses it as a seat cushion near the front window, and one beam of light - presumably from the football gods - shines directly onto Ryanne Cunningham.
Helmets Will Be Mandatory for Girls' Lacrosse in Florida
by Jodie Wagner, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer June 2014
In an effort to protect against head injuries, the Florida High School Athletic Association will require girls lacrosse players to wear helmets beginning in 2015. The FHSAA adopted the measure at its Board of Directors meeting Tuesday in Gainesville. Boys lacrosse players already are required to wear helmets during competition.
AMA: Cheerleading as Rigorous, Risky as Any Sport
by The Associated Press June 2014
The American Medical Association says cheerleading should be considered a sport because of its rigors and risks.
Should Chiropracters Be Ruling on Athletes' Concussions?
by The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) June 2014
The Ohio legislature has ignored expert medical advice and put children at risk by opening the door for chiropractors to independently clear young athletes to resume play after they've suffered a concussion.
Report: 15- to 20-Year Old Females at Highest ACL Risk
by Dayton Daily News (Ohio) June 2014
A trend that sports medicine and orthopedic experts are seeing nationwide is knee injuries in female athletes. Females are 4.6 times more likely than males to have season-ending knee injuries.
Football Safety a Hot Topic at Ohio State Women's Clinic
by Rob Oller, The Columbus Dispatch June 2014
A huge portrait of a kneeling Woody Hayes stared down at the more than 700 females, many of them mothers, who participated in the Ohio State football women's clinic yesterday at the athletic facility named in his honor. It was a gathering of gals the likes of which Hayes never could have imagined in 1978, the last year he coached the Buckeyes. Women? Hitting tackling dummies? Running wind sprints? Playing football?
Marino Says Head is Injury-Free, Pulls Out of Lawsuit
by Hal Habib, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer June 2014
Dan Marino's concussion-related lawsuit against the NFL is ending. Marino issued a statement Tuesday saying he never intended to be among 15 former players added to a suit filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia that claims the league was negligent and careless in its treatment of head trauma. Marino's statement, sent to Sports Illustrated's Peter King, confirmed a report by the South Florida Sun Sentinel that Marino, 52, wanted his name promptly removed. Marino said that, contrary to the suit, he is not suffering from head injuries from his 17 years as the Dolphins' quarterback.
Marino Adds Stature to Concussion Lawsuit Against NFL
by Andrew Abramson Palm Beach Post Staff Writer June 2014
Dan Marino and 14 other lesser-known players added their names to the lawsuit in federal court last week in Philadelphia.
Senator: Open Sexual Predator Files to Kids Groups
by Amber Sutherland June 2014
Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing legislation to allow children's organizations such as the Boy Scouts to access the federal criminal histories of prospective staffers.
Blood Test Could Be Concussion Detection Breakthrough
by Phil Kadner. email@example.com May 2014
A new blood test that reportedly can spot concussions in athletes could be "Nobel Prize-type stuff," according to a neurologist at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.