NCAA Sport Science Institute Newsletter

Author: Timothy O'Connor

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The latest edition of the NCAA Sports Science Institute Newsletter is now available. Read it here.

Articles in this issue include:

  • Importance of Training the Head and Neck
  • Do Female Athletes Concuss Differently Than Males?
  • Debunking Diet Myths
  • Transition to Life After Collegiate Athletics
  • Treatment Needs of Athletes with Eating Disorders
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From the New York Times: Relax! You'll be More Productive

Author: Timothy O'Connor

A great article on relaxation and its effect on productivity from the New York Times

More and more of us find ourselves unable to juggle overwhelming demands and maintain a seemingly unsustainable pace. Paradoxically, the best way to get more done may be to spend more time doing less. A new and growing body of multidisciplinary research shows that strategic renewal — including daytime workouts, short afternoon naps, longer sleep hours, more time away from the office and longer, more frequent vacations — boosts productivity, job performance and, of course, health.

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USA Today: Do pro sports leagues have an Adderall problem?

Author: Timothy O'Connor

An interesting article from USA Today that looks into the use of Adderall in the NFL.

The widespread use of Adderall in general highlights the complicated task the NFL — and Major League Baseball — face in regulating a powerful prescription drug that the leagues exempt as medicine for players who need it and classify as a performance-enhancer for those who don’t.

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USA Today: FDA probes whether deaths linked to energy shots

Author: Timothy O'Connor

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it is investigating 13 reports of deaths and 33 hospitalizations linked to 5-hour Energy, the highly caffeinated shots that are often sold in convenience stores.

The news comes a month after Monster Energy drinks were linked to five deaths in FDA’s so-called adverse-event reports.

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ND Grad and Former Tennis Player Named CMO of NCAA

Author: Recent Headlines

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A nationally respected neurologist and the top medical official of tennis’ governing body has been selected as the NCAA’s first chief medical officer (CMO).

Dr. Brian Hainline will begin his new position in January 2013, said NCAA President Mark Emmert.

Hainline is a leading sports medicine advocate with more than two decades’ experience in the field. A physician in private practice and medical professor, Hainline currently serves as chief medical officer of the United States Tennis Association (USTA). Read More

On the Importance of Sleep

Author: Recent Headlines

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Two new articles have recently come to our attention regarding the science behind good sleeping habits and their positive effects on athletic performance. Read More

High Velocity Training

Author: American College of Sports Medicine

A recently published article on the American College of Sports Medicine website presents an interesting perspective on High Velocity Training.

Studies have shown that short-term resistance training can increase strength production in the absence of hypertrophy. While neural factors are not well defined, these early strength gains are largely attributed to an increase in the maximal muscle activation level.

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