Can Staph Infections be Prevented in Contact Sports?

Dr. Robert Dimeff, director of primary care sports at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, says contact sports raise the potential for staph infections. The skin gets broken by a hit or a scratch and the bacteria gets in which leads to an infection. It has been reported that there have been outbreaks from wrestling[…]

NBA’s New Arms Race: Atlanta Hawks’ $50M Facility to Merge Sports, Science

According to an article in USA Today, the Atlanta Hawks now practice in a gym that is outdated with no-frills and is lacking amenities and the high-tech advantages that other professional basketball teams enjoy. This is about to come to an end. The Hawks have partnered with Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center and P3 (Peak[…]

Spread the Word, Not the Germs!

December 5-9, 2016 is National Handwashing Awareness Week. Handwashing is the key to infection prevention and it is very important for adults and children alike to know the correct procedures for washing their hands. CDC recommendations for handwashing: Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.[…]

Houston Texans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NY Giants….Who’s immune?

What do these athletes have in common? JJ Watt, defensive end for the Houston Texans, Jonathan Banks, cornerback for Tampa Bay Bucs, Lawrence Tyenes, kicker for Tampa Bay Bucs, Carl Nicks, guard for Tampa Bay Bucs and Daniel Fells, tight end for NY Giants. Staph infection / MRSA! It doesn’t matter if you are a[…]

MRSA, Education and the Athlete

With the cases of MRSA on the rise in sports, education of the athlete is imperative! Where do athletes contract the infection? Most athletes get infected in the weight room, training room, showers or on the court/field. These infections are called community-acquired/associated methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, CA-MRSA. There is also hospital-acquired/associated MRSA, HA-MRSA. These two types[…]