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According to an article in USA Today, the Atlanta Hawks now practice in a gym that is outdated with no-frills and is lacking amenities and the high-tech advantages that other professional basketball teams enjoy.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[…]

Common Infection for Athletes

According to an article on Sports Wrap, athletes are more susceptible to getting infections than most people. Their vulnerability is due to the environments they are in which include gym mats, sports equipment, and the locker rooms. The article states that ringworm, herpes, and impetigo are a few that can be transferred from athlete to athlete.[…]

Does exercise make you sick?

According to an article in “Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise” research data suggest that endurance athletes are at an increased risk for upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) during periods of heavy training and the 1- to 2-wk period after race events. The risk appears to be especially high during the time following marathon-type[…]