Category Archives: ATHLETE SAFETY MEDICINE

MARYLAND FOOTBALL JORDAN McNAIR DEATH

University of Maryland football report after Jordan McNair’s death The Baltimore Sun has obtained a copy of the roughly 200-page investigative reportprobing the University of Maryland football program’s culture following allegations that the team was ruled by an atmosphere of bullying and intimidation. The football program has been under a harsh spotlight since the death of […]

DOES S.534 LAW DEPRIVE SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OLYMPIANS OF STATE INVESTIGATION RESOURCES?

SECTION I. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success” Henry Ford. Lawmakers, governments, law enforcement officers, advocates and others should work together with teamwork performing their duty for the protection of Children. Policies and procedures for Child Protection and Welfare should be straight forward. Sadly they aren’t. “Much can […]

TRASH, SMACK AND FIGHTING WORDS

Let us ‘ole timers’ be clear. There is a difference in team leadership, locker room, playing field and team bus talk from public, published, media, smack, trash, intimidating talk before, during and after competition, which become bulliten board and other kinds of inspiration for opponents and talk that is regarded as just braggadocio for others. […]

4 NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL ADVANTAGES FACILITATE ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

Of course, there are many physical and mental factors that underpin excellent Athletic Performance, but the following 4 are essential Neurophysiologically. 1.     Fixed Superior Mindfulness (FSM) and Mentally Tough Athlete (MTA) Advantage Neural Patterns are organized in Neural Networks aka Neuronets. •“Each neuron (brain cell) holds an idea” •each Network (Neuronet) of neurons holds summation […]

LIVING A SATISFACTORY QUALITY OF LIFE

No human’s life is perfect, because human’s were not created to live in a ‘Garden of Eden’, but a ‘Garden of Hope for the Hereafter’. Children and Youth are encouraged to understand that ‘Doing Life’ is not about blaming someone else for their mistakes. Life is about Choices, Priorities, Determination, Dedication, Self-Sacrifice, Blood, Sweat and Tears, […]

PRE-PARTICIPATION SPORTS EXAMINATION

The upsides of Child Athlete participations in Sport, Recreation and Exercise far outweigh the negatives. There remain negatives that should be addressed. The benefits and downsides from SRE participations are included in the following discussion. However, without the participations of Doctors and Healthcare Personnel in SRE severe legal liability risks would eventually terminate Child Athlete […]

SUDDEN DEATH OF YOUTH ATHLETES

In spite of modern medicine and the most up-to-date Pre-Participation Sports Examination with specialists guidelines, Athlete Sudden Death occurs. Some of the 2017 and others sudden deaths reported follow: · “Mar 23, 2017 15-year-old metro Detroit youth dies of heart attack during basketball tryouts, by Breanne Palmerini WX · “13-year-old girl died of natural causes […]

ATHLETE DEFINITION

Because an Athlete includes all race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability, genetic abnormality, military status, any other protected status, training, education, amateur, professional, stamina, physical ability or inability, team or group, individual, different goals, times, places…… an athlete has all human rights under the law […]

FOOTBALL TOUGHNESS AND NEW SAFETY RULES

Thank you Josh Moore for this insightful, timely, well presented article concerning football safety in the Lexington Herald Leader, July 31, 2015. Congratulations to the KHSAA, the National Federation of High School Athletic Associations and the Kentucky Medical Association for their prompt, recommendations for the safety, health and welfare of our athletes, who participate in […]

NFL CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

This post is a call for the NFL to facilitate the development of The American Society of Athlete Safety Medicine, ASM Specialty Board and ASM residency programs that will educate medical doctors concerning Athlete Safety. The specialty would be different from Sports Medicine Doctors, who primarily treat Athlete Injuries full time, because the Athlete Safety […]