Category Archives: ATHLETE SAFETY MEDICINE

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. However, most Sudden Death is related to trauma unrelated to sports activities. Causes of all cases of sudden death in NCAA student-athletes from January 2004 through December 2008, 52 (72%) were due to trauma unrelated to […]

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 […]