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7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

New research is revealing that even small amounts of physical activity trigger dozens of beneficial changes in the body. (TIME)

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Playing With a Concussion Doubles Recovery Time

High school athletes who kept playing in the minutes after a concussion took nearly twice as long to recover as those who left the game immediately after the head trauma, a new study shows. (New York Times)

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Survey: Most parents rely on outdated advice when caring for a child with concussion

A new national survey reveals that a vast majority of parents may be following outdated advice when caring for a child with a concussion, and it could be making their child’s symptoms worse. (UCLA Health)

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Updated “Hydration Kit”

The Korey Stringer Institute has updated its Hydration Kit, a 2-page handout listing hydration supplies, from electrolyte freezer pops to pumper-style cooling stations. The handout provides prices and links to websites where they can be purchased. (Korey Stringer Institute)

The Korey Stringer Institute has updated its Hydration Kit, a 2-page handout listing hydration supplies, from electrolyte freezer pops to pumper-style cooling stations. The handout provides prices and links to websites where they can be purchased. (Korey Stringer Institute)

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Youth baseball and surgery for overuse injuries

More teens are undergoing Tommy John surgery for worn-out elbows. Don’t play year-round or on more than one team at a time, says a leading surgeon. (Wall Street Journal)

More teens are undergoing Tommy John surgery for worn-out elbows. Don’t play year-round or on more than one team at a time, says a leading surgeon. (Wall Street Journal)

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Using vegetable oils to lower cholesterol may not improve longevity

A new report suggests that reducing the amount of saturated fat in the diet isn't enough to reduce risk of death from heart disease. (NBC News)

A new report suggests that reducing the amount of saturated fat in the diet isn’t enough to reduce risk of death from heart disease. (NBC News)

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Ivy League moves to eliminate tackling at football practices

Ivy League football coaches have decided to take the extraordinary step of eliminating all full-contact hitting from practices during the regular season. Research has shown that limiting the amount of full-contact practices can reduce the number of concussions. (New York Times)

Ivy League football coaches have decided to take the extraordinary step of eliminating all full-contact hitting from practices during the regular season. Research has shown that limiting the amount of full-contact practices can reduce the number of concussions. (New York Times)

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Headers no problem in weekend youth soccer tournament

In a new study, University of Washington researchers are reassured to find no short-term harm from repetitive head impacts over the course of a weekend tournament. (March 2016)

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NFL helps UW Medicine launch sports-safety institute

The Institute will mesh education, advocacy and research to change a culture of “no pain, no gain.” A gift of $2.5 million by the National Football League (NFL) helped to make the Institute possible. (NewsBeat, October 2015)

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Exercise is Medicine on Campus Month

October 2016

Exercise is Medicine on Campus (EIM-OC) calls upon universities and colleges to engage in the promotion of physical activity to improve the health and well-being of the campus community. An online toolkit explains the details of EIM-OC Month, including its recognition program, which highlights the steps individuals are taking to lead their campuses and communities to become healthier through increased levels of physical activity and incorporating physical activity into healthcare.