Items Tagged ‘athletes’

March 10, 2017

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich

Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Editor, Karl Oestreich;  Assistant Editor: Emily Blahnik   Wall Street Journal Zika Linked to Heart Problems by Betsy McKay […]

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Tags: 1011 News Nebraska, ABC News, ACL, aging, Albert Lea Tribune, alzheimer's disease, Andy Sandness, Ask Men, Associated Press, athletes, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, blood pressure

March 19, 2013

Docs Say Keep Trained Eye on Possible Concussions

By Logan Lafferty

Dr. David Dodick, a concussion expert at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix who was familiar with highlights of the new document, said they contain “no great revelations” beyond what experts know already. He noted that the guidelines state that the first 10 days after a concussion are the period of highest risk for being diagnosed […]

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Tags: athletes, concussion, concussion risk, Dr. David Dodick, NBC Sports, recovery

October 3, 2012

Don’t Rush Medical Care for Student Athletes


Some cash-strapped parents see group sports physicals or quick exams at walk-in clinics as a convenient and inexpensive way for students to meet health exam requirements before entering a new school or athletics…Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., provides station-based sports physicals by nurses, orthopedists, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, physical therapists, athletic trainers and cardiologists. […]

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Tags: athletes, Chicago Tribune, Dr. Edward Laskowski, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, sports physicals

July 16, 2012

A Good Stretch or Warm-Up: What’s Best Before Exercise?


To stretch or not to bother? That is the ques­tion ath­letes and week­end war­riors pon­der, as advice varies on the impor­tance of stretch­ing before a workout… Edward Laskowski, co-director of the Mayo Clinic’s Sports Med­i­cine Cen­ter in Rochester, Minn., says you’ll see track-and-field ath­letes at this summer’s Olympics per­form­ing dynamic stretches. “You often see hur­dlers […]

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Tags: athletes, Boot Camp 4a Cause, Dr. Edward Laskowski, Olympics, Sports Medicine Center, stretching

November 12, 2009

Staying ahead of the curve

By Kelley Luckstein

You’re approaching age 45. You have a healthy body mass index. But are you more likely to sit on the couch and watch TV ….. or are you going for a run, riding your bike and generally staying active? The answer may make a difference in the future.   When it comes to fitness and […]

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Tags: athletes, cardiovascular fitness

October 20, 2009

Mayo studies athletes’ brain injuries

By Kelley Luckstein

Mayo Clinic is keeping a close eye on hockey players as they return to the ice this season, tracking every major injury that occurs.   The information will enter a national registry for catastrophic hockey injuries at Mayo, funded by USA Hockey, and will be used as an aid for finding ways to prevent injuries […]

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Tags: athletes, injuries, Sports Medicine

August 20, 2009

Preventing Heat Stroke Top Priority for Students and Parents

By Kelley Luckstein

Being in Florida, heat is always an issue and even though we are in that “back to school” time does not mean you should not worry, especially when dealing with athletes.   Dr. Jennifer Roth, a Family Medicine and Sports Medicine physician, from the Mayo Clinic came into the First Coast News studios to talk […]

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Tags: athletes, heat stroke, Sports Medicine

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