The Importance of Seeking Women’s Health Expertise: A Guide for Young Active Women

In today's fast-paced world, being a young and active woman often means juggling multiple responsibilities, from career ambitions to personal fitness goals. Amidst this hustle and bustle, it's crucial to prioritize one's health, especially when it comes to issues unique to women. While regular exercise and a balanced diet are…

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Safeguarding the Game: The Role of Cutting-Edge Protective Hockey Equipment in Preventing Concussive Injuries

Hockey, a high-energy sport combining skill and strength, has witnessed an increased focus on player safety in recent years. The prevalence of concussive injuries has prompted a closer look at the protective hockey equipment designed to minimize these risks. In this article, we delve into the importance of cutting-edge gear…

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Guarding the Brain: The Crucial Role of Normative Testing in Concussion Assessment

In the fast-paced world of sports and recreational activities, the risk of concussions is an ever-present concern. These traumatic brain injuries can have serious consequences, making accurate and timely assessment a paramount priority. One key tool in the concussion evaluation arsenal is normative testing, a crucial aspect that often goes…

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Understanding the Significance of Recognizing Delayed Onset of Concussion Symptoms: Insights from the 2023 Consensus Statement

Concussions, often referred to as mild traumatic brain injuries, are a common occurrence in various settings, from sports fields to everyday accidents. While immediate symptoms may be apparent, the delayed onset of symptoms presents a unique challenge in recognizing and managing concussions effectively. In 2023, a consensus statement shed light…

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Unraveling Concussion Symptoms: The 2023 Consensus Statement

Concussions are a prevalent and often underestimated form of traumatic brain injury that can have lasting effects on an individual's cognitive and physical well-being. In an effort to standardize the diagnosis and management of concussions, the medical community released the 2023 Consensus Statement, which provides updated guidelines on identifying and…

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Understanding Neuroinflammation After Concussion

Understanding the difference between the timing of symptom resolution and the resolution of neuroinflammation is crucial in the context of recovering from a concussion. **Symptom Resolution** Symptoms associated with a concussion, such as headaches, dizziness, cognitive difficulties, and sensitivity to light or noise, are often the primary indicators of the…

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Navigating Concussion: What Happens Inside Your Brain?

Concussions, often resulting from bumps or hits, can have more going on inside your head than meets the eye. In this discussion, let's uncover the basics of what happens in your brain during a concussion and why understanding it matters for your recovery. Understanding the Basics: A concussion occurs when…

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Body Mass Index vs. Fat Mass Index

Body Mass Index (BMI) and Fat Mass Index (FMI) are two commonly used anthropometric measures to assess an individual's body composition and health. While BMI has been widely used for decades, there is growing evidence suggesting that FMI may be a more preferable and accurate indicator of health, particularly in…

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Protein is King

The Protein Conundrum In recent years, a heated discussion has been evolving in the world of sport sciences that has permeated the lives of every active individual.  This chatter revolves around protein and how much of this essential macronutrient we should each be consuming on a daily basis.  The further…

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Evolution of Recovery

As a young person, we were taught that stretching before and after activity is something that will help us reduce injury, including sprains and strains.  The intent of the stretching was to better prepare us for activity (when done before) and allow for muscle recovery afterward.  The age old processes…

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Estrogen Effects

Estrogen is one of the primary hormones crucial for sexual and reproductive development in women. Within the medical community, this hormone is well known to improve bone mass and density. However, scientific literature has recently explored the effects of estrogen on muscle, tendons and ligaments. This research is complex to…

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When the shoe fits…

The time to be outdoors walking, hiking and running is now. With social distancing and limited (or no) access to organized sports, outdoor activity proves to be a great way to maintain health and improve cardiovascular fitness during these challenging times. One advantage of these activities is there is minimal…

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