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Entries for March 2013

It's Podcast Friday with Dr. George Cunningham and Sport and Sexual Identity!
We are pleased to have Dr. George Cunningham from here at Texas A&M join us in the podcast to discuss the issues surrounding sports and sexual identity.  How transgendered athletes should be allowed to participate in sports and any accommodations required is a difficult, but necessary discussion to have. This is a provocative discussion and we look forward to hearing from you in the comments.

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It's Podcast Friday with Notre Dame's Adam Sargent and Student-Athlete Academic Success!
Adam Sargent is, the Associate Director in Notre Dame's Academic Services for Student Athletes office, joins us today in the podcast for a great chat about the academic side of college athletics, which may be the most important side there is!

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Text Article Wednesday! N-Acetylcysteine, the Universal Antioxidant!
Check out this weeks text article "N-Acetylcysteine, the Obscure Antioxidant" by Majid Koozehchian. "The antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC), a modified form of essential amino acid cysteine, which is both consumed in high-protein food and synthesized in the body, does not receive much attention but has important, positive impacts in the body."

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Text Article of the Week: Where "Wnt" The Bone! Resistance Exercise Prevents Bone Loss
Check out this weeks article titled "Where "Wnt" The Bone! Resistance Exercise Prevents Bone Loss" by Brandon Macias. "The estimated lifetime risks of an osteoporotic fracture are about 50% in women and 22% in men. Fractures in the elderly lead to large, often irreversible loss of quality of life and are associated with an increased risk of death. Furthermore, annual direct-care costs attributable to osteoporotic fractures are estimated to cost up to $18 billion in the United States. Most research to date has shown that regular weight bearing exercise helps preserve bone mineral density in postmenopausal women and older men."

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This week's podcast!  Karl Kapchinski and Athletic Training!
Karl Kapchinski - Head Athletic Trainer for Texas A&M - returns from the front-lines of treating athletes with a great podcast about current issues regarding injuries - like concussions - and the best way to treat them.  This is a great inside view into the world of athletic training and some of the 'behind-the-scenes' that help teams remain competitive and on the field.

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Weekly Text Article! It's not just about playing the game...
Check out this weeks text article "I'ts not just about playing the game..." by Kwame Agyemang."For those in the workforce, you may remember completing some type of training or orientation before you actually started your duties. Thinking back, how would you rate the usefulness of that training?"

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We're back!  It's Podcast Friday with Dr. John Thornton and the Texas A&M Coaching Academy!
Join us as for this week's podcast we sail off on our next 100 podcasts, starting with a great chat with Dr. John Thornton, the Inaugural Director of the Texas A&M Coaching Academy.  Dr. Thornton is a long-time Aggie - Athlete, Coach, and Athletic Administrator - and is now running this new initiative started within the Huffines Institute.  We have a great conversation about why we need a Coaching Academy and the future plans for this academy.

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