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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Broadcast by TexAgs SportsRadio “Speed of a Marathon Runner”
For more information about this week’s Human Performance Minute, check out the links listed below.

Be sure to check out future weekly Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute broadcasts at TexAgs SportsRadio    (The Zone 1150 AM) every Wednesday morning at 10:45am. If you missed it you can listen to it here!

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It's Podcast Friday! with Texas A&M Coach Mark Hagen and Football Linebackers!

All around the country, spring football is underway.  To salute spring football, we are pleased to have Coach Mark Hagen, Linebackers Coach at Texas A&M join us in the podcast.  This is a wide-ranging conversation from how you become a college football coach, to recruiting, to the role of the linebacker in modern football.  It's a fun conversation!  Enjoy!  LISTEN NOW!

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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Broadcast by TexAgs SportsRadio "Back Injuries In Golf"

For more information about this week’s Human Performance Minute, check out the links listed below.

  1. Physics of the Golf Swing

  2. Musculoskeletal Considerations for the Senior Golfer

Be sure to check out future weekly Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute broadcasts at TexAgs SportsRadio (The Zone 1150 AM) every Wednesday morning at 10:45am. If you missed it you can listen to it here!

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It's Video and Audio Podcast Friday! with Izod IndyCar's Charlie Kimball!

Today is the seventh video and audio-only rebroadcast from the 2013 Huffines Discussion.  Up today in our series is the Izod IndyCar racing series driver, Mr. Charlie Kimball.  Mr. Kimball's talk is titled: "Diabetes in the Fast Lane".  Mr. Kimball shares his unique experiences as the only elite-level race driver with Type 1 diabetes.  This is a fun talk just in time for the start of the IndyCar season!  WATCH NOW!  or LISTEN NOW!

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Huffines Institute Winner at Texas A&M Student Research Week

The Huffines Institute wanted to send a BIG congratulations to one of its volunteers, Conor Irwin, Kinesiology undergraduate research scholar. Conor's poster presentation titled "Androgen Receptor Formation In Prenatally Endocrine Disrupted Mice" placed 2nd in the undergraduate health category at the annual student research week at Texas A&M University. Conor was the primary author of this winning poster along with authors: Huffines Institute Doctoral Students, Emily Schmitt and Heather Vellers, and Huffines Director Dr. Tim Lightfoot.

Congratulations Conor and great job representing the Huffines Institute, the Department of Health and Kinesiology, and Texas A&M University!

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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Broadcast by TexAgs SportsRadio "Heart Conditions in Sport"

For more information about this week’s Human Performance Minute, check out the links listed below.

http://espn.go.com/dallas/nhl/story/_/id/10585935/rich-peverley-dallas-stars-collapses-ice-game-postponed

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20034056

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/heart-disease-abnormal-heart-rhythm

Be sure to check out future weekly Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute broadcasts at TexAgs SportsRadio (The Zone 1150 AM) every Wednesday morning at 10:45am. If you missed it you can listen to it here!

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Huffines Affiliate Spotlight! Dr. Carl Gabbard's recent publication!

Recent research findings indicate that with older adulthood, there are functional decrements in spatial cognition and more specially, in the ability to mentally represent and effectively plan motor actions. A typical finding is a significant over- or underestimation of one's actual physical abilities with movement planning- planning that has implications for movement efficiency and physical safety. A practical, daily life example is estimation of reachability- a situation for the elderly may be linked with fall incidence.

A strategy used to mentally represent action is the use of motor imagery- an ability that also declines with advancing older age. Huffines Affiliate and Director of the Child Motor Development Laboratory, Dr. Carl Gabbard's recent publication in the Journal of Applied Gerontology titled "Mental Representation for Action in the Elderly: Implications for Movement Efficiency and Injury Risk" highlights research findings on mental representation and motor imagery in the elderly and addresses the implications for improving movement efficiency and lowering the risk of movement-related injury.

Click here for more information about Dr. Carl Gabbard and the Child Motor Development Laboratory.

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It's Podcast Friday! with Dr. Laurie Priest and Sport Inclusion!

We're so pleased to have Dr. Laurie Priest join us in the podcast today.  Dr. Priest was and continues to be one of the pioneers in women's sport and the inclusion of women in all aspects of sport.  This is a great conversation about some of the history of this movement and how all sports have and will continue to benefit from full inclusion. Enjoy!  LISTEN NOW!

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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Broadcast by TexAgs SportsRadio "How Far Do Athletes Run During Sports?"

For more information about this week’s Human Performance Minute, check out the links listed below.

Be sure to check out future weekly Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute broadcasts at TexAgs SportsRadio (The Zone 1150 AM) every Wednesday morning at 10:45am. If you missed it you can listen to it here!

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Huffines Affiliate Spotlight! Dr. Tim Lightfoot's recent publication!

The literature strongly suggests that daily physical activity is genetically and biologically regulated. Potential identities of the responsible mechanisms are unclear, but little has been written concerning the possible evolutionary selection pressures leading to the development of genetic/biological controls of physical activity. Given the weak relationship between exercise endurance and activity levels and the differential genomic locations associated with the regulation of endurance and activity, it is probable that regulation of endurance and activity evolved separately.

Dr. Tim Lightfoot, Director of the Huffines Institute, has recently published a review article in BioMed Research International titled "Why Control Activity? Evolutionary Selection Pressures Affecting the Development of Physical Activity Genetic and Biological Regulation." This hypothesis paper considers energy expenditures and duration of activity in hunter/gatherers, pretechnology farmers, and modern Western societies and considers the potential of each to selectively influence the development of activity regulation.

Explore the Huffines Institute website for more information about Dr. Tim Lightfoot and the Sydney and J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance.

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It's Video and Audio Podcast Friday! with Tennessee's Dr. Ed Howley!

Today is the sixth video and audio-only rebroadcast from the 2013 Huffines Discussion.  Up today in our series is University of Tennessee's Dr. Ed Howley.  Dr. Howley's talk is titled: "How Much Exercise Is Enough?".  Dr. Howley unravels the tangled recommendation for how much exercise you really need.  This is a great talk from one of the legends in Exercise Physiology.  WATCH NOW!  or LISTEN NOW!

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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Broadcast by TexAgs SportsRadio "Billion-Dollar Bracket"

For more information about this week’s Human Performance Minute, check out the links listed below.

http://www.policymic.com/articles/85401/mathematicians-have-determined-your-odds-of-picking-the-perfect-ncaa-bracket

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hole_in_one

Be sure to check out future weekly Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute broadcasts at TexAgs SportsRadio (The Zone 1150 AM) every Wednesday morning at 10:45am. If you missed it you can listen to it here!

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Dr. John Thornton talks Texas A&M Basketball on TexAgs Sports Radio

Dr. John Thornton, Director of the Texas A&M Coaching Academy discusses all topics related to Texas A&M Basketball and basketball in general. This weekly podcast with Gabe Bock and Olin Buchanan is broadcast on Wednesdays at 8:30am on TexasAgs Sports Radio The Zone 1150am.

Click here to check out past podcasts.

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Huffines Affiliate Spotlight! Dr. John Lawler's recent publication!

Reduced mechanical loading during bedrest, spaceflight, and casting, causes rapid morphological changes in skeletal muscle: fiber atrophy and reduction of slow-twitch fibers. An emerging signaling event in response to unloading is the translocation of neuronal nitric oxide synthase from the sarcolemma to the cytosol. Dr. John Lawler, Huffines Affiliate and Director of the Redox Biology and Cell Signaling Laboratory, recently published in the American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. His publication titled "EUK-134 ameliorates nNOSµ translocation and skeletal muscle fiber atrophy during short-term mechanical unloading" looked at EUK-134, a cell-permeable mimetic of superoxide dismutase and catalase, to test the role of redox signaling in nNOSµ translocation and muscle fiber atrophy as a result of short-term (54 h) hindlimb unloading. Redox signaling may serve as a biological switch for nNOS to initiate morphological changes in skeletal muscle fibers.

Click here for more information about Dr. John Lawler and the Redox Biology and Cell Signaling Laboratory.

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It's Podcast Friday! with Mark Bravo and Marathoning!

Spring is finally beginning (whew!) and many people start getting out and running again after the cold winter.  Some of them even start thinking about running marathons.  We've got a great podcast today with Mr. Mark Bravo is a tireless promoter of the marathon and it's benefits.  Enjoy!  LISTEN NOW!


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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Broadcast by TexAgs SportsRadio "Timing of a Baseball Swing"

For more information about last week’s Human Performance Minute, check out the links listed below.

http://bit.ly/1eP8UFl

http://www.swingstabilizer.com/assets/hitting_mechanics.pdf

http://bit.ly/1opxKlB 

Be sure to check out future weekly Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute broadcasts at TexAgs SportsRadio (The Zone 1150 AM) every Wednesday morning at 10:45am. If you missed it you can listen to it here!

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Huffines Student Affiliate Spotlight! Michelle Dawes' recent publication!

Numerous candidate genes have been suggested in the recent literature with proposed roles in regulation of voluntary physical activity, with little evidence on these genes' functional roles. Michelle Dawes, doctoral student in the Biology of Physical Activity Laboratory and Huffines Institute Student Affiliate, recently published a journal article in Biomed Research International. Her publication titled "Differential Gene Expression in High- and Low-Active Inbred Mice" compared the haplotype structure and expression profile in skeletal muscle and brain of inherently high- and low- active mice. Expression of nine candidate genes was evaluated. Read more to find out which ones!

Explore the Huffines Institute website for more information about Michelle Dawes, the Sydney and J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance and the Biology of Physical Activity Laboratory.

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It's Video and Audio Podcast Friday! with Virginia Tech's Dr. Janet Rankin!

Today is the fourth video and audio-only rebroadcast from the 2013 Huffines Discussion.  Up today in our series is Kaiser-Permanente and the Developer of the International Exercise Is Medicine initiative, Dr. Robert Sallis.  Dr. Sallis' talk is titled: "Exercise and Health: How to Prescribe Exercise in Clinical Practice".  This is a great talk - both funny and informative - on how and why exercise is a perfect medical treatment and why it should be treated as such.  WATCH NOW!  or LISTEN NOW!

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Recruiting Future Coaches!
Our very own Director of the Texas A&M Coaching Academy, Dr. John Thornton, has been featured in the Health and Kinesiology Department's semiannual "On The Move" magazine. The article highlights the current efforts of the Texas A&M Coaching Academy, the Huffines Institute, and Dr. John Thornton. This campus wide venture looks to make leaders in education and prepare and support 21st century coaches. 

You can find the article in the newest edition of the
"On The Move" magazine and don't forget to pick up your hard copy!

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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Broadcast by TexAgs SportsRadio "Sickle Cell Trait in Athletes"

For more information about this week’s Human Performance Minute, check out the links listed below.

  1. http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/SickleCellTraitAndTheAthlete.pdf
  2. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/athletic-activity-could-be-fatal-to-those-with-sickle-cell-trait/
  3. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/health_safety/SickleCellTraitforSA.pdf

Be sure to check out future weekly Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute broadcasts at TexAgs SportsRadio (The Zone 1150 AM) every Wednesday morning at 10:45am. If you missed it you can listen to it here!

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Texas A&M University brought home the GOLD at TACSM 2014!

This past weekend, February 27-28, 2014, was the Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) annual meeting held at the beautiful campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. The Huffines Institute, as well as the Health and Kinesiology Department at Texas A&M are very proud of our faculty and student award winners.

Dr. Jim Fluckey, Huffines Institute Internal Advisory Board Chair, was voted as the new President-elect for TACSM for 2016.

Texas A&M University health and kinesiology undergraduates, Katherine Elmer, Megan Cole, And Liliana Ogden, are the 2014 TACSM Undergraduate Student Bowl Champions. They will be competing in the National Student Bowl Competition at the National ACSM Conference in Orlando, Florida in late May.

Health and Kinesiology doctoral students, Jeffrey Hord, Yang Lee, William Deaver, and Dustin Joubert were TACSM Student Research Development Awardees

Kinesiology undergraduate, Katherine Elmer was also the TACSM Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar, a TACSM Majors of the Year, and was the recipient for the TACSM Scholarship.

TACSM Student Poster Presentation Awards:

  •  John Seawright (Doctoral Student Research)- 1st Place
  • Edwin Savio (Undergraduate Student Research)- 3rd Place

Again, congratulations to all of our Aggies this past weekend, way to represent Texas A&M University! Good luck to our undergraduate student bowl team at the National ACSM Conference! Bring home the GOLD!!!

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Huffines Affiliate Spotlight! Dr. Carl Gabbard's recent publication!

Recent studies indicate that the ability to mentally represent action using motor imagery declines with advanced age (>64 years). As the ability to represent action declines, the elderly may experience increasing difficulty with movement planning and execution. Huffines Affiliate and Director of the Child Motor Development Laboratory, Dr. Carl Gabbard's recent publication in the Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics titled "Association between imagined and actual functional reach (FR): A comparison of young and older adults" provides insight to the effects of advanced age on the ability to mentally represent action and its association with movement execution. These results may have clinical implications based on the question of whether motor imagery training could improve movement estimations and how that might affect actual reach.

Click here for more information about Dr. Gabbard and the Child Motor Development Laboratory.

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It's Podcast Friday with Ms. Leigh Liebmann and "Back On My Feet"

We are joined in the podcast today by Ms. Leigh Liebmann who is the Program Coordinator for the Dallas chapter of "Back On My Feet".  This program is another example of how to use exercise and sport to facilitate societal change - in this case to help with employment and housing.  This is a great podcast with someone who is trying to change the world by using exercise!  LISTEN NOW!

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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Broadcast by TexAgs SportsRadio “Slowing Down Football for Sickle-Cell Trait: Justified or Strategy in Disguise?”

Recently, a particular college football coach has justified his support for a rule that would allow substitution of defensive players within the first 10 sec of the play clock by claiming that this is a player safety issue.  He has stated that he is concerned about his players that have sickle cell trait and how the exertion of playing defense may trigger sickling and death.  Is this really a concern for defensive players during a game?  It is true that sickle cell trait occurs in about 8% of those athletes whose ethnic backgrounds may put them at risk.  It is also true that athletes with sickle cell trait have died suddenly after exertion.  However, when you look closer at the data, this coach’s justification dry up.  First, of the 20 football players (in particular) with sickle cell trait that have died in the last 10 years, all 20 died during or immediately after extreme and long conditioning drills and usually early in the season.  None died during a game.  Let me repeat, “none died during a game or right after”.  In fact, the American Society of Hematology says that athletes with sickle cell trait can participate in sports as long as they take the same precautions that all athletes take to prevent heat-related injuries – in other words, they need to stay hydrated and rest when appropriate.  This recommendation is backed up by the National Athletic Trainers Association as well as several other professional societies – and has been since 2007!  Again, where sickle cell trait has been problematic has been when extreme conditioning drills have been conducted without appropriate fluid and rest.  So, can Sickle Cell Trait be a problem during a game?  Probably not –during a game, the pace is not sustained as long as it is in any of the extreme long conditioning drills – witness that in the 5 year period from 2008-2012, the average was 2.31 plays/min – or almost 26 seconds from one play to the next – with 12-16 seconds of that time at rest.    So is it possible that a defensive player may have an issue during a game from sickle cell trait – yes?  Is it probable?  No.  But look at it another way – why isn’t this coach concerned about his offensive players, or basketball players, or soccer players, or track and field athletes.  The same concerns apply to these athletes as to the defensive football players.

In the end, concern for players’ safety is admirable – but let’s really figure out what is a probable safety issue versus an issue that has an extremely small possibility of occurring before you start to change a fundamental aspect of a sport.  There’s more information and discussion about this issue at HuffinesInstitute.org.  Until next week, we hope you have an active and healthy week.

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Make sure you check out the attached files for updates on NSCA Texas State Clinic and Certification Exam updates! The links to the attachments are below:

CPT INFO.pdf

CSCS INFO.pdf

TEXAS STATE CLINIC.pdf

 

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It's Video and Audio Podcast Friday! with Exercise Is Medicine's Dr. Robert Sallis!

Today is the fourth video and audio-only rebroadcast from the 2013 Huffines Discussion.  Up today in our series is Kaiser-Permanente and the Developer of the International Exercise Is Medicine initiative, Dr. Robert Sallis.  Dr. Sallis' talk is titled: "Exercise and Health: How to Prescribe Exercise in Clinical Practice".  This is a great talk - both funny and informative - on how and why exercise is a perfect medical treatment and why it should be treated as such.  WATCH NOW!  or LISTEN NOW!

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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Broadcast by TexAgs SportsRadio "Difficulty of a Triple Axel"

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Be sure to check out future weekly Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute broadcasts at TexAgs SportsRadio (The Zone 1150 AM) every Wednesday morning at 10:45am. If you missed it you can listen to it here!

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Aggieland Legend: Making an Impact
Dr. John Thornton, Director of the Texas A&M Coaching Academy, has been honored in the 12th Man Magazine Series "Making an Impact." Read the article and find out how this Aggieland Legend is making an impact at Texas A&M University and Aggie Athletics.

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It's Redux-Podcast Friday! With Dr. Mike Thornton and Basketball Officiating

Basketball is heating up with the end of the collegiate basketball season coming soon.  This week, we're replaying one of our favorite podcasts where we have Dr. Mike Thornton with us in the podcast this week to talk about refereeing college basketball.  The one group of involved folks that we don't normally hear from are the Basketball Referees.  As the season heats up, we thought it would be great to hear again from a Division I College Basketball Referee.  Dr. Thornton has officiated Division 1 basketball for several years and brings a great perspective on watching basketball (and gives some suggestions on how to properly heckle referees!)...This is a timely and fun conversation.

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Are you in the mood for some "Rock N Roll?"
Our very own Texas A&M University graduate student, Heather Vellers, has been featured in the Health and Kinesiology Department's semiannual "On The Move" magazine. The article highlights her current research looking for links between performance and heart rate. Uniquely, this isn't the typical performance associated with sports medicine. Ms. Vellers' "rock n roll research" is focused on musicians from various genres and their cardiovascular changes during a performance.



You can find the article in the newest edition of the
"On The Move" magazine and don't forget to pick up your hard copy!

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Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute Broadcast by TexAgs SportsRadio “Aging and the Olympics”
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Be sure to check out future weekly Huffines Institute Human Performance Minute broadcasts at TexAgs Radio (The Zone 1150 AM) every Wednesday morning at 10:45am. If you missed it you can listen to it here

 

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Tips To Stay Healthy in the New Year with Emily Schmitt on KAMU

Our very own, Emily Schmitt, sits down for an interview at KAMU TV to discuss "Tips to Stay Healthy in the New Year!" Don't miss this opportunity to learn about nutrition, importance of aerobic and resistance training, and other aspects of general health. It is never too late to kick start the NEW YOU!

 

The interview will air Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:00pm on KAMU TV (Channel 12 local).

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It's Video and Audio Podcast Friday! with Notre Dame's Adam Sargent!

Today we have our third webcast of our 2013 Huffines Discussion talks (these talks are analogous to TED Talks).  Up today is Notre Dame University's Adam Sargent talking about the role of academics in sport and how athletes can be mentored to do well in academics as well as sport.  You can see the video here, or if you don't have time, download the audio-only version here. The transcript of the talk is here and Mr. Sargent's bio is here!  Enjoy!

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Shane Hudson and Sports in the University!

Dr. Shane Hudson, Director of the Texas A&M Laboratory for the Study of Intercollegiate Athletics, joins us to chat about the role of Sports and Athletics in the University.  There is so much attention given to budgets and costs and sports is often a large expenditure department of the University.  Why do Universities has sports?  We cover that topic (and more) in this podcast!  LISTEN NOW!

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It's Video and Audio Podcast Friday! with Hall of Fame Coach Mark Johnson

Today we have our second webcast of our 2013 Huffines Discussion talks (these talks are analogous to TED Talks).  Up today is Hall of Fame Coach Mark Johnson talking about the importance of Athletics/Sports in a University  You can see the video here, or if you don't have time, download the audio-only version here. The transcript of the talk is here and Coach Johnson's bio is here!  Enjoy!

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It's Podcast Friday! with Dr. Buzz Pruitt and Sex Education (and health risks!)

Following last week's podcast about exercise and pregnancy, Dr. Buzz Pruitt joins us for a frank discussion about sex education.  This topic has become politicized in some segments of our society, so it's great to hear a clear, reasonable voice regarding sex education.  Dr. Pruitt doesn't shy away from any of the contentious issues and we think you'll be well-informed by this chat. LISTEN NOW!

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It's VIDEO and Audio Podcast Friday! With Huffines Discussion Scholar Dr. Jim Pivarnik!

Today we kick off the webcast of our 2013 Huffines Discussion talks (these talks are analogous to TED Talks).  First up today is Dr. Jim Pivarnik from Michigan State University talking about Exercise and Pregnancy!  You can see the video here, or if you don't have time, download the audio-only version here.  The transcript of the talk is here and Dr. Pivarnik's bio is here!  Enjoy!

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Want to know more about the Huffines is doing?  The Annual Reports are here!
If you've ever wanted to know all that the Huffines Institute does, check out our Annual Reports. Or, if you want to do it the long way, you can ...

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The Huffines Institute is closed until January 3, 2014.  We wish you all a great holiday season...and just to show that we've got a sense of humo...

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Weekly Text Article! Nutrition for Crossfit Athletes during Crossfit Regionals
Read the weekly text article "Nutrition for Crossfit Athletes during Crossfit Regionals" by Michael LaMantia. "The Crossfit Regionals event consists of seven workouts through three consecutive days. The workouts include Olympic weightlifting, gymnastic movements, powerlifting movements, and overall athletic movements found in any athlete’s training regimen."

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It's Podcast Friday with A&M's Lydia Dubuisson and Sports Marketing and Football!
Former football coach, player, and media personality Lydia Dubuisson joins us in the podcast to talk sports marketing and football.  This is an interesting conversation that goes where you will least expect it to go.  LISTEN NOW!

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Weekly Text Article! Iron Helps Us Play
Read the weekly text article "Iron Helps Us Play" by Steve Bui. "Iron is one of the most essential minerals to health; unfortunately, sometimes we neglect its importance. What makes iron so important?"

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It's Podcast Friday with the US Army's Major Nick Barringer and Capt. Will Kobbe and Military Fitness!
Joining us today in the podcast are Major Nick Barringer (RD/LD) and Captain Will Kobbe, both of the United States Army.  Both Nick and Will are at Texas A&M finishing up advanced degrees in Kinesiology as a part of their service commitments.  We talk with Nick and Will about fitness and physical training in the military and how society's health problems are actually health problems for the Army as well (and how the military is attacking these health problems).  This is a great conversation about training of soldiers that introduces a new term into our lexicon ("tactical athletes").

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Weekly Text Article "Shred Body Fat in Just 61 Days"
Read the weekly text article "Shred Body Fat in Just 61 Days" by U.S. Army Ranger William Kobbe. "A title like the one above usually produces immediate interest and often some skepticism, especially in the society of quick fixes but, at least in this case, isn’t misleading. A course pioneered in the 1950’s in support of leadership development does just that -- shreds body fat."

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It's Podcast Friday with New York City's Harkness Center Dr. Suzanne Semanson and Dance Injury rehab!
As we talk about human performance, we should remember that Dancers also have performance and sports medicine issues.  Today's special guest is Dr. Suzanne Semanson who is a Dance Medical Therapist from the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Medical Center.  We have a great conversation regarding injuries and rehabilitation of dance performers, especially on the Broadway theater scene.  This is a great peek behind the 'theater curtain' as to how these athletes perform and rehabilitate when they are injured. 

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Read the Weekly Text Article! "Motor Output Variability in Older Adults"
Read the weekly text article "Motor Output Variability in Older Adults" by Deanna Kennedy. "Often athletic performance seeks to improve accuracy and consistency. For example, while playing golf, we want to consistently hit the ball into the hole. However, many factors affect our ability to produce smooth and accurate movements."

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Weekly Text Article "Age is Just a Number: Exercise is Key for Successful Aging"
Read the weekly text article "Age is Just a Number: Exercise is Key for Successful Aging" by Meredith Luttrell. "As we get older, a vibrant quality of life enables us to keep doing the things we enjoy and that bring meaning to our lives. Exercise is important for health, but it is also one of the best ways to stay energetic and independent with age."

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Only 7 days until Huffines Discussion 2013!
The Huffines Discussion 2013 will be here before you know it! For more information, click here!

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It's Podcast Friday with USF's Merry Lynn Morris and Dance For All!
There are many examples of how Human Performance can translate into advances in general health.  Today in the podcast we have Merry Lynn Morris from the University of South Florida who talks about the Rolling Dance/Mobility Chair project.  This project was started to allow disabled individuals to be able to express themselves through dance, but has morphed into the development of a chair that gives the disabled unprecedented mobility.  This is a great conversation on how working to solve a specific problem can unexpectedly solve larger, general problems.  LISTEN NOW!

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Read the weekly Text Article! "Popeye's Secret is About to be Revealed"
Have you ever wondered why spinach was so important to Popeye's diet? Read the weekly text article "Popeye's Secret is About to be Revealed" by Chang Woock Lee to find out. "Do you remember Popeye the Sailor, the cartoon and animation character with massive forearms and a smoking pipe in his mouth? He usually shows a calm and gentle demeanor, but when necessary, especially to protect Olive Oyl, the love of his life, from his archrival Bluto, he suddenly turns into a hyperactive action hero with superhuman strength by eating his magic food, a can of spinach."

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. John Chong from the Musician's Clinics of Canada
Today's guest is Dr. John Chong of the Musician's Clinic of Canada.  Dr. Chong is another of our joint collaborations with the Athlete and the Arts initiative which is designed to apply sports medicine practices and knowledge to the Performing Arts (and vice-versa!).  Dr. Chong is the President of the Performing Arts Medical Association and a clinician who was a piano child-prodigy.  So, he speaks first-hand of the injuries, overtraining, and and medical needs of a performers.  Check out some of Dr. Chong's videos below to get a taste of his piano chops!  LISTEN NOW!

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Weekly Text Article! "Can HMB Build Elite Athletes?"
Read the weekly text article "Can HMB Build Elite Athletes?" by David Castille. "When it comes to competitive athletics, or just reaching goals in the gym, people are always looking for some form of aid or advantage. Beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (the only form of HMB), or HMB, may prove to be a potent ergogenic aid for many different kinds of athletes."

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It's Podcast Friday with Univ. Florida's Dr. Mike Reid and freeing those radicals!
Dr. Michael Reid, Dean of the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida joins us in the podcast today.  Dr. Reid has been a long-time pioneer in understanding why muscles work like they do - in particular, Dr. Reid's team was the first to understand that muscles made reactive oxygen species to regulate muscle contraction.  Don't let the last sentence scare you - it's easier than you think especially as Dr. Reid explains it.  And this is an important topic as we understand more and more about what controls muscle fatigue.  It's a fun conversation.  LISTEN NOW!

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Weekly Text Article! "Can School Nurses be Opinion Leaders for the HPV Vaccine?"
Read the weekly text article "Can School Nurses be Opinion Leaders for the HPV Vaccine?" by Brittany Rosen. "With the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine receiving much media attention in past years, there is talk about who should get the vaccine and what it prevents."

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It's Podcast Friday! with Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique and Diversity Management in Sports
One of the continuing underlying topics in sports is the inclusion of a wide variety of individuals in sports, sports administration, and recreation.  Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique, one of the national experts on Diversity Management in Sports, joins us in the podcast today.  This is a great conversation and is probably a bit different than you might think.  LISTEN NOW!

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Weekly Text Article "Chia Seeds: "More than an answer to ceramic statue baldness"'
Read the weekly text article "Chia Seeds: “More than an answer to ceramic statue baldness”' by Samantha Springer. "The title’s quote was published by the Global Healing Center as a clever introduction to the health benefits of the infamous chia seeds. Chia pets have been a popular novelty since the 1980s, but as science advances, health discoveries are gradually shifting the purpose of this herb away from garnishing a ceramic display. It is now being classified as a superfood that should be utilized by everyone; however, endurance athletes ought to especially consider what it has to offer."

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It's Podcast Friday with Randy Dick and Athletes and the Arts!
Randy Dick, co-founder and co-developer of the Athletes and the Arts initiative joins us today in the podcast.  This initiative is working to link the sports medicine world with the world of performing artists such as vocalists, musicians, and dancers.  As you've heard from several of our previous podcasts, there are many overlaps between sports medicine and performing arts so this initiative is timely.  LISTEN NOW!

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Weekly Text Article! "Bone Loss on Steroids-- It Must Be Stopped!"
Read the weekly text article "Bone Loss on Steroids -- It Must Be Stopped!" by Ramon Boudreaux. "A common misconception is that the skeleton is a relatively fixed structure that undergoes few changes during adulthood."

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It's Podcast Friday with Jon Feinman and reducing violence with weightlifting
Join us for an inspirational podcast with Mr. Jon Feinman, the founder and Director of InnerCity Weightlifting in Boston, Mass.  Using exercise and sports to promote positive social values is not new - but the courage and vision to directly take on violence and work to reduce violence through weightlifting is incredibly unusual.  Mr. Feinman takes us on a journey from his life as a soccer player to an inner city activist who is working to reduce gang violence through sports and exercise.   LISTEN NOW!

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Weekly Text Article! "Magnesium & Exercise- Much Ado or Much Needed?"
Read the weekly text article "Magnesium & Exercise- Much Ado or Much Needed?" by Sarah Renaghan. "Magnesium – what does it do for – or to – us? As an essential trace element, it is vital to the human body. Magnesium facilitates over 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body in the areas of.."

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It's Podcast Friday with UMd's Dr. Jim Hagberg with stem cells and McArdle's Syndrome!
We are pleased to have on of the giants in the field of Exercise Physiology, Dr. Jim Hagberg join us in the podcast today.  Dr. Hagberg has a lon...

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Weekly Text Article! "Quidditch: Simultaneously Pursuing Snitches and Gender Equality in Sport"
Read the weekly text article "Quidditch: Simultaneously Pursuing Snitches and Gender Equality in Sport" by Adam Cohen. "J.K. Rowling has accomplished more than conquering the literary world (over 400 million books in the Harry Potter series have been sold) and the movie industry (over seven billion dollars grossed worldwide). According to the 2008 Kids & Family Reading Report, she can also be given accolades for increasing children’s desire to read: "three in four kids say reading Harry Potter or having someone read Harry Potter aloud has made them-interested in reading other books." But beyond all of those successes from the franchise, there could be yet another benefit rising in schools across the country."

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It's Podcast Friday with Jennie Morton and the physiology of dancing & singing (at the same time!)
We are joined in the podcast today by Ms. Jennie Morton, a renowned vocalist and dancer who is also an osteopath and works to help performers stay healthy.  She has performed on the West End and travels the world doing workshops on proper practices for health in performers. And if you've wondered how performers can dance and sing at the same time, you need to listen to the podcast!  It's a fun conversation, so LISTEN NOW!

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Weekly Text Article! "I <3 Your Sugar Sweet Game! -- Exercise and Diabetes
Check out the weekly text article! "I <3 Your Sugar Sweet Game! -- Exercise and Diabetes" by John Seawright. "The national anthem has been sung, home plate has been cleaned, and the starting lineup announced. The athletes go through the final mental checklist before taking the field. Hat? Check. Glove? Check. Cup? Check. Insulin?"

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Susan Wagner and how PE helps kids be smarter!
Dr. Susan Wagner - an expert in School Physical Education - joins us in the podcast today.  We talk extensively about the need for activity for kids, why school systems are abolishing PE and recess, and how these actions could be jeopardizing not only the kids' health but also their academic progress.  (Yes, students actually do better on tests when they're active.  Easiest way for schools to boost performance on academic tests - make sure that recess and PE are in the curriculum.  Are any School Principals listening?)

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Weekly Text Article! Should Selenium Be Sold?
Read the weekly text article "Should Selenium Be Sold?" by Sheril Marek. "Selenium is a trace element that is nutritionally essential for humans. Essential nutrients are required for normal body functioning that cannot be synthesized by the body. This shows the importance of consuming adequate selenium in one’s diet and supplements for enhanced exercise performance and decreased health risks."

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Kris Chesky and music and hearing health
Most of us listen to music and are exposed to loud sounds through-out our life.  Dr. Kris Chesky, Director of the Texas Center of Music & Medicine at the University of North Texas, joins us in the podcast to talk about hearing health and how your hearing can be affected by music.  Dr. Chesky is at the forefront of research looking at ways to maintain your hearing health in music settings and brings a fresh perspective to this topic.

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Weekly Text Article "Improving Goal-Directed Limb Movement: Don't Overthink This!"
Read the weekly text article "Improving Goal-Directed Limb Movement: Don't Overthink This" by Jason Boyle. "Our nervous system is highly adaptable in perceiving, analyzing and executing movements in relation to an ever-changing perceptual environment. We use vision, knowledge of limb location, and anticipation of force production while simultaneously recognizing variability in our judgment to execute movements through the world around us."

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It's Podcast Friday with Jennifer Simmons and Cardiac Rehab!
Ms. Jennifer Simmons, Lead Exercise Physiologists of Iredell Health Care System, joins us today to talk Cardiac Rehab!  You may think, "hey, I don't need cardiac rehab" - and hopefully you don't!  But it is estimated that only 20% of the people that could benefit from cardiac rehab actually try rehab.  So listen up and encourage those you know with heart 'issues' to make sure they get qualified, appropriate care.  LISTEN NOW!

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Weekly Text Article! Chocolate's Not So Dark Secret!
People are always telling you to avoid the dessert aisle and sweet, sugary candy. Read the weekly text article "Chocolate's Not So Dark Secret" by Benjamin Tipton and, maybe, you won't feel guilty for taking a few extra bites out of your chocolate bar. "Cocoa and its derivative chocolate have been used for thousands of years by the cultures of Central America."

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The 2013-2014 Student Research Grant and the Student Travel Award program RFAs are both online and accessible by logging in if you are a Huffines Affi...

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Weekly Text Article! Should Women Do Resistance Exercise?
Read the weekly text article "Should Women Do Resistance Exercise" by Vincent Chen. "When talking about resistance exercise, some people believe that women respond less than men in terms of muscle mass and strength gain, while others think that it may make women look bulky."

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Weekly Text Article "Pay Attention to those little aches and pains: Muscles, bones, physical activity, and "itis"
Read the weekly text article "Pay attention to those little aches and pains: Muscles, Bones, Physical Activity, and "itis" by Nina Laidlaw-Rumler. "This is Amuhrica, right? We power-through, man-up, and tough it out. Well, that’s not always a good strategy. We hear constantly about the benefits of physical activity but often overlook the drawbacks."

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. John Lawler and antioxidants and free radicals!
It's summer and what better time to talk about....Antioxidants and Free Radicals?  Antioxidants and free radicals continue to be a huge topic in the world of sports medicine and today we have Dr. John Lawler, one of the world's experts on antioxidants with us on the podcast to talk about exercise, health, and the role of antioxidants.  Given the number of times we all hear about antioxidants, this is a great podcast to give you some background information!

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Weekly Text Article! Effects of a Combination Treatment of Fish Oil and Curcumin
Read the weekly text article "Effects of a Combination Treatment of Fish Oil and Curcumin" by Rachel Botchlett. "Skeletal muscle is a highly specialized tissue that is responsible for voluntary motion and plays a significant role in glucose metabolism and maintaining postural support. The loss of skeletal muscle, defined as atrophy, is characterized by a marked reduction in muscle protein synthesis coupled with an increase in protein degradation and can lead to a loss of contractile force."

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Podcast Friday is BACK! With Award-winning journalist David Epstein and The Sports Gene!
We are starting our new podcast season with a special interview with David Epstein, Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated.  Today is a special day because Mr. Epstein's new book - The Sports Gene - was released yesterday on August 1.  In the book, Mr. Epstein considers the 10,000 Practice Rule (and why it is false), as well as the actual role of genetics in determining what type of athlete you'll be.   This book - as well as our podcast - takes you not only into the lab, but also to East Africa, to Jamaica, and to the Arctic Circle in pursuit of the answer to how much influence nature vs. nurture has in determining each of our athletic prowess (and you'll see how reindeer are involved in this answer!). If you're a long-time listener, you know that our interviews with Mr. Epstein are always fun and stimulating conversations.

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Weekly Text Article! Iron Bars and You
Read the weekly text article "Iron Bars and You" by Nina Laidlaw Rumler. "Do you know what sport uses weights and is governed by rules published in 17 different languages with participants in 100 different countries, competes males and females of all ages and sizes against others in their divisions – and is not in the Olympics?"

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Weekly Text Article! "D is for Deficiency- An Overview of Vitamin D Deficiency and Athletes"
Do you think you are out in the sun enough? Read the weekly text article "D is for Deficiency- An Overview of Vitamin D Deficiency and Athletes" by Caitlin Hendler and you might rethink many of those indoor activities. "Most commonly known as the “Sunshine Vitamin,” the main source of this fat-soluble vitamin is exposure to sunlight because of few food sources. The benefits of vitamin D go much further than merely a bronze tan..."

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Weekly Text Article! The Invisible Death Ray- Athletes Under the Gun
Read the weekly text article "The Invisible Death Ray" by John Seawright. "We’ve all seen it; the vicious collision that leaves a football wide receiver writhing in apparent pain; his strenuous, assisted walk to the locker room; and his eventual return to rejoin his team on the sideline with the accompanying statement from the sideline reporter, “The x-rays are negative.”

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It's Podcast Friday with Science Writer Jessica Wapner and The Philadelphia Chromosome!
Cancer is a scary topic and today's podcast guest - Science Writer Jessica Wapner - brings us a new book (The Philadelphia Chromosome) that brings hope in the fight against cancer.  This book is a great story about a new way of fighting cancer using just a pill - yep, no chemotherapy or radiation treatments necessary - and it has a 85% effectiveness!

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Weekly Text Article! What if I Want My Inflammation? – The Effects of NSAIDs on Training Adaptations
Read the weekly text article "What if I Want My Inflammation? – The Effects of NSAIDs on Training Adaptations" by Andrew Jagim. "It makes sense right? It’s the day after a tough workout, you’re sore, it hurts to move but you have to move because you have another session with your trainer in two hours. So, what do you do? You pop some non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) to take the edge off and get back out there for round 2! The question is: Is this doing more damage than good?"

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It's Podcast Friday with Journalist Patrick Hruby and NFL Concussions!
Concussions in sports have become a 'hot' topic and deservedly so because of the fact that concussions are brain injuries.  Journalist Patrick Hruby has been on the forefront of reporting on the dangers of concussions to NFL players' health.  This is a great podcast that might change your mind about the current NFL/player concussion lawsuits....Enjoy!

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Weekly Text Article! The $2 Performance Enhancing Supplement
Read the weekly text article "The $2 Performance-Enhancing Supplement" by Steve Bui. "If you look at any advertising in the media, you will notice constant bombardment by ads for performance enhancing supplements. The supplement industry is one of the most lucrative marketing fields. The promise of being able to perform bigger, faster, and stronger by drinking some special water, swallowing a small pill, or anything in between just sounds so appealing. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to the majority of consumers, most supplements do not work at all."

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It's Podcast Friday! with Dr. Jon Welty-Peachy and World Peace through Sport!
Dr. Jon Welty-Peachy joins us today in the podcast to chat about the role of Sport in society development.  Dr. Welty-Peachy does work in using sport to reconnect the homeless back to society as well as using sport to promote World peace.  This is a broad-ranging and deep conversation about how we can use sport as a tool to develop individuals and society.

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Weekly Text Article! Beyond Choice: The Tale of an Obese Girl
Read the weekly text article "Beyond Choice: The Tale of an Obese Girl" by Ann Amuta. "I always teased my obese friend, Molly, who grew up in the ‘hoods’ of Houston until she told me about her life’s journey to obesity and all the health complications that have ensued."

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Today is our 10th Anniversary! and to celebrate, we've got a special podcast with Dr. Jack Wilmore, the Founder and first Director of our Institute!  Dr. Wilmore is also one of the legendary figures in Exercise Physiology in the United States having published over 300 scientific articles and being at the forefront of so many different phases of the growth of Exercise Science from the 1960's to the 2000's.

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Weekly Text Article! Resistance Exercise: Turning the Bad into Good
Read the weekly text article "Resistance Exercise: Turning the Bad into Good" by Vincent C.W. Chen. "High fat and high cholesterol foods are delicious, but generally, they are not healthy. When we enjoy delicious meals that are high in fat and cholesterol, we are increasing the risks of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. However, does it really mean that we should not eat this kind of food at all?"

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Weekly Text Article! How Was That Tofurkey This Past Thanksgiving
Read the weekly text article "How Was That Tofurkey This Past Thanksgiving" by Steve Bui. "A much more popular part of the diet in East Asian countries, soy has been slowly increasing in popularity in the western diet as well."

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It's Podcast Friday with A&M's Zerick Rollins and Student Athlete Success!
Today we are pleased to have Mr. Zerick Rollins from A&M's Student Athlete Service department in the podcast today to chat about how college student/athletes approach their studies and their sports.  Mr. Rollins brings with him experiences as an athlete and a coach in football at both collegiate and professional levels, so his advice and guidance regarding success strategies for student/athletes are well founded.

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Weekly Text Article! Impact of Exercise Training on Cardiovascular Risk and Anti-Risk Factors in Adolescents
Check out the weekly text article "Impact of Execise Training on Cardiovascular Risk and Anti-Risk Factors in Adolescents" by Majid Koozehchian. "Childhood and adolescence are critical periods in the formation of cardiovascular risk factors. Many cardiovascular diseases are related to such risk factors as high levels of total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and triglycerides (TG), as well as low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL). The causes of cardiovascular risk factors are manifold, involving environment, lifestyle, and genetics."

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Huffines Discussion Scholar and UAB's Dr. Molly Bray on NBC!

Catch Huffines DIscussion 2011 Scholar Dr. Molly Broad on a new video piece on NBC about exercise and obesity!  (Here's a link to her Huffines Discussion talk and her earlier podcast!).  Good job Dr. Bray!

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It's Podcast Friday with USAF's Capt. Julianne Gillespie with Aerospace / Exercise Physiology!
Our podcast guest today, Air Force Captain Julianne Gillespie, is an Aerospace Physiologist with a fighter group and is also a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist with a Masters degree!  We have a great conversation with Capt. Gillespie about the demands of flying high-performance jets and how exercise physiology can help optimize pilot performance.

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The K-12 Summer Institute offers an extensive variety of professional development workshops focused on the connections between health and the environm...

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It's Podcast Friday with National H.S. Athletic Director of the Year Kevin Ozee!
Our podcast guest today - 2013 National High School Athletic Director of the Year Kevin Ozee, from the Southlake Carroll Independent School District - chats with us about the challenges, rewards, and motivation for providing great athletic programs for students.  This is a great conversation with one of our country's leaders in this area.

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Text Article Wednesday! "Talk To The Hand"
It's time for the weekly text article "Talk To The Hand" by Deanna Kennedy. "The ability to coordinate movements between the limbs is important for many activities of daily living and sport specific skills. For example, tying your shoes, slicing bread, driving your car, and serving a tennis ball are tasks that involve some type of coordination between the limbs. However, the role of each limb may vary with different task requirements."

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Nicolaas Deutz, metabolism, and nutrition!

So many people wonder about metabolism, especially with all the media-coverage about weight loss.  Renowned metabolism researcher, Dr. Nicolaas Deutz, joins us in the podcast today to talk about nutrition, metabolism, cancer, and exercise! 

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Huffines Faculty Research Grant RFA out and application window open!
The 2013-2014 Huffines' Faculty Research Grant RFA are now up on the web and the application window is now open!  The purpose of the Faculty Res...

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Weekly Text Article! "Omege-3-The Necessary Fat"
Check out this week's text article. "Omega 3-The Necessary Fat" by Wendy Gapinski. "You may have heard a lot about omega-3 in the news recently. But, what really is omega-3?"

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Somber Podcast Friday: Mike Caruso and Sports Events Emergency Planning
This week's tragedy at the Boston Marathon have made many people question safety at large sporting events.  Mr. Caruso conducts sports event emergency planning and training around the country. So join us today in the podcast as we delve in the little-appreciated world of sports event emergency planning.

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Text Article Wednesday! Feeling Sick? Take Some Vitamin C...Wait What?
Should you take Vitamin C when you're feeling sick? Read this week's text article to find out. "Feeling Sick? Take Some Vitamin C...Wait What?" by Steve Bui. "I think it is safe to say we have all heard it at some point in our lives. I remember as a child, my mother telling me on several occasions. In fact, whenever I had the slightest cough, she would squeeze lime juice into everything I ate. Whether it is your loving family, friend, television advertisement, or newspaper, the general consensus has always been that if you are feeling sick, or have flu-like symptoms, increasing your vitamin C intake will help you recover faster and prevent future cases… Is that so?"

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Judy Sandlin, USADA, and anti-doping education
Dr. Judy Sandlin joins us in the podcast today to discuss USADA's anti-doping educational efforts.  This is a fun conversation that highlights the other - and mostly unknown - side of the anti-doping efforts in the world.

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Weekly Text Article! Big Bad Hearts: Do Football Players Have Unfavorable Cardiac Structure?
Don't miss the weekly text article "Big Bad Hearts: Do Football Players Have Unfavorable Cardiac Structure" by Dustin Joubert. "Changes in the normal structure and size of the heart and its various chambers can indicate exercise training adaptations or disease."

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Let's Walk!  Great video from our Volunteers!

Check out this short video from Analisa Jimenez, Heather Vellers, Sheril Marek, Emily Schmitt, and David Ferguson (all Huffines Volunteers) that is their official entry in the national "Let's Walk: ACSM 2013" competition!  You'll get a kick out of it .... and might learn a thing or two about walking!  It's great fun!

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Mike Thornton and Refereeing College Basketball!
In honor of the Final Fours (both men's and women's college basketball) this weekend, we're pleased to have Dr. Mike Thornton with us in the podcast this week to talk about refereeing college basketball.  Dr. Thornton has officiated Division 1 basketball for several years and brings a great perspective on watching basketball (and gives some suggestions on how to properly heckle referees!)...This is a timely and fun conversation.

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You're NOt going to want to miss this weeks text article! "Destined for Heart Disease?-NO Way!
There is NO way you can miss this weeks text article! "Destined for Heart Disease?-NO Way" by John Seawright! "Heart disease is a cruel ailment that befalls many Americans. It is a life threatening disease that does not strike only a single individual; the suffering proliferates through the patient’s entire family."

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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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Text Article of the Week: "NATURES GATORADE: Effectiveness of Coconut Water on Electrolyte and Carbohydrate Replacement"
Check out this weeks text article titled "NATURES GATORADE: Effectiveness of Coconut Water on Electrolyte and Carbohydrate Replacement" by Kyle Levers. "The popularity of coconut water has increased significantly over the past decade due to its nutritional composition and rehydration capability. Natural coconut water is the clear liquid found inside of a young, green coconut, not to be confused with the white liquid typically squeezed from the coconut’s outer layer, known as coconut milk. A growing number of nutritional advertisements promote the use of coconut water over other well-established sports drinks, such as Gatorade or PowerAde for enhanced rehydration and electrolyte replacement."

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Weekly Text Article. Alpha Lipoic Acid: the Universal Antioxidant!
Check out this weeks text article, "Alpha Lipoic Acid: the Universal Antioxidant" by Majid Koozehchian. "Alpha lipoic acid (ALA), also called thioctic acid, is an antioxidant that is commonly used as a dietary supplement, particularly in the Unites States."

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Weekly Text Article! Six “Sexy” Lesson Plan Examined with the HECAT Guidelines
Check out this week's text article about the "Six “Sexy” Lesson Plan Examined with the HECAT Guidelines," by Brittany Rosen. "What guidelines help create an effective health education lesson plan impacting students’ behaviors? My study examined the content of six sexual health lesson plans, found online at the Advocates for Youth website."

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Weekly Text Article! Mighty Mouse: Understanding Myostatin
New superhero in town?! Check out this week's text article titled Mighty Mouse: Understanding Myostatin by Kevin Shimkus. "As is well known, physical gains become slower and more difficult to achieve as athletes reach a more elite status. For those involved in strength- and power-based sports, improvements in strength and mass eventually plateau, and even rigorous workout and nutritional prescriptions may yield only minimal increases. So it is little surprise that many in the athletic world are starting to pay more attention to some very special mice."

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It's the 100th Podcast celebration! Whoop!

You've been waiting for it and here it is:  the 100th Video and Audio Podcasts from the Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance!  We do all things 100 today:  We talk to Mr. Mike Dillingham - Aggie Class '35 who is 100 and is the oldest living Aggie - about his time on the Texas A&M baseball team from 1931-1935.  We welcome back to the podcast one of the world's elite ultramarathoners Dr. Mike Sandlin who runs (and wins) 100-mile foot-races for fun! (really).  And for our 100th guest, we're pleased to welcome College Football Hall of Fame Coach (and winningest Aggie Football Coach of all time) RC Slocum.   We recorded this podcast live, so we were joined by Lauren Santacroce as the Announcer and Karl Rehn provided the music.  We had a great studio audience of about 200 people, so it was great fun.  

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2013 Huffines DIscussion (HD3) Date is set!
The third annual Huffines Discussion date has been set for November 15, 2013 from 1-4 pm in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center on the campus of Texas A&M University.

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It's 99th Podcast Wednesday with Comedian Kevin Hughes!
Sometimes the perspective of someone from outside the field talk to us about Sports Medicine and what they see happening.  Comedian Kevin Hughes - an avid reader and health enthusiast - serves just such a role for us; the outside observer that let's us know how our field actually applies to folks outside of sports medicine.  So Kevin has got a great viewpoint on our field, on our 98 previous podcasts, and how these things actually influence the world.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. E. Lisako McKyer and Health Promotion!
Today we are joined in the podcast by Dr. E. Lisako McKyer from Texas A&M.  Dr. McKyer is an expert in Health Promotion and Prevention and before you tune out, you should know that this is a kickin' podcast.  We cover a wide-range of issues including why Health Promotion is still relevant in our 'sickness medical model' and why Health Disparities research actually covers everyone.  We even talk about exercise and sports!  So give it a listen.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Weston Porter and Breast cancer!
The scientific literature is very clear: regular physical activity may be the best medicine available.  In particular, there are several forms of cancer that regular exercise can prevent.  Breast cancer is one of the cancers that is prevented with exercise and we are pleased to have Dr. Weston Porter join us in the podcast to chat about breast cancer and some of the new discoveries in the cancer field.  If you've wondered what work is actually being done to try to prevent and 'cure' cancer, you should listen to this podcast.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Melinda Sheffield-Moore from UT Medical Branch
Today, we are pleased to joined by Dr. Melinda Sheffield-Moore from the University of Texas Medical Branch.  Dr. Sheffield-Moore is a renowned scientist in muscle development especially in the area of muscle wasting that occurs with cancer and aging.  Much of her work has been involved with testosterone supplementation and how that helps develop muscle, especially in chronic diseases.

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The Huffines Institute welcomes Dr. John Thornton
The Huffines Institute is pleased to announce that Dr. John Thornton has joined the staff as the inaugural Director of the Texas A&M Coaching Acad...

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2013 Huffines Student Travel grant program is posted
The request for applications for the 2013 Huffines Student Travel grant program is now posted in the Affiliates' section of the Huffines website. ...

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It's Podcast Friday with dehydration and Dr. Sam Cheuvront from USARIEM!
We are pleased to have Dr. Samuel Cheuvront from the United States Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in the podcast today.  Dr. Cheuvront is a noted expert on hydration during exercise and was one of the principle authors of the military's policies on hydration for our soldiers. 

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Jim Fluckey and Building Muscle!
As we lead up to our 100th podcast episode in a few weeks, we though it would be fun to bring back our first podcast guest, Dr. Jim Fluckey.  Dr. Fluckey is a well-established research in the area of building muscle (and protein synthesis) and is always a fun person to talk to.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Robin Fuchs-Young and Breast Cancer Research and Prevention
October has been designated as Breast Cancer Awareness month and we are pleased to have Breast Cancer researcher Dr. Robin Fuchs-Young from Texas A&M with us in the podcast.  We talk about cancer research and importantly, breast cancer prevention during this podcast.

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Beeting the Competition with Nitrates this week!
Read the text article this week and learn about "Beeting the Competition with Nitrates," by Julian Ong. "The latest trend to hit the sports supplement industry stems from none other than the humble beetroot. "

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. John Fox and The Ball!
Every so often, there is a great book that comes along that reveals a bit more about why we play and have sports in our society.  Such is the case with a new book - The Ball - that was recently released.  Dr. John Fox is the author and we are pleased to have him with us in the podcast to talk about his book and the topics he covers within.

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Weekly Text Article! "Exercise - Take Once Daily For Better Bone Health"
Check out this week's text article by Ramon Boudreaux titled "Exercise - Take Once Daily For Better Bone Health." "It is often joked that if exercise could be given as a pill it would be the most prescribed drug in the world. While some benefits of exercise are well known (e.g., the prevention of heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity), some remain esoteric."

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It's Podcast Friday with Pennington's Dr. Claude Bouchard
We are especially pleased to welcome Dr. Claude Bouchard from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center with us today in the podcast.  Dr. Bouchard is one of the most prominent Exercise Physiologists in the world with over 1000 scientific publications.  Dr. Bouchard has been forerunner in working to discover the genetic regulation of both obesity and exercise capacity.

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Breakthrough Theories "Rolling Toward Recovery: Theory of Self-Myofascial Release and Foam Rolling
"Rolling Toward Recovery: Theory of Self-Myofascial Release and Foam Rolling," by Kyle Levers. Many athletes are engaging in foam rolling, read and find out why! "The repetitive and high performance demands surrounding athletes of all levels forces many to find the most effective, yet practical recovery methods. Various types of massage therapies have been investigated and employed by many athletes due to the historical background in rehabilitation and relaxation."

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It's Podcast Friday with Washington Nationals' Asst. GM Bryan Minniti
We are pleased to have Bryan Minniti, the Asst. GM of the 2012 MLB National League East Champions Washington Nationals on the podcast today.  We cover quite a few topics, including the somewhat controversial decision by the Nationals to shut-down their star pitcher before the season was completed.

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Is the Juice Worth The Squeeze? Read and find out!
Tell us what you think. Read Andrew Jagim's article"Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?" "Juice, roids, gym candy, pumpers and stackers are all common nicknames for substances more technically referred to as anabolic-androgenic steroids. Anabolic steroids are defined as any type of exogenous drug that mimics the effects of testosterone in the body. Most people take them with the goal of increasing muscle mass, improving performance or enhancing physical appearance."

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It's Podcast Friday with DeCore Fitness' Terri Gonzales!
On a periodic basis, we bring practitioners from the fitness-world to give folks tips and insight about working out and increasing their activity levels.  Today we are pleased to have Ms. Terri Gonzalez owner of DeCore Fitness Studio join us to talk about the relatively recent development of private, personal exercise studios.  This is a great conversation about this new personal gym movement as well as what you should look for if you're joining a gym.

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It's That Time! Text Article! "Compartment Syndrome: The Last True Orthopaedic Surgery Emergency?"
What do you think? Read Brandon Macias's article titled "Compartment Syndrome: The Last Orthopaedic Surgery Emergency?" "Compartment syndrome is a serious condition that involves increased pressure in a muscle compartment. It can lead to muscle and nerve damage and problems with blood flow, according to the National Institutes of Health’s Medline."

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It's Podcast Friday with UAB's Dr. Marcas Bamman
Today we are pleased to have Dr. Marcas Bamman from the University of Alabama Birmingham with us in the podcast today.  Dr. Bamman is a well-known scientist in the area of protecting muscle function and we have a great, practical conversation about why protecting muscle function is important for everyone and the best ways to do that.

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Text Article about Cytoskeleton Protection by Exercise Training in the Aging Heart
Check out this week's text article by Yang Lee titled "Cytoskeleton Protection by Exercise Training in the Aging Heart." "Heart cells (myocytes) have distinctive shapes, structural integrity, and functions that are maintained by proteins that are part of the “cytoskeleton”."

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Video and Audio broadcast of 2012 Huffines Scholar Dr. Noah Dean!!
Today is the eighth of our special video and audio podcasts of the 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholars.  This week's 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar is Dr. Noah Dean.  Dr. has built a sizable following on YouTube disproving many of the current fitness gimmicks (such as PowerBalance bracelets and Shake-Weights). This is a great podcast as Dr. Dean talks about  "Avoiding Gimmicks in Health & Fitness: Refusing to Return to the Dark Ages".  Here is a link to Dr. Dean's bio.

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Weekly Text Article! "Using Soccer to Overcome Obstacles. A Sport-For-Homeless Success Story.
Read an interesting and inspiring story from Adam Cohen titled "Using Soccer to Overcome Obstacles. A Sport-For-Homeless Success Story." "In sports, we often hear stories about the rise and fall of athletes. One minute they are on top of the world leading every highlight show, the next minute the game has passed them by and a new superstar has stolen their thunder."

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Robert Gold and technology's effect on science, health, and information
Have you ever thought about how technology is changing what we think is fact?  Joining us this week in the podcast is Dr. Robert Gold from the University of Maryland who is renowned for his work, research, and writings about the role of technology in Health and Science.

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The Power of Water—Recovery of the Modern Athlete
It's text article Wednesday. Check out the article by Kyle Levers, " The Power of Water—Recovery  of the Modern Athlete." "While sports performance and training have become increasingly competitive and demanding, recovery techniques continues to rely on existing therapies. Many athletes find water therapies helpful to hasten the recovery process in order to return to bouts of exercise sooner, while minimizing fatigue and injury."

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Student Research Grant Deadlines Posted
Grant Deadlines and the RFA for the Huffines Student Research Grants for 2012-2013 are posted on the Grant Program page of the  Affiliates area. ...

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Video and Audio broadcast of 2012 Huffines Scholar Dr. Dennis Bramble!!
Today is the seventh of our special video and audio podcasts of the 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholars.  This week's 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar is Dr. Dennis Bramble from the University of Utah who talks about  "Can Grandma Run? An Evolutionary Perspective on Human Exercise, Aging and Endurance Performance".

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Text Article from the Huffines Institute! Fuel For The Race!
Check out this week's article and find out how to stay fueled for the race, and we aren't talking about gasoline! Andrew Jagim writes "Fuel For The Race," "Runners, cyclists, and other endurance athletes are constantly looking for ways to improve their performance.  A commonly used strategy is the use of nutritional supplements to “boost” energy and enable them to perform longer and or harder before fatigue sets in."

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Video and Audio rebroadcast of 2012 Huffines Scholar Dr. Stella Volpe!
Today is the sixth of our special video and audio podcasts of the 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholars.  This week's 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar is Dr. Stella Volpe from Drexel University.  Dr. Volpe is a high energy, renowned research in the area of Nutrition and Obesity.  You won't want to miss this podcast - Dr. Volpe talks about "Avoid the Muffin-Top! ObesitPrevention through Lifestyle Changes."

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Huffines Instiute Weekly Text Article! Vitamin C Supplement: To Take or Not To Take?
Our weekly text article is from Majid Koozehchian, "Vitamin C Supplement: To Take or Not to Take?", "Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, and thus our body does not retain it in large amounts. It is a strong antioxidant that has a key role in..."

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Video and Audio rebroadcast of 2012 Huffines Scholar Mr. Michael Hodges!!
Today is the fifth of our special video and audio podcasts of the 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholars.  This week's 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar is Mr. Michael Hodges from Texas A&M University.  Mr. Hodges was an award-winning linebacker for the Texas A&M football team and was widely respected for his tenacity and his determination to play in spite of multiple, serious injuries.  Mr. Hodges gives us the athlete's perspective of sports medicine in his talk titled "The Real Pain in Rehabilitation" .

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Wednesday Weekly Text Articles! "Call me Radical: Going Anti-Antioxidant?"
We have another great article this week by Kevin Shimkus, "Call Me Radical: Going Anti-Antioxidant?", "As important as regular physical exercise is for general health and well-being, a chronic lack of activity contributes to increased chances of adverse health risks and a decreased quality of life."

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It's what you've all been waiting for! Water is Key"
Check out this week's text article about the importance of hydration. Andrew Jagim writes "Water is Key," "To unlock better performance, consider the humble beverage water. It is often one of the most overlooked and underappreciated ergogenic aids in today’s world of sports. The body is made up of ~70% water, which makes hydration a vital component for success-- not only during but..."

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It's Podcast Tuesday??!! Going Beyond Gold...
Today's podcast is the last of our Olympic themed podcasts  that considers what happens when we've reached the limits of human performance.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Ed Coyle and a sub-2 hour marathon
Today's podcast is the third of our Olympic themed podcasts.  We talk to Dr. Ed Coyle from the University of Texas in advance of the London Olympic Marathon to talk about whether a human will ever run a sub-2 hour marathon. 

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It's article Wednesday! SEXercise!!!
We have another interesting article this week. Read about "SEXercise" by Brittany Rosen and Dr. Andrea L. DeMaria. Articles encompassing sex and exercise are trending in popular magazines, with pieces such as Have an Orgasmic Workout published by Women’s Health, and Orgasm at the Gym? It’s the Female Coregasm!published by Men’s Health. Due to hyperbole surrounding the topic, and our background in sexual health, we felt it was both necessary, and interesting, to explore the topic further.

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It's Podcast Friday with Ms. Christie Aschwanden and Sports Doping and the Olympics
Today's podcast is the second of our Olympic themed podcasts.  We are pleased to have award-winning sports journalist Christie Ashwanden join us today to talk about the London Olympics and sports doping. 

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The Articles are Back "Sclerostin: Bad to the Bone?"

The weekly text articles are back. Check out the article this week by Brandon Macias, "Sclerostin: Bad to the Bone?" Most folks, especially those who do not suffer from bone debilitating diseases, might forget that their skeletons are “alive.”  Yes, the bone that protects your vital organs and works with your muscles to get you out of bed in the morning is constantly remodeling.

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Video and Audio-only rebroadcast of 2012 Huffines Scholar Dr. Michael Davis!
Today is the fourth of our special video and audio podcasts of the 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholars.  This week's 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar is Dr. Michael Davis from Oklahoma State University.  Dr. Davis is a renowned expert on performance and fatigue and continues to do great work using sled dogs to find information that can help humans exercise longer.  Dr. Davis' talk is titled "The Art and Science of Fatigue - Proof" .

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It's Podcast Friday with Sports Illustrated's David Epstein and the London Olympics!
The London Olympics is just around the corner and of course, and with all of the performances and stories that will happen there, David Epstein from Sports Illustrated is with us today in the podcast to give us a heads-up as to what he thinks will be the intriguing stories of these Olympics.  I appreciate Mr. Epstein's '30,000 foot' view of sports and his take on what are the interesting stories in sports medicine.

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Video and Audio-only rebroadcast of 2012 Huffines Scholar Dr. Wendy Kohrt!
Today is the third of our special video and audio podcasts of the 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholars.  This week's 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar is Dr. Wendy Kohrt from the University of Colorado  Dr. Kohrt is a highly lauded scientist and was recently selected to give the prestigious Wolfe Lecture keynote talk at the American College of Sports Medicine meeting.  Dr. Kohrt has made many contributions to the understanding of how exercise impacts bone health and her Huffines Discussion talk was titled "Got Strength? Building Stronger Bones through Exercise" .

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Kristin Wingfield - Sports Medicine Physician and former Cirque du Soleil performer!
Today we are pleased to have sports medicine physician and former Cirque du Soleil performer Dr. Kristin Wingfield on the podcast.    Dr. Wingfield knows the athletic world well, having been on the Canadian national gymnasitcs and diving teams and we have a fun chat about a a side of sports medicine that many don't think about.

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Video and Audio-only rebroadcast of 2012 Huffines Scholar Dr. Jacques Dallaire!

Today is the second of our  special video and audio-only podcasts of the 2012 Huffines Discussion Talks.   This week's 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar is  Dr. Jacques Dallaire from Performance Prime.  Dr. Dallaire is renowned for his ongoing work with elite athletes and high performance professionals.  His Huffines Discussion talk was "Perform Like a Champion...What is Holding You Back" and deals with how you can improve your performance in anything!   Here is a link to Dr. Dallaire's bio. 

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It's Podcast Friday with Mr. Kevin Bastin and Athletic Training for All!
Today, we've got a great conversation with Mr. Kevin Bastin, Director of Athletic Training Services for the Ironman Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial Hermann Hospital.  Mr. Bastin was formerly with the Washington Redskins and was head Athletic Trainer for the Houston Texans.  We chat about athletic training and rehabilitation of elite athletes and recreational athletes.

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Special Video and Audio-only rebroadcast of the 2012 Huffines Discussion
Today we kick-off the special video and audio-only podcasts of the 2012 Huffines Discussion Talks.  This week's 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar is Sports Illustrated's David Epstein.  Mr. Epstein is a Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated and was recently nominated for the Livingston Award which is given to outstanding journalists under the age of 35 in the United States.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Gabe Neal and Cognitive Stimulants (yes, that's Adderall)
Dr. Gabe Neal join us today to chat about the issues surrounding the use of cognitive stimulants - such as Adderal - for focus and performance.

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It's Podcast Friday with Mr. Chris Field with Marathons and Child Slavery (trust us)
In the podcast today is Mr. Chris Field, Founder and Director of the Bryan/College Station Marathon.  We talk about the unseen world that is so critical to having these types of events.  ALSO, I'd encourage you to listen just because of the profound reason why Chris organized this race.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. William Hale from Prairie View A&M with cycling, stretching, and health disparities
Today we are pleased to have Dr. William Hale from Prairie View A&M University in the podcast today.  We chat about elite cycling, stretch (and whether you should do it or not), and health disparities in cheerleaders.  It's a fun conversation!

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It's Podcast Friday with Ms. Adaora Elonu: Academics, Basketball, and Competition
We are pleased today to have the third in a series of podcast interviews with student-athletes today.  We are pleased to have Ms. Adaora Elonu, MVP of the Texas A&M 2012 Women's Basketball Team join us to talk about academics, basketball, being a student-athlete, and competition. 

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It's Podcast Friday!: Gene doping, cross country, and competition!
****Warning:  Today's Podcast is rated "R" because of language.***** Today's podcast is a special episode speculating about the future of sports...

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Huffines Volunteer on BBC's Top Gear television show!
Huffines Institute Volunteer and Kinesiology Doctoral student was on the British Broadcasting Channel's program Top Gear.  If you're not familiar with Top Gear, it is the most popular automobile show in the world and they happened to catch David while he was in the pits at the November NASCAR Sprint Cup series race at Texas MotorSpeedway.  Send us an email at Huffines@hlkn.tamu.edu and tell us where you saw him in the show and we'll send you one of our podcast t-shirts!

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Faculty Research Seed Grant RFP now available
The RFP for the 2012-2013 Faculty Research Seed Grant program is now available in the Affiliates section of the website..  Please log-in and chec...

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It's Podcast Friday! with Ms. Roberta Anding RD/LD and nutrition for the elite athlete and everyone!
The Sports Dietician for the NFL's Houston Texans, MLB's Houston Astros, and the Houston Ballet, Ms. Roberta Anding, RD/LD joins us in the podcast this week.  This is a straight-ahead discussion of the nutritional challenges of both elite athletes and normal folks.  It's a fun conversation!

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It's Podcast Friday with Mr. Andrew Wolridge and the life of a Football Student-Athlete
We are pleased to bring you a podcast today with Mr. Andrew Wolridge, former A&M football player.  This is a fun conversation and gives us a look behind the curtain at the life of a student athlete during their time in a major athletic program.  Join us today for this fun conversation....

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What time is it? Article Time!! What to do with a football lineman, when he stops being a football lineman?

Don't miss out on a great weekly article. Learn "What to do with a football lineman, when he stops being a football lineman?," by Jonathan Oliver. Due to their intense training and physical abilities, athletes are assumed by many people to be healthy individuals. However, this may not always be the case. Studies have recently shown that football athletes, particularly linemen, are...

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It's Podcast Monday (?) with Dr. Tom Welsh from FSU
We have a special podcast edition - nothing like starting your week with a new podcast!  We look inside the world of dance today - ballet, modern, and other forms with Dr. Tom Welsh from Florida State University. 

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Article Time! How does ‘chunking’ help expand your memory? Verifying that consolidation resulting in offline learning influences motor chunks.

 It's that time!!! Check out this weeks article, Its a real treat! "How does ‘chunking’ help expand your memory? Verifying that consolidation resulting in offline learning influences motor chunks," by Sanjeev R. Bhatia. Human memory and the ability to recall vast amounts of trivia and unrelated information have intrigued scientists and researchers for quite some time. However, sometimes memory is inconsistent in its retrievability....

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It's Podcast Friday with Mr. Matt Belles and keeping kids active in the schools!
How are schools working to keep kids active in the face of the elimination of physical education classes? Joining us in the podcast is Health and PE Specialist Matt Belles from the 17th largest school district in the country as we chat about this issue.

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Wait No More....The Weekly Article Is Here! "My Racket Can't Find the Ball"

New article for the week, "My Racket Can't Find the Ball," by Priscila Cacola. Check out why Priscila can't seem to get her racket to find the ball. Have you ever wondered why a child learning to strike with a tennis racquet has trouble “finding” the ball....

 

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Walt Thompson from Georgia State University
Dr. Walt Thompson from Georgia State University joins us today in the podcast and talks about the American Fitness Index and why you should know about this index. 

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Article! Article! Article! Control of Wrist and Arm Movements at Varying Difficulties

This week's article is focused on "Control of Wrist and Arm Movements at Varying Difficulties" by Jason Boyle. Our muscles are controlled by “motor units”, which each consist of a neuron, and the muscle fiber(s) it activates or “innervates”. The muscle that responds is termed an “effector”. Brain mapping studies have shown that a disproportionate area of the motor cortex governs certain effectors of the body.

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It's Podcast Thursday! With Dr. Dave Bassett and activity of the Amish!
Joining us in the podcast today is Dr. David Bassett from the University of Tennessee who is a renowned expert in how to measure human activity and how activity levels differ between technological societies and non-technological societies. 

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Attention! Attention! New Article! Aquatic Treadmill Running
 "Aquatic Treadmill Running," by Brad Lambert.  Has there ever been a time when you decided to begin an exercise program ....  

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TexAgs and the Huffines Discussion interview
Listen to the Tim Lightfoot's interview on TexAgs.com radio show about the Huffines Discussion....Thanks to Gabe Bock and the folks at TexAgs for ...

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Article Wednesday! Homocysteine, a Quiet Killer!

by Majid Koozehchian. Homocysteine (Hcy) is a non-proteinogenic amino acid (i.e., an amino acid not used in proteins) normally present in the blood. Hcy is a by-product of normal diet but high levels in the blood can endanger cardiovascular health...

 

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It's Podcast Friday with Bryan Minniti from MLB's Washington Nationals

Baseball season is almost here!  We've got a great podcast today with MLB's Washington Nationals Asst. GM Bryan Minniti about professional baseball, injuries, and rehab in a large organization with multi-million dollar athletes.  Join us for Mr. Minniti's behind-the-scenes insights about professional baseball.

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Its OK to Eat Cholesterol. It May Even Be Good for You.

This week's article features "Its OK to Eat Cholesterol. It May Even Be Good For You," by Chang Woock Lee. "Cholesterol is perhaps the most notorious biological molecule of all. To many people, cholesterol is simply a synonym for heart attack, stroke, or cardiovascular disease because..."

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It's Podcast Friday with Charlie Kimball and IndyCar racing!

IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball joins us in the podcast to talk about the special sports medicine needs of an IndyCar driver as well as his special physiological needs.  Charlie is the first elite racing driver to race with Type 1 Diabetes and it is incredibly interesting to hear how his team (and IndyCar) handles his condition.

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"I WANT TO PUMP YOU UP! But I will need a major credit card and you will need to take 167 supplements a day"

 Check out the article this week, "I WANT TO PUMP YOU UP! But I will need a major credit card this week and you will need to take 167 supplements a day!" by David Ferguson. I am always amazed at the flavor of the moment products in health and fitness. I am sure we are all familiar with the shake weight, six minute abs, and Tae Bo.   Truth is some of these infomercial products do offer a health benefit while others do little for you...

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Ed Howley and the evolution of sports medicine!

Has Exercise Science / Sports Medicine changed? Yes - and in ways that many did not foresee.  One of the Fathers of Modern Exercise Science - Dr. Ed Howley - joins us in the podcast today to talk about where we've been and where we're going in Sports Medicine.

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Cholesterol Can Be Good. Really.

New article up today!! Check it out! "Cholesterol Can Be Good. Really," by Teak Lee. What’s the first thought that comes to mind when the word “cholesterol” is mentioned?  More often than not, it’s probably going to be negative.  This is probably due to the bad reputation that cholesterol has gained because of its involvement in conditions such as cardiovascular disease.  However...

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Jay Williams talking about social media and soccer!

Dr. Jay Williams from Virginia Tech joins us in the podcast today to talk about using social media to translate sports medicine to the public, especially in the area of soccer.  Jay actually works in the area of molecular biology and sports and in the last few years has really been working to make Sports Science understandable to the public.  So join us for this fun conversation!

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How Long Can You Go? Training the Endurance Athlete

  Check out the new article! "How Long Can You Go? Training the Endurance Athlete" by David Ferguson. Have you ever watched a marathon and wondered how individuals can run for over 26 miles? Have you ever wanted to be the one who runs for 26 miles? Do you find yourself saying that you can’t run for 26 miles because you don’t know how? 

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Article Time! Vitamin D and Exercise

This weeks article is about Vitamin D and Exercise by Nina Laidlaw Rumler. Headlines about vitamin D abound. Is it as good as they say? How does it impact exercise and athletes?

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It's Podcast Friday and Ms. Faith Lightfoot talks about the realities of weight loss!

We're into the second month of 2012 and many people are rethinking their New Year's resolution to lose weight.  Our podcast today is a delightfully frank conversation with Ms. Faith A. Lightfoot, President of Lighten The Load and an expert on weight loss and healthy living in women and children.  This is a hard-hitting conversation that highlights the difficulties of maintaining healthy weight in our modern society.

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I'm an athlete! I do not have heart problems!

 Its article Wednesday! That means we have a new article up! "Im an athlete, i do not have heart problems!" by David Ferguson. In today’s sporting environment, great importance is placed on the health education of the athlete. This includes proper nutrition instruction, health assessment, and the application of proper treatments and rehabilitation modalities to injured athletes. However...

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The 2012 Huffines Discussion speaker line-up is announced!

The speaker line-up for the 2012 Huffines Discussion (March 23, 2012) is announced!. 

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Article Time! Athletes Not Let Age Dog Them
Check out this weeks Article! "Athletes Not Let Age Dog Them," by Travis Irby. The concept of dog years lets us quantify how man’s best friend ages. The popular myth is that a dog ages every seven years for one human year. While that is not necessarily the most scientific explanation for the canine aging process, the idea of aging many years in one is something that many people can relate to. 

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It's Podcast Friday and we have Dr. Stephen Crouse and Sudden Death!

In the past few months, there have been several football players that have collapsed and died away from the field.  So how much risk do these athletes have for sudden death?  Dr. Stephen Crouse, an expert in athletic medical screen joins us in the podcast today to talk about what we know about athletic sudden death and the real risk to athletes.  This is a great podcast, especially if you are an athlete or have a child participating in sports.

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Article! PPAR-Delta, The New Potential Treatment for Metabolic Syndrome, May be Produced by your own Body

Check out our new weekly article! "PPAR-Delta, The New Potential Treatment for Metabolic Syndrome, may be Produced by Your Own Body", by Vince Chen! Metabolic syndrome, a condition including insulin resistance (causing diabetes), obesity, hyperlipidemia (high blood lipids), hypertension, and heart disease, is mainly due to high fat diets and lack of physical activity. It has become a major health concern in modern society...

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Podcast Friday is going to the future!  Fuel!

We've got something different for you this week in the podcast that we think you'll enjoy.  Our friends over at EscapePod.org are allowing us to broadcast one of their episodes - Fuel by Matthew Rotundo - that dealt with the future of athletic performance enhancement.  This is a great episode to generate conversation about the future of performance and what we will allow as a society.

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New Article! Bittersweet Sarcopenia

It's that time again!!! Check out our new article, "Bittersweet Sarcopenia," by Nina Laidlaw Rumler. You might not have heard of sarcopenia, but it touches everyone – everyone who lives long enough to undergo this normal physiological process. A lessening of muscle mass and function, its cumulative effect is becoming a significant public health concern.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Pat Goodson!

It's the New Year and we start with Dr. Pat Goodson joining us in the studio.  Dr. Goodson is a writing expert and leads us in a discussion about what is the 'scientific literature'.  Why do we trust the scientific literature  and why is it important for us to know about it?  If you want to be able to figure out what is true or not in sports science, this is a fun conversation and one that will make you think.

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Avoiding Fitness Injuries in the New Year
Emily Schmitt, from the Huffines Institute, was quoted in a new article on "Avoiding Fitness Injuries in the New Year".  Check it out h...

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Feel the Burn, Not the Burnout, Year Round
 Check out the Article this week. "Feel the Burn, Not the Burnout, Year Round," by Travis Irby. Many athletes compete in sports year round. Sometimes the athlete is involved in one sport with one long season spent with various school and club teams throughout the year. Other times, an athlete is involved in several different sports over a year. Whatever the case, it is important that the year-round athlete prevent the mental and physical burnout that can come with the rigors of never-ending competition.  

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Holiday Podcast Time! Sports Illustrated's David Epstein on baseball doping and football concussions!

 It's a special holiday podcast with Sports Illustrated writer David Epstein.  We have two firsts in this podcast:  our first three-time guest, and our first podcast live from Doha, Qatar.  We talk with David about Ryan Braun doping, Colt McCoy's concussion, and what he's doing in Qatar for Sports Illustrated.  It's our holiday podcast - the elves had fun putting this one together!

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Down-Side of Being A Female Athlete

Check out our new weekly article, "Down-Side of Being a Female Athlete," by Greeshma Prabhu. Several decades ago, the US Government passed the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which eliminated sex discrimination in any education program or activity receiving Federal aid. This law led to a rise in the female participation in sports over time, up to more than 150,000 women playing sports today...

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Podcast Friday: Hall of Fame Golf Coach Bob Ellis

 Hall of Fame Golf Coach Bob Ellis joins us today to talk about golf and the role of golf in your life...

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Weekly Article!! Caffeine: Friend or Foe?

Check out the article this week, "Caffeine: Friend or Foe?" by Steve Bui. Oh, glorious caffeine, one of man’s best friends! For typical college students and other active individuals, it is a commonly required form of nourishment for any function before 10:00 AM. While we all know the basic immediate effects of caffeine (decreased fatigue, increased energy, and decreased appetite), it might be interesting to look at how that cup of coffee might affect other parts of your day.

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Charlie Shea

 Dr. Charlie Shea, expert in figuring out how we move and coordinate our movements, joins us today in the podcast.  We have fun talking about sport, music, and everyday movement and how our brain coordinates all of that movement.

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A Little Fish Oil Could Go a Long Way

Check out our new article, "A Little Fish Oil Can Go a Long Way," by Justin Dobson. Inflammation is a natural response to stress put on the body. It is the first step in the body’s healing process, ....

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Podcast Friday!: Our 50th with Dr. Larry Kenney!

  It's our 50th Podcast Celebration!  We're lucky to have as a special guest Dr. Larry Kenney, Professor from the Noll Laboratory at Penn State University.  Dr. Kenney is an eminent Exercise Scientist that has spent most of his career looking at why aging hinders our ability to handle heat.  Join us for this fun, entertaining conversation.

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Weekly Article! Special Issues of Social Responsibility

We have another great weekly article, "Special Issues of Social Responsibility," by Kwame J.A. Agyemang! For quite some time, businesses and large corporations have used corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a management strategy for day-to-day operations. In summary, CSR offers a template for the way corporations should conduct business (e.g., their economic, legal, ethical, and discretionary responsibilities to society).

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This is a great video about the Huffines Institute that was shown at the A&M-Kansas football game.  If you want to know a bit of the history ...

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To Drink (Your Energy), or not to Drink...That is the Question

Check out our new article "To Drink (Your Energy), or not to Drink...That is the Question, by Faith Lightfoot. With the introduction of Redbull to the United States in 1997, many athletes started consuming these drinks for additional energy and a reduction of fatigue. However,...

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Huffines on the Radio!
The Huffines Institute was featured in the pre-game show before the Aggies - Kansas game this past weekend. Listen here as our friend Dave South inter...

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It's Podcast Friday with South Africa's Dr. Ross Tucker!

 We've got Dr. Ross Tucker, from the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa in the podcast today.  Ross is currently on the management team of the South African National Sevens team (you'll have to listen to find out what Sevens is), is one of the most astute and well-spoken young Exercise Physiologists in the world, and has been heavily involved in the debate about whether Oscar Pistorius should be allowed to compete against able-body track athletes.  If nothing else, tune in for the discussion of the Pistorius case for an illustration of how politics, science, and the judicial system sometimes intersect to the detriment of truth.

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The Power of Antioxidant Supplementation: Hype or Help?

Another new article! Check out "The Power of Antioxidant Supplementation: Hype or Help?" by Majid Koozehchian.In our bodies, oxygen constantly produces toxic substances called reactive oxygen species (ROS), also known as oxidants. Antioxidants, biomolecules that combat oxidant damage, are produced by the body and can also be taken in supplement form. 

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It's Podcast Friday with Stewart-Haas' Racing's Adam Davis!

 We've got a great podcast with Mr. Adam Davis who is the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Stewart-Haas Racing, the parent company of the race teams of Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman in NASCAR's Spring Cup Championship Series.  We talk about strength training of pit crew athletes...

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Like a Fine Wine: Do Athletes Get Better With Age?

  We have a new article up today! Go check out "Like a Fine Wine: Do athletes Get Better With Age?" by David Ferguson. We have all heard the late night talk show hosts joke about an athlete’s inability to retire. In fact, there seems to be a consensus that once an athlete reaches a certain age, he should retire from the sport...

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We're moving and swaying on Podcast Friday with Dr. John Buchanan

 Dr. John Buchanan joins us in the studio today for our podcast and chats about his work with basic perceptual processes.  Dr. Buchanan works to understand how we balance and move through space and how our brains perceive and track that movement.  This is a great talk on an emerging area of research that may have significant impact for many patient populations.

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New Article! Eating Disorders in Athletes

New article up! Check out this weeks article, "Eating disorders in Athletes," by Faith Lightfoot! This article builds upon last weeks article about the female athlete triad. What do gymnasts Kathy Johnson, Nadia Comaneci and Cathy Rigby have in common?

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It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Noah Dean and Quackery in Sports Medicine!

 Today we are pleased to have Dr. Noah Dean from Texas Lutheran University join us in the podcast.  Noah has made a mission of exposing and educating the public about quacks and fraudulent health products that are on the market.  This is a fun conversation and greatly needed in today's consumer society. We also talk about Noah's experience as a stuntman on Friday Night Lights.

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The Female Athlete Triad: The Importance of Energy

We have a new article up! Be sure to check out this weeks article, "The Female Athlete Triad: The Importance of Energy," by Kaleigh Camp! The American College of Sports Medicine refers to the female athlete triad as the interrelationships among energy availability, menstrual function, and bone mineral density. The new Triad model has each component of the female athlete triad on a continuous spectrum. These spectrums range from a healthy state to clinical outcomes of disease, which including eating disorders, amenorrhea (absence of a menstrual period for 3 or more months), and osteoporosis...

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It's Video Podcast Friday! Astronaut Richard Linnehan is on the Podcast!

 Our Huffines' Discussion Scholars video podcasts wrap-up today with a

great talk

from Dr. and Astronaut Richard Linnehan, who talks about "Living, Working & Exercising in Space: An Astronaut's Perspective".  This is a great talk that shows some of the stresses on astronauts as they complete their space missions. 


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New article! Is GU for you?

We've started putting up text articles to help answer general questions that we get.  One of our first articles was written by Emily Schmitt and is titled "Is GU for You?" Researchers have studied diet manipulation for years in relation to delaying the onset of fatigue, and these studies have resulted in mixed conclusions. Scientific publications conclude...

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Podcast Friday: Dr. Dave Wright with Deliberate Practice

 Join us as Dr. Dave Wright from Texas A&M visits the podcast studio today.  We have a great conversation about 'deliberate' practice and whether that helps performance or not.  This is a hot topic right now in sports science and it's great that we've got Dr. Wright here to chat about it!

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It's Video Podcast Friday! Today with Huffines Scholar Dr. Frank Booth!

 Today's video podcast is from Dr. Frank Booth, who talks about "Walk Away from Type 2 Diabetes".  This is an engaging talk from one of the preeminent Exercise Physiologists in the World and presents an easy to understand plan for dealing with Type 2 Diabetes.

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Congratulations To Producer Justin Dobson
A big congratulations goes out to Mr. Justin Dobson, who many of you know as our Podcast Producer (and he has all of the questions!).  Mr. Dobson...

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Podcast Friday: Jim Whitehead, the United Nations, and Physical Activity!

Join us today for a historic podcast with Mr. Jim Whitehead, Executive Vice President and CEO of the American College Sports Medicine, the world's largest professional organization devoted to Exercise and Sports Medicine.  Jim chats with us about the recent historic United Nations Health Summitt (only the second health summitt ever held at the U.N.) that focused on diseases caused by lifestyle issues.  A large topic at the UN Summitt was the recognition of the huge role that physical inactivity plays as an underlying cause of disease and death.  Even if you are not interested in health policy, you should tune in this podcast to find out how you can influence health in your local area and in the world!

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New video podcast! Mr. Ty Warren from the Denver Broncos
We've got a new video podcast online...Mr. Ty Warren from the Denver Broncos shares with us the training program of elite athletes.  This is part...

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The deadline for submission of the Huffines Student Research Grants is Sept. 30, 2011.  Log into the Affiliates section to get more information!
It's Podcast Friday with Barefoot Running and Dr. Dan Lieberman from Harvard!
Join us today for a great podcast with Dr. Dan Lieberman from Harvard University, one of the preeminent scientists in the world on the evolutio...

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Eat More Cholesterol For Your Health! The next video podcast from the Huffines!

 Today's video podcast is from 2011 Huffines Discussion Scholar, Dr. Steve Riechman, Texas A&M University, who talks about "Eat More Cholesterol for Your Health and Strength".  This is a great talk that may challenge many of the beliefs you may have about cholesterol.

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It's Podcast Friday! Dr. Lee Brown, isokinetics, and vibration!

 In today's podcast, we talk to Dr. Lee Brown from the Univ. of California Fullerton about isokinetic resistance training.  We also cover whole body vibration and the role the National Strength and Conditioning Association plays in guaranteeing that your personal trainer knows what they are doing. 

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Join us this week for a great video podcast by Mr. Kevin Hughes - Comic Extraordinaire.  Kevin has a great take on health and wellness and is an end-user of what we do as sports scientists.  He's got a great perspective and is fun to listen to (plus, check out his bio - Comic of the year several times!).

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New Grant Requests for Applications released
The new Requests for Applications (RFA) for the Huffines Institute Student Travel and Student Research programs are now available.  Sign into the...

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It's Podcast Friday! Dr. Mickey Collins and concussion!

Our awareness of the prevalence of concussions in sports is increasing....Join us today as we chat with one of leading experts in rehabilitating athletes after concussion, Dr. Mickey Collins from the University of Pittsburgh.  It is a great conversation and one that all of us need to hear.

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It's Podcast Friday! Dr. Angela Duckworth and GRIT

 What are the components of success?  Talent?  Practice?  Determination?  Join us in the podcast as we chat with Dr. Angela Duckworth from the University of Pennsylvania who tells us about GRIT and the role of determination in success.  This is a great conversation about a topic that is easy to talk about, but hard to study.

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We've got four in the podcast today! Exercise myth-busting!

Recently CNN.com published a list of the top ten exercise myths.  But are those myths really myths?  We asked four bright, rising stars in Exercise Science - Brad Lambert, Emily Schmitt, David Ferguson, and Justin Dobson - for their take on the 'myths'.  It's a fun group, a fun conversation, and the first time we've had four guests on the podcast at the same time!

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Video Friday!  Cowboy hats, elephants, and Dr. Mike Reid

 Join us for the most recent video podcast from the Huffines Discussion:  Dr. Michael Reid, from the University of Kentucky, who talks about "Muscle Weakness, Fatigue and Free Radicals: Of Cowboy Hats and Elephants". And as the title implies, it was a fascinating talk!

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Podcast Friday: Can you predict what sport you are best at from your genes?

 If you knew exactly what sport you were best suited for, would you be interested?  Several companies claim that they can tell you what sport you would be best at.  Join us today in the podcast as we talk to Dr. Steve Roth from the University of Maryland who is an expert on using genetics to select for sport.

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Check out our newest video podcast - from the 2011 Huffines Discussion, Dr. Jon Wertheim talks about omission bias in sports officiating - Do the refe...

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It's still hot outside! - Dr. Mindy Millard-Stafford is in the podcast

 It's still hot outside - so grab a cool drink and listen to Dr. Mindy Millard-Stafford in the podcast!

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The Video podcasts have begun!  Dr. Molly Bray, UAB!

We are pleased to announce that our video podcast has gone live!  Go to the Videos section (under Resources) for the first of the biweekly series from Dr. Molly Bray.

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Let's talk about race and sport...new podcast out...

One of the most difficult conversations we might have is how race plays a role in sport, so why not have the conversation?  Join us today in the podcast as we chat with Dr. John Singer, a noted scholar on the role of race in sport.

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Can you run 50 miles?  Here's someone who can...and does...

Have you ever had the urge to run for long, long distances?  Today in the podcast...

 

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It's time for swimming!  Mr. Roy Fielding is on the Podcast!

It's summer!  Time to go swimming!  Today, we talk to Mr. Roy Fielding who has been named as one of the 25 most influential Aquatics professionals in the world.

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It's Podcast Friday! Dr. Steve Martin and Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac Rehab - two words that are many times misunderstood.  Today, we have Dr. Steve Martin......

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Huffines Affiliate Karl Kapchinski wins awards

Karl Kapchinsky is awarded the Eddie Wojecki and Frank Medina Awards from the Southwest Athletic Trainers' Association. Whoop!

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Memorial Day Podcast: Brig. General Joe Ramirez - Human Performance in the Military.

New Podcast!  In honor of Memorial Day weekend, we are privileged to chat with Brigidier General Joe Ramirez, highly decorated soldier and the Commandant of the Corp of Cadets here at Texas A&M....

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Podcast Friday is here! Senior athlete Doug Tremaine is in the house!

Join us for one of the most high energy senior athletes we've ever met.  Doug Tremaine ...

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Summer is almost here and what better time to talk about hydration and exercise!  So, join us in the podcast as we chat with Gatorade Sport Sciences Institute Research Director Dr. Jeff Zachwieja.

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Huffines Affiliate Faculty Research Grant Guidelines Released - Deadline May 31, 2011.

The request for proposals (RFP) for the 2011-2012 Huffines Affiliate Faculty Research Seed grants has been released.  Sign into the Huffines Affiliate section to get the details.  The deadline for the proposals is May 31 at 5 pm.

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Join us as we chat with Dr. Molly Bray from the University of Alabama Birmingham as we talk about her work on nutrition timing....

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New Podcast up! Frank Thomas - Activity and Archery for All!

Frank Thomas is on the podcast today - click here for our conversation about college activity courses and Olympic Archery!

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It's Friday - so you know there's a new podcast available...this week we talk to Dr. Carol Garber from Columbia University regarding licensing.....

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New Podcast up!  Dr. Danny Ballard and Health for your life!

 Join us as we talk with acclaimed author Dr. Danny Ballard about the role of health in life - especially how health can augment learning and increases well-being.

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New Podcast up!  Dr. John Thornton and the balance of College Athletes

A new podcast featuring Dr. John Thornton, the Associate Athletic Director here at Texas A&M has just gone live in the feed.  In the podcast, we have a great conversation...

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New Podcast up!  Mike Massett and the genetics of endurance.

 We've got a new podcast up....Dr. Mike Massett, NIH-funded researcher, discusses advancements in the search for the genetic mechanisms that control exercise endurance.  Click on over to the podcast page to join us for this great conversation - don't worry - the genetic jargon is held to a minimum!

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Watch for details of the webcast of the Huffines Discussion

The Huffines Discussion was a great event.  If you couldn't be there, don't worry - we'll be putting the videos of all of the speakers on the website in the upcoming weeks.

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The TED Talks have made a significant impact on understanding by bringing leaders in various fields together to give talks less than 20 minutes in len...

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Great write-up in The Eage today regarding the Huffines Discussion....thanks to The Eagle!

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Check out our new podcast this week with Jon Wertheim from Sports Illustrated!

Click here to see the interview with Dr. Lightfoot, Director of the Huffines Institute, on KBTX about the upcoming Huffines Discussion.

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We are so excited to announce the final speaker line-up for the Huffines Discussion. We are pleased to announce that the following leaders and thinker...

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There's a new podcast in the feed!  Coach Allen Kinley, Director of Strength and Condtioning for A&M's Olympic and Team Sports, stops in the studio...

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A hearty congratulations goes out to Ms. Emily Schmitt, Huffines Institute Volunteer, for winning the 5K in her age group and placing second overall&#...

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The Sydney and JL Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance recently awarded almost $29,000 in Student Research Grants to graduate ...

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Dr. Steve Crouse, former Director of the Huffines Institute, received $6000 to continue his research documenting the cardiovascular risk markers and c...

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The Sydney and JL Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance awarded a total of $16,500 in travel grants to graduate students in Spo...

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