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It's Video Podcast Friday! with Huffines Scholar Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz and Sports Concussions!

Today is the sixth video and audio-only rebroadcast from the 2014 Huffines Discussion.  Up today in our series is Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz from Univ. North Carolina Chapel Hill.  Dr. Guskiewicz has been a long-time leader in the field of sports concussions as related to football and in honor of his work, was named a MacArthur Genius (look it up - it is impressive!).  Dr. Guskiewicz's talk is called "Sports Related Concussion: Legitimate Concern or Paranoia?  This is the talk to see if you want to learn about football and concussions!   LISTEN or WATCH NOW!


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It's Video Podcast Friday! with Huffines Scholar Mr. Randy Dick and Athletes and the Arts!

Today is the fifth video and audio-only rebroadcast from the 2014 Huffines Discussion.  Up today in our series is Mr. Randy Dick of Health and Safety Sports Consultants in Indianapolis, IN.  Mr. Dick has started a national initiative called "Athletes and the Arts" that aims to connect sports medicine with the performing arts.  Mr. Dick's talk is titled "Athletes and the Arts: Get In Tune". This is a great talk that may help you look at the performing arts in a different context.   LISTEN NOW!



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It's Video Podcast Friday! with Huffines Scholar Mr. David Epstein and Small Data!

Today is the fourth video and audio-only rebroadcast from the 2014 Huffines Discussion.  Up today in our series is an award winning journalist, New York Times bestselling author, and reporter for ProPublica.org, Mr. David Epstein.  Mr. Epstein's talk is titled "Small Data in Sports: Finding What Matters and What You Can Change".  Much of this talk directly relates to talent identification - how do we find out who is going to be a great athlete.  Mr. Epstein always gives engaging talks (just check out his HD2 talk and his TED Talk) and this is a great talk!   LISTEN NOW!


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It's Video Podcast Friday! with Huffines Scholar Dr. Ann McKee and Concussions!

Today is the third video and audio-only rebroadcast from the 2014 Huffines Discussion.  Up today in our series is a leader in the research being done on concussions is Dr. Ann McKee from Boston University. Dr. McKee's talk is titled "Sports and military TBI: Pathways to Neurogeneration".  Concussion prevalence in sports is a huge health and safety topic and Dr. McKee has been one of the leaders in understanding what is happening - especially in football.  This is great talk that is provocative!   LISTEN NOW!


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It's Video-Podcast Friday! with Huffines Discussion Scholar Mr. Gerald Veasley and Performance Anxiety!

Today is the second video and audio-only rebroadcast from the 2014 Huffines Discussion.  Up today in our series is the world-renowned bassist, Mr. Gerald Veasley. Mr. Veasley's talk is titled "Overcoming Performance Anxiety: A Musician's Perspective".  Performance anxiety is a common issue for any human performance field - including athletics, music, and public speaking. This is a great talk and gives a great perspective on dealing with performance anxiety.   LISTEN NOW!


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It's Podcast Friday! with Dr. Marielle Engelen and preventing muscle mass

Today we are pleased to welcome to the podcast Dr. Marielle Engelen from the Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity here at Texas A&M.  Dr. Engelen chats with us about the current research into the prevention of muscle loss in chronic diseases like COPD and cystic fibrosis and how things we can do every day - both from an activity and diet approach - can prevent this muscle loss.  Enjoy! LISTEN NOW!


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It's Video-Podcast Friday! with Huffines Discussion Scholar Ms. Christie Aschwanden from FiveThirtyEight.com!

Today is the first video and audio-only rebroadcast from the 2014 Huffines Discussion.  Up today in our series is the award-winning science- and sports-journalist from FiveThirtyEight.com, Ms. Christie Aschwanden. Ms. Aschwanden's talk is titled "What Beer and Running Taught Me About Science".  This is a great talk and may make you think a bit more about the science your read.


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It's Podcast Friday! with Texas A&M Head Athletic Trainer Phil Hedrick!

Sports medicine, when applied at the level of a University, is a complicated and multi-faceted enterprise.  We are pleased to have Mr. Phil Hedrick, Head Athletic Trainer for Athletics at Texas A&M University in the podcast today to talk about the complexity of providing sports medicine care for 600 athletes.  We also talk about some of the changing paradigms in sports medicine, especially in how it relates to health insurance.  Enjoy!



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It's Podcast Friday! with Goucher College's Elizabeth Ahearn with Pilates and Dance Science!

Human performance includes many different types of human activity, including sports, exercise, and the performing arts.  We are pleased that joining us in the podcast today is Ms. Elizabeth Ahearn who is a faculty member in the Dance Department at Goucher College, the Vice President of Regional Planning for the American College Dance Association, and the founding Director of The Pilates Center at Goucher.  We chat about the origins of Pilates and what makes it different than other types of exercise, and how Dance performers use a variety of exercise types to remain healthy and active.  Enjoy! LISTEN NOW!


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It's Podcast Friday! with Univ. of Texas Dr. Molly Bray and rhythms of eating and exercise!

We are pleased to have Dr. Molly Bray with us in the podcast today.  Long-time listeners will remember that Dr. Bray was one of our first Huffines Discussion speakers and since then, she has relocated back to Texas.  Dr. Bray is the Department Head of Nutrition at the University of Texas in Austin and shares with us today the results of her long-running federally-funded study on the genetics of exercise adherence and training responses (the TIGER study).  Dr. Bray is always a great listen - and this podcast is no exception!  Enjoy!


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