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Director's Blog: Bad week in sports medicine

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Then there are the weeks in sports where you think: “How can this stuff really happen?  Are people really this maniacal and self-serving?”  Unfortunately, there are times when your naivety is stripped and it really appears that even decisions about appropriate health-care for athletes are decided by incompetent idiots on power trips.  Two extensive investigative reports this week dealing with the health of football athletes show convincingly that unfortunately, this incompetence, greed, and politics can and do dictate care for athletes.

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Director's Blog: Internal marijuana and runner's high

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Studies now suggest that the compounds that trigger and sustain runner’s high are compounds called ‘cannabinoids’.   You may recognize that term, especially if you are familiar with some of the synonyms for marijuana.....

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Director's Blog: Human Performance Goes to the Dogs

post image As someone who studies human performance, from time to time I have people ask why scientists will test animals to understand human performance.  In most cases, it is because...
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Director's Blog: Sports Medicine Goes to the Circus!

post image While we watch in awe, we often forget that both the animal and human performers in these shows are also athletes and that their performances are quite demanding both physically and mentally.
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Director's Blog: Amazing Things Happening in the Marathon

While most Americans have tuned out on the marathon (but many still run them), the amazing performances happening in the marathon over the past year are truly noteworthy, regardless of your nationality.
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Director's Blog: Ask Braun - Taking PEDs for Fame and Fortune

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Why do elite athletes risk take performance enhancing drugs (PED, dope)?  This question continues to be raised....

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Director's Blog: Scientific misconduct: It happens but is punished severely

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“Is scientific misconduct that prevalent?”  This blog explores that question in light of recent high profile scientific misconduct cases.

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Director's Blog: From the Overreaction files: "Sleeping Can Kill!"

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“Hey…pssstt….Did you know that about 25% of people die in their sleep?  Frankly this concerns me so much, I may not go to sleep again.”  Faced with that statement, most of us would scoff and continue with our life.  So, why do we get so excited about people that die after they exercise?

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Director's Blog: Playing football with a brain injury. Are you kidding?

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They wanted the win, so they trotted out a quarterback with a brain injury who subsequently lost the game for them and who hasn’t played since because of his concussion. ....

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Director's Blog: Talking to the masses

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At the Huffines Institute, we are thrilled because our local newspaper - The Eagle - has agreed to start porting the content from our website to their website to a new....

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