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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: Nazi horrors and carrying on

post image ...David’s story is an incredibly moving story that is less about sports and more about the human spirit and the quality that makes – no, drives - people to carry on and contribute positively to society in spite of the horrific events they’ve experienced in their lives....
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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: Dietary Documentary Left Out Facts

post image ...hat really ticked me off was that the filmmakers made the film too one-sided.   Making a point is fine, but really, put in full disclosure!
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Director's Blog: Foul language / good podcast. Do you run the podcast?

post image As Director of the Huffines Institute, I have ultimate responsibility for everything that goes up on the Institute’s website.  While we have several staff members that in reality make the final judgment in many cases,
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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: Students or Athletes?

post image What really caught my ear though was his constant reminder that college athletes are supposed to be students first.  We often forget that....
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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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