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Feb. 10, 2009  
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Sports Concussion Injuries In Adults - New Concerns About Cumulative Effects?

Late in January, several news stories appeared about concussive sports injury in former NFL football players. The focus was on Tom McHale, who died just last year. “New Sign of Brain Damage in the NFL” was published in the New York Times, reporting that McHale suffered degenerative chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), determined by special post-mortem examination. More

ACSM In The News

ACSM membership boasts an outstanding group of highly regarded experts in their respective fields. "ACSM in the News" reports on news organizations that cite various ACSM members as authorities on the health, fitness and science aspects of sports and exercise. More

ACSM Announces Another International Partnership With The Goal To Promote “Physically Active Citizenry” Worldwide

A new international partnership promoting the benefits of physical activity and exercise has a call-to-action for all Americans: be an active citizen. More

Community Leaders Needed For American Fitness Index

Would you like to be listed as a community resource supporting the ACSM American Fitness Index™ in the top 50 metropolitan areas? More

Apply For ACSM’s Leadership & Diversity Training Program!

The deadline to apply for this program is March 2, 2009. Apply here! David Marquez, Ph.D., FACSM, discusses his experiences with the program and how it was valuable to his career and ACSM experience.

“Having the opportunity to participate in ACSM's Leadership & Diversity Training Program (Level 3) was wonderful, and I got more out of it than I had initially expected or even hoped for…” More

Attend ACSM’s Health & Fitness Summit – Register by February 23!

Edward Howley, Ph.D., FACSM and Health & Fitness Program Committee Chair, encourages you to attend this year's Summit.

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Sports Medicine and Exercise Science Headlines

The content expressed on external news websites does not express the opinion of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Study: Women Step Up Their Walking When It's Warm Outside
from USA Today
Many women are fair-weather exercisers, walking an average of 2,000 more steps a day in the summer than in the winter, a study shows. That's about 1 mile more a day. More

Sports Medicine: Demand for People with Expertise is Growing
from Holland Sentinel
The baby boomers are getting up there in years. And, as they do, the demand for people with expertise in a field known as “sports medicine,” is growing and will continue to grow. The term sports medicine is really a broad umbrella covering a variety of professions that includes physicians, athletic trainers, and therapists. The goal of all of these professionals is to help physically active people perform better by improving their strength and conditioning and by managing their injuries. More

National Study Recommends More Exercise to Maintain, Lose Weight
from Media Newswire
A national team of researchers from the American College of Sports Medicine has examined the evidence regarding physical exercise guidelines for weight maintenance and concluded that greater amounts of physical activity are needed – and modest weight losses can have significant health benefits. The study, published in the February issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise ( the flagship journal of the American College of Sports Medicine ), updates a 2001 position stand by the ACSM. More

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