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ACSM chosen as regular contributor to HHS Blog
Team Physician Conference offers treatment education, CMEs
Policy Corner: Upcoming special SMB on health reform
Earn a complimentary membership through recruitment!
Grant opportunity: Sports injury research
MSSE research bite: Risks for football players go beyond impact
Sports medicine & exercise science headlines

ACSM Chosen as Regular Contributor to HHS Blog
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ACSM and its members were key to the development of the first-ever federal physical activity guidelines – and now ACSM President James Pivarnik, Ph.D., FACSM, is a contributing blogger on the “Be Active Your Way” Department of Health and Human Services Web site.

Pivarnik, along with other health and fitness organization leaders, will be a regular contributor to the blog, offering ACSM views and resources on physical activity. Pivarnik’s first blog post focuses on the benefits of exercise beyond weight loss.

Click here to visit the Be Active Your Way blog – and be sure to comment on Dr. Pivarnik’s first post, which will go live on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Team Physician Conference Offers Treatment and Prevention Education, CMEs
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The ACSM Team Physician Conference meets the needs of clinical practitioners who care for and manage athletic teams as part of their total practice. The 2010 Conference, to be held in exciting Las Vegas, offers unique educational opportunities in musculosketal, cardiovascular, pharmacological and nutritional categories – plus much more. A special preconference focuses on musculoskeletal ultrasound and injection techniques.

Attendees can earn AMA/PRA credits, CMEs and CEUs. Click here to register online and preview the program for a full overview of the tracks and sessions offered.

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Policy Corner: Upcoming Special SMB on Health Reform
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Next week, look for a special issue of Sports Medicine Bulletin focusing on health care reform – and how physical activity and wellness plays into the bills and discussion. Learn what you can do to encourage the United States to have a heightened focus on prevention through healthy lifestyles and hear from ACSM experts on what the current version of the health care bill might be missing.

Earn a Complimentary Membership Through Recruitment!
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For many ACSM members, their first introduction to ACSM was through a respected colleague or mentor. Share your stories with your colleagues about the value of ACSM membership. Visit the "I belong. Do You?" home page and start recruiting today!

Congratulations to Janet Wojcik, Ph.D., who receives a complimentary ACSM membership for recruiting the most new members during previous quarter. Also, Shelby Moneer, receives an ACSM prize package for being randomly selected from all members recruiting during the quarter. View the complete list of members who have recruited new members during the campaign.

Grant Opportunity: Sports Injury Research
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The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) has a grant funding program available to researchers interested in sports injury research. Since the grant program’s inception in 1994, NOCSAE has awarded over two million dollars towards research. Grant funding is usually for two years and approximately $100,000 for each year. Additional information can be found on the NOCSAE Web site. The next date for pre-proposals is May 1, 2010. For more information, researchers can contact Fred Mueller, Director of NOCSAE Research, at mueller@email.unc.edu or 919-962-5171.

MSSE Research Bite: Risks for Football Players Go Beyond Impact
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Linemen in college football shield the quarterback from would-be tacklers, but what’s to protect these burly linemen from health threats associated with their size? Exercise alone won’t do it, according to new research from the official medical journal of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). More

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Exercise and Science Headlines

Study Supports Heart Screening for Young Athletes
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The tragedy of a young athlete dying is sometimes compounded by the discovery that he or she had an undiagnosed heart condition. A new study suggests that comprehensive screenings could be the answer. More

Diabetics Show Alarming Increase in Morbid Obesity
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Researchers reported that 62.4 percent of U.S. adults with Type 2 diabetes are obese, and 20.7 percent are morbidly obese. Among African American adults with Type 2 diabetes, 1 in 3 is morbidly obese. More

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