Exercise and Sports Medicine

American College of Sports MedicineMedscape and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) present Exercise and Sports Medicine. This comprehensive site offers valuable resources to aid in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports-related injuries. Also featured are the latest medically relevant advancements in exercise science and the uses of physical activity for health. The convergence of sports, medicine, and exercise is a rapidly advancing specialty that integrates therapeutic and preventive use of exercise, fitness development for athletic performance, sports-injury prevention and treatment, and sports nutrition.

 Sports Medicine Conditions, Diagnosis, Treatment, Follow-up, and Pictures

Multimedia: Video and SlideShows

  • Hypoglycemia: How Low Is Too Low?   When is 'low' too low? This and other topics in hypoglycemia are discussed, including current ADA definitions, symptom variability, and hypoglycemia awareness and unawareness.
  • Cannabis Testing: Sometimes Less Is More   Do we know enough about the effects and metabolism of cannabis to interpret lab values meaningfully?
  • School Recess: A Right or a Privilege?   A leading bioethicist argues the importance of school recess as a right and the value to young students' physical and emotional health and well-being.
  • Alt FOURIER: Diet and Exercise vs PCSK9i?   If Dr Walton-Shirley were designing the next trial on PCSK9 inhibitors, she'd include a Mediterranean diet and exercise arm. She and Dr Mandrola ponder alternative uses of our healthcare dollars.
  • Morning Report: Low Back Pain, Visceral Fat, Mammograms   Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights some of this week's most important medical news: new ACP guidelines on low back pain, using waist/hip ratios to predict risk, and the harms of false-positive mammograms.
  • Managing Obesity in Primary Care: When It's Time for Gastric Bypass   In the third installment of this series on managing obesity in primary care, Drs Vega and Apovian discuss the surgical approach.
  • The Amount of Exercise Needed to Reduce All-Cause Mortality   Do exercise intensity and sport type affect mortality risk or is it all the same? Dr JoAnn Manson reviews two recent studies on physical activity that have important public health implications.
  • Wearable Tech May Not Lead to Weight Loss   Dr Peter Yellowlees discusses a new randomized study that may challenge the promise of popular fitness technology.
  • Four New and Promising Neurology Studies   Dr Christoph Diener spotlights potentially practice-changing data in concussion, multiple sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy, and glioblastoma.
  • How to Control Costs With CMS's Knee Replacement Bundles   Two factors pose the biggest risk for added costs in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services total knee replacement bundles. Here's how to address them without sacrificing quality of care.
  • Obesity Is a Disease That Needs to Be Taken Seriously   More than one third of US adults are obese, but medications for obesity are used for only 2% of patients. It's time to make a change.
  • Echo Case: Right Test, Wrong Reason   A critical piece of information is missing from this case. Can you solve the puzzle?

Exercise and Sports Medicine Features