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.

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Multimedia: Video and SlideShows

  • CABANA Takeaways for Catheter Ablation of AF   Now that CABANA is published, principal investigator Doug Packer talks with his Mayo colleagues about the implications for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation.
  • Let's Face It--Some Patients Need to Be on Opioids   Selected patients with chronic non-cancer pain receive more benefit than harm on opioid therapy.
  • Lifelong Exercise Halts Markers of Aging   Dr Alan Jacobs on the encouraging results observed in master cyclists 55 years of age or older.
  • Resistance Training Curtails Depressive Symptoms   Dr Peter Yellowlees discusses key findings from a new meta-analysis that shows that resistance exercise training improves depression regardless of the amount prescribed.
  • Homing in on the Inflammatory Pathway of CVD   The CANTOS trial showed that reducing inflammation could lower CV risk. The neutral CIRT trial may be seen as a setback, but it actually advances the field, explains the lead investigator to John Mandrola, MD.
  • 'Oh, My Aching Knees'? Screen for Prediabetes   Here's what you can prescribe to patients with prediabetes and exercise-limiting arthritis to prevent progression to type 2 diabetes.
  • Beyond Statins: PCSK9 Inhibitors, Ezetimibe, and Diet   Experts from the Mayo Clinic discuss the spectrum of nonstatin therapies and when they consider using ezetimibe and PCSK9 inhibitors in their patients at high cardiovascular risk.
  • How Much Exercise Is Too Much for the Brain?   The optimal amount of exercise needed to improve brain health: Dr Richard Isaacson discusses recent findings in dementia and Alzheimer's.
  • What Cardiologists Should Know About Obesity   Cardiologist Seth Baum interviews obesity experts Drs Kahan and Apovian, who dispel the myth of the 'obesity paradox' and the 'metabolically healthy obese,' and any fears about treating this disease.
  • A Paraplegic Doc's Inspiring Comeback After Spinal Injury   Dr Daniel Grossman describes his journey--as a patient and a physician--back to practice within 5 months of sustaining an extensive injury.
  • Plant-Based Diet to Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Is It All or Nothing?   Vegan or vegetarian diets are difficult to sell to Western populations. Dr Trudy Voortman says that it doesn't have to be all or nothing--adding plant-based foods will lower type 2 diabetes risk.
  • Is Sarcopenia Inevitable as We Age?   A reader comment and the inexorable changes inflicted by the natural aging process sparked today's commentary.

Exercise and Sports Medicine Features