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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Exercise and Sports Medicine Features

  • Arthritis Among Adults With Prediabetes Arthritis is a barrier to physical activity among adults with chronic conditions. How can we address arthritis-specific barriers to physical activity among prediabetic adults?
  • HCoV-NL63 Respiratory Infections in a LTC Facility This report describes an outbreak of respiratory infections associated with human coronavirus NL63 among residents of a long-term care facility.
  • BMD and Microarchitecture After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass A new study examines the long-term skeletal effects of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.
  • 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.
  • The Pregnant Patient: Managing Common Acute Medical Problems This primer summarizes the diagnosis and management of both obstetric and non-pregnancy related issues commonly encountered by primary care physicians in the pregnant patient.
  • Prevention of Obesity in Early Childhood: Next Steps? Childhood obesity remains a significant public health concern. What needs to be done to increase the efficacy of the next generation of early childhood obesity-prevention interventions?
  • Management of Osteoarthritis of the Hip These four cases apply the appropriate use criteria developed by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for the management of hip osteoarthritis.
  • Minimal Disease Activity and Acceptable Symptom State in PsA A new study provides evidence of the safety and efficacy of ustekinumab in psoriatic arthritis in a real-world setting.
  • PHP and Shared Medical Appointments for Patients With T2DM This study aimed to provide practitioners with insights into offering a shared medical appointment intervention to T2DM patients through a collaborative personalized health planning approach.
  • Walking Speed, Cognitive Function, and Dementia Risk Is slower walking speed and a greater decline in speed over time associated with a greater risk of developing dementia? How might cognition and walking speed influence one another?