The Polls are Open: Vote Early, Vote Often

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Starting young on the skis

I’m on vacation, and will return next week to write more about the world of clinical sports medicine.  There will be new studies to report on, new injuries (unfortunately) in athletes to profile.  August is a wonderful month for sport:  The PGA Championship in golf commences; the U.S. Open in Tennis as well.  The English Premiership season kicks off, as does the Collegiate American Football season.

In the mean time, I wanted to offer those of you not lounging on a beach to visit some of the polls we’ve profiled in this blog over the last several months.  If you haven’t been able to share your opinion on some crucial questions in the world of clinical sports medicine, now is your chance!

So, it’s not November, and in American politics it’s an ‘off’ year for elections.  But the polls that really matter to sports medicine clinicans are open right here, right now:

1) We recently asked your thoughts on Baseline Computerized Neurocognitive Tests

and on the existence of “Second Impact Syndrome”

2) A month ago, we asked if you thought gluten-free diets enhanced athletic performance.

3) And at the beginnng of the summer, we asked you which you thought was the safer playing surface for footballers:  turf or grass?

When I return from my northern lake idyll, I’ll check on these polls and see what you all think, and I’ll be sure to report the results in an upcoming blog post.  Keep your eyes peeled to this site:  we’ll be profiling concussions in August, the start of the football (both soccer and American football) seasons here in North America and Europe.  I’m sure you, like me, will be expecting a tsunami of concussed athletes coming into your clinics this month.

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About sportingjim
I work at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio USA, where I am a specialist in pediatric sports medicine. My academic appointment as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics is through Ohio State University. I am a public health advocate for kids' health and safety. I am also the Emerging Media Editor for the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

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