The American Public Health Association links global public health with the upcoming Super Bowl. Check out their interview with former NFL player Madieu Williams on his foundation to improve education, health and fitness for underprivileged children in the U.S. and Sierra Leone. A recent achievement of the Madieu Williams Foundation was a successful Ebola Relief… Continue reading Public Health Suits Up for the Super Bowl
(updated 9/21/14) As entertainment, sports is exciting, unpredictable and full of dramatic examples of triumph and agony. It is also a high profile mirror into real tragedies and triumphs related to health and public health. Case in point: Ray Rice (former running back for the Baltimore Ravens), the National Football League (NFL) and intimate partner… Continue reading NFL Uproar Spotlights Domestic Violence
The AP reports on a recent caucus of scientific and medical officials from football, soccer, rugby and equestrian circles gathered to focus on concussion (prevention, research, treatment, etc.) in sports.
NFL, FIFA Join Forces to Evaluate Concussions, by Barry Wilner, 8-25-14
At least one health care expert leverages 2014 FIFA World Cup (TM) fever in the U.S. to draw attention to obesity, U.S. well being rankings and health care.
What do you think? Good connection?
“Putting a Health Care Perspective on Global Competition” 6/30/14 by Kenneth Thorpe, PhD, in Huffington Post – Healthy Living.
“New helmet standard to address concussion prevention” by Gary Mihoces in USA Today Sports on 6/20/14
Hopefully, this type of effort and more will soon reach players at all levels of football, including encouraging players to admit to having symptoms.
The CDC on Injury Prevention & Control: Traumatic Brain Injury (including concussions)
I don’t even play golf, and I am SO excited to write about the 2014 U.S. Open & U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst No. 2…and the Encore! I was fortunate enough to attend the final weekend for both championships and see EVERY golfer at work on the course. That was A LOT of golf, heat… Continue reading LPGA and USGA Inspire Girls to Live Healthy Lifestyles via Golf
GO RAVENS! I don’t know if this is THE official cheer for the 2012 Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens football team (since it is not very creative). I do know that they should be cheered for agreeing to assist Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene efforts to inform Maryland residents learn about their new health… Continue reading G-O! RAVENS on the A-C-A for M-D
Hi. My name is Felicia, and I am a sports fan. To be more precise, I am a fan of competitions. I would watch mud dry if a friend asked me to join her….a very close friend who also paid for lunch that day. One of my favorite experiences while living in Somerville then Cambridge,… Continue reading MLB Hits “Home Runs” for Health
Watching games in The Atlantic Coast Conference‘s 2013 men’s basketball tournament the past two days, motivated me to find out how collegiate sports conferences are supporting public health, directly or via their student-athletes. I know that student-athletes are recognized for their service, and I wondered how much of that service connects to improving health. I found… Continue reading Student Athletes Team Up on Public Health Issues