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House of Representatives Passes Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act
The House of Representatives passed a bill that would provide licensure clarity for sports medicine professionals. Introduced in the House by Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Cedric Richmond (D-LA), the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R. 302) safeguards injured athletes’ timely access to health care professionals who best know their medical history and ensures these patients can return to their active lifestyle as soon as possible.
Special Zika Virus Considerations Needed for Athletes
With the Olympics and Paralympics around the corner in Rio De Janeiro, a hotspot for Zika virus, concerns about how the virus will effect athletes, their performance and their attendance at the Games is on the forefront of many people’s minds. New research from Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach
covers a series of important updates on the virus. Read More