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Attention! Obesity and healthcare professionals: Support the UK National Student Health Programme

By Mr Jonathan Temple and Professor Chris Oliver @CyclingSurgeon Healthcare students across the UK will recognise the profound impact of adult and childhood obesity upon the physical and psychological health and wellbeing of millions of patients and their families. Indeed, obesity and obesity-induced disease represent one of the most significant and important challenges facing our […]

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Supporting young athletes to stay (and excel) in sport: what’s the role of the medical team? And what does expanding our view of maturation have to do with it?

By Sam Blanchard (@SJBPhysio_sport)   Age is just a number, right? Or is that just something adults say to convince ourselves our body clock is ticking differently to the kitchen clock and the seemingly more frequent turns of the calendar? When working with young athletes I think these two clocks are undoubtedly out of synch. Line up three […]

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4 ‘must attend’ BASEM/FSEM conference sessions on physical activity and young people

By Beth Cameron, PR & Communications, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine @FSEM_UK This year’s joint BASEM and FSEM Conference, Walk 500 Miles, will include four, not to be missed, sessions covering paediatric medicine. The session starts at 2pm in Edinburgh’s historic Assembly Rooms, on Thursday 2nd October, with Heather McKay, Professor of the Faculty of […]

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Preventing sudden cardiac death (SCD) in athletes: the IOC World Conference Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport session highlights

By Jessica Orchard, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney   Cutting edge research was presented at many IOC World Conference Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport 2014 Monaco sessions. Among these, was a focus on cardiology, and specifically, preventing sudden cardiac death (SCD). Speakers discussed the importance of screening, interpretation of athletes’ electrocardiographs (ECGs), the roles of […]

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Feature issue on young people and sport — all the experts in one room!

The IOC has made many terrific contribution to sports medicine education and policy. We emphasize its partnership with the BJSM through the 2009-2012 Olympic cycle – the IOC has convened conferences on major topics and added tremendous value to the field by publishing summary documents in quarterly themed issues of BJSM. Lars Engebretsen is the […]

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