September 2016

Study Shows High Obesity Rates Among Student Athletes

Similar rates of obesity and high blood pressure readings have been found in student athletes that you would see in the general adolescent population, according to researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Forest Service Celebrates 100-Year-Old Campground

The Eagle Creek Campground in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area turned 100 this past July, and the USDA Forest Service threw a birthday party at the northern Oregon site. The anniversary is significant because Eagle Creek was the first Forest Service campground developed to provide basic amenities for campers, such as a comfort station (restroom), picnic tables, cook stoves, parking areas, Eagle Creek Trail, a trail register and interpretive guide map, and a ranger station with a full-time ranger—Albert Wisendanger—on duty during the summer season.

Study Shows Artificial Turf Composition Influences Injury Prevention

It turns out that the composition of artificial turf surfaces is the key to preventing high school football injuries. This, according to new research that shows how the infill weight of artificial turf surfaces can directly affect the number of injuries to high school football players, according to a recent news release from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), an organization that specializes in orthopaedic sports medicine education, research, communication and fellowship.