December 2017

Preventing Germs in Gyms: What Works?

According to the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), there were more than 36,000 health clubs in the United States in 2016. Furthermore, over 66 million Americans used a health club and more than 57 million were members of at least one athletic facility, which was an increase over previous years. And while these numbers are good news when it comes to Americans getting healthier, the downside is that there has also been a rise in the number of community-acquired infections (CAIs) in gyms.

Study: Laws Reduce Recurrent Concussions

New research, published in the American Journal of Public Health in October, shows that traumatic brain injury (TBI) laws are helpful in reducing the rate of recurrent concussions in high school athletes.

Grants Awarded for Urban Water & Wildlife Habitat Restoration

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) exists to protect and restore our nation's wildlife and habitats, directing public conservation dollars to pressing environmental needs and matching those investments with private contributions. And now they've announced 65 grant awards, earmarked for restoring urban waters and wildlife habitat.