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Sports-Related Emergency Department Visits and Hospital Inpatient Stays, 2013

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reviews the most common types of sports injuries that are resulting in visits to hospitals, the trends in such injuries, and the characteristics of those who suffer them.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


American Time Use Survey: 2015 Results

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

Offers information on the average amount of time per day in 2015 that individuals worked, did household activities, and engaged in leisure/sports activities.  One controversial finding: employed men worked 42 minutes more than employed women on average days.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Occupational Differences Among Employed Adults Who Met 2008 Federal Guidelines for Both Aerobic and Muscle-Strengthening Activities: United States, 2008-2014

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Finds that those adults employed in production and related occupations were the least likely to meet the 2008 federal physical activity guidelines.  Traces differences to disparities in leisure-time physical activities across occupations and socioeconomic levels.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


The National Football League’s Attempt to Influence Funding Decisions at the National Institutes of Health

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Govt Procurement,Headlines,Health/Medical,Lobbying,Mental Health

Reports on the outcome of an investigation by Democratic Congressional staff members on alleged interference by the National Football League in attempting to influence the selection of research applicants for federal brain research funding.  From the Minority Staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee


Implementation of School Divisions’ Student-Athlete Concussion Policies

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Education,Health/Medical,Virginia Issues$file/RD82.pdf

Presents 10 recommendations to the Virginia General Assembly relating to the establishment of management plans for the identification and handling of suspected concussions in student-athletes. From the Virginia Commission on Youth.


Step It Up: The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Urban Issues

Urges Americans to get moving to improve their health and American communities to provide better opportunities for walking and other forms of physical exercise. From the Office of the Surgeon General, Department of Health and Human Services


Youth Athletes: Sports Programs’ Guidance, Practices, and Policies to Help Prevent and Respond to Sexual Abuse

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Children,Sex Issues,Youth

Examines the role of federal agencies in preventing sexual abuse of young athletes and steps that high performance athletic programs take to prevent and respond to such abuse.  From the Government Accountability Office


American Time Use Survey 2014 Results

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Children,Labor/Employment,Literacy/Reading,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

Latest data on such factors as number of hours worked from home, time devoted to household and leisure activities, and care of household children.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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