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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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr094.pdf

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

https://democrats-energycommerce.house.gov/sites/democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/files/Democratic%20Staff%20Report%20on%20NFL%20NIH%20Investigation%205.23.2016.pdf

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

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD822016/$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

http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/calls/walking-and-walkable-communities/call-to-action-walking-and-walkable-communites.pdf

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

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/670543.pdf

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

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/atus.pdf

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

 

Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/earlyrelease201506.pdf

Updates estimates for 15 selected health measures and presents estimates from 1997 through 2013 for comparison.  The measures include health insurance coverage, physical activity, obesity, smoking and drinking, and psychological distress.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Baseball Resources at the Library of Congress

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Libraries/Museums

http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/baseball/

A guide to baseball-related resources available online at the library’s website and in its physical collections.  Includes information about other baseball websites and a bibliography of print resources for all ages.  From the Library of Congress

 

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