Creating and Maintaining Healthy Habits during COVID-19

May 20, 2020

In a world where it seems everything in our normal daily life has changed in a very short period, it can feel like we are out of control. It is important at times like this that we stop and be mindful of creating or maintaining healthy habits with focus on controlling those things that we can. Here are a few tips to consider. 

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USL’s Hong Serving on COVID-19 Frontlines

May 07, 2020

In his role as Chief Physician Executive, Hong oversees the health system’s medical practice plan which is implemented in eight hospitals across the state. Making sure that all of the hospitals have the needed resources, including ventilators and personal protective equipment, has been a major undertaking.

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Maintaining Good Mental Health

May 06, 2020

Not to be confused with mental illness, the CDC defines mental health as our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices.

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Championing the Cause of Health & Safety

Apr 09, 2020

After seven years at US Lacrosse as director of health & safety, Bruce Griffin is returning to academia with a new position at Towson (Md.) University.

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VIDEO: Nutrition Tips for Young Athletes

Mar 20, 2020

With March designated as National Nutrition Awareness Month, it’s a good time to remind our young athletes about the importance of making wise food choices to help maximize performance.

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Keeping Youth Athletes Active

Mar 19, 2020

The disruption to youth sports, including the traditional spring lacrosse season, doesn’t mean that kids should cease all physical activities. The Aspen Institute’s Project Play encourages parents to facilitate opportunities for children to move in order to ensure physical and mental well-being. 

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VIDEO: Team Up Speak Up Against Concussions

Mar 02, 2020

Coaches, seize the moment and remind your players that good teammates look out for each other. Athletes have a responsibility to tell a coach or athletic trainer if they notice concussion signs in a teammate.

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SafeSport’s Impact is Potentially a Life Changer

Jan 29, 2020

Research shows a strong correlation between early adversity (before the age of 18) and poor outcomes later in life. There’s a direct link between childhood trauma, such as sexual abuse, and adult onset of chronic disease, depression, and suicide. 

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VIDEO: Youth Concussion Consensus Report

Dec 10, 2019

A new consensus statement about sport-related concussion in youth sports was recently published in JAMA Pediatrics, the result of a thorough review by an independent panel of experts of all current evidence-based research studies.

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LaxFit Program Benefits Player Safety & Performance

Oct 15, 2019

US Lacrosse's new LaxFit initiative is a standardized exercise program that will increase athlete performance, reduce high-risk lacrosse injuries, and promote healthy long-term athlete development.

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