The TeamSafe​® Report #7: MRSA

MRSA: Still happening, yet simple to prevent! MRSA infections have become common in athletes since the first reported cases in a high school wrestling team in 1993 and a British rugby club in 1998. The problem of infection control has become so serious in professional sports that since 2014 the Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention has run the run the Program for Infection Prevention in the National Football League. Peyton Manning, Kellen Winslow, Jim Kelly, Drew Gooden, Mike Gansey, Sammy Sosa, Alex Rios, Paul Pierce, Kenyon Martin, Braylon Edwards, Grant Hill, and most recently Alex Smith are just some of the professional athletes to be affected. These infectio

The TeamSafe​® Report #6: #ThinkTank2019

#ThinkTank2019 brings together 60 of the world's best minds in youth sports to provide scientifically-based, professionally-proven and easily implementable action items covering six key areas affecting the youth sports environment. Read more here.

The TeamSafe​® Report #5: Anaphylaxis and Asthma

The Big Three: Concussions, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, and the Heat. These three issues receive the lions share of attention when it comes to youth sports safety and deservedly so. BUT, there are other extremely important safety issues including Anaphylaxis and Asthma. Anaphylaxis is severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. It can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to something you are allergic to, like food (milk, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, shellfish), insect stings, medications and latex. There have been cases caused by breathing the air when cycling through an almond orchard and consuming sparkling water! An asthma attack can be triggered by smoke, pollution,

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