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The Sympathetic Nervous System and Vascular Health | Drs. Jody Greaney & Anna Stanhewicz

Jody Greaney, Ph.D., FACSM, and Anna Stanhewicz, Ph.D., are scientists at Pennsylvania State University. They have been studying the process through which the sympathetic nervous system communicates with the vascular system during total body heating and cooling, particularly in aging adults. 

As humans age, this communication process becomes less efficient and can cause an increase in cardiovascular risk. Drs. Greaney and Stanhewicz are studying this process in attempt to determine intervention strategies that may mitigate the cardiovascular risk.

An International Consensus Statement on Physical Activity and Mental Heath Just Released

Exercise and Sports Science Australia, American College of Sports Medicine, British Association of Sport and Exercise Science, and Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand collaborated to develop a brief statement titled The Role of Sport, Exercise, and Physical Activity in Closing the Life Expectancy Gap for People with Mental Illness.  The statement discusses the need for holistic treatment for those with mental illness including physical health care, which is often lacking when mental illness is the focus of treatment. We invite you to read the paper, which published in the Translational Journal of the America College of Sports Medicine, and share with your colleagues. 

The Sports Medicine Checkup | A Physician Podcast by ACSM Members for ACSM members

Created exclusively for ACSM members, The Sports Medicine Checkup digs into topics that are relevant to those working in the field of sports medicine. From discussing the research behind the latest treatment options to offering advice on interviewing for fellowships, The Sports Medicine Checkup will keep sports medicine professionals up to date with the industry’s hottest topics and insights.

Co-hosted by Tina Master, M.D., FACSM, and Alex McDonald, M.D.

ACSM Members can listen to the podcast and download episodes.

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The Female Athlete Triad

MYTH: It's "normal" for female athletes to lose their period, or stop menstruating.
REALITY: Amenorrhea due to working out is unhealthy.

Mary Jane De Souza, Ph.D., FACSM, and Nancy Williams, Sc.D., FACSM, both researchers and professors at Pennsylvania State University, have spent many years studying the Female Athlete Triad.


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Neil Peterson

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Neil Peterson, Ph.D., R.N., NP-C, AGACNP-BC

To celebrate Exercise is Medicine® On Campus (EIM-OC) Month, we introduce you to an ACSM member actively working to create a culture of wellness and promote physical activity as a vital sign of health at Brigham Young University (BYU). Neil Peterson is an associate professor, graduate program coordinator and licensed family nurse practitioner. He also serves as BYU’s EIM-OC advisor. The roles allow him to teach others about the important health benefits of physical activity. ACSM staff recently connected with Dr. Peterson to learn more about his research, his involvement with Exercise is Medicine and how ACSM membership has helped him.

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