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  • Current Sports Medicine Reports: Highlights from 2020 and Looking Forward in 2021

    by Caitlin Kinser | Feb 22, 2021

    three cover images of current sports medicine reviews from 2020There is no doubt that 2020 was an interesting, challenging and trying year in the face of the pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus. Despite these challenges, Current Sports Medicine Reports (CSMRhad an excellent year publishing timely, peer-reviewed, clinically relevant information that is useful for busy sports medicine and primary care providers.

    Not surprisingly, the article most accessed through the journal’s website and OVID in 2020 was COVID related. “ACSM Call to Action Statement: COVID 19 Considerations for Sports and Physical Activity” written by Keri Denay, MD, FACSM; Rebecca G. Breslow, MD; Meredith N. Turner, MD; David C. Nieman, DrPH, FACSM; William O. Roberts, MD, MS, FACSM; and Thomas M. Best, MD, PhD, FACSM. This article is excellent, and it also highlights ACSM’s global initiative Exercise is Medicine®. This article is a great summary of the benefits of moderate to vigorous exercise and it highlights the importance of maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle especially during the pandemic. Challenging times require creative thinking and innovative solutions to keep ourselves active and healthy.

    The most frequently viewed article in 2020 was “Making a Strong Case for Prioritizing Muscular Fitness in Youth Physical Activity Guidelines,” written by Avery D. Faigenbaum, EdD, FACSM; James P. MacDonald, MD, FACSM; Andrea Stracciolini, MD, FAAP, FACSM; and Tamara Rial Rebullido, PhD. Everyone agrees that getting and keeping kids physically active is important for multiple reasons, but what should that activity include? There has been a lot of focus on aerobic and skill activities as we encourage children to get 60 minutes of moderate vigorous physical activity daily. Dr. Faigenbaum and his co-authors lay out the case for and the importance of muscular fitness in youth physical activity guidelines. In this excellent article, the authors suggest a framework of equal parts aerobic activities, strength activities and skill activities. 

    In 2021 CSMR will celebrate its 20th anniversary of publication and we look forward to highlighting the successes over the last 20 years. Beyond our anniversary, 2021 looks to be another great year as CSMR strives to continue to publish articles that make a difference in clinical practice. Planned content for 2021 looks to include the following topics:

    • Proposed MSK curriculum in residencies
    • Exercise Collapse Associated with Sickle Cell Trait (ECAST)
    • Exertional rhabdomyolysis
    • Disparities and inequities in youth sports

    We are ending 2021 with an edition totally dedicated to mental health issues. Mental health topics have always been popular with the journal’s readership, so the editors decided to pull together this first edition of CSMR totally dedicated to this important topic. It will be great, and we are excited.

    We hope you enjoy our content as much as our team enjoys putting it together. If there are topics or authors you would like to see published in CSMR please contact us via email.

    Shawn Kane headshotShawn F. Kane, M.D., FACSMgraduated from Gettysburg College with a BS in Biology and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He attended medical school at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and graduated in 1995. He completed his internship and residency in Family Medicine at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, NC, and his Sports Medicine Fellowship at Fort Belvoir, VA. He retired from the U.S. Army in 2018 after having served almost his entire career in the U.S. Army Special Operations Community, including 12 deployments in support of combat operations. He currently serves as an associate professor and physician at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Family Medicine Center. He has been a member of ACSM since 1993 and currently serves as the editor-in-chief for Current Sports Medicine Reports.

  • Closing the Gap on Referrals from Doctors | CEC Video Course

    by David Barr | Feb 17, 2021

    ACSM Certified Career Profile Exercise Physiologist
    ACSM's Health & Fitness Summit: Closing the Gap on Seamless Referrals from Doctors in Your Community

    About the course:

    This course includes an online video from ACSM’s Health & Fitness Summit and a corresponding online quiz. All course content will be presented to you electronically upon completion of your purchase. This includes all videos, quizzes, and certificates (certificates awarded upon successful completion of the quizzes). 

    Available ACSM CECs 3.0

    Learning objectives for the course - Closing the Gap on Seamless Referrals from Doctors in Your Community:

    • Physical activity can be integrated into the health care systems and be connected to existing community resources seamlessly
    • Community resources can be used effectively for people with a variety of special needs and produce new sources of income
    • The healthcare sector offers a variety of resources that can help with referrals for special needs patients and for patients that want to become physically active

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  • ACSM Guidelines Update Video | Brain Health

    by David Barr | Feb 15, 2021

    ACSM Guidelines Brain Disorders
    This featured video highlights brain health and brain-related disorders as part of ACSM's Guidelines.


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    Dr. Gary Liguori explores the new chapter from ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription focused on the role of exercise in conditions that impact the brain. This includes conditions previously covered, as well as conditions not previously included, such as Alzheimer’s, autism, depression and anxiety.

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  • ACSM Certified Professional of the Year | Finalists Announced

    by David Barr | Feb 12, 2021

    ACSM Certified Professional of the Year

    The ACSM Certified Professional of the Year award is granted to an outstanding ACSM certified professional to recognize their dedication and exceptional contributions toward enhancing the health and wellness of individuals in their community.


    Meet the 2021 Finalists

    Awarded Benefits:

    • Up to $500 in travel assistance
    • Complimentary 2021 ACSM International Health & Fitness Summit registration
    • Acknowledgment on the ACSM website and in the ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal
    • and many more!


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  • ACSM Guidelines Download 11th Edition

    by David Barr | Feb 10, 2021

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    ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 11th Edition is the critical handbook that delivers scientifically based standards on exercise testing and prescription to the certification candidate, the professional, and the student. Learn more and get your free sample download today!
     
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