Sports medicine

Could using lighter-weight balls in practice be a safer way to speed up a pitcher's arm -- and the ball?
Marcus Woo, Contributor
Panel of experts says there is not enough evidence to give solid recommendations on many youth sports safety issues.
Chris Gorski, Editor
The telltale tau proteins present in the disease known as CTE display distinctive features.
Chris Gorski, Editor
Performing artists sometimes need the same injury prevention and treatment as athletes.
Chris Gorski, Editor
Research suggests most North American college and professional hockey players don't specialize as youngsters.
Brian Owens, Contributor
Trainers have used Lasix for decades to reduce bleeding and improve performance in North American racehorses.
Kimberly Hickok, Contributor
Research suggests that developing strength or aerobic fitness can improve long-term health. But is another method even better?
Chris Gorski, Editor
An attempt to run the fastest ever backward marathon highlights how wrong-way locomotion could assist in rehabilitation and athletic training.
Peter Gwynne, Contributor
When it comes to reducing ankle injuries, high-tops aren't as important as you might think.
Marcus Woo, Contributor
Two small clinical studies show brain changes among young football players with a history of concussion and exposure to high-impact hits.
Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor
Professional baseball pitchers who return after "Tommy John" surgery have similar career lengths and retirement reasons as other pitchers.
Chris Gorski, Editor
The goals of a major push for football helmet safety should bring improvements, but the overall results remain unpredictable.
Chris Gorski, Editor