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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

Ongoing studies try to quantify the risks and benefits of contact sports.

Rebecca Boyle, Contributor

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