Welcome to the August issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports!
It is hard to believe, but fall sports are all starting to kick in and it is almost time to send the kids back to school. I hope everyone has had a great summer and was able to get in a fun and relaxing vacation. If you haven't taken your vacation yet, please bring this month's edition with you and read it while you lounge by the pool.
The 2018 Exercise is Medicine section, recruited by Section Editor Robert E. Sallis, MD, FACSM, features two section articles. The first looks at the increasing role of exercise in the healing and management of concussion, and the second offers practical tools that clinicians can use to help get their patients active.
We have a very interesting Invited Commentary this month, "Malignant Hyperthermia: From the OR to the Sidelines," penned by Thomas E. Nelson, PhD. Check it out!
Scanning Sports Medicine covers the latest clinical research published by the American College of Sports Medicine and CAQ Review covers chest trauma in athletes. This month we have another outstanding contribution from our international colleagues at FIMS. This months' International Perspectives column looks at the Inaugural HealthAccord Conference that recently took place in Bangkok, Thailand and focused on "The Power of Sport - The Power to Change." I think we can all agree that sports can play an immensely positive role in our societies.
Please, spread the word about Current Sports Medicine Reports to your colleagues and encourage them to author an article in the journal.
Have a great month and enjoy this edition!
Shawn F. Kane, MD, FACSM