Wednesday, June 16, 2010

After Heatstroke, When Is It Safe to Exercise?

‘This is a very controversial area, even more so than concussions,’ said Dr. Francis G. O’Connor, president of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine. He moderated a debate on the topic at a recent meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Guidelines on returning to exercise, from the American College of Sports Medicineand the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, are not based on the best scientific evidence, Dr. O’Connor and others say. Instead, they are based on what the guideline committees think makes sense. ‘There is a lot of reliance on dogma that...

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