May News from EXERCISE IS MEDICINEā„¢

Louis Holtzhausen Program Director: Sports Medicine University of the Free State [email protected] Health care systems in the public and private sectors in South Africa find it difficult to keep up with the ever rising cost of health care. In fact, public health services are facing serious challenges to provide adequate services on many levels1. This article will propagate a way …

A Winter Olympic Experience

Hosting an Olympics is like giving birth to 82 countries, where the contractions last for eight years, the dilation has to accommodate hundreds of athletes marching out and insisting on carrying flags. One thing is very clear, the culmination of one Olympics only brings with it the problems from the previous Olympics, for example the urine testing of Olympic athletes, …

Concussions in contact sports under discussion

Concussion suffered while playing sport, if not managed properly, could have serious consequences for players – such as memory loss and continuous headaches. Most of the victims are youngsters who take part in contact sports like rugby. South Africa has the highest incidence among the collision sports. Ten to 15% of players suffer concussion every season. The nation is losing …