It’s summertime. Throughout much of the country, heat and humidity are starting to become the norm. When you add that to a world navigating through a pandemic, and young athletes anxious to start up organized sports again, those of us in sports medicine are on high alert for a potential surge in heat related illnesses. Today on the podcast, I’m joined by a world-renowned expert in the area of heat illness and how that relates to athletics. Grab your cold beverage of choice, sit back, relax and listen in as I’m certain there will be extremely valuable information to be had for anyone who deals with young athletes.
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Links from this Episode:
Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) https://ksi.uconn.edu/
KSI Heat Stroke Resources https://ksi.uconn.edu/emergency-conditions/heat-illnesses/exertional-heat-stroke/heat-stroke-resources/
KSI Heat Acclimatization https://ksi.uconn.edu/prevention/heat-acclimatization/
KSI COVID-19 Return to Sports Plans https://ksi.uconn.edu/covid-19-return-to-activity/
KSI Wet Bulb Globe Temperature https://ksi.uconn.edu/prevention/wet-bulb-globe-temperature-monitoring/
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The Host of this Program:
Dr. Mark Halstead received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He stayed at the University of Wisconsin for his pediatric residency, followed by a year as the chief resident. Following residency, he completed a pediatric and adult sports medicine fellowship at Vanderbilt University. He has been an elected member to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness and the Board of Directors of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM). He has served as a team physician or medical consultant to numerous high schools, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Washington University, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Athletica, and St. Louis Rams. He serves and has served on many local, regional and national committees as an advisor for sports medicine and concussions. Dr. Halstead is a national recognized expert in sport-related concussions and pediatric sports medicine.
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The Guests Featured Inside this Program:
Dr. Doug Casa is the CEO of the Korey Stringer Institute and is a professor of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut. He is the editor of numerous books and has published almost 300 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has presented over 500 times around the world on the topic of heat-related illness, exertional heat stroke and maximizing performance in the heat. As an athletic trainer, Dr. Casa has also successfully treated 325 cases of exertional heat stroke, none of which resulted in death.