Gen the 10 Young woman reading smartphoneI have received a number of messages from athletic trainers and physical therapists who recently found my podcast – The Dr. David Geier Show. I am thrilled they love it and use it to keep learning. If you have never listened and like to hear about injuries, injury treatments and injury prevention in sports and exercise, check it out!

 Book I read this week: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. This is a master class in communicating your message and making people remember it. The authors present 6 keys features of memorable messages, but the examples and explanations will help you use them. It’s a must read for anyone who communicates with the public, your patients or anyone, really.

 Book I’m reading next week: Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator By Ryan Holiday. I love Ryan’s work, and I am looking forward to this book on blog and media manipulation.

Sports Medicine
A doctor worries about deaths in football. Do you? Is the end of football coming? This doctor says it can’t come fast enough. by Jeffrey Parks in

New study looks at the effect of ACL surgery on football performance: Athletic Performance at the NFL Scouting Combine After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction by Robert A. Keller, Nima Mehran, William Austin, Nathan E. Marshall, Kevin Bastin, and Vasilios Moutzouros in The American Journal of Sports Medicine

Exercise and Fitness
If you are new to weights and resistance training, this article offers worthwhile information: Here’s How to Tell When You Should Lift Heavier Weights by Amy Schlinger in Greatist

Does strength training improve your brain health? Brawn and Brains by Gretchen Reynolds in The New York Times

Youth Sports
Great article that discusses the career benefits of team sports for girls: Can team sports help women crack the glass ceiling? by Kelly Wallace in CNNFootball sportsmanship

Study looks at the effect of Heads Up Football on heads impacts in youth football: Comprehensive Coach Education Reduces Head Impact Exposure in American Youth Football by Zachary Y. Kerr, Susan W. Yeargin, Tamara C. Valovich McLeod, James Mensch, Ross Hayden, and Thomas P. Dompier in OJSM

Productivity and Self Improvement
Put in earbuds and get off technology are my favorites, but these are all great tips. 7 Work Rituals Everyone Should Follow by Sasha Graffagna in

Our phones are killing our ability to focus. What Your Phone is Doing to Your Brain by Chalene Johnson in

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