Bring On the Exercise, Hold the Painkillers

"Taking ibuprofen and related over-the-counter painkillers could have unintended and worrisome consequences for people who vigorously exercise," states an article published on July 5, 2017, in the New York Times (website). According to results from two new studies, NSAIDS may overtax the kidneys during prolonged exercise and reduce the ability of muscles to recover afterward.

The International Institute for Race Medicine Acquires the American Medical Athletic Association on July 1

On July 1, the International Institute for Race Medicine will absorb the American Medical Athletic Association (AMAA), an organization of sports medicine professionals which was founded in 1969 and has a similar mission to that of the IIRM.  As IIRM Executive Director Chris Troyanos, ATC, recently commented, "We look forward to an exciting and productive future as a result of the collaboration between these two organizations!" CLICK ON THE LINK below to read the AMAA's publication detailing the merge between the two organizations; it also includes training-related articles on HIIT, low-carbohydrate diet, and running with music, as well as an article on IIRM Founder William O. Roberts, MD. AMAA Journal Spring 2017.1.pdf

The IIRM Announces Significant Changes in Membership Fees

The International Institute for Race Medicine (IIRM) announced today a restructuring of their membership program, including significant reductions in their membership dues. Organizations with multiple events per year can now receive the benefits of an IIRM membership at an annual rate of $500, and those with only one event per year can join for $250 (or an introductory rate of $100 for AIMS and RRCA events).

IIRM Membership Grants Being Awarded to Eligible Races from the Matthew Good Foundation

Road races worldwide now have the opportunity to access invaluable information on providing medical care to their athletes through a grant awarded by the Matthew Good Foundation, in collaboration with the International Institute of Race Medicine (IIRM).The grant will allow up to 100 eligible events to receive a scholarship to become members of the IIRM for one year. During this time, all event medical volunteers, EMS partners, and area hospitals will have access to the resources provided in the member-only area of the IIRM website.

Insights into Sudden Death in Sports from a UK Registry

Accurate knowledge of the causes and precipitating factors of sudden cardiac death in athletes is critical to developing preventative strategies. Sanjay Sharma, MD is a Professor of Clinical Cardiology at St. George’s University of London. This interview was conducted at ACC.16 in Chicago.

Man vs. Marathon

BESIDE THE DEAD SEA, Israel — At sunrise, the sky and the water seemed metallic, silver-blue, the color of speed. A sign along Highway 90 said, “Lowest Place on Earth.”

Yannis Pitsiladis, scientist and provocateur, had come here for the same reason that pilgrims wheezing with bronchitis and emphysema have headed to this low-altitude divide between Israel and Jordan. He had come for the oxygen.

AIMS announces partnership with International Institute for Race Medicine

The world running organisation the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) is delighted to announce a partnership with the International Institute for Race Medicine (IIRM). This partnership will see the IIRM become the official medical arm of AIMS and two IIRM Board Members taking up positions as 'medical advisors' to AIMS.