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FREE: Concussion Lecture At Shasta Orthopaedics

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Free Concussion Lecture

Coaches, Trainers, Athletes and Parents of Athletes

Tony Chang, M.D., fellowship trained sports medicine specialist, conducted a free community lecture on concussions. Dr. Chang provided the latest information regarding concussions, injury causes, diagnoses, treatment and management.

The Event Was Held: Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6 PM
Where: Shasta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s office located at 1255 Liberty St., Redding, CA.

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Are Energy Drinks with High Caffeine Okay for Athletes?

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

High Caffeine Energy Drinks and Athletes, Energy Drinks and Sports PerformanceThe following article was written by Tony Chang, M.D. , M.S. of the Shasta Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Team.

In our sports world today, athletes may look for that extra edge-a way to boost energy, improve endurance, quicken reaction speed and counter drowsiness.  Many athletes will consume energy drinks, unaware of the health and legal hazards.

In 2003, the NCAA instituted a list of banned-drug classes, including stimulants, anabolic agents and street drugs that are prohibited for use by NCAA athletes. Two common ingredients in energy drinks, taurine and guarana, were banned.  Caffeine is considered a restricted substance and not a banned substance.