Rowing for Gold: What it Takes to be an Olympic Doctor
Dr. Richard Budgett OBE, Medical and Scientific Director of the International Olympic Committee, on what it takes to be an Olympic doctor It takes a certain something to be an Olympic athlete. The same can be said of Olympic doctors. As well as being the best in their field, they work just as tirelessly and relentlessly as the athletes themselves to deliver the best care they possibly can. After all, national glory is at stake. Few clinicians get the privilege
What’s Small, Agile, Fast, and at the Olympic Games, but Not a Gymnast?
Answer – a portable ultrasound system As the world continues to take in the high-impact, high-drama images emerging from the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, the medical teams working behind the scenes are taking in images of a different kind – ones that could make or break an Olympic Games dream. Dr. Fernando Hess, a Brazilian sports medicine doctor who was invited by the IOC to work at Deodoro Olympic Park for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, knows better than most
Breast Cancer Survivors on a Mission to Inform All Women of This Critical Breast Health Issue
Informing women if they have dense breasts may empower them to ask for additional screening, which could unveil hidden cancer. Breast cancer is rampant in Jan’s family. Her mom was diagnosed with cancer in the mid-1970s when mammography was in its infancy. Her late great-aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer twice. And her husband’s sister and her daughter are also breast cancer survivors. “For me, it’s always been a question of not ‘if’ but ‘when,’” Jan says. Because of this,
How a Healthcare Olympic Record was Broken in Rio
Hard work and talent combine with medical technology to shatter world records during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. A final Olympic record was broken in Rio de Janeiro, host of the first South American edition of the Olympic Games: The Polyclinic carried out around 900 consultations in a single day, outmatching the peak of 650 consultations in a single day at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Located inside the Olympic Village, the official residence of the competitors, the Polyclinic has 160
Winter is Here… But Are Our Athletes Ready?
A Q&A with Dr. YoungHee Lee, Chief Medical Officer for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, on how the Olympians will be kept in peak condition. One of the greatest sporting events in the world and of the year is just around the corner: the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Dr. YoungHee Lee, Chief Medical Officer for the PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee, shared his thoughts on healthcare at the Games and the lessons we learned from the Olympic Games in Rio.
In a Heartbeat: This Tool is Cutting Down the Clicks in Cardiology Care
How software designed for cardiologists, with cardiologists, is helping to decrease reporting time and complexity Globally, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) account for 31 percent of all deaths. Among Americans, approximately one person dies from the disease every 40 seconds. In addition to the toll that CVD takes on lives, it also drives incredible costs – an estimated $1,044 billion by 2030. , Given the volume of patients who enter hospitals needing cardiovascular care, it’s critical that the doctors who treat them