Usa Hockey Announces Prospect Game Rosters

“If we are not careful and we don’t take urgent action, the medicine cabinet may be empty for patients with life-threatening infections in the coming months and years.” On the urgent list: Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), bacteria that cause 9,000 infections in hospitals and other health-care facilities each year. The CDC says nearly half of hospital patients who get CRE bloodstream infections die from them. It’s a “nightmare infection,” Frieden says. Drug-resistant gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection that now resists several antibiotics that used to cure it. CDC estimates 30% of the 800,000 U.S. cases each year fit that description. Clostridium difficile (C. diff), a serious diarrhea-causing infection that is not highly resistant to antibiotics but does thrive when antibiotics are over-used. The bacteria cause 250,000 infections and 14,000 deaths each year. The list of serious infections includes 11 kinds of drug-resistant bacteria and one fungus (Candida); the list of infections that cause concern includes three additional kinds of bacteria. The bugs were categorized based on their health impact, economic impact, how common they are, how common they could become, how easily they spread, how well they still respond to medication and how difficult they are to prevent. The gist of the problem is that the more often these bugs encounter antibiotics, the more likely they are to adapt in ways that make the drugs less effective and, eventually, useless. With the new numbers and urgent tone, “the CDC is signaling that this is a major, major public health threat,” says Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy in Washington.

The committee, which will be chaired by Dr. Stanley Herring, will include 10 doctors with expertise ranging from orthopedics to neurology, rehabilitation medicine to sports cardiology. The group will look at player safety, injury prevention and health issues surrounding football. The doctors will work with other USA Football committees to determine the best practices for all levels of football, including the Heads Up Football program. Herring, who is the Seattle Seahawks ‘ team doctor and works out of the University of Washington Harborview Medical Center, is known for his lobbying efforts in Washington for the Lystedt Law, the country’s first concussion education and protocol law. “The health and safety of every young football player is our No. 1 priority,” Herring said in a statement. “Rooted in medical research, USA Football programs are raising standards in how coaches are prepared to teach and how player safety is addressed by coaches, players and parents.” Added USA Football Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck, “Nothing comes before the health and safety of our young athletes, and this committee enables us to advance player safety in football and possibly other youth sports.” Other members of the committee are Dr. John Bergfeld of the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Douglas Casa of the Korey Stringer Institute, Dr. Jonathan Drezner of the University of Washington, Dr. Gerard Gioia of the Childrenas National Medical Center in Washington D.C., Dr.

USA Football tackles health issues with Medical Advisory Committee

While all 40 players participating in the game are eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia, there are currently 28 listed on NHL Central Scouting’s Futures List as a potential first-, second-, or third-round draft choice. Nine players are currently starring for the United States Under-18 National Team Development Program in the United States Hockey League, forwards Anders Bjork , Jared Fiegl, Dylan Larkin, Sonny Milano and Alex Tuch, defensemen Ryan Collins, Jack Glover and Jonathan MacLeod, and goalie Blake Weyrick. Mark Johnson and Joe Mullen , both former members of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins , will each coach a team. The game will feature two players from Pennsylvania, Philadelphia’s Tony DeAngelo (Sarnia Sting, Ontario Hockey League) on defense and Wind Gap native Ed Minney (National Team Development Program, United States Hockey League) in goal. Both players will star for Team Mullen. “This event has quickly grown into a great opportunity for America’s best young players to showcase their skills at a national level,” said Jim Johannson, USA Hockey’s assistant executive director of hockey operations. “The Pittsburgh Penguins have been a terrific partner in putting on this game, which will feature the future stars of the NHL.” There will be three players representing the 2013 USHL Clark Cup champion Dubuque Fighting Saints, forwards Seamus Malone and Shane Eiserman and defenseman Keegan Ford. A total of 26 players participating are currently playing in the USHL. Danton Cole and John Gruden of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program will serve as assistant coaches. Team Johnson Goalies — Blake Weyrick, USNTDP (USHL); Thatcher Demko, Boston College (Hockey East). Defensemen — Louis Belpedio, USNTDP (USHL); Ryan Bliss, USNTDP (USHL); Jack Glover, USNTDP (USHL); Aaron Haydon, Niagara IceDogs (OHL); Jonathan MacLeod, USNTDP (USHL); Ryan Mantha, Sioux City Musketeers (USHL). Forwards — Chase DeLeo, Portland Winterhawks (WHL); Shane Eiserman, Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL); Jared Fiegl, USNTDP (USHL); Ryan Hitchcock, USNTDP (USHL); Keegan Iverson, Portland Winterhawks (WHL); Kevin Labanc, Barrie Colts (OHL); Dylan Larkin, USNTDP (USHL); Sonny Milano, USNTDP (USHL); Nick Schmaltz, Green Bay Gamblers (USHL); Nolan Stevens, USNTDP (USHL); Alex Tuch, USNTDP (USHL); Michael Turner, Cushing Academy (USHL). Team Mullen Goalies — Ed Minney, USNTDP (USHL); Alex Nedeljkovic, Plymouth Whalers (OHL).

Derrick Rose wants on Team USA in 2014, working on his range

If Rose comes back healthy, he’ll be himself, or better, and deserve to be on the team (despite a glut of qualified guards). If he’s not, playing next summer won’t be a good idea for him. Quick list for consideration, though: Chris Paul , Russell Westbrook , Deron Williams , Rajon Rondo , Kyrie Irving , Mike Conley , Jrue Holiday , Damian Lillard . A healthy Rose jumps back to probably second on that list behind Paul. He’ll get in, but his inclusion will probably bump out someone very worthy of a spot, like Kyrie Irving. Also, Rose told reporters at ABS-CBNNews.com that he doesn’t think there will be any change to his game, but that he is trying to improve the range on his jumper. As far as shooting, I think that’s the only thing I need to work on, he said. The only thing I’ve been working on is shooting longer shots, because I think if people have to come out and stick with me a little bit further, it opens up the court a little bit more, and give me enough room to create and get my guys open. I think I want to be more efficient when I go out there and play, Rose added. (I want to) be able to control the whole game, with me being the point guard and having the ball for majority of the game. But I think I haven’t changed anything, he stressed. I play the same way. The only thing that’s gonna change is my confidence level. via D-Rose won’t change playing style | ABS-CBN News . Rose can say that however he wants, but an adjustment to being more of a perimeter player was inevitable. The reality is that all guards transition to playing further out as their career progresses because taking contact hurts, and falling down hurts, and both of those things take away from your endurance and health. Rose had already started making those adjustments before he went down.