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Exciting times in sports and exercise medicine. Better management of concussion (see page 735), fewer spinal cord injuries (see page 692), overhydration marketing being curbed,1 and the football pitch may soon be the safest place to have a heart attack.2 There are many other tremendous success stories—where teams of clinicians, researchers, policy makers and grass roots advocates have combined. I encourage you to email me similar ‘success stories’ to feature in BJSM's various channels. Success stories are important—they influence and inspire.
Boksmart's nationwide success
BokSmart is a tremendous example of a nation-wide, readily accessible injury-prevention programme. South Africa's Rugby Safety Program is discussed in this month's lead editorial (see page 692). The leadership group acknowledges that they built on New Zealand ‘Rugbysmart’ and Australian ‘Smartrugby’ and adapted it for their own diverse community. Great idea. For more on head and neck injuries broadly, click back to June's BJSM …
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