There's a lack of sports medicine research involving women. Here's why that matters

By Mark Brodie
Published: Thursday, November 2, 2023 - 1:02pm

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Television ratings for the WNBA Finals saw an increase over last year, averaging more than 700,000 viewers — that made it the most-watched finals in two decades.

Team USA’s ratings in this summer’s Women’s World Cup were also up over previous tournaments. But research has shown that female athletes tend to suffer injuries at higher rates than male athletes — and Leah Hillier says there are several reasons for that.

Hillier is a sport and exercise medicine doctor and clinical assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix. She joined The Show to talk about it.

Leah Hillier
University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix
Leah Hillier

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