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Living in a World of Needing Help

Teri McCowan | Posted 09.15.2013 | Divorce
Teri McCowan

I was literally stuck in a foyer between two entry doors at my orthopedic surgeon's office. With one casted foot held up, I half stood, pouring sweat...

The Most Disturbing Thing That Ever Happened To Me

Al DeLuise | Posted 09.12.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

A few years ago I woke up, opened my eyes, and was petrified to find myself blind in my right eye. It was like a painted window, there was no sunlight except for a small sliver that fell in at the top. I rubbed my eyes, but no change. I jumped out of bed and ran to the bathroom. I stared at myself in the mirror. Everything looked fine on the outside, but still nothing.

College Football Recruiting + Middle Schoolers = Injuries

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 08.27.2013 | Sports
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

While many journalists are understandably questioning the ethics of recruiting athletes so young, we must also keep our eye on the ball with regard to the physical impact such a practice may produce.

WATCH: IBM + UCLA's WorkStrong Program Takes Preventative Stance for Employee Health

Posted 06.20.2013 | Technology

The University of California recently launched a wellness program for employees who have sustained an injury in the workplace. This program, started i...

Runners: Don't Let Poor Technique 'Run' You Into the Ground

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

As a track coach once said to me, "Just because they can run, it doesn't mean they know how to run. You wouldn't golf without lessons. You wouldn't play tennis without lessons. What makes you think you can run without lessons?" It couldn't have been better stated.

Tennis Injuries Are More Than Meets the Elbow: Ever Heard of Tennis Leg?

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Notorious for their lack of proper warmup, tennis players set themselves up for a common affliction. You've probably already heard of tennis elbow, but few people are familiar with tennis leg, even though it also occurs in weekend warriors who neglect to properly warm up before play.

How Things Like This End (Part 5)

Grant Broward | Posted 07.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Grant Broward

One morning I awake to a friend's text message: "You're going to flip shit when you check your newsfeed." I immediately know what to expect, and my suspicions are instantly confirmed. I always knew this day would come. Matt and Liz are engaged.

7 Tips For Keeping Your Kids Safer

Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact

Kids are going to fall, crash, slip, and explore. It’s part of being a kid. But we can protect them from severe injuries with a few simple tips. ...

Where to See the World's Most Dangerous Animals

The Active Times | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

Name three dangerous animals. If you're the average person in America, your list probably includes sharks, snakes, bears or maybe even mountain lions. While all of these animals are efficient killing machines in their own right, three of them (guess which!) should barely register as a threat.

The Pain in My Neck

Martin Marks | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Martin Marks

For reasons I could not explain in 10,000 words or less, I moved to a small town on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, for three months or more, to determine how I begin with all of this that has happened, and to wait for this story of the pain in my neck to resolve.

Enjoy Kobe's Live Tweets for as Long as You Can: How Kobe Bryant Killed It on Social Media

Ben Heisler | Posted 06.22.2013 | Sports
Ben Heisler

Kobe did what he does best on Sunday afternoon, captivating NBA audiences everywhere. And this time, he didn't even need a court to do it. Handles were active, #hashtags were a-plenty.

When Is Stretching Not a Good Idea for Back Pain?

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Most patients who develop low back pain have a vague memory that stretching is helpful for the low back and try to fix the problem by doing stretches that target that area, but sometimes, stretching can exasperate the injury and cause even more pain.

10 Tips For Safer Exercise

Abby Sims | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Abby Sims

Fine-tune exercise accordingly so that while your program remains challenging, you avoid overdoing it. Set yourself up for success by establishing a routine that works for you and that includes proper nutrition, adequate rest and sufficient water intake.

The 8 Best Physical Therapy Methods Explained

Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jeremey DuVall From breaks to bruises to bursitis, physical therapists have a special knack for assessing the human body and helping restore i...

To Play or Not To Play? That Is the Question

Jake Fischer | Posted 03.11.2013 | Sports
Jake Fischer

People value professional athletes based off of winning and their respect for the game that gets them paid. Robert Griffin III has shown his understanding of that, whereas Royce White has simply looked like an immature kid in a grown man's world.

Never Waste a Good Trigger: Part One

Ana Forrest | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Ana Forrest

Triggers can be an incredible ally. Triggers lead to what needs healing. Instead of being ashamed of being triggered, get excited because you have a clue for where to do your work! Triggers lead you on the path you need to go.

What To Do When You're Injured

Dylan Armajani | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I had recently come to the conclusion that I was a runner. Ironically, about three days later while running the Yonkers Half-Marathon, I managed to hurt myself and irritate what turned out to be a chronic ligament tear.

Fearless 'Push Girl' Tiphany Adams: 'It's Okay To Be Vulnerable'

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Kuster | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living

On October 15, 2000, Tiphany Adams, then a high-school senior in Northern California, was a passenger in a car that was hit head-on by a drunk driver ...

The Girl in the Plastic Bubble

Nikki Luongo | Posted 10.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Nikki Luongo

We all have unusual quirks: obsessive hand washing, hair twirling, tilting your head to one side when you don't understand something, showering five t...

Navigating by Heart: Loving the Pain

Martha Boston | Posted 09.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Boston

When I'm in emotional pain, I'm a much slower learner. I want to fight the pain, banish its cause, punish its stimulus. Sometimes I remember that the key to loving it is to accept the pain, to surrender to it, become one with it.

Matt Kemp: "For Somebody to Say That I'd Just Given Up and Wasn't Trying Is Not True."

Graham Bensinger | Posted 08.31.2012 | Sports
Graham Bensinger

Here the the All-Star centerfielder reflects on his poor performance in 2010 and the criticism he received for his play. He also discusses his $160 million contract extension and being denied the 2011 MVP award.

Growing Up Injury-Free in the 21st Century

Larry Cohen | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Larry Cohen

Earlier this month, the European Safety Alliance released Child Safety Report Cards for 31 countries -- and here in the U.S., we would do well to learn from this far-reaching, comprehensive thinking.

An Under-Examined Danger Of Insomnia

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

You may know that insomnia puts you at greater risk for serious health problems, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. But did you know that insomnia may also increase your risk of injury?

'AGT': Stunt Gone Wrong Threatens Dance Crew's Future

Posted 06.26.2012 | TV

"America's Got Talent" (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on NBC) is no stranger to danger and injury, but it's still devastating to see a group's chances in the compet...

Random Acts of Flowers (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 08.14.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

Larsen's favorite moment is when he can leave his flowers when a patient is out of their room. "You just leave it behind, and you know when they get back, they're gonna have a little treat waiting for them."