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The NFL Has A Quarterback Concussion Problem

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.23.2015 | Sports

The NFL loves to point to the fact that the number of reported concussions are dropping year-to-year, a sign that their well-publicized efforts to mak...

It Is Snowing: Are You Ready?

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2016 | Sports
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

El Niño is coming, and California will see a lot of water this winter. If it's cold enough, we'll also have a lot of snow--that deep, wonderful powder that we're all jonesing for. To help keep you upright, here's a brief summary of some of the newer and more controversial points around preventing and treating ski injuries.

Pro Athletes: Where Is the Advantage?

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

It used to be that guiding a pro athlete toward better performance was easy. They would be missing some obvious component of a world class program: a...

Cheerleading: A Major Cause of Brain Injuries

Alex Lyman | Posted 10.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Alex Lyman

If you do take a serious fall while cheerleading and suspect you may have a concussion (or any other injury) insist upon seeking medical attention immediately. Don't keep cheering, and don't allow an adult or teammates to tell you to shake it off.

YOLO ATTACK: Birthday Stabbing Turns Party Into 'War Zone'

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 10.19.2015 | Crime

An uninvited guest at a quinceanera birthday party in Yolo County, California, allegedly stabbed six other people, including two members of the perfor...

The 4-Stretch Test To Tell If You're Dangerously Inflexible

Oprah.com | Emma Haak | Posted 10.09.2015 | OWN

These four stretches are exactly what Walter Norton, Jr., director of training at the Institute of Performance & Fitness in North Reading, MA, uses to...

My Body Is Like an Old Sailboat

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Each little tweak, each warning sign, if ignored, can turn into a chronic pain. I don't have time for chronic pain. So I learn to pay attention sooner, fix the problems, and do the preventive maintenance. That way, I'll get to keep sailing this "old boat" until -- one inevitable day -- the wind dies.

My Medication Gave Me High Anxiety, So I Made These Awful Life Choices

Christine Wojdyla | Posted 09.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Christine Wojdyla

I pinched a nerve in my back, which is one of the most painful experiences with which I've dealt. I went to the doctor, who prescribed muscle relaxers...

Confessions of a Running Addict

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 09.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

I didn't want to believe that my injury was real and ran through the pain for a long time. I figured I could just tough it out, as if it was the last climb in a gut-wrenching series of hill repeats. I should have known better.

Journey to a Strong Back

Write for the Future | Posted 08.28.2016 | College
Write for the Future

Overcoming spondylolysis, a spine defect, changed my life. The only rehab for me was walking. While it was dangerous for me to walk on inclines, go up steps, or sit down too fast, being able to walk flickered some hope into my heart. I would never take another step for granted.

When Living Large isn't a Compliment

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 08.26.2016 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

Truth: You never need to tell a woman that she has gained weight. She knows it. She avoids mirrors, hates photographs of herself, and loses the urge to shop for clothes.

The Sport of Staying Injury-Free

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

More than 8,000 kids are treated EVERY DAY in ERs for sports and recreational injuries. So, what are the key steps to encourage a child to be active and compete, while also ensuring that they're safe?

For Our Children's Health, Keep Sports Fun

Dr. Alexis Colvin | Posted 07.30.2016 | Parents
Dr. Alexis Colvin

Parents proudly watching their aspiring major leaguers hit a home run, serve an ace in tennis, or lunge to stop a goal might find it hard to imagine that their child's success in sports could harm his or her health. But today, games like sandlot baseball often are not kid stuff anymore.

Running Injuries: 5 Steps to Recover Like a Champion

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 07.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

An injured runner is like a feral animal. Our instincts tell us to move, to flee, to run like we have for so long. But, we know that we must stay still and heal before we can go back to doing what it is we love. The trail beckons, but we have to resist.

It's Official! Cuba Is Now the Newest Addition to Carnival Cruise Line Ports of Call

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 07.21.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line, the largest passenger cruise ship company in the world, just announced that it will begin to include Cuba as a Port of Call in May 2016. Carnival claims that when its ship, the Adonia, docks in Cuba next year, it will be the very first American cruise company to visit the island since the Cuban Embargo.

6 Pool Safety Questions You Need Answered Before You Dive In

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Scholl | Posted 07.18.2015 | Healthy Living

On a hot summer day, very little is quite as appealing as your local swimming pool. Swimming is the most popular recreational activity for children a...

Obama Wishes George H.W. Bush A 'Speedy Recovery' After Fall

The Huffington Post | Dhyana Taylor | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

Former President George H.W. Bush received a call from President Barack Obama on Thursday wishing him a "speedy recovery," according to a White House ...

Celebrating 25 Years of the ADA

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
Alan E. Guttmacher

Some days, Kristal Nemeroff needs her wheelchair, but usually her walker suffices. She is slower than the students who buzz around her, but her motivation is in overdrive. At 27, Kristal is the nurse at Hamilton Elementary School in rural Pennsylvania, a few miles from where she grew up.

Love at First Flight: The Story of Ammed and Estefani Tuniziani

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 07.07.2016 | Arts
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Of all the many trapeze artists I've had the pleasure to present, not a single one ever considered such a career in flight as a plan B or something to hold them over until their real dream kicked in. The trapeze is either for you or it is not.

Exercising Too Hard Can Be Dangerous For Your Body

Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living

By Jeff Halevy for U.S. News I am aware of how nuts this sounds coming from me. I'm supposed to be a motivational guy who encourages you to give "1...

The Incredible Way Your Emotions Are Causing You Physical Pain

LittleThings | Posted 05.29.2016 | Healthy Living
LittleThings

We spoke to some experts in order to find out more about the relationship between emotions and pain in specific areas of the body. Scroll through until you find the pain you've been experiencing to see what emotions might be causing the pain!

Injured? Stuck in Bed? Can't Work? How to Remain Positive and Hopeful When Your 'Normal Life' Is 'On Hold'

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

If you (or someone you love) is dealing with a frustrating injury, here are a few resources to help make your life a little easier and less painful, and bring some brightness and hope into your heart.

The 6 Most Common Running Pains And When To See A Doctor

SELF | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
SELF

One of the most challenging parts of running is preventing wear and tear, so here's the low-down on the most common and problematic injuries David Geier, MD sees in runners, how to fix them yourself and when to get help.

Manny Pacquiao Could Get Suspended For Far Less Than Beating A Woman

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.05.2015 | Sports

Floyd Mayweather has never been suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

The Art of Forgiveness: How My Mother Confronted Her Almost-Killer

Rebecca Strong | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Rebecca Strong

It's amazing what can happen when we are finally faced with something we've long been anticipating. Sometimes we realize why we yearned for it in the first place, and sometimes it becomes clear it's not actually what we wanted at all.