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Sports Injuries

Indoctrinating Our Children - Youth Sports and Concussions

Jen Cohen | Posted 01.13.2016 | Sports
Jen Cohen

I believe a cultural overhaul is needed in youth sports.

Practicing Without Helmets Could Make Football Safer For Players

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.29.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - For college football players, practicing without helmets and shoulder pads may help reduce the number of head impacts in later pra...

Psychological Rehab of Sports Injury

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.18.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Another reality of physical injuries is that the mind gets damaged too, but little attention is paid to how the absence of "mental rehab" can prevent athletes from returning to or improving on their pre-injury level of performance.

Tennis Elbow: Pain in the Wings

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Recognizing the injury as soon as it occurs, treating the tissue with love and stimulation, then adding growth factors when necessary define the 21st century approach to tennis elbow -- and to most other soft tissue injuries as well.

Should Catholics Still Watch Football?

Martin Marty | Posted 11.10.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

Is it time for Catholic fans to rethink their love of the game?" In a poll of U.S. Catholic readers -- who are not representative of Catholicism at large -- 70% "agree" that "Supporting the NFL is an ethical conflict of interest for Catholics."

The Business of Athletes and Their Bodies

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

American sports leagues are multi-billion dollar businesses that are built upon the entertainment provided by professional athletes. If athletic performances were to suffer than the business model that professional leagues operate upon would also suffer in the process.

7 Ways to Protect Your Joints in Yoga

Marlynn Wei, MD, JD | Posted 10.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Marlynn Wei, MD, JD

Here are seven tips to help keep your joints healthy and safe in yoga:

Pete Rose’s Thoughts On Head Injuries Are Irresponsible And Dangerous

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 10.09.2015 | Sports

So, Pete Rose thinks playoff games are more important than head injuries. That was basically what Rose said on Thursday when he critic...

My Body Is Like an Old Sailboat

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2015 | 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.

The Nebulous Nature of Invisible Pain

Annie Chagnot | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Annie Chagnot

I felt a "pop" in my hamstring as I swung my left leg into pigeon pose, then waves of what felt like electricity swirled up and down my thigh and calf...

Tampa Bay Rays Catcher Hits Home Run, Promptly Injures Himself While Rounding The Bases

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.26.2015 | Sports

Home runs aren't supposed to be bittersweet. Tampa Bay Rays catcher Curt Casali hit his tenth home run of the season on Tuesday night. However less t...

The Sport of Staying Injury-Free

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 08.17.2015 | 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?

7 Tips to Staying Injury-Free

Tania Kowalski | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Tania Kowalski

There are very few of us that don't deal with injuries or niggles of some sort. So how can we prevent and manage injuries so that they don't stop us from living active lives? Here are some tips that I try to use in my training.

King-Devick Concussion Test Should Be Part of High School Football

Ken Reed | Posted 07.10.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

In a few weeks, high school football teams across the country will be starting practice for the 2015 season. It's an exciting time for athletes, coaches and parents. However, before the players put on helmets and pads for the first time a concussion awareness protocol needs to be followed.

The Power of Perspective

Corinda Lubin-Katz | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Corinda Lubin-Katz

Perspective can be the key to maintaining autonomy of your thoughts, and that is where many seeds of meaningful growth find the will to blossom.

Unforced Errors

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Time for a crowd-sourced global conversation on human performance and mental fitness. Time to block bust the conventional thinking that to err is human. Or is the constantly digitally connected, multitasking, hyperactive, shifting behavior of youth heading us in another direction?

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

SELF | Posted 05.24.2015 | 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.

Five Spiritual Lessons from a Bike Wreck, Broken Collarbone, and Nine Rib Fractures

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 05.14.2015 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

These truths might not be popular, especially among people who like to stay busy and cyclists who like to travel in groups and draft behind one another. But they are insights that could only be gained by several days in a ditch, ER and hospital -- my own school of hard knocks.

Major League Baseball's Most Talked About Surgery

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 05.13.2015 | Sports
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

Tommy John surgery is performed on athletes who have overuse injuries in the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). The UCL is located on the inner side of the elbow. It helps to keep the elbow joint in place and prevent dislocation.

A Pink Cast Heals More Than Bones

Angelina Massoia | Posted 06.27.2015 | College
Angelina Massoia

We've all been there. We have one of those weeks that make you want to stay in bed and cuddle your dog. Any combination of school, work, relationship, health, and personal drama seems unbearable as it simultaneously bombards you.

Agility, Speed, Balance and Power Start With Your Feet

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

Every athlete, whether you are a man or women, wants to be faster than a speeding built, more powerful than a locomotive and able to move with cat lik...

Ouch! 4 Steps to Fewer Sports Injuries

Emily Cohen | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Emily Cohen

You are the expert on your own kid, not the coach. The coach can't read your kid's body language the way you can.

The Unscripted Side of Professional Wrestling

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 06.10.2015 | Sports
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

Critics of professional wrestling organizations often claim that because wrestling is "choreographed," it is completely fake. However, the injuries pro wrestlers sustain are in fact very real and very dangerous.

10 Major League Baseball Players Who Underwent the Knife Last Season: An Update for 2015

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2015 | Sports
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

As the 2015 Major League Baseball season begins, I looked back at 10 athletes with notable season-ending injuries from last year -- each requiring corrective surgery. Let's take a look at where these 10 athletes are now as the 2015 MLB season begins.

The Recipe for Post-NFL Broke Athletes

The Good Men Project | Posted 06.07.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

There will always be those who ignore the wisdom of others, but if more athletes realize the impact of what a 40+ year retirement will look like, they might perk up their ears just a little more.