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Sports Injuries

Why Most Novice Ski Injuries Happen in the Afternoon and How to Help Prevent Them

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 12.20.2016 | Sports
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

With a winter storm from the arctic bringing sub-zero temperatures and snow across the country, skiers are reveling in the good news. Cars are packed,...

Common Causes of Heel Pain: Baxter Nerve Compression, Plantar Fasciitis, Fat Pad Atrophy, Achilles Tendonitis, And Stress Fractures Of The Calcaneus

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 10.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Heel Pain (Figure 1) Patients often complain of heel pain and there are several common causes of that pain. A correct diagnosis of the cause is essent...

Concussion Risks Should be Top of Mind

Deborah Hersman | Posted 08.16.2016 | Sports
Deborah Hersman

We are often reminded that life is not measured by the number of times we fall down, but by the number of times we pick ourselves up. No one, perhaps,...

An Olympic Weightlifter Tried 430 Pounds And Something Gross Happened

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.11.2016 | Sports

The Rio Olympics saw another athlete’s hopes dashed by a gruesome injury. Armenian weightlifter Andranik Karapetyan was attempting to clean and jer...

Lack of Female Injury Coverage -- The Achilles Heel of the Olympic Games

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 08.03.2016 | Sports
Society for Women's Health Research

By Natalia Gurevich, SWHR Communications Intern Women have come a long way in the world of professional athletics. But the rise in professional and a...

Could You Pass a Sobriety Test While Sober?

Sarah Caroline Bell | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Caroline Bell

It sounds like a bad joke, doesn't it? If you aren't physically impaired in any way, then you probably haven't given that possibility a second though...

Injury Is Not Destiny: The Road to Healing

Jacqueline Gikow | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Gikow

When we are injured, we tend to think about what we can't do. Nature, on the other hand, moves quickly to initiate healing. The self‐repair process is spontaneous, natural, and seeks no direction from us.

The Church of Running

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 05.19.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Last weekend, I participated in a Ragnar Trail Event in Zion, Utah. It was a beautiful spiritual experience, though you might not think about running or racing as "spiritual."

3 Faux-Pains That Probably Aren't as Chronic as You Thought

Annie Singer | Posted 03.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Annie Singer

If you are thinking about starting an exercise program but are worried that your aches and pains will hold you back, try finding alternative solutions before giving up.

Indoctrinating Our Children - Youth Sports and Concussions

Jen Cohen | Posted 01.12.2017 | 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 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living

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

Psychological Rehab of Sports Injury

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.18.2016 | 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 12.01.2016 | 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 11.09.2016 | 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 10.27.2016 | 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 10.13.2016 | 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 criticized Blue Jays' ...

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.

The Nebulous Nature of Invisible Pain

Annie Chagnot | Posted 09.15.2016 | 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 th...

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?

7 Tips to Staying Injury-Free

Tania Kowalski | Posted 07.27.2016 | 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 07.10.2016 | 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 07.01.2016 | 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 06.08.2016 | 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?