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Sports Injuries

'Hero Runner' Rescues Bleeding Opponent

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

When a loud scream interrupted a cross country meet for a Minnesota high school, most of the runners didn't stop to investigate, Yahoo Sports reported...

On The Soccer Field, Women Aren't Faking It

Posted 09.06.2011 | Sports

Turns out that when it comes to sports injuries, women aren't faking it. Female soccer players are half as likely to fake an injury as their male c...

Mixed Martial Arts In New York: Still Fighting For The Right

Steven Jefferies | Posted 07.23.2011 | Sports
Steven Jefferies

Despite a turbulent beginning, mixed martial arts competitions are currently legal in 45 states. New York is one of three remaining holdouts.

Reversing the Irreversible

Penny Love | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

What if all woke up to the fact that our health, our fortune and even our lives will end someday, that tsunamis do hit, and that a foreclosure notice could be posted tomorrow?

Specialization vs. Sampling in Youth Sports: Which Is Healthier?

Sharon Chirban, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sharon Chirban, Ph.D.

As much as we want our children to be good at sports, we must also remember to be good sports parents -- which means no pushing, no pressure and doing what is best for their health and development.

Females Down for the Count

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Hilary Levey Friedman

The question is whether or not males and females should be given opportunities to participate in the same sports, but be segregated by sex.

'It's Bigger Than Professional Football': Talking to NFLPA President DeMaurice Smith

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross spoke out for the logic of extending the current 16-game season to 18 games. NFL Players Association President DeMaurice Smith wasted no time striking back at Ross.

GDoes A Head Injury Continue To Affect Cognitive Function?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

One of the biggest problems with concussions is a simple lack of respect for the gravity of the condition. This trauma causes the brain to go into shock and temporarily stop working properly.

Cross-Training and the "Endorphin High"

Michael Boblett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Boblett

Like all mind-altering substances, endorphins must be used responsibly. Sure, the endorphin-high is the safest way of getting high, but there are also hidden dangers -- the greatest of which being overtraining.

Contact Sports And the Adolescent Brain

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Neurologists are still learning not only how the brain works, but how it matures. Chronic trauma to the brain at a young age could possibly lead to chronic progressive disabling neurological disorders later on.

Con Games: Football Playing Head Games

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Michael Conniff

Football on the pro and the collegiate level is on the brink of a catastrophe that you can see coming a mile away: somebody is going to die. Don't you think it might help if helmets wouldn't fall off?

Head Games And Youth Sports: Have We Gone Too Far?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

We have to ask, what is the risk of letting our children participate in contact sports and what can be done to protect them?

What Can Basketball Teach Us About Lovingkindness?

Priscilla Warner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Priscilla Warner

We should practice lovingkindness both on and off the court, on game days and off season, whether injured or healthy, in the prime of our game, or at the end of our careers.

Most Gruesome Sports Injuries

New York Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Athletes are always putting themselves and their bodies on the line in the name of pride, glory and victory, but sometimes their bodies breakdown. Or,...

Pain in the Foot Makes Playing Football Difficult

Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano

As many as 2 million Americans are affected by plantar fasciitis each year, making it a problem that affects both competitive and recreational athletes alike.

Rotator Cuff Problems Don't Just Affect Pitchers...

Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano

90 to 95% of people undergoing surgery for rotator cuff tears typically have good to excellent outcomes. The results for professional baseball players, however, have been less promising.

Education in Chicago: Our Sports Madness Puts Tens of Thousands of Child Athletes in Danger

Bill Sweetland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Sweetland

Let's get rid of that national monument to flaunted hypocrisy: intercollegiate athletics. Let's start over, with voluntary intramural sports only.

The Goalie Felt a Pop

Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano

As the summer approaches, more and more of us are visiting the gym to tone our muscles for the beach. It's important that we remember to use proper technique to minimize the chances of injury.

Rx for Your Golf Game to Prevent Injuries

Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano

What do Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Fred Couples and Davis Love III have in common, besides the ability to hit a golf ball farther than most mortal men?

Girls Suffer Because Concussions Are "A Boy Thing"

New York Times | ALAN SCHWARZ | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Hannah Stohler sat beside the piano she could no longer play, in the living room that spun like a carousel, in the chair in which she tried to read bu...