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Running a Marathon Comes With Risks

Running a Marathon Comes With Risks

Although hundreds of thousands more people completed grueling 26.2 mile marathons in the United States in 2009 compared to a decade earlier, a runner's risk of death during or shortly after a race has remained at a very low rate - about .75 per 100,000, according to Johns Hopkins research. Men... Read More


Young Athletes Avoid Injuries With Warm-up Routines

Young Athletes Avoid Injuries With Warm-up Routines

A simple set of new warm-up exercises provides young athletes considerable protection against season-ending knee injuries, according to a recent sports-medicine study. The findings, presented by scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, were published in the American Journ... Read More


Weight Loss Can Help Reduce Chance of Knee Osteoarthritis

Weight Loss Can Help Reduce Chance of Knee Osteoarthritis

There's another good reason to lose even a moderate amount of weight: it could reduce your chance of developing knee osteoarthritis, according to data from a large ongoing study at the University of North Carolina. People who are overweight and lose just 5 percent of their weight are less like... Read More


Expert Commentary: Paul Meli MD, FACS 2/1/2010

Expert Commentary: Paul Meli MD, FACS 2/1/2010

Injuries to the cartilage of the knee; the meniscus, are one of the most common injuries seen in the knee. A wide variety of activities can cause damage to the knee ranging from professional sporting activities such as football, soccer, or tennis to routine activities of daily living such as ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Gregory Portland, M.D. 11/23/2009

Expert Commentary: Gregory Portland, M.D. 11/23/2009

Torn rotator cuff tendons are among the most common conditions shoulder specialists face. Decisions to fix a torn tendon are predicated on a patient's age, occupation, activity level, weakness, and pain. Pain, in my experience, is the number one motivator to proceed with surgery. Read More


Expert Commentary: Peter Snitovsky, M.D. - 11/09/2009

Expert Commentary: Peter Snitovsky, M.D. - 11/09/2009

The story about warming-up before exercising is important because it shows how we can injure ourselves during everyday activities. Another, even more common place we may injure ourselves is right in front of our computer screens. In the world we live in today, we tend to work on our computers ... Read More


Plaster Casts Speed Sprain Recovery

Plaster Casts Speed Sprain Recovery

    Contradicting long-standing traditional notions that sprained ankles can best be healed through tubular bandages and “walking it off,” a recent study showed that full-immobilization plaster casts work far better in recovery from sprains.     &nbs... Read More


The Shoulder and Its Many Sources of Pain

The Shoulder and Its Many Sources of Pain

With all the extraordinary array of muscles, bones, ligaments and nerves that cluster in the shoulder, it's sometimes called the "spaghetti junction" of our bodies. And with this dizzying array of layered elements, it's not surprising that the shoulder is prone to many pains that may have ... Read More


ACL Injuries with NFL Players | Orthopedics

ACL Injuries with NFL Players | Orthopedics

If you're at all a sports fan, or an athlete yourself, you've probably heard of the anterior cruciate ligament. It's commonly injured. Now a new study shows what happens to NFL players who are sidelined by their acl's, and it's not good news for players or fans and the owners. Now, a ligament... Read More



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