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  • Young Athletes: Injuries and Prevention

    Source - MedicalNewsToday

    High profile events like the Olympics bring the hope that witnessing and celebrating dedicated athletes at the top of their game, will inspire young people to take up sport and physical activities that help them develop confidence, lead more satisfying lives, and not least, secure long-term health by reducing their risk for developing chronic illness like diabetes, obesity, cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

    But unfortunately, if they don't take appropriate measures, young athletes can instead, end up in pain, on a different path to poor health, due to avoidable sport injury.

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  • Experts offer tips to help keep fall sports injury free

    Source - USnews.com

    Fall sports such as soccer, football and volleyball are in high gear and players need to take steps to prevent injuries, experts say.

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  • Deep abdominal muscle activation lessens lower back pain

    Source - News Medicall

    Improving transversus abdominis slide appears to be associated with clinically important long-term pain reduction in people experiencing lower back pain, researchers report.

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  • Sports medicine physician recommends two high-tech tools to enhance patient care

    Source - News Medical

    Research shows that the average person only retains 15 to 20 percent of what he or she is told during a medical appointment. According to Matt Roth, MD, associate medical director for ProMedica Sports Care, when patients have the opportunity to view actual images of their anatomy and diagnosis, their understanding and retention improves.

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  • Beginning Runners Naturally Develop More Economical Gait

    Source - ACSM

    Runners naturally develop a more economical running style over time, according to research published in the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. This study, in the September edition of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, demonstrates that after completing a 10-week running program, participants had improved running economy by 8.4% through a self-optimization process.

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  • Stay safe while skiing, snowboarding with your family

    Source - AAPNews

    Going down the slopes with your kids is a great way to spend family vacations. But make sure you also keep safety in mind while skiing and snowboarding.

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  • Autograft hip reconstruction provides good outcomes for athletes

    Source - MedicalNewsToday

    A common, painful hip condition in elite athletes may be able to be repaired with an improved surgical technique, according to researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

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  • Common shoulder injury treated non-surgically may increase chances of return-to-play

    Source - MedicalNewsToday

    Surgically repairing a painful shoulder injury in baseball players known as a SLAP tear (superior labral) varies widely and often doesn't allow for return to play at the same level as before the injury. However, researchers presenting their findings at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland suggest that nonsurgical treatment may be more beneficial.

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  • Study suggests new screening method for sudden death in athletes

    Source - MedicalNewsToday

    A new study suggests that echocardiography be included as part of screenings to help identify student athletes with heart problems that could lead to sudden death.

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  • Trampoline Advice Issued By Orthopedic Surgeons

    Source - MedicalNewsToday

    "Although trampolines can be fun for both kids and adults, they pose a high risk for injuries, especially when two or more people jump at one time. Orthopedic surgeons recommended that trampolines not be used in home environments or in outdoor playgrounds because of the high risk of injuries from this activity."

    The AAOS has created an audio public service message as well as a position statement regarding trampoline safety in order to prevent injuries sustained from trampolines, rather than treat them.

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