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No Agreements On The Best Way To Reduce Football Concussions

Football will start in just a short time, which means that athletes at the high school, college, and professional levels will be heading back to the gridiron to play.  Hopefully they’ll be doing so...

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Aging Needn't Mean An End to Exercise

As people age, the tendency is to cut back on the amount of exercise that takes place in a given day or week.  And although it’s perfectly acceptable to reduce more strenuous activities or to take...

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Learn To Stretch In A Way That Helps Rather Than Hinders

Before working out, people have to make sure that they’re stretching the proper way.  Getting muscles and tendons loose is one of the best ways to prevent pain and more serious injuries. ...

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Run Smarter To Run Safer

Although not a high-contact sport, running contributes to its fair share of injuries across the country every year, especially among new runners whose bodies aren’t yet used to the strain that...

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Playground Injury Prevention With Tips From the AAOS

While kids will be going back to school at the end of the month, there’s still plenty of time for them to get into all sorts of trouble around the neighborhood.  One area where parents will want to...

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Back to School Sports Injuries Avoidable With The Right Precautions

Kids are going to be headed back to school before we know it, and thus many reports are arriving in a bid to get coaches, parents, and administrators to do what they can to protect children from...

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Preventing Baseball Injuries That Stem From Repetition

Baseball accounts for its fair share of repetitive motion injuries every year.  Whether due to specialization in one sport or excessive use of a throwing arm, it’s important that players of all ages...

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Ways To Reduce The Risk of Typical Running Injuries

Summer typically brings runners out onto sidewalks and dedicated jogging paths in droves.  But if you plan on running outside, on a track, or on a treadmill at any time in the near future, there are...

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How Soccer Players Might Reduce Concussion Risks

Today will find student athletes taking part in an event known as the Sacramento Soccer Day.  The event, which is put on by the UC Davis Children’s Hospital, will include a couple of exhibition...

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Beat The Heat By Taking The Right Precautions During Summer Exercise

A recent release from Colorado’s Schriever Air Force Base attempts to explain how troops can make sure they’re protecting themselves from overexertion or injury when working out.  The report compiles

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Improving Your Workout So That Injuries Are Less Likely

Exercising the right way is more important than just exercising.  The human body is built to allow certain movements, and when someone takes part in a workout without the proper knowledge of their...

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Rise in Athletic Injuries Attributed to Early Specialization

In the Huffington Post, DiscMD’s own Dr. Joseph Horrigan recently examined the issue of early sports specialization and the deleterious impact such a practice could have on children.  Now, nearly a...