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Avoid hoarseness during sporting events

It’s football season! Everyone is excited for fall weather, tailgates and cheering for our favorite teams. But when our team is not doing well, or we disagree with a call made by the referees, passionate cheering may involve yelling and screaming. As eager fans push the limits of their vocal chords, many may struggle with …

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Rory McIlroy misses The Open due to ankle injury – ATFL explained

When a high profile athlete suffers an injury, the world takes notice. Especially when it is Northen Irish professional golfer Rory McIlroy, who opted to sit out of the 144th British Open due to an ankle injury. McIlroy wearing a boot and crutches posted the photo on his Instagram explaining, “Total rupture of left ATFL …

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Baylor trauma visits rise during Texas-OU weekend

For the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Level I trauma center, the alcohol-fueled revelry of Texas-OU weekend typically leads to an increase in our number of patients as compared to an average weekend. Due to its close proximity to the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park and because Baylor Dallas is a Level I trauma center, many of …

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Athletes and ACL injuries — Are you at risk?

When it comes to playing sports, your knee can take a lot of abuse. While you’re jumping, lunging and running you may be unaware of the stress you’re putting on your knees. Females and males are built differently, and women experience more knee injuries than their male counterparts. Especially for females, tearing the ACL (Anterior …

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Hydration tips as football practice gets underway [Video]

As high school football practice kicks off in the extreme summer heat, athletes across the southern states expose themselves to the risk of heat-related illnesses. With summer temperatures reaching triple-digits, coaches must work together to keep their players hydrated. “Appropriate hydration before, during and after physical activity is an important ingredient to healthy and successful sports …

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6 things you should know about sports drinks

Sweat drips from your forehead as you round the track and finish your daily run. You’re feeling weak and thirsty. You walk slowly to your gym bag and grab the sports drink you’ve been waiting to consume since you started your workout. The brightly-colored fluid instantly replenishes your electrolytes and quenches your thirst. In this …

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The Dangers of Football Games on Your Diet

Ever find yourself nervously munching on chips when your cherished team isn’t doing so hot? You aren’t alone. A recent study conducted by France’s INSEAD business school had some interesting findings about how wins and losses can affect our eating habits. On Mondays, following a Sunday NFL game, participants in the study consumed 16 percent …

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Marathon running tips to prep you for the big race

Okay, so the title might be clickbait… but we can all agree that preparing for a marathon requires just as much strategy and dedication as the race itself because of the commitment needed in training, exercise and in the mental preparation for the 26.2 mile race. We sat down with Scott Quinby, MD, the medical director …

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The Concussion Discussion for Kids

It’s time to put the spotlight on safety and help prevent head injuries in children. Beyond having some good old-fashioned summer fun and learning new skills, you want your kids to stay safe while playing sports. And while most parents assume team coaches and leaders are up to speed on concussion risks and prevention, that …

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