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Sports Performance

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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Talking Health With Men: Understanding the Language of Cavemen

If there is any headline that will catch my attention or scare the triple-decker burger or beer right out of my hand, it’s: “DEAD AT 50 FROM HEART ATTACK,” and when you hit 34-years old, like I did recently, this really starts to catch your attention. A few weeks ago, we all saw this headline again. This …

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Learning From America’s Fittest Cities

What makes a good city? Is it the restaurants? The public transportation system or the schools? What about how healthy a city is? For the fifth year in a row, the American College of Sports Medicine has come up with a list of the “fittest” cities in America, also including the “least fit” cities. This …

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Boston Marathon Brings Attention to Medical Aid Stations at Sporting Events

The tragic bombing at this year’s Boston Marathon has led to many discussions about safety and security at large public sporting events.  Something heard often in early reports from Boston was that victims were being treated at the finish line “medical tent” or “aid station” designed to support runners. But what’s under that medical tent? The …

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