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  • 5 common sports injuries and how to treat them

    5 common sports injuries and how to treat them

    If you are active in sports and exercise for leisure or competition, chances are you will experience at least a minor injury at some point. Though many injuries can be prevented, minor injuries are common among athletes.

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  • Do braces prevent knee and ankle injuries in athletes?

    Do braces prevent knee and ankle injuries in athletes?

    For years, physicians have been divided on the benefits of knee and ankle braces in preventing injuries to athletes. In recent years, however, more research has been released in support of wearing braces for injury prevention.

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  • 5 tips to prevent common golf injuries

    5 tips to prevent common golf injuries

    The PGA Championship kicks off today at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. Will North Texas’ hometown boy Jordan Spieth take home the Wanamaker Trophy? If so, Spieth will become just the fourth player in history to win three majors in one year, and the first since Tiger Woods won three majors—the U.S. Open, the British Open and the PGA Championship—in 2000.

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  • Get the facts about mammograms

    Get the facts about mammograms

    Mammograms, an important health screening for women, consist of a low-dose X-ray of the breast that looks for abnormalities and changes in a woman’s breasts that may be indicators of breast cancer. Women are encouraged to get mammograms because they may be able to detect breast abnormalities that cannot be felt by a breast self-exam.

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  • Sports specialization: Does it help or hurt youth athletes?

    Sports specialization: Does it help or hurt youth athletes?

    It isn’t uncommon for coaches and parents to push child and youth athletes to focus on a singular sport in the hope that he or she becomes a star. While keeping aspirations high isn’t necessarily a bad thing, sports specialization may be doing your child more harm than good.

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  • What kinds of physical therapy are there?

    What kinds of physical therapy are there?

    “Physical therapy” is an umbrella term for a number of specialties that address a wide variety of health problems and injuries. Do you know the differences between the types of physical therapy available?

    Here’s our guide to the most common forms of physical therapy.

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  • The power of a positive outlook

    The power of a positive outlook

    You may not have much control over the circumstances life throws at you, but you—and only you—have control over how you handle those circumstances, and positivity is key.

    Maintaining a positive outlook on life and starting each new day with a positive mindset is linked to happiness and life satisfaction. But sometimes being positive doesn’t come easily. Here are some tips to help you improve your positivity.

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  • Who will be in the operating room during your surgery?

    Who will be in the operating room during your surgery?

    Operating room personnel are key to the outcome of any surgery. It takes a team of doctors, nurses and OR staff working together and performing their individual roles to ensure the best outcome for the patient.

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  • Tips for preventing urinary tract infections

    Tips for preventing urinary tract infections

    Nearly 10 million doctor visits every year are the result of one common, unpleasant culprit: urinary tract infections (also sometimes called cystitis or bladder infection).

    According to the National Kidney Foundation, urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect one in five women at least once in her lifetime. Women who have had at least one recurring UTI are much more likely to have even more. In fact, nearly 20 percent of women who have had a UTI will have another one. Of those, about 30 percent will have a third, and of those 30 percent, an estimated 80 percent will have more recurrences. Repeated UTIs may be caused by another underlying health condition.

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  • Which is better: walking or running?

    Which is better: walking or running?

    Walking and running are the two most common forms of exercise. Humans have been walking and running since the beginning of our existence—long before we had gyms, yoga studios, weights and fitness equipment.

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