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  • Could training without helmets reduce head injuries in football players?

    Could training without helmets reduce head injuries in football players?

    The potentially devastating consequences of repeated head injuries in American football has become a point of public discussion following the recent release of the film “Concussion,” which hit theaters on Christmas Day. The film tells the story of how a young Nigerian forensic pathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu, discovered a progressive brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brain of a former NFL player, 50-year-old Mike Webster

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  • Common football injuries that take players out of the game

    Common football injuries that take players out of the game

    It’s been a grueling season for professional football, but this Sunday, Carolina will finally go head to head with Denver in the Big Game. Though we can’t know if a starting player will miss playing time due to injury, there are currently 20 players between the two teams on injured active reserve.

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  • Prevent common winter sports injuries with these tips

    Prevent common winter sports injuries with these tips

    It’s the time of year when many North Texans are heading to the mountains for some cold weather fun. Winter sports like skiing, ice skating, snowboarding, sledding and snow tubing are popular and generally considered safe, but they are not without risk.

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  • 6 essential post-workout stretches

    6 essential post-workout stretches

    At the end of a workout, the last thing most of us want to do is spend extra time stretching and cooling down. However, dedicating some time to post-workout stretches can relieve tightness, help your muscles return to a neutral position, reduce soreness and even help prevent injury.

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  • What’s the difference between a strain and a sprain?

    What’s the difference between a strain and a sprain?

    Sprains and strains are among the most common injuries related to sports and exercise. Factors contributing to these types of injuries include poor conditioning, fatigue, improper warm-up, environmental conditions and/or poor equipment. Although they are similar, sprains and strains are not the same.

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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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  • 5-reasons-swimming-can-help-heal-injuries

    5-reasons-swimming-can-help-heal-injuries

    You may just think of swimming as a way to cool off and catch some relief from the summer heat, but did you know that swimming might also give you relief from joint pain or an injury?

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  • Common Baseball Injuries To Avoid

    Common Baseball Injuries To Avoid

    Baseball (and softball) season is here, and ball diamonds everywhere are packed with players and fans—and we’re not only talking about the pros, but youth baseball, Little League and recreational softball leagues, too.

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  • Tennis Elbow: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

    Tennis Elbow: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

    Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, causes inflammation and pain in the outer portion of the elbow, where the tendons and forearm muscles meet the humerus (the bone in the upper arm). Tennis elbow can affect anyone; in fact, about 80 percent of people who get tennis elbow aren’t actually tennis players. The same symptom on the inside of the elbow is a condition known as “golfer’s elbow,” or medial epicondylitis.

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