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
Each of us faces stress at some point in our lives, and many of us experience stress on a daily basis. Stress is often defined as a mental, physical and emotional response to a challenging event. Some stresses, such as working to meet a deadline, can be beneficial and even motivational. Negative stress, however, undermines your physical and mental health.
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.
For some patients suffering from knee pain, non-surgical treatments may not provide long-term relief. In these cases, or in the case of a torn ligament or other knee injury, surgery is often recommended. It’s important to be informed about the surgery your physician recommends, particularly if it is an elective surgery. There are risks to any procedure, but asking the right questions can help you clearly understand those risks.
You’ve probably seen kettlebells at the gym, but you may be hesitant to pick one up and try them yourself. Kettlebells have become a popular piece of weight training equipment, but if you aren’t sure how to use them correctly, they could be dangerous.
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.
Making a New Year’s resolution is a good first step to achieving your goals, but simply setting a resolution may not be enough to actually achieve those goals. If you want to look back on 2016 as a year of success, use these tips for making your resolution stick.