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Strength Training in Later Years: A Guide to Getting Started

Lifting weights and resistance training isn't just for young people Bradley Ruple, PhD, discusses the health benefits of strength training for seniors and shares practical starting points for…

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What Is IT Band Syndrome and How Is it Treated?

If you're experiencing pain or swelling on the outside of your knee, the problem may not be with the joint itself, but rather the iliotibial, or IT band, tendon. IT band syndrome is a common…

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110: The Guys Try Pickleball

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the nation, combining tennis, ping pong, and badminton - making it a great way to get active. So Scot and Mitch decided they should see what all the…

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The Dangers of Summer Heat Exposure

Spend enough time outside during the summer months and you may feel tired, thirsty, or a little nauseous. These are relatively common symptoms of heat exhaustion. But if your body temperature gets…

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How Much Elbow Pain is Okay for Baseball Pitchers?

For baseball pitchers, a little bit of elbow soreness is normal—after all, there's no crying in baseball. But for pitchers experiencing frequent moderate pain after six innings, it may be…

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New Procedure for Baseball Pitchers Improves on Tommy John Surgery

An elbow injury used to mean a lost season for baseball pitchers. Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) replacement - or the Tommy John Surgery - can take up to 18 months before a return to the pitch.…

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Exercise Bands and Eye Injuries

Resistance bands are a great exercise and physical therapy tool—but can sometimes be dangerous. Emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks about the types of eye injuries caused by exercise…

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Seemingly Minor Sports Injuries You Should Have Examined

For many athletes, a little pain comes with the territory. But sometimes, that seemingly minor injury could actually be a sign of something significantly more serious. Athletic trainer Travis Nolan…

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Shin Splints or a Stress Fracture?

For runners, athletes, and other active people, shin splints can be a common soreness or pain that you learn to work through. Stress fractures can have similar signs and symptoms and shin splints,…

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67: Ask a Sports Medicine Doc

Dr. Chris Gee answers listener questions: what does KT tape do, rotator cuff rehabilitation without surgery, and why do I get muscle cramps and how can I make them stop? Producer Mitch has a question…

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Healing a Pulled Hamstring

Is a pulled hamstring—also called a strained hamstring—something you can treat on your own, or should you see a doctor? Athletic trainer Travis Nolan shares how to determine when you…

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56: Sports Medicine Listener Questions

Sports medicine physician Dr. Christopher Gee answers listener questions about back pain between the shoulder blades, whether a meniscus will heal on its own, and arm care for kids who play baseball.…

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55: Perform Like a Pro

We all have moments in our professional or personal life we need to perform, whether it's a presentation at work or a weekend softball game. How can you avoid getting inside your head and…

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Three Common Sports Injuries in Young Athletes

For young athletes, injuries happen—from sprained joints in sports like soccer or track, to dislocated shoulders on the football field. Orthopedic specialist Julia Rawlings, MD, talks…

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When to Seek Treatment for Knee Injuries in Young Athletes

Knee injuries are extremely common for young athletes in any sport. Whether it comes from a hard hit or a bad pivot, many knee injuries can be serious and may need immediate treatment. Sports…

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The Secret to Successful Strength Training (Rerun)

Step 1: Stop trying to look like the muscle bros on magazine covers. Focus on how you can live an extraordinary life. Dr. Ernie Rimer works with top college athletes, but he shares a simple 5…

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