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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…

From  Nathan Tanner on July 20th, 2021 8 plays 0  

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…

From  Nathan Tanner on May 14th, 2021 3 plays 0  

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.…

From  Nathan Tanner on May 4th, 2021 75 plays 0  

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…

From  Nathan Tanner on April 5th, 2021 91 plays 0  

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…

From  Nathan Tanner on March 5th, 2021 30 plays 0  

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,…

From  Nathan Tanner on February 12th, 2021 61 plays 0  

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…

From  Nathan Tanner on January 26th, 2021 9 plays 0  

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…

From  Nathan Tanner on December 4th, 2020 84 plays 0  

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.…

From  Nathan Tanner on October 13th, 2020 8 plays 0  

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…

From  Nathan Tanner on October 6th, 2020 12 plays 0  

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 Dr. Julia Rawlings talks about…

From  Nathan Tanner on August 12th, 2020 21 plays 0  

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…

From  Nathan Tanner on July 7th, 2020 17 plays 0  

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…

From  Nathan Tanner on December 17th, 2019 10 plays 0  

5 Most Common Pediatric Home Injuries

Kids are active, spontaneous—and bound to eventually get hurt at home. What are the most common injuries, how do they happen, and how you can prevent them in the first place? Dr. Cindy Gellner…

From  Nathan Tanner on November 25th, 2019 66 plays 0  

Running Probably Won't Ruin Your Knees

It may seem like a given—if you run long distances regularly, then you’ll eventually need a knee replacement. But from a doctor's perspective, that's actually not true.…

From  Nathan Tanner on June 5th, 2018 205 plays 0  

Health Minute: How You Can Face Performance Pressure like an Olympian

Olympians face a lot of pressure when they compete. The world is watching as they attempt to pull off nearly superhuman feats. How do they keep confident to go for the gold? On today's Health…

From  Nathan Tanner on February 9th, 2018 20 plays 0