Saliva and Concussions

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Concussions seem to be the “hot” injury right now. Kids are missing more school because of concussions than any other injury and the diagnosis and treatment continues to be controversial. The scale of these are very broad as well. Sometimes there is minimal trauma and the athlete has symptoms for weeks, but other times the […]

Why women’s ice hockey has a higher concussion rate than football

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A new finding revealed that rates of concussion are higher in women’s collegiate sports than in men’s. This sparked my interest and brings up the question; Why do female athletes, who play the same sport at the same level as men, report higher concussion rates? There are several reasons that have been suggested including reporting […]

Train like an Olympian

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With the Winter Games coming to an end, this article (Click here to read article) gives an inside look at the tips and tricks the top athletes use to always improve. I believe these skills are essential for anyone who wants to advance as an athlete. Three that I feel are extremely important to do […]

Why Playing a Sport Should Be Your Lifetime Routine

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This Time magazine article discusses a study in the British Medical Journal saying “people who play a sport are more likely to stay healthy and fit as they age”. We know that our activity level tends to decrease over the years and sports keep people engaged. My question is, which sports are best and which […]

Fitness Friday: Working out Safely in the Summer Heat

With summer on its way, many won’t let the rising temperatures get in the way of their exercise routines. Dr. Sabrina Strickland, Orthopedic Surgeon, has tips to help you stay safe while keeping fit in the summer heat: Don’t stop working out just because of the heat, but it is a good excuse to take […]