Sports Medicine Stories

Strength training may cause enlarged aortas in NFL linemen

Strength training may cause enlarged aortas in NFL linemen

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NFL players maintain elite strength-training routines. Dr. Joshi explains why their workouts may put them at risk for heart problems after retirement.

The heart of a champion: Triathlon training with heart failure

The heart of a champion: Triathlon training with heart failure

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A triathlon coach and competitor shares his story of staying active with heart failure.

Running marathons at 74? How exercise keeps the heart young

Running marathons at 74? How exercise keeps the heart young

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Dallas marathoner Rio King is still running strong in his 70s. Learn how exercise can keep your heart young and fit as you age.

How high-altitude training can benefit elite endurance athletes like runners and swimmers

How high-altitude training can benefit elite endurance athletes like runners and swimmers

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Altitude training gives elite runners and swimmers a competitive edge, but the “live high, train low” lifestyle may benefit anyone’s heart.

Can pre-competition ECG testing save young athletes’ lives?

Can pre-competition ECG testing save young athletes’ lives?

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Can we do more to prevent sudden cardiac death in student-athletes through ECGs? We examine this controversial question.

Kids and sports: How specialization can lead to overuse injuries

Kids and sports: How specialization can lead to overuse injuries

 

Parents may worry kids will lose a competitive edge by not specializing in a sport early. Dr. Coyner talks about why playing multiple sports helps performance and health.

Pre-sports heart screenings: What parents and athletes need to know

Pre-sports heart screenings: What parents and athletes need to know

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Parents want to protect their kids, even if it means keeping them out of sports. Dr. Levine explains why pre-sports ECG testing may do more harm than good.

When should a student-athlete see a doctor for a concussion?

When should a student-athlete see a doctor for a concussion?

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It’s terrifying when a student-athlete gets a concussion. Usually, these kids recover fine. But when should an athlete see a doctor for concussion symptoms?

Long-term concussion symptoms: What’s my child’s risk?

Long-term concussion symptoms: What’s my child’s risk?

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The movie “Concussion” has many parents worried about the long-term effects of concussions. Should parents pull their kids out of sports? What’s the real risk?

What is a complex concussion, and how fast do you recover?

What is a complex concussion, and how fast do you recover?

 

Concussion symptoms can vary, depending on whether it is a mild concussion or a complex concussion. Dr. Christine Johnson explains.