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Turkey Bowl Football Games Cause Spike in Injuries

Traditional pick-up football games on Thanksgiving cause a spike in sprains, contusions, broken bones and other injuries.

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New Study: Jogging Keeps You Young

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A new study by researchers at Humboldt State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder is shedding light on an unexpected benefit of jogging in older adults.

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Running Does Not Lead to Knee Osteoarthritis and May Protect People From Developing the Disease

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Running as a habitual exercise at any stage in life not only does not increase a person’s risk of developing knee osteoarthritis and may even help protect a person from developing the painful disease, according to new research findings presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in Boston.

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Want to Improve Your Putt? Try Listening to Jazz

Listening to jazz music while putting can boost your performance on the putting green, according to new university research. While any kind of music improves performance compared to listening to no music at all, jazz is the most effective musical genre for improving putting.

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Arm Pain in Young Baseball Players is Common, Preventable

The most in-dept survey of its kind found that arm pain is common among supposedly healthy young baseball players and nearly half have been encouraged to keep playing despite arm pain. The findings suggest that more detailed and individualized screening is needed to prevent overuse injury in young ballplayers.

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The Medical Minute: Overuse Injuries Becoming More Common in Young Athletes

From Little League players injuring their elbow ligaments to soccer and basketball players tearing their ACLs, sports injuries related to overuse are becoming more common in younger athletes. Dr. Matthew Silvis, medical director for primary care sports medicine at Penn State Hershey, says specialization is a big reason why.

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NYC Marathon: Tips to Finish Injury-Free

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With the NYC Marathon less than a week away, now is the time for runners to start focusing on race-day safety.

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Survey Predicts Top 20 Fitness Trends for 2015

Fitness pros forecast what you’ll see at the gym next year; new #1 on 2015 list

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Beetroot Beneficial for Athletes and Heart Failure Patients, Research Finds

Researchers find the nitrate in beetroot targets fast-twitch muscles, increasing the blood flow to muscles that receive less oxygen. This can increase high-intensity athletic performance and improve quality of life of heart failure patients.

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