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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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Study Finds College Athletes More Likely To Harbor MRSA

College athletes who play contact sports are more than twice as likely to carry the deadly superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylocuccus aureus (MRSA) than peers who play non-contact sports, according to a Vanderbilt study released at IDWeek 2014.

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UAB Research Examines Youth Sports Injury Rates

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Study explores patterns such as top 5 most common sports and recreation injuries.

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Concussions- Getting Your Head Out of the Game

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Concussions, sometimes referred to as mild traumatic brain injuries, are one of the most commonly encountered sports injuries. Studies vary but rates are estimated at two million sport related concussions per year in the United States.

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Hill Training Benefits Distance Runners

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Most running magazines contain articles endorsing hill training for serious long distance runners, “but there was virtually no research to support it,” explained Derek Ferley, education and research coordinator at Avera Sports Institution. As part of his doctoral work in health and nutritional sciences at South Dakota State University, he confirmed that running on a 10 percent incline can improve the overall performance of long distance runners.

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From Surgery to Recovery: Athletes and ACLs

National Hockey League players have the best chance to return to their sport after an ACL tear, and snowboarders have the lowest rate of returning to their sport, according to a series of papers recently published in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.

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Hospital for Special Surgery Offers Tips to Help Teens Train and Compete Safely In Sports

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Hospital that oversees care for a number of major professional teams offers advice to parents, coaches and athletes for playing it safe.

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