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Surgical Repair of Athletic Hernia Speeds Return to Play

...pes of hernias. With no tension on the repair, the athlete can return to play earlier than when only sutures are used. Less pain is reported in the post-operative period when the mesh is used. Using the mesh helps restore strength and stability to the area affected, allowing easier recovery. Other surgeons ...

Differences in Brain Functions Results in non-contact Knee Injuries

...uch a highly conditioned, muscular and coordinated athlete is injured, unless we consider that he was momentarily distracted the instant before his foot contacted the ground, resulting in an awkward landing, Swanik said. But McNabb is not alone. An estimated 200,000 anterior cruciate ligament injuries occu...

Keep a Cool Head on Hot, Humid Days to Avoid Heat Stroke

...cent years too. However, you don't need to be an athlete to be felled by heat stroke. Dr. Heine recalls a 78-year-old woman who was transported by ambulance to the emergency department after a neighbor noticed she hadn't been out of her apartment for two days. During that time, the temperature surpassed 90...

Now Fingerprints can Be Used to Detect Drugs and Diseases Instead of Blood Samples

...e each sample is uniquely assignable to a specific athlete by virtue of the ridge pattern. Medical diagnostics could also benefit in the form of simple and quick mass screening with no danger of sample mix-ups. Another application could be drug screening without taking blood samplesfrom suspicious drivers...

US Psychiatrist Suspended from Practicing Medicine for Involvement in Doping Scam

...n for allegedly providing the drug modafinil to an athlete at the request of BALCO founder Victor Conte. Conte has already served four months in federal prison for dealing steroids. After being sentenced to four months' jail and four months' home confinement in October 2005, Comte, a bass guitarist turned...

Modified Ligament Surgery Improves Outcomes Players, Athletes

...aily life, but a professional or semi-professional athlete cannot perform at their usual level because they cannot exert a significant force. Specifically, the MCL attaches the ulna, one of two long bones that run from the elbow down to the wrist, with the humerus, the bone of the upper arm. For 30 years, ...

Pumps Someday May Allow Patients to Recover Their Own Hearts

An injured athlete can rest on the couch to recover before returning to sports, but an injured heart doesn’t have the same luxury – at least not yet. // One Ohio State University Medical Center surgeon predicts that within 10 years, mechanical support devices for the ...

'Gender-Benders': Sports and Sex Determination

...e and display of the Games are unmatched and every athlete worth his salt aspires to participate. But the history of the Games is not without blemishes. Women athletes were barred from participating in the Olympics, much to their chagrin. With years the ban lifted and more women began to participate. It w...

Kids in Sport—Great for Fitness, but Concern About Injurie

... injury problem and drop-out rate in the pediatric athlete is broad, we have tried to bring together expert v...ecial issue "clearly illustrate that the pediatric athlete is at risk for injury, that the etiology and treatment of pediatric injuries differs from adult athl...

New ECG screening Promises Reduction in Sudden deaths in Athletes

...e part of the medical screening of a young Italian athlete teen before he's allowed to play sports. This screening is mainly to detect heart problems that might not have apparent signs or symptoms. Dr. Gaetano Thiene with the Padua Center for Sports Medicine said, "The major effort indeed is to identify th...

New System Monitors Tiny 'Earthquakes' in Bones to Prevent Fractures

...Akkus said. "You don't want to give a professional athlete a premature warning." Bones most affected are those in the feet, legs and hips, particularly the ball-and-socket joints that connect the legs to the pelvis. Source-Newswise...

Proper Fitting Of Football Helmets Essential To Prevent Concussion

...eams have people trained in how to properly fit an athlete with a helmet, most high school and youth programs do not." Over one million students participate in high school football each year and it is estimated that these players experience about 30,000 to 250,000 concussions annually. Hong said "certi...

Knock on the Head – No Small Thing After Al

...y is sustained, Shannon cautions. 'When you see an athlete collapse during a game, that’s often the result of a second concussion, and the first was never reported. Athletes underreport concussions because they don’t want to be removed from their sport. What they don’t realize is that a serious concussion co...

Jogging on Beach Could Cause Injury

...s and hips vary dramatically and can predispose an athlete to injury in any one of these body parts," said Michael Ciccotti, chief of the Sports Medicine Centre at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia. Sprains and tendonitis are commonly diagnosed injuries after runni...

Basketball Top For Injurious Sports

...he ACL can be torn or sprained in sports where the athlete twists, jumps, lands, pivots or suddenly stops,’ s...aired, but recovery and rehabilitation may take an athlete out of the game for months. Non-surgical treatment is available for mild injuries. ‘Preventing ACL s...

Making Budhia run 65 km absolutely cruel,says Infosys chief

...e Infosys campus as he endorsed the view of former athlete P T Usha who called the exercise 'wrong.' 'We should be careful about burning out our children. If Budhia Singh could win the world marathon at the age of 16, or 17 or 18 and then sustain it over a long period of time, that is praiseworthy and laudat...

Teen Players Urged To Wear Helmets and Gloves to Avoid Sports Injuries

...y the participants and spectators. In one case, an athlete who was knocked unconscious was dragged out of sight to when a coach came to the door. Some of the injuries weren't recognized until weeks or months later, and only when the players were asked specifically about playing ‘helmets and gloves.’ The te...

Loyola’s Tips On How to Avoid Basketball Injuries During March Madnes

...CL can be sprained or ruptured in sports where the athlete jumps, lands, twists, pivots or suddenly stops. Su...epaired, but recovery and rehabilitation takes the athlete out of the game for months.”For more information, visit http://www.luhs.org. To make an appointment ...

Crohn's Patient Robert Hill’s greatest achievemen

...-freezing temperatures. He was a strong, healthy athlete who was later diagnosed with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. During the course of the disease he lost 80 pounds and his large intestine through an ostomy procedure. He initiated the campaign No Guts - Know Glory, as he had a strong inclinatio...

All Play Is No Good For Health

...re some clear signs which if appears, then a young athlete should consult a sports medicine specialist immediately. Source: Newswie...

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