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How to Exercise When You Have Arthritis of the Knees

Millions of Americans and their loved ones are intimately familiar with arthritis – the inflammation, swelling and stiffness that can take our once limber joints hostage at any time and cause ...
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Springtime Safeguards Against Knee Injury

The clocks are set forward, the temperature is starting to inch toward beach-worthy weather and the flowers are blooming. Spring is officially sprung, and with it comes a new and exciting season of ...
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Preventing and Reducing ACL Injury: a 'PEP' Talk for Every Athlete

Bert Mandelbaum, MD recently authored a blog for U.S. News & World Report about how the PEP Program helps prevent and reduce ACL injury for athletes. As an avid researcher and orthopedic surgeon ...
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Running and its Impact on the Knee Joints

To all the dedicated daily runners out there, AND everyone who has ever debated starting – listen up, because science has just produced some great news for you. Now, some folks might still ...
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Winning at Life in 2017

Around this time of year, many of us take a moment or two to reflect on what the preceding 12 months had in store. Was it a winning year for you? Was it the most trying year of your life? No matter ...
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Habilitation Over Re-Habilitation: A PEP Talk

The number of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears athletes at all levels and in all types of sports are experiencing continues to represent a dynamic challenge for sports medicine. Not only are ACL ...
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The Greatness in Gratitude

Have you ever gone through a phase where you’re struck with an overwhelming sense of lack of motivation and you’re just not feeling like you can tackle the world, much less day-to-day ...
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Losing like a Winner

During my time as FIFA Medical Officer in at the Rio 2016 Olympics, I bore witness to some incredible feats of athleticism. From competitors demolishing long-held world records to countless athletes ...
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Health Risks at the Rio Olympics, by a Doctor Who Was There

www.medscape.com Sideline Consult Were Zika Fears Overrated? I came to Rio de Janeiro this year with the memories of many great Olympic Games I've attended. But I had a lot of other considerations ...
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Meniscus Tears & Treatment Options

With football season returning and training camps well underway, we’re seeing a number of players such as San Diego Chargers’ wide receiver Stevie Johnson, who recently underwent ...
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An Antidote to THIS Life-Limiting Allergy

When it comes to what the medical community knows about allergies today, we’ve made incredible progress in the last few decades – and society has jumped on board to help. From the news ...
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Relentlessly Pursuing Your Dreams

Have you ever set a goal for yourself? Or had a dream you wanted to realize? If you are like most of us, you might have started out full speed ahead, but then slowly lost some of that drive and had ...
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Millennials: Blazing the Trail of Change

With graduation season and Father’s Day imminent, I’m taking time this month to reflect specifically on the Millennial/Contemporary Male. It’s a subject I’ve written on ...
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Fitness Motivation after Traumatic Experience

Watching the 120 th Boston Marathon (the world’s oldest marathon) recently, my heart was filled with a mix of emotions – Nostalgia because I was there in 2001, at the time serving in the ...
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When Character Breaks Down

Another day, another professional athlete making headlines for all of the wrong reasons. And why, because they wanted to take a shortcut to achieve victory. Former World number one women’s ...
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The Four Finite Factors of Athleticism

In The Win Within: Capturing Your Victorious Spirit, I devote the entire first chapter of the book to setting the groundwork for how and why we humans are hardwired for victory. A legacy of ...
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The Power of Positive Self-Talk

I read a quote recently from the great poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson, who once said: “Self-trust is the essence of heroism.” To some, that statement may seem like common sense ...
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Resolving to Win in 2016

As we turn the final pages on the 2015 calendar and open our hearts and minds to what lies ahead in 2016, I am always filled with a deep sense of promise during this time each year. No matter the ...
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What Does the Future Hold for The "Trophy Generation?"

Professional NFL linebacker James Harrison made news recently when he posted a photo on Instagram of the participation trophies his sons were given after their youth football season ended in first and ...
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MCL: The Less-Talked About Knee Injury Source

I’ve discussed at length the prevalence of knee injuries in sports today – namely ACL tears during non-contact plays. But one trend that has seemingly emerged during this NFL season is ...
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ACL Injury Prevention in Football - The Time is NOW

With the NFL season now well-underway, we've already seen numerous non-contact knee injuries arise in players from numerous teams. The subject of ACL injury prevention is one I am quite passionate ...
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Fair Play - The Centerpiece of ANY Team, Program or Business Model

In The Win Within – Capturing Your Victorious Spirit, I write a lot about the life of sport and the sport of life really being a one-in-the-same concept. Besides these notions being biologically ...
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The Inside Out of the Win Within

Inside Out, the most recent film in the Disney/Pixar line-up debuted this summer and as is often the case with box-office hits from this franchise – has resonated strongly with adults as well as ...
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Creating a Summer Full of Rich Experiences

As the summer months begin for most children and college students alike, I would be remiss if I didn't take this opportunity to suggest you make THIS your summer to remember - one full of rich ...
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The Heroics Equation

Often when it comes to weight loss, fitness and athletics, we humans want a simple equation that, when solved, will deliver us into the clutches of our goals. Though few things about our existence are ...
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