Blog Posts in 2018

U.S. News & World Report: Encouraging Physical Activity in Children

FOR MOST PARENTS, THE ultimate goal is to raise healthy, smart, successful and happy children. Anyone who has kids can attest to the fact that it's a wild ride, with some twists and turns that ...
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U.S. News & World Report: Why Maintaining Bone Health Starts in Youth

IT'S A WELL-KNOWN FACT that exercise is one of the healthiest and most beneficial things we can do for our bodies over the course of our entire lifetime. When most people think of the benefits of ...
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U.S. News & World Report: Meniscus Tears and Fears: What to Know

WITH THE NFL TRAINING camp season underway, sports fans are bound to hear about their favorite teams and players succumbing to knee injuries at practice. From torn ACLs and MCLs to meniscus tears, the ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum Explains to Medscape How Sports Physicians Can Take Action Against Suicide

When I was the sports medicine doctor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), I had a resident who came to us from Johns Hopkins Medical School. He was a bright and dynamic young man who ...
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Medscape Asks Dr. Mandelbaum How Specializing in One Sport Can Break Young Bodies

When Striving for Greatness Ends in Injury I often see parents pushing their kids, and kids pushing themselves, to be the next sports star. They understand that it takes a lot of hard work to be ...
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When Can I Return to Play After an Orthopedic Sports Injury?

AS AN ORTHOPEDIC surgeon specializing in sports medicine, the timing of when a player can "return to sport" is one of the most frequently asked questions of me – from the patients ...
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Why the PEP Program May Help Prevent ACL Injuries in the NFL

At one point in history, anterior cruciate ligament injuries were career-ending for professional football players. Even today, they can sideline a player for an entire season. On the surface, this ...
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Ethics in Sports (and All) Medicine

The Larry Nassar sexual assault case was a life-altering journey of heartbreak for his victims and a scandalous and hugely disappointing blow to the field of sports medicine. And it has illuminated ...
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This Year, Vow to Exercise More Safely

The New Year has always been a perfect transition to making those changes you've been talking about (and possibly putting off) all year long. There's just something about the changing of the ...
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