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An Appetite for Athletics

Sports Nutrition is a real thing and is a competitive edge difference-maker for many athletes. Have you ever heard someone say: “Back when I played sports, I ate whatever I wanted, never gained ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for U.S. News & World Report: Returning to Sports During the Pandemic

RETURNING TO THE SPORTS field as the coronavirus pandemic lingers on has become extraordinarily complex, depending on who you are and where you live. Decisions must be data-driven and specific, as ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: E Pluribus Unum: Why We Must Go and Trust as One During the Pandemic

My profession as a surgeon is not widely comparable to the enormous responsibilities of the President of the United States, or even a state governor for that matter. Still, I know a thing or two about ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: 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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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: My Coronavirus Manifesto: Survive and Thrive

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to dramatically alter the world we once knew, we are experiencing a crisis of epic health and economic proportions. With the intense spread of COVID-19 to more ...
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Reopening America Safely and With Optimism: How Can We Create a New and Greater Normal

As individual states and counties throughout the nation begin to rollout or enact plans for reopening post Coronavirus shutdowns, we are all reentering what has become a whole new world. Let’s ...
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U.S. News & World Report: Understanding Knee Cysts

A KNEE CYST, ALSO KNOWN as a popliteal cyst, is a fluid-filled lump that usually causes swelling behind the knee. The condition can lead to a feeling of tightness around the knee. It can also result ...
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U.S. News & World Report: The Coronavirus Pandemic: Together, We Will Win

THESE ARE UNCERTAIN times for our collective humanity. On a local, statewide, national and global scale, people across the world are united in defeating the current enemy that is the coronavirus. ...
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Understanding LCL Injuries

Not as common as isolated ACL or MCL injuries, but they can wreak just as much havoc on the knees. The collateral ligaments can be found on either side of the knee, with the MCL (short for medial ...
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Understanding Hamstring Injuries in Baseball Players

Though common, these types of injury can be a major career setback for professional athletes. Hamstring injuries are common in athletes, especially baseball players. Whereas some sports injuries in ...
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Health Concerns - When is it Time for a Second Opinion

There are no hard and fast rules on this one, but these tips can help. As a provider of specialty surgical treatment for people with knee injuries or knee-related conditions, I am one of those doctors ...
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Preventing Annual Holiday Football Injuries

Preventing Annual Holiday Football Injuries The end-of-year holidays are a great time to get outside and enjoy a game of football with the family, but they’re a horrible time to get injured. ...
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The Philosophy Behind "Pre-Hab" Before ACL Reconstruction Surgery

Physical therapy before knee surgery helps the healing process and may produce a more favorable surgical outcome. A torn or ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common knee ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for U.S. News & World Report: 'Referred' Knee Pain: What to Know

MEDICALLY SPEAKING, "referred pain" means that the pain you're experiencing on one part of your body isn't the actual source of the problem. An extreme but straightforward example of ...
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Winning Role Models

What the Women’s World Cup Can Teach Us About Healthy Inspiration The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team wrote yet another inspiring chapter in its rich and illustrious history with their ...
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Keeping Activities Summer-Safe

Take precautions when enjoying outdoor activities during these longer, warmer days of the year. The weather has warmed, and school is out – providing ample opportunities for Americans young and ...
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Why are Women More Prone to Knee Injuries?

Anatomical and hormonal differences may be to blame, but there are ways to help reduce the risk. More recent research has indicated what we orthopedic surgeons have often seen in our practice: women ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for U.S. News & World Report: Navigating Knee Pain: the Inside, Outside, Front and Back

KNEE PAIN IS ONE OF those common complaints, like back pain, that affects just about everyone at some point in their lives. While it's true that some form of pain in the knee will befall most of ...
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum for U.S. News & World Report: Head Injuries in Soccer

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL THING when we can bring together the world's most foremost sports medicine specialists and researchers to talk about and review the research on a particular topic. Such was ...
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum for U.S. News & World Report: The Key to a Longer Life: Exercise More

ABOUT 50 YEARS AGO, THE average life expectancy for men in the United States was around 67 years, and for women, it was approximately 74. Today, American men live to about 77 years old on average; ...
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum for U.S. News & World Report: The Trouble With Paging 'Dr. Google'

NEARLY EVERY internet-using adult has done it at least once. You come down with a symptom or two you may have never experienced before, and you head straight to a search engine for information on what ...
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U.S. News & World Report: Youth Strength Training: A Parent's Guide

FOR YEARS NOW, ADULTS have been told by medical and fitness experts that strength training is a crucial part of a stable exercise regimen for overall health. We know that cardiovascular fitness is ...
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Inspiration from Athletes Who've Come Back from the Brink

IN LATE SEPTEMBER 2018, storied professional golfer Tiger Woods won The Tour Championship by a two-shot victory – his first win in five whole years. During that "dry spell" – and ...
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U.S. News & World Report: From Injury to Opioid: the Unintended Side Effect of Youth Sports Participation

JUST A DECADE AGO, IT seemed that the "biggest deal" in youth sports drug-abuse news was high school athletes' use of performance-enhancing drugs, or PEDs for short. Article after ...
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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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