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Why Are ACL Tears More Common Than Ever?

A variety of factors at play have led to a decades-long increase in ACL tears. Many sports enthusiasts and fantasy sports’ fans cringe when they read that their favorite athlete will be ...
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5 'Check Engine' Lights for Your Knees

Like the warning lights in your car, your knees can also give early signs of potential issues down the road. Knee pain is a common complaint for many people. It is estimated that frequent knee pain ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: Is 'Winning at all Costs' Really Winning at All?

As an orthopedic surgeon, I have had the rare and distinct honor to serve as a medical professional at countless sideline professional sporting events, World Cup competitions, international Olympic ...
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Summertime Safeguards for Knee

Summer Safeguards Against Knee Injury Ensure the warmer months ahead are filled with fun in the sun, free from injury. As the calendar ushers in the warmest days of the year, they bring with them fun ...
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The Impact of Social Media on the Fitness Industry

“Fitspiration” is a social media sensation, but you should always proceed with caution. The impact of social media on our daily lives can be seen just about everywhere we turn. From ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: Millennials: Blazing the Trail of Change

With 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 extensively over the years. ...
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Combatting Arthritis After an ACL Tear

People who suffer an ACL tear may be at increased risk for developing arthritis later. For many people, especially athletes or highly-active individuals, the fear of an injury to the anterior cruciate ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: Fitness Motivation after Traumatic Experience

In April and like every year, I was thinking about the Boston Marathon (the world’s oldest marathon), and my heart was filled with a mix of emotions. Disappointed because it was postponed until ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: 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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Dr. Mandelbaum for U.S. News & World Report: How Elite Athletes Overcome Complex Injuries

I'VE LONG SPOKEN ABOUT elite athletes' ability to cultivate something I like to call the "victorious spirit." The premise is this: Adversity can be a catalyst for incredible ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: 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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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: Facing 2021 with Optimism

One of the many things that the year 2020 taught us is that a virus can be devastating, and it can spread like wildfire across an entire planet. From that virus can come the destruction of life, ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: The COVID Shuffle - One Step at a Time...

The correlation between the COVID-19 pandemic and dancing is seemingly a strange one to some. After all, this is not a dance partner we CHOSE. But it is the one we have right now and for the time ...
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The Professional Team Physician's Role in Keeping the 'Bubble' From Bursting

AS PROFESSIONAL SPORTS came to a grinding halt in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many wondered just how each sport could and would safely return, and when. We're now many months into this ...
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4 Exercise Safety Tips - Pandemic Edition

Don’t let COVID-19 or the colder temps stop you from staying active during the winter months. With fall upon us and winter already announcing her snowy calling in many parts of the country, ...
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The Greatness in Gratitude - Pandemic Edition

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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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: Maintaining a Focus on Health and Wellness - Pandemic Edition

If the COVID-19 crisis has taught us nothing else, it’s that personal health goals are everybody’s business. What we know to be true about the novel coronavirus called COVID-19 seems to be ...
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Head Injuries in Soccer Part 2 - An Ounce of Prevention

A look at what we can do to protect soccer players of all ages and levels from head injuries In my first installment of this article series, I shared the recently published consensus statement from a ...
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Dr. Mandelbaum for Thrive Global: Winning with Food

Nutrition – One of Life’s Important Elixirs “You are what you eat.” This favorite saying has become somewhat of a cliché over the years. But it is a simple truth. In ...
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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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