Blog Posts in 2020

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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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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