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Higher Rates Of Knee Injuries In Female Athletes May Be Due To Nerve And Muscle Activity Across Menstrual Cycle

Higher Rates Of Knee Injuries In Female Athletes May Be Due To Nerve And Muscle Activity Across Menstrual Cycle

Numerous studies have shown that female athletes are more likely to get knee injuries, especially anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and chronic pain, than their male counterparts. While previous research has focused on biomechanical differences as the main source of these problems, a new study suggests another distinction that could play a role: changes across

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Editorial Published On Anti-Dope Testing In Sport

Editorial Published On Anti-Dope Testing In Sport

Lance Armstrong’s doping scandal may be considered by U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as “more extensive than any previously revealed in professional sports history,” but a new editorial in The FASEB Journal by USADA’s Larry D. Bowers shows that it is clearly not the first. Read the full article here

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Doctors Torn Over Heart Screening For Young Athletes

Doctors Torn Over Heart Screening For Young Athletes

Teenage track runner Christopher Storm believes that a community heart screening program may have saved his life, but the idea of screening all young athletes for heart conditions is controversial. Italy and many other European countries already screen teen and adult athletes before they play sports, and some researchers have called for regular testing of U.S. kids

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9 Common Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them

9 Common Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Great athletes are great because they understand the potential for injuries common to their sport, and take the necessary steps to prevent them from occurring. Although preventing injuries entirely from happening is impossible, a little knowledge can go a long way toward keeping you healthy and fit. Below are nine common sports injuries, many not

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Dr. Thomas Nordstorm Wants to ‘Own The Bone’

Dr.  Thomas Nordstorm Wants to ‘Own The Bone’

A recent query on the Center for Orthopedic Care in Bridgewater, NJ Facebook from a patient regarding bone health sparked an exploration into the subject with practice orthopedist and bone expert Dr. Thomas Nordstrom. Dr. Nordstrom, who has been studiously interested in the study of the topic for over 30 years, is adamant on helping

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Golf Fitness: 5 Golf Fitness Exercises

Golf Fitness: 5 Golf Fitness Exercises

Today’s golfers know the importance of conditioning for their sport. Here are some PSH selected exercises to get you ready for the green, and to improve your overall game

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Proper Hydration for Athletes and Exercisers

Proper Hydration for Athletes and Exercisers

A Points Sports Health original video with tips on how to hydrate correctly during sports and fitness activities.

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Top Five Tips: Prevent Back Muscle Strains

Back muscle strains are common among athletes, but can also occur due to everyday activities. These simple tips can keep an average task from taking you out of the game

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For Women in Sports, A.C.L. Injuries Take Toll

For Women in Sports, A.C.L. Injuries Take Toll

Three times Caroline Doty has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee, an injury that has afflicted sports like basketball and soccer, where women are up to five times more likely than men to have their careers interrupted for reasons that are believed to be anatomical, biomechanical and hormonal.

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Get Stronger at Your Own Pace through APRE

Get Stronger at Your Own Pace through APRE

A strength training technique called autoregulatory progressive resistance exercise (APRE) dispenses with steadily increased resistance and allows athletes to progress at their own pace. Learn how.

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