What Are the Most Common Types of Basketball Injuries?

Basketball is a fast-paced, contact sport jam packed with running, jumping and high energy action. So, it’s no surprise to anyone that the sport results in a lot of injuries every year. But would you have guessed that basketball causes more injuries than any other sport? There are over 500,000 basketball injuries every year, which…
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Kids’ Bodies are Begging: “Less Sugar Please!”

Today’s youth are feeling the effects of sugary diets, and as adults, we need to make sure they start eating and drinking less sugar daily.  Alarming statistics show that over 60% of children have one sugar-sweetened beverage on a given day (1). Even worse, over 30% have two or more sugar-sweetened beverages each day. Now…
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Protein Packed Brown Rice Chili Recipe

It’s been awhile since we’ve shared a healthy recipe, so what better time than before this sports and tv filled weekend?! This chili recipe is packed with protein to help boost your energy. So whether you’re hitting the gym, or need to get a lot of stuff done around the house this weekend, this will…
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Why Less is More with Low Back Imaging

Your back hurts. It has not gotten better. You have tried ice, heat, and maybe your favorite over-the-counter medication. You decide it is time to have your back checked out. Often, there is no clear cause for back pain. What should your health care provider do? Most people want answers. Should low back imaging through…
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3 Common Running Injuries That Could Affect Your Training

We all know how some runners can be –– for instance, ignoring injuries just to keep training and perform race. Does this sound familiar? Well, if you are this type of runner, please pay attention! Ignoring your injury will make it much more difficult for you on race day if you are even able to…
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Important Concussion Information for Parents and Coaches

Coaches and parents, we ask you to collaborate with your communities’ and school districts’ medical staff in providing the best possible treatment for student athletes and young players who have suffered a concussion. If you are not sure if your child or player has one, there is testing for concussions available. If there was any…
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Common Arthritis Pain Questions

What exactly is arthritis? Arthritis, in its simplest form, is inflammation of the joint. Cartilage (tissue) surrounds your bones and acts as a lubricator or smooth movement in your joints. Overall, there are more than one hundred health conditions that have side effects of arthritis pain. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of…
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Act Like a Flamingo: Stand on One Leg

Maintaining balance and preventing falls is a huge bodily priority. Falls can result in numerous injuries, with fractures and head injuries being two common and severe problems. A fall onto an outstretched arm can cause many problems of the wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Landing on a hip can result in a fracture, causing significant difficulty…
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Dietary Supplements: 5 Things to Consider

Supplement use is very common. In sports, using dietary supplements to enhance lean muscle mass, strength, and effectiveness of workouts is very common, even among youth. Studies show from 10-35% of high schoolers use supplements of some kind. In certain populations, such as football players, up to 30% report taking a supplement called creatine. Most…
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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know the Benefits of Walking?

Want to test your knowledge about the many health benefits of walking? Grab a pen and paper and take our brief quiz. Scroll down for the answer key when you’re done to find out how well you did!   1. Studies show that you may live a longer life if you walk:   A) 12…
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