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Football Helmets and Concussion: Equaling the Playing Field

Helmets have come a long way since the earliest days of American football. Leather designs at the start of the 20th century evolved to current day molded plastic models. But, the helmet’s original purpose,...

Could Your Knee Pain Alter Your Brain Function?

If your child or teen has ever complained of knee pain, then you know the worry it can bring when you’re left to wonder if they’ve suffered some sort of injury that could impact...

Let’s Go, Ladies: Ways to Get Back to the Game or Start a New Exercise Program

This year’s Olympic Games is full of strong, powerful women athletes. Allyson Felix is setting the bar high and inspiring moms and women around the world. Jordan Chiles has been unstoppable in every competition...

Aspiring Olympian? Keep Your Youth Athlete Healthy through Growth Periods

Watching world-class athletes compete in this year’s Olympics is, simply put, jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring. Young athletes around the world are likely gathered around television sets and getting inspired as Simone Biles defies gravity, Katie...

8 Ways to Relieve Low Back Pain at Home

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor or miss work. It’s estimated that at least eight out of 10 individuals experience low back pain at some point...

Sickled Feet: Avoid Injury with Better Technique

If you’ve watched any of the ballet shows on TV that have risen in popularity, then you’ve likely seen a stern ballet teacher in the front of class barking at students about “turnout” and...

Scoliosis Spine Surgery Gives Atlanta Woman Her Life Back

Strong. Determined. Triumphant. These words describe Nancy Vepraskas, an Atlanta business owner, wife, mother and grandmother. Nancy grew up believing there was nothing she could do to treat her debilitating scoliosis, so she found...

Emory Study Finds Achilles Rupture Is Not a Sports-Ending Injury

No athlete – professional or recreational – is happy when they’re sidelined with an injury. That’s particularly true when the injury is thought to be career-ending, like an Achilles tendon rupture. Fortunately, researchers from...

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