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Little Hits Damage the Brain, Too
Alice G. Walton

Big hits and concussions aren't the only brain injuries football players need to be concerned about. Little hits also harm the brain. Read more >

Lift Like a Girl
Charlotte LoBuono

Certain muscle fibers in elite female athletes care not just as good as those of men, they are better. Read more >

Joint Effort: Avoiding Osteoarthritis
Esther Entin, M.D.

You can lower your risk of osteoarthritis and increase your chances of staying mobile and pain-free for years to come. Read more >

Helping Kids Sidestep Depression
Esther Entin, M.D.

Exercise not only reduces kids' depression, it lowers their chances of becoming depressed as teens. Read more >

Karate Kids
Esther Entin, M.D.

Martial arts are great for kids. They offer exercise, discipline and camaraderie. But they also pose serious risks. Read more >

Find Your Competitive Edge
Alice G. Walton

Want to up your fitness? Get a little more competitive. Read more >

A Safer Kind of Football Practice
Alice G. Walton

A simple change to kids' football practice routines can reduce the risk of brain injury by over a third. Read more >

Athletes and Concussion
Neil Wagner

The brain tsunamis that concussions set in motion can change the structure of athletes' brains. Read more >

Not for Elite Athletes Only
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

The sports nutrition market including supplements posted sales of $6.3 billion in 2014. The question is, do supplements help? Read more >

Delay of Game?
Esther Entin, M.D.

NFL players who started playing before age 12 brains' show more damage than those who began later. Read more >

A Plan of Action for Desk Jockeys, Couch Potatoes
Neil Wagner

Guidelines for workers and employers to help get more people off their seats and on their feet. Read more >

Brain Impact of Football Hits Seen in Even High School Players
Charlotte LoBuono

Scans of high school players' brains show how hard hits jar the brain and disrupt cells' communication. Read more >

Young Pitchers' Overuse Injuries Can Interfere with Shoulder Development
Esther Entin, M.D. and Charlotte LoBuono

Too many pitches can permanently injure young shoulders, causing ongoing rotator cuff problems. Read more >

Video Game Improves Ball Players' Vision and Skills
Charlotte LoBuono

A video game helped baseball players improve their vision. The results were seen on the field. Read more >

How to Keep Those Holiday Pounds Off
Neil Wagner

The holidays are a great time...to gain weight. Here are tips for ways to avoid picking up pounds. Read more >

Brain Changes Are Seen in More Ex-Football Players
Alice G. Walton

Former football players may have "pronounced" brain abnormalities, even if they do not have dementia. Read more >

Frustrated Football Fans Find Consolation in Food
Beth Fontenot, MS, RD, LDN

Win or lose, NFL teams' records affect their fans' eating patterns...for better and worse. Read more >

Exercise As a Treatment for Depression
Esther Entin, M.D.

Exercise is a valuable treatment for depression, especially for those who have trouble with antidepressants. Read more >

Alternative Medicine: Does the Research Support the Movement? Part 3: Yoga
Alice G. Walton

Yoga has some proven benefits and unproven claims. What you can, and can't, expect it to do for you. Read more >

Little League Safety: Protecting Future All Stars
Esther Entin, M.D.

Tips to keep Little Leaguers injury-free. Learn the rules and risks and stay out of the ER. Read more >

Punch Drunk: Repetitive Brain Injury
Alice G. Walton

Chronic head injuries can cause dementia, violence and death. Helmets may not help. Read more >

Eight Surprisingly Simple Ways to Boost Your Performance
Alice G. Walton

Doing your best is a balancing act involving practice, calmness and drive. What research has found. Read more >

Nutrition for Athletes
Lona Sandon, M.Ed., R.D.

Elite athletes can teach us all a lot about eating right. Who knew chocolate milk was the perfect recovery drink? Read more >

Sports-Related Concussions: Risks and Recovery
Jordana Bieze Foster

Concussions can be difficult to spot, especially when young athletes hide their symptoms to keep playing. Read more >

Sports Injuries and the Aging Athlete
John E. Morley, M.D.

Not long ago, a man named Al Hanna successfully reached the southern summit of Mt. Read more >

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