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running injuries

Running Injury or Muscle Soreness? How To Tell, What To Do

Listen to your body’s cues. While muscle soreness is a healthy and expected result of exercise, pain can indicate an injury that needs medical attention.

urgent care

Urgent Care, Orthopedic Injury Clinic or ER: Where To Go For Care

When serious injury or illness occurs, it can be tough to figure out the most appropriate place to get medical care. Many people would head straight to an emergency room. But that may not be the best choice for your condition – or your wallet.

return to play

Advice To Athletes for a Safe Return to Organized Sports

Some organized sports are starting up again. Before returning to play, athletes can follow these tips from UH Sports Medicine to protect themselves and others.

concussions

Why Girls Take Longer To Recover From Concussion

Girls sustain the highest rates of concussion in soccer, basketball and cheerleading. These same sports also generally have less sideline medical coverage for games.

return to the gym

Heading Back to the Gym? How to Reduce Your Risk of Infection

There may indeed be some risk of virus transmission at the gym. But you can take steps to lessen the risk -- learn how.

shin splints and stress fractures

Shin Splints or a Stress Fracture? How To Tell

Whether your shin pain is due to shin splints or a stress fracture, it’s important not to keep training the same way through either injury. Learn what you can do to heal and avoid making the injury worse or getting it again later.

pre-game meals

The Best Food For Athletes To Eat Before a Competition

If you are an athlete getting ready for a game, match or competition, eating a well-balanced meal is an important part of your preparation. Here are suggested menus for morning and evening athletic events.

running injuries

The Top 3 Running Injuries -- And What You Can Do About Them

Whether you're jogging to stay in shape or training hard for a race, the repetitive motion of running can spell injury. Learn how to avoid these common injuries, how to spot the symptoms and the best way to treat them at home.

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