Sports Medicine & Exercise

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Top 4 Tips For Exercising In the Heat

Everyone who has exercised in hot, humid conditions knows it feels harder to perform. Besides affecting performance, exercising in the heat increases the risk of serious illnesses such as heat illness, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke.

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How Getting Active Can Help Your Body Fight Off Illness

Obesity and other chronic health issues are major risk factors for severe disease or death from COVID-19. This finding underscores a larger truth about how health and fitness play an important role in your ability to fight off viruses and illness.

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How to Ease the Foot Pain of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis can cause pain in the bottom of your foot that can limit your ability to walk, stand and do other activities that are weight-bearing. What to do about this common foot condition.

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High School Basketball Player's Journey Through Difficult Injury Ends in Success

Meechie Johnson, Jr., injured his knee during playoffs for the Garfield Heights High School team in his sophomore year. As a top 30 player in the country and the No. 3 point guard, much was at stake.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Makes It Possible To Help Yourself Heal

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), derived from a patient’s own blood, has been used for years to treat musculoskeletal injuries. The uses and research of PRP are growing in orthopedics, sports medicine and numerous other clinical areas.

Professional dancer Lauren Stenroos

Ballet Dancer's Long Career Supported By Sports Medicine

Lauren Stenroos’ body is outlasting most. At 33, her professional dancing career with the Cleveland Ballet has surpassed most elite professional dancers.

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Sports Medicine Physicians: Not Just For Athletes

You don’t have to be a competitive athlete to see a sports medicine doctor. You don’t have to be an athlete at all. Primary care sports medicine physicians see all kinds of patients with all sorts of ailments.

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How Endurance Sports Medicine Can Help You Reach the Finish Line

Successful endurance athletes pay attention to nutrition, biomechanics, mental preparation and injury prevention. As endurance sports become more popular, athletes increasingly are turning to medical specialists to stay healthy and perform their best

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