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Sports Medicine & Exercise

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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.

strength training

4 Ways Strength Training Can Help Young Athletes Recover After an Injury

Strength training, resistance training, weight training … no matter what you call it, this form of physical activity is an important component of an exercise program.

Kaylonna Robinson

How Strength Training Propelled One Teen to Fast Recovery

Kaylonna’s basketball season ended abruptly when she severely dislocated her knee, tearing a major ligament and damaging the cartilage. The 16-year-old had suffered dislocations before, but never as devastating.

marathon running

Power Up Your Running Through Strength Training

Training for half or full marathon? Adding strength training can help decrease your chances of injury and improve your endurance. Try these tips from the experts at University Hospitals Sports Medicine.

kinesio taping

Cupping, Dry Needling, Compression & Kinesio Taping: Do They Help Sports Performance?

Thinking about trying a new therapy to help with your recovery and performance? These therapies could provide you with relief from training -- or even help you beat your PR.

girl soccer player

How Parents Can Help Their Young Athletes Avoid Burnout, Overuse Injuries

With increasing pressure on kids and parents to participate in club, travel or year-round teams, burnout and overuse injuries are getting more common in younger athletes. What parents can do.

two a day tips

Best Strategies to Get the Most Out of Football Practice

Long days of football practices can be hard on an athlete's body. Follow these tips from the experts at UH Sports Medicine to get ready to take on the season.

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