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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Big dieting names like Atkins, Ornish and Weight Watchers have long competed in the battle of the bulge. But a new analysis concludes that whichever diet people choose, their chances of success are about the same.

    For years, people seeking to she...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may help older women avoid a condition that causes a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, a new study shows.

    Physically active postmenopausal women had a 10 percent lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation, compared to wom...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- College-educated Americans tend to be more physically active on weekends, while adults without a high school diploma are more active on weekdays, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed data from the 2005-2006 U.S. National Health and Nutrition E...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brisk walking and other forms of exercise reduce a black woman's risk of breast cancer, U.S. researchers report.

    They followed more than 44,000 black women for 16 years. They found those who exercised vigorously for seven or more hours a week were...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Summertime fun often includes outdoor sports, but playing hard in the heat can be dangerous, experts warn.

    Athletes are particularly vulnerable to problems that arise when the body's ability to cool itself is overwhelmed, explained Tim McLane, cert...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High school lacrosse players are facing an increasing number of injuries during practices as well as games, a new study finds.

    Although the most common injuries are sprains and strains, more than 22 percent are concussions, researchers report. Th...Full Article

  • Darin Padua - Mesa, AZ - Sports Medicine
    Darin Padua answered:
    There are several different types of injuries that commonly occur in runners:
    1. Patellofemoral pain (pain underneath the knee cap, typically on the outside portion)
    2. IT band friction syndrome (tightness of the IT band causes it to constantly rub over the femur as the knee flexes and extends during
    ...Read More
  • Darin Padua - Mesa, AZ - Sports Medicine
    Darin Padua answered:
    Regular stretching is critical to maintaining normal joint motion, especially in those who are physically active. During physical activity the muscles are constantly contracting and are prone to developing excessive tightness. 
    Muscle groups that are especially prone to developing tightness are...Read More
  • Darin Padua - Mesa, AZ - Sports Medicine
    Darin Padua answered:
    There are several things you can do through exercise that may help prevent a second ACL injury.  Research shows that a lack of symmetry in single leg balance, strength, and movement biomechanics are strong predictors of someone suffering another ACL injury.  Thus, to prevent this from happening it would be beneficial to include...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most professional football players who have shoulder stabilization surgery are able to return to the game, a new study finds.

    Shoulder instability is a common injury among NFL players, but their rate of return after surgery to fix the problem ha...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Safeguarding athletes from concussion is a moral duty for doctors, according to the largest neurologists' group in the United States.

    In a newly released position statement, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) said that doctors have an ethic...Full Article

  • Darin Padua - Mesa, AZ - Sports Medicine
    Darin Padua posted:
    via Twitter/@DarinPadua: Great to see work being done in youth athletes post ACLR. Much to be learned in this population. http://bit.ly/1n8B8Td
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the hottest months of the year approach, experts are urging coaches and paramedics to change how they treat athletes suffering from heat stroke.

    New guidelines released Friday by the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) say heat stro...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An expensive and unusual treatment that relies on components from a patient's own blood doesn't appear to speed recovery from hamstring muscle injuries, according to new research.

    The treatment is favored by top athletes, but the study found no...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some retired NFL players live with nearly constant headaches, and their misery is frequently punctuated with skull-splitting migraines, a new study reports.

    An evaluation of eight retired football pros found that the fo...Full Article