Dr. Matthew C. Evans, MD

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  • Intermountain Healthcare

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Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who choose at-home physical therapy instead of in-patient rehabilitation after knee replacement surgery do just as well when it comes to complications, long-term pain management and movement recovery, new research indicates.

    "Based on ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having a second elbow ligament reconstruction surgery appears to lower professional baseball pitchers' performance and shorten their careers, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at 33 major league pitchers who had surgery twice to reconstruct ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sprains and fractures aren't the only hazards athletes face. Certain skin problems are also common among sports enthusiasts.

    The five skin conditions most often seen in athletes are blisters; turf burn (abrasions from falls on an artificial surf...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's the latest thing among avid runners: "minimalist" shoes that approach the way humans first ran -- barefoot.

    But a new study suggests that runners over the age of 30 who transition from traditional running shoes to minimalist shoes should do...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young baseball players feel pressure from parents or coaches to continue playing despite arm pain, and many parents are unaware of guidelines to reduce injury risk, a pair of recent studies found.

    "Kids are playing harder and longer in more leag...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neither routine exercise nor vitamin D supplementation does anything to lower the overall risk for accidental falls among older women, a new Finnish study says.

    However, the risk of serious injury as a result of falling was cut by more than half ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Want your child to relax and perform well at that next school swim meet? Try not to raise the bar too high in terms of your own expectations, a new study suggests.

    "You might think that's a really positive thing for the child, but that's creatin...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical science has shown that football can take a terrible toll on the human brain, with repeated hits to the head potentially adding up to brain damage later in life.

    But, it's been unclear whether players actively consider and accept the risk ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise may increase the size of brain regions that contribute to balance and coordination, preliminary research suggests.

    The small new study in twins found that those who exercised more had increased brain volume in areas of the brain relate...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who have trouble coping with stress may face an increased risk for future heart trouble that even exercise can't erase, a new study suggests.

    "It looks like the inability to cope well with stress contributes to the risk of heart disease,"...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who are fit in their 40s seem to retain more brain volume two decades later and also perform better on decision-making tests, new research suggests.

    The analysis of more than 1,200 participants who were tracked for more than 20 years sho...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Friends play a major role in youngsters' levels of physical activity, new research indicates.

    "Clinically, much of the focus on increasing physical activity involves engaging the family and encouraging the patient to be more active, but this stud...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For people who are obese and sedentary, any exercise can help trim belly fat, but it may take a bit more effort to get other health benefits, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that when they got middle-aged, obese adults regularly moving -- ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Guidelines for helping U.S. high school athletes with mental health problems are outlined in a new policy statement from the National Athletic Trainers' Association.

    The types, severity and percentages of mental illnesses are growing in young adu...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In the days and weeks following a concussion, it's often tough to give patients a clear sense of their recovery time.

    Now, a new study of college football players suggests that measuring blood flow in the brain might hel...Full Article