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Article ID: 699175

Hospital Takes Patients with Disabilities on Surfing Trip

Hospital for Special Surgery

Giving new meaning to the term “patient care,” Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC took patients with disabilities on a surfing trip on Long Island.

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17-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699029

The Medical Minute: Lessen the Risk of ACL Injury for High School Athletes

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

An athlete is sailing through the air or making a quick turn when all of a sudden he or she hears a “pop” in the knee. An athlete who experiences this followed by sudden pain and swelling often receives the much-feared diagnosis of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear.

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15-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698891

Better Conditioning, Pitching Mechanics Key to Fewer Youth Pitching Elbow Injuries

Henry Ford Health System

Young baseball pitchers can reduce their risk for elbow injuries with better conditioning and throwing mechanics. That’s the takeaway of a pair of recent research studies conducted by sports medicine orthopedic researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

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13-Aug-2018 1:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698830

How to Shorten the Length of MLB Games—and Make Them More Competitive? Researchers Have an “Out” Strategy

New York University

How can Major League Baseball shorten games, make them more competitive, and, perhaps, boost fan interest at the same time? One proposal comes from two researchers who outline a rule change based on a re-playing of 50 years of MLB games.

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13-Aug-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698792

Penalty Kick Research Hits the Spot

University of Portsmouth

New research from the University of Portsmouth could help footballers improve the accuracy of their penalty kicks.

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9-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698723

Hospital to Take Patients with Disabilities Surfing on Long Island on August 15

Hospital for Special Surgery

The Adaptive Sports Academy at Hospital for Special Surgery is sponsoring an adaptive surfing trip for patients with disabilities on August 13 in Long Beach, Long Island.

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8-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698717

Hydration Strategy Key as High School Athletes Begin Practice

Iowa State University

The first week of high school sports practices is a particularly vulnerable time for athletes, says an Iowa State University assistant professor of kinesiology. James Lang says being proactive about hydration, rather than reactive, is important to keep athletes safe.

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8-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698667

RoboCup 2018: S&T Test Methods Used to Evaluate Rescue Robots

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Since 1997, several continents have played host to an international soccer tournament. No, not the World Cup -- the RoboCup. Robots of all shapes and sizes test their “metal” in the world’s favorite sport. Engineers and fans from across the globe have gathered to watch hunks of autonomous steel try to nudge a ball into a miniature net.

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7-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698642

Retired Pro Football and Hockey Players Learn That CTE Isn't Inevitable

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

An in-depth study of retired football and hockey players—including cognitive, psychological, and brain imaging techniques—finds no increase in the rate of early-onset dementia, reports the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (JHTR). The official journal of the Brain Injury Association of America, JHTR is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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7-Aug-2018 10:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698443

From the Hospital to a Horse Farm: Patients Go on Therapeutic Horseback Riding Trip

Hospital for Special Surgery

Patients with cerebral palsy or another condition from the Hospital for Special Surgery’s Lerner Children’s Pavilion were treated to a therapeutic horseback riding trip. Studies show that equine-assisted activities and therapies are beneficial for people with a wide range of disabilities.

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1-Aug-2018 4:35 PM EDT
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