Sunday, April 30, 2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Spring is marathon season. While running has many positive effects there are some mild negative effects to consider -- especially for longer running sessions. Read details HERE
Friday, April 28, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Losing weight is challenging enough, but keeping it off may be even harder. Read the results HERE of a study looking at remaining in a maintenance program vs. returning to your normal routine. Continued consultation helps keep the weight off.
Monday, April 24, 2017
100 truly healthy and filling foods and a description of why they are so good for you. And unlike many of these lists the foods are easy to find, prepare and eat. It is always frustrating to here about a super food, but it is not readily available or too expensive to be reasonable. This list includes apples, bananas, blackberries, almonds etc. Find this great list HERE
Sunday, April 23, 2017
As evidenced by Zach Werenski of the Columbus Blue jackets last week hockey players are tough and always want to come back and finish the game. Our job as team physicians is to protect the players and make sure there is no additional damage beyond the face laceration. Additional injuries can include eye damage, facial bone fractures, dental injuries and concussions.
With the St. Louis Blues we are fortunate to have excellent consultants to help me rule out any other injuries. We have a dentist (Ron Sherstoff) and oral surgeon (Ken Kram) present at every game. Additionally, we have opthalmologists (Gil Grand) and plastic surgeons (Tom Francel) available some nights in the arena, but always available for follow up exam.
With every facial laceration we do a neurological exam to rule out a concussion and if there is any doubt we will hold the player and do additional testing.
To finish the story of Zach Werenski he returned for the game in a shield, but he developed significant bruising and swelling. He tweeted his own picture after the game below and then was diagnosed with a blowout fracture of his upper facial bones surrounding his eye.He missed the rest of the playoffs with Columbus
Monday, April 17, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
While you may think this does not belong in a Sports Medicine blog I would feel terrible if a reader needed this information this summer and I had not provided it ---so here we go. If you are unlucky enough to be attacked by a shark look HERE for how to survive.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Given equal diets exercising before breakfast is more likely to result in neutral weight or weight loss compared to later in the day. Something to consider for your schedule. This is very interesting data. Read details HERE
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017
Last week we read about ways to fit in small bursts of exercise at work despite a sedentary job. Here are additional easy ways to get some activity in and burn calories while working. Read about it HERE
Sunday, April 2, 2017
We all know exercise is powerful in promoting a healthy lifestyle. It has been shown to help protect normal weight people from heart disease. New evidence suggests it can lower heart disease risk even in the obese to the same risk as normal weight people. Read details of the study HERE
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Certain carbs and starches have resistant starch that is metabolized differently than less healthy carbs. They can help regulate blood glucose, give you increased energy and make you feel more full ---helping to minimize hunger. Find out about them HERE