Sunday, April 30, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

It's Marathon Season: What Are The Side Effects?

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

Why Do We Sleep?

Interesting studies regarding the purpose of sleep. It may be necessary for decluttering the mess we create in our brain all day and thus"forgetting" some of what we learned. Read details HERE

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Surprising Results About What Exercise Benefits the Brain Best

Running, weight training or high intensity interval training --- which exercise type benefits the brain the most. The results HERE may surprise you

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Weight Loss: Keeping It Off Is The Hard Part

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 Super Healthy and Filling Foods

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

Hockey Lacerations: Life in the NHL


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


Coffee May Lead to a Longer Life

Recent research supports the belief that coffee may add to lifespan. Read details HERE

Monday, April 17, 2017

New Studies on the Benefits of Interval Training

Additional evidence that interval training may be beneficial for exercise training and delay aging. It is also a highly efficient form of exercise. read details HERE

Thursday, April 13, 2017

How to Survive a Shark Attack


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

Short Workouts for Busy People

Sometimes it can be difficult to fit in a long exercise session. Short workouts can be very effective. A couple examples are HERE

Monday, April 10, 2017

The 10 Most Addictive Foods: How to Avoid

The 10 most addictive foods can be challenging to fight off, but here are some hints. In reading the list I have fallen for all 10. Read how to win the struggle HERE

Friday, April 7, 2017

12 Foods to Stop Buying

12 foods you should beware of and 17 you should increase in your diet. Find them HERE

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Exercising Before Breakfast May Burn More Calories

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

Nutritionists Hacks to Substitute Ingredients for Healthier Eating

Nutritionists have a variety of tricks to substitute ingredients to make common dishes more healthy. Read the helpful hints HERE

Monday, April 3, 2017

Additional Ways to Burn Calories at Work

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

Exercise May Protect the Obese from Heart Disease

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

Carbs That Make You Feel Full and Are Healthy: Find Them Here

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