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How to prevent exercise accidents

(HealthDay)—It's great to challenge yourself to keep workouts interesting, but you need to take steps to avoid injury whether you're new to exercise or a seasoned veteran.

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Avoiding overuse wrist injuries

It may seem hard to believe, considering that you use your hands and wrists to do almost everything, but some of the most common wrist injuries are caused by overuse and repetitive motion. Dr. Sanj Kakar, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic ...

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Performing artists must protect their bodies like athletes

Whether amateur or professional, performing artists have unique health needs specific to their art form. Musicians, singers, dancers, actors and other performers should always consider their own physical limitations and the ...

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Emotional scars increase the risk of sports injury

Active top-flight athletes who have experienced sexual or physical abuse at some time in their life run a greater risk of sports-related injury. A new study from the Athletics Research Center at Linköping University in Sweden ...

Pediatrics

When kids focus on one sport, overuse injuries rise

(HealthDay)—Young athletes specializing in one sport may hope it's a ticket to an athletic scholarship in college, but a new analysis suggests the practice might also doom them to overuse injuries.

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Maybe it's time to get in the game

(HealthDay)—Team sports aren't just for kids. They offer adults a wealth of benefits, including a greater feeling of well-being, reduced stress and a strong sense of community.

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New study finds pitcher injuries increase as pitch count rises

More than half of high school baseball pitchers report experiencing pain in their throwing arms during the season. To better understand the cause of these injuries, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical ...

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