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Is Your Child in Top Shape for Fall School Sports?

Tags: back to school, exercise, sports, sports injuries, sports physical exams

Autumn is almost here and that means it's time for young athletes to begin practicing and conditioning for fall school sports. But before your child begins, make sure he or she undergoes a sports physical.


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Is a Hip or Knee Replacement Right for You?

Tags: chronic pain, hip pain, hip replacements, knee pain, knee replacements

As people live longer and are more active, they expect more in their golden years. They want to move well and without pain. For some, hip or knee replacements can help. But joint replacement isn't a solution for everyone. Find out if it's something to consider.


When something hurts, will ice or heat make it feel better? Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Ice vs. Heat: What Is Best for Pain Relief? (Infographic)

Tags: chronic pain, heat, ice, infographic, knee injury, overuse injury, pain, sports injuries

Discover the best way to ease pain from a strained muscle, a sprained ligament, a headache, a sore back or an aching knee. Cleveland Clinic experts in sports medicine, neurology and rheumatology weigh in.


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What You Can Do About Stiff Achy Knees at Any Age

Tags: arthroscopic knee surgery, chronic pain, knee, knee arthroscopy, knee pain, knee replacements

The most common cause of knee pain can hit you at any age -- your 30s or 40s as easily as your 60s and 70s. An orthopaedic surgeon offers tips to alleviate the “creaking” and soothe the discomfort.


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Keep Moving: Best Fitness Tips from Former Dancer/Physician

Tags: dancing, exercise, weight gain, weight loss

With our busy lives, it can be challenging to make time for exercise. We asked Kim Gladden, MD, how she does it. Before she was a physician, Dr. Gladden enjoyed a rich career in dance. She offers tips to staying fit for life.


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Are You Interested in Running? Here’s How a Physician Got Started

Tags: marathon, running, weight loss

Even when you're deeply involved in healthcare, extra weight can sneak up on you. Nearly four years ago, Lutul Farrow, MD, was climbing a flight of stairs and he became short of breath. Then he took up running. You can too.


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6 Do’s and Don’ts for Athletes Losing Weight

Tags: athletes, calories and weight loss, exercise, healthy diet, sugar, weight gain, weight loss

If you're an athlete who wants to lose weight for a performance edge, find out the best ways to go about it -- and what to avoid.


Running

Injured During Marathon Training? Here’s How to Get Back In Stride

Tags: marathon, marathons, runner, running, sports medicine

Marathon runners push the body’s limit to increase their exercise capacity. But they shouldn't ignore recurrent pain or discomfort that lasts after adequate rest. Find expert tips to recovering from injury.


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8 Ways You Can Travel Like an Expert With Arthritis

Tags: arthritis, medication, rheumatoid arthritis, travel, travel tips

Your bags are packed. Your flights are booked. Are you prepared to deal with arthritis far from home?


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How to Ease Your Arthritis Pain With Simple Food Swaps

Tags: arthritis, chronic inflammation, diet & nutrition, nutrition, oils, rheumatoid arthritis

If you have arthritis or joint pain, you can make simple changes in your diet to reduce inflammation. It's a natural way to use food as medicine -- to stop the pain before it starts.