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Best Ways You Can Avoid ACL, Knee Injuries

Tags: ACL, ACL tear, joint pain, knee arthroscopy, knee injury, knee replacements, sports injuries

Athletes know the unmistakable "pop" of a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which usually spells a season-ending injury. To prevent this, athletes need to practice proper form.

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Shoulder Dislocation: How It Happens in Real Life

Tags: dislocation, rehabilitation, shoulder, shoulder pain, shoulder replacements

People in movies may dislocate a shoulder and easily “pop” it back in place, but in real life, you need immediate medical attention for a shoulder dislocation. Here's how to tell if your shoulder is dislocated and what to do.

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Being ‘Golf Fit’ Will Increase Your Play Time (Infographic)

Tags: exercise, golf, infographic, joints, sports, sports injuries, stretching

Golfers love their sport, but poor golf mechanics and a lackluster warm up can keep you from the green. Health Hub talked to Cleveland Clinic senior physical therapist Jeff Sords, PT, a certified golf fitness instructor, to learn more about golf fitness and lessening the chances for injury.

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Exercise: Can You Find 30 Minutes? (Infographic)

Tags: exercise, health number, Heart Month, infographic

Whether you hit the gym, or simply walk the neighborhood or shopping mall, you just need to move at a moderate pace for at least 30 minutes a day/5 days a week for real health benefits, experts say.

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How You Can Find the Best Personal Trainer

Tags: exercise, fitness, lose weight, personal trainer, workout

You’re ready to get serious with your fitness routine and hire a personal trainer. Be thorough in your research and insist on someone who can really help you reach your goals.

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High-Speed Hockey Has High Potential for Injury

Tags: hockey, sports injuries

People tend to think football has a dangerous propensity to inflict injury. But hockey – whether it’s at the Olympics or your local high school – can be just as injurious. Learn how to avoid or lessen injuries.

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Can Push-Ups Take the Place of Pills? Not Yet

Tags: coronary artery disease, exercise, statins, stroke

Physical activity is potentially as effective as many drug interventions for patients with coronary heart disease and stroke, a recent analysis suggests. But don’t trade your medications for a new pair of cross-trainers yet.

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Joint Replacements: An Answer to Aging Joints

Tags: arthritis, joint pain, joint replacement, joints

It's an exciting time to be a baby boomer. Arthritic joints no longer mean you have to stop being active. Today’s artificial joints are meeting and exceeding people’s expectations for a full return to regular activities.

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High-Intensity Exercise Not Just for Athletes (Video)

Tags: cardiac rehab heart month, cardiac rehabilitation, exercise, heart and vascular institute, heart video, video

High-intensity interval training, which involves short bursts of exercise at full capacity, is frequently used in sports training. Now clinicians are applying that same principle to cardiac rehab—with promising results.

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Love Your Heart: A Unique Interactive Experience

Tags: healthy diet, heart health

Explore the secrets to heart health using imagery, video and animation. Learn the reality behind common myths about diet, exercise, risk factors, smoking and your heart.