Returning to Sports After Back Surgery

Contributor: Robert McLain, MD Contrary to what people fear, back surgery does not have to mean the end to a promising sports career. In fact, studies show that Olympic and professional level athletes have returned to their same level of competition following many common types of back surgery. The athlete’s level of competition, overall fitness, … Read More

Daily Digest: “Smoke-free,” Contaminated Water and Youth Sports

From “Smoke Free” Colleges Public colleges in Ohio are asked to go totally smoke-fee. Toby Cosgrove, MD, and chief executive of Cleveland Clinic, comments on the resolution. Dr. Cosgrove, who gained national attention when he announced in 2007 that Cleveland Clinic, which already was smoke-free, would no longer hire anyone who uses tobacco, said … Read More