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How to Prevent the 7 Most Common Snowboarding and Skiing Injuries

How to Prevent the 7 Most Common Snowboarding and Skiing Injuries

Recent Decrease in Accidents If you are considering hitting the slopes and are concerned about safety, recent trends are encouraging. With a higher number of people wearing helmets and an increase in safety awareness, serious skiing and snowboarding accidents have been declining for the past 10 years.

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Cold Weather and Joint Pain Injury

Cold Weather and Joint Pain Injury

Cold weather tends to decrease muscle flexibility, which increases the risk of injury. A 10-15 minute warm up, consisting of increasingly more strenuous exercise and dynamic stretching, should be done before exercise to decrease the risk of strain. Weather-related joint pain is often reported by patients with

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Rotator Cuff Injury

Rotator Cuff Injury

Rotator cuff injuries are one of the most common shoulder injuries. The shoulder is a ball-socket joint that allows the arm to move in many different directions. The rotator cuff consists of four different muscles that keep the shoulder stabilized and help it move. The muscles and

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Knee Strengthening for Athletes: How to Avoid ACL/PCL Damage

Knee Strengthening for Athletes: How to Avoid ACL/PCL Damage

The knee is the largest joint in the body, connecting the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia). The tendons allow the knee joint to move as they serve as the joining support of the knee bones to the leg muscles. Knees are essential for competing

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Lyoto Machida undergoes surgery, does not plan on retirement

Lyoto Machida undergoes surgery, does not plan on retirement

Lyoto Machida had his second straight bad night in the Octagon last weekend at UFC Fight Night 70. He came out of his third-round TKO loss to Yoel Romero with a broken nose, less than three months after he suffered a one-sided defeat at the hands of

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Kings’ Matt Greene to have shoulder surgery

Kings' Matt Greene to have shoulder surgery

Defenseman Matt Greene will undergo shoulder surgery and will be out of the Kings’ lineup indefinitely, the club said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon. Greene, 32, hasn’t played since the Kings’ third game of the season, on Oct. 13. One of the team’s designated alternate captains,

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Not Retiring, Eyes UFC 196

Khabib Nurmagomedov Not Retiring, Eyes UFC 196

Fortunately for fight fans around the world, UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov has had a change of heart. The previously top-ranked lightweight no longer has his sights set on life beyond the Octagon, de-committing from his plans on retiring, according to UFC Tonight. Nurmagomedov first revealed his plans

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HMO vs PPO Insurance

HMO vs PPO Insurance

How HMOs and PPOs Differ Health insurance is a great thing for us to have. It helps cover the cost of otherwise expensive medical bills in exchange for monthly payments to your insurance provider. However, not all insurance policies are the same! There are cheaper policies, more

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Cody Drees Surgery with Dr Ronald Kvitne

It was 10 minutes into the second game of the 2013-2014 season and everything seemed normal. The Oregon club hockey team was playing Portland State, a team very familiar to them, and Cody Drees was about to deliver one of many checks issued that night. But that

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Rashad Evans Out of Action for Six Months Due to Knee Surgery

Rashad Evans Out of Action for Six Months Due to Knee Surgery

The knee injury that bounced Rashad Evans out of UFC 170 last week will keep “Suga” sidelined for the majority of 2014. According to a statement posted on the Blackzilians website yesterday, the former UFC light-heavyweight champ will undergo knee surgery this week in Los Angeles with

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