Category: Injury Prevention

A young adult with crutches and his foot bandaged in plaster is descending the steps of a stairway outside the front door of his apartment. Barefoot toes are sticking out of bandage.

April 9, 2021

7 Common Injuries That Happen at Home

An ER doctor shares what injuries she’s seeing most during the pandemic and how to avoid them.

Injury Prevention

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Little boy sits on couch, hunched over to watch tablet in his lap

November 3, 2020

6 Things an Orthopedic Surgeon Wants You to Stop Doing

These habits are no-nos if you want to avoid pain and injury.

Injury Prevention

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three panels of people stretching/warming up

January 29, 2020

How to Reduce the Risk of Workout-Related Injuries

What you do before, during and after exercising can minimize your risk of injury.

Injury Prevention

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patient sitting on table with bandaged knee

September 3, 2019

Five Tips for Avoiding Youth Sports Injuries

More than 3.5 million kids under age 14 are sidelined by sports injuries every year. But there are steps your young athlete can take to help prevent them.

Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine

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Overhead view of a child sitting on a diving board overlooking a pool

May 9, 2018

Understand ‘Dry Drowning’ and Know the Signs

You may have heard terrifying stories of children dying long after being submerged in water. Here’s how to keep your children safe.

Children's Health, Injury Prevention

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Virtual Reality Senior

April 20, 2017

Can virtual reality help us prevent falls in the elderly and others?

Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans. Standard clinical techniques generally cannot diagnose balance impairments before they lead to falls. But researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State Unive

Injury Prevention, Older Adult Health

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Stretch those muscles!

October 5, 2012

Muscle Fuzz

Post by Amy Slater - In order to move efficiently, muscles must be able to slide and glide against one another. The more you move, the more efficiently your muscles are able to move. When you go for long periods without movement, your muscles become less efficient. One of the reasons for this is that the muscle tissue actually grows fuzz that prevents them from sliding and gliding against one another...

Fitness and Mobility, Injury Prevention

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