Time to Heal

Posted on October 24, 2017

 After years of industrial electrical work, swinging hammers and carrying heavy conduit day after day, Travis Mayton was experiencing some pretty intense pain in his right shoulder. The co-owner of locally based Trinity Contracting Services knew he needed to take action when leisure time began to hurt as much as heavy lifting. “It got to […]

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The F.A.S.T. Cure for Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Posted on July 13, 2016

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. Not surprisingly, playing tennis or other racquet sports can cause this condition. But several other sports and activities can also put you at risk. Tennis elbow is an inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside […]

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Shoulder Joint Tear (Glenoid Labrum Tear)

Posted on July 13, 2016

Advances in medical technology are enabling doctors to identify and treat injuries that went unnoticed 20 years ago. For example, physicians can now use miniaturized television cameras to see inside a joint. With this tool, they have been able to identify and treat a shoulder injury called a glenoid labrum tear. Anatomy of the Shoulder […]

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Combined Knee Ligament Injuries

Posted on July 13, 2016

The knee is the largest joint in your body and one of the most complex. It is also vital to movement. Your knee ligaments connect your thighbone to your lower leg bones. Knee ligament sprains or tears are a common sports injury. In the past, injuring more than one knee ligament would put an end to […]

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Cheerleading: Frequent Cause of Serious Injury

Posted on July 13, 2016

All sports carry with them a certain risk of injury. This is something that every athlete, coach and trainer understands – and is, to some extent, prepared for. Recent research, however, is showing that cheerleading, in particular, has many serious risks that are not necessarily being treated with the gravity they require. These findings come […]

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High School Sports Injuries

Posted on July 13, 2016

Every year, millions of teenagers participate in high school sports. An injury to a high school athlete can be a significant disappointment for the teen, the family, and the coaches. The pressure to play can lead to decisions that may lead to additional injury with long-term effects. High school sports injuries can cause problems that […]

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Trans Fat: Taking the Next Important Step

Posted on July 13, 2016

By: Michael R. Taylor One of our core regulatory functions is ensuring that food, including all substances added to food, is safe. If evidence suggests that a product already in use is unsafe, we take steps to protect the public health. That is what we are doing in the case of partially hydrogenated oils, the […]

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Young Athletes Risk Further Damage by Delaying Treatment for ACL Injuries

Posted on June 27, 2016

ACL injuries have been increasing in frequency among young athletes in recent years. These are serious injuries in older athletes that usually require surgery in order to return to sports. They can present a particularly challenging dilemma in skeletally immature athletes in terms of treatment options and the timing of surgery.  A study presented at […]

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