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4 Reasons Why Your Student Athlete Needs a Sports Medicine Doctor

October 23, 2019 | Sports Medicine

Working on a Ankle Injury with a sports medicine doctor

When your student athlete is on the field or the court, you’re likely beaming with pride. Parents know the benefits of being involved with sports far outweigh the risks, but unfortunately, injuries do happen. In most cases, children and teens will bounce back from an injury quickly. In other cases, there can be lasting effects that cause problems throughout adulthood. 

School athletic trainers play a vital role in injury prevention and treatment, but setting your child up with a sports medicine doctor will provide even stronger protection. Injured students who work with both a physician and a trainer tend to heal more quickly and are less likely to have a repeat injury. 

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Keep Your Memory Sharp with these 6 Simple Exercises

October 17, 2019 | Neurology

Woman thinking and trying to remember

You’re late for work, and now you can’t find your car keys. If only you could remember where you put them last night. You also seem to have forgotten the name of that lady that joined your book club two months ago when you saw her at the grocery store yesterday. Are these normal age-related memory glitches or a sign of dementia?

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Why Your Student Shouldn’t Play the Same Sport Year-Round

September 30, 2019 | Sports Medicine

teenager girl playing soccer kicking ball

Longer playing seasons, sports camps, and the popularity of travel teams have made it possible for children to play one sport all year long. In addition, many well-meaning parents and coaches may encourage a child to start specializing in one sport at an early age, reasoning it can raise the chances of earning a college scholarship or even a professional sports career. A closer look at recent research shows this may not be the best path. 

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4 Ways to Prevent Running Injuries

September 12, 2019 | Sports Medicine, Wellness

Man running while listening to music in park

Breathing in fresh air, the exhilaration of conquering another mile, or a pathway to better health — these are just a few of the reasons why people choose running. Whatever your running routine, you’ve probably spent some time thinking about how to avoid injury. It’s a sport known for a fairly high rate of injury due to the amount of stress put on your feet and legs. 

With some proactive steps, you can lower your risk of getting hurt. We’ve put together a list to help you stay safe and avoid some of the most common running injuries. 

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Does Your Athlete Have the Right Safety Equipment?

September 9, 2019 | Sports Medicine

high school football players in tackleEach year, cases of severe high school athletic injuries make news headlines in the United States. In addition, more than 3.5 million children ages 14 and younger get hurt annually playing sports or participating in recreational activities. 

How can you keep your athlete from becoming a statistic? 

One of the most important things parents can do is to make sure children have the right safety gear. While safety equipment won’t prevent all injuries, it’s vital to lowering the chances of getting hurt. 

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Tips for Training to Run Your First 5k: Interview with Dr. Rigby

August 29, 2019 | Sports Medicine, Community

 

What’s the biggest obstacle that keeps you from running?  In this recent video interview on WFMY-2, Dr. Michael Rigby, a sports medicine doctor at LeBauer HealthCare at Horse Pen Creek, discusses what to consider and steps to take to get on a successful track towards your running goals.

Whether you’re thinking about training for your first 5k or working towards another running goal, Dr. Rigby recommends the following.

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Anxiety in Children: What You Should Know

August 21, 2019 | Behavioral Medicine

Jenna Mendelson, Ph.D., HSP-P, shares important information about what anxiety looks like in children, including signs that could indicate a child is experiencing anxiety, and what parents can do.

Signs of Anxiety in Children and What to Do

Some of the things to look for that could indicate a child is experiencing anxiety include if that child:

  • Shows physiological symptoms (like stomachaches or headaches)
  • Avoids activities they used to enjoy
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Lower Your Diabetes Risk

August 19, 2019 | Endocrinology, Primary Care

young couple preparing healthy food, watching sugars

Popular culture offers up all sorts of reasons to adopt a healthy lifestyle: drop pounds, get toned, and gain energy. Yet healthy choices, maintained over time, can reap far more important long-term gains, including prevention of chronic diseases. In fact, being active, watching carbohydrate portions, and bypassing sweets are great ways to help prevent diabetes.

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Can Too Much Screen Time Lead to Depression in Adults?

July 30, 2019 | Behavioral Medicine, Wellness

Young man looking at tabletToo much screen time isn’t just a problem for children; adults are also spending more time than ever with laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Add in television time, and many adults are spending a significant part of the day in front of a screen. Recent studies show that adults who spend four to six hours a day on a computer or in front of the TV have a higher rate of depression than those who spend less than four hours a day in front of a screen.

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