If you follow sports media, you have no doubt heard of PRP by now. Hines Ward made it popular in 2009 when he received PRP treatment for a knee injury just before the Super Bowl. Kobe, Tiger, A-Rod, and many other high profile athletes have reportedly received PRP treatments. But what is it? Why are these athletes receiving it? Can you get it, too? Let’s discuss. I'll begin with the basics. ...

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In an effort to combat obesity and all the health problems that are associated with it, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced a plan to ban the sale of sugar-sweetened drinks to 16 ounces or less. It also includes a $200 fine to vendors who violate it. If passed, the ban could take place as early as next March. The ban would not include diet drinks, juice-based drinks, or ...

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With all the media attention to concussion these days, most people are familiar with the term “concussion” and know what it means. If you're not involved in the medical field, and you never watch CNN or ESPN, fine. You might not be in the loop. But it is extremely alarming when we still see the lack of awareness in the medical field. I don't mean to speak ill of other specialties, ...

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“I wouldn’t hesitate to sue you.” I’m sorry, what? That is what I heard from the mother of one of my patients. I was evaluating a high school athlete who had recurrent stingers (nerve injury that affects an upper limb, usually resolves with time) and a possible episode of transient quadriparesis (affecting all limbs this time). I wasn’t on the sidelines for these injuries, so I had to go on the reports ...

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