• By Dana Sparks

Keeping U.S. Men's Olympic Hockey Team Healthy

February 12, 2014

Sochi Olympic Village with flags
The U.S. Men’s Ice Hockey team begins its Sochi Olympic campaign Thurs., Feb. 13, taking on Slovakia. With them is three-time Olympic team physician Michael Stuart, M.D., co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center. Dr. Stuart is attending practices, team meetings and meals to help ensure the team stays healthy and prepared not only for the Olympic Games, but for many of the player’s National Hockey League responsibilities after the games.“The Olympics are really busy, but also very fun,” says Dr. Stuart. “I need to make sure these guys don’t get sick because we need them. It’s a very short tournament and keeping them healthy is my primary goal.”

Dr. Michael Stuart at Sochi Olympics

U.S. Olympic Hockey Team practice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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