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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_z6SEUOx0k The risk of concussions in youth sports like football and hockey has been in the spotlight a lot lately. But concussions don’t just ...
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Oct. 8, 2013 — Most everyone is bound to get osteoarthritis — if they live long enough. That old saying among arthritis experts is backed up by the numbers. The painful and often debilitating joint condition is the most common form of arthritis. It affects at least 27 million Americans, and one form — knee osteoarthritis — may afflict as many as 1 in 2 people at some point in their lives. Obesity, joint injuries, joint overuse, a family history and simply aging are among risk factors. To mark World Arthritis Day on Oct. 12, Mayo Clinic rheumatologist Shreyasee Amin, M.D., and orthopedic surgeon Aaron Krych, M.D., offer these tips for preventing and coping with osteoarthritis: Prevention: Achieve a healthy weight to take a load off your joints. "Every pound lost can result in up to a 4-pound reduction in the load on the knee," Dr. Amin says.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfA5d-R4qNc More than a half million kids play hockey in the United States and there’s a renewed push to keep them from getting hurt. The national governing body for the sport, USA Hockey, has released a video demonstrating better ways for heads-up play on the ice. Dennis Douda has this report. [TRT 2:02] Read script. Mayo Clinic’s Sports Medicine Center is hosting Ice Hockey Summit II: Action on Concussion this week. Read news release. Journalists: Video and animations are available in the downloads. News Network pkgs. can be edited into vo/sots and incorporated into your local reporting.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj_z2Vbnong Mayo Clinic’s Sports Medicine Center is hosting Ice Hockey Summit II: Action on Concussion Oct. 8–9, 2013. Co-director at the Sports Medicine Center, Michael Stuart, M.D., says, ...
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Oct 1, 2013 — Mayo Clinic's Sports Medicine Center will host Ice Hockey Summit II: Action on Concussion on Oct. 8–9, 2013. The summit will bring together top scientists, trainers, coaches, officials, retired professional players and manufacturers from across the United States, Canada and Europe to discuss concussion-related issues, including the science of concussion, impact on youth athletes and hockey community response. While the summit will focus on ice hockey, concussion-related topics will apply to all sports. "This is an opportunity for experts across the hockey world to come together to make the sport safer for our athletes," says Michael Stuart, M.D., co-director, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center. "Hockey players at all levels are bigger, stronger and faster. Therefore, we must improve our ability to diagnose, treat and prevent traumatic brain injury." The Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center is facilitating this conference with support from the Brian Mark Family Foundation,Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Hockey Equipment Certification Council, International Ice Hockey Federation and USA Hockey. The summit is intended to build on the first Ice Hockey Summit: Action on Concussion held in 2010. Prioritized action items from that summit helped foster mandatory concussion education for all USA Hockey coaches, improved teaching of body contact at younger ages, and rule changes, such as penalties for all hits to the head, a delay in body checking until the bantam level and the elimination of dangerous acts, such as checking from behind. As a result of these rule changes, Minnesota Hockey/Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center data showed a marked reduction in checking from behind penalties. At the conclusion of this year's summit, participants will again develop an updated action plan that will be shared with the hockey community.