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  • Couch to Pope Training Program

    Thursday, 20 August 2015 Couch to Pope Training Program

    Preparing for any big race takes dedication. Health experts say that's a good way to think about getting ready for Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia next month.
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  • Some radiation okay for expectant mother and fetus

    Friday, 07 August 2015

    "While care should be taken to protect the fetus from exposure, most diagnostic studies are generally safe, and the radiation doses from these studies are well below thresholds considered risky," says lead study author and orthopaedic surgeon Jonas L. Matzon, MD. Read More »

  • The Worst Part About Recovering From a Concussion

    Friday, 31 July 2015

    “Right now I think the biggest help for us with concussion is that we now have objective and subjective signs,” said Franks. “And you know, when I first started this it really was all about what the patient told us.” According to Franks, the measurement of balance is a direct reflection of certain elements of brain function. Advances in computer-based neuropsychological testing—a process that compares pre- and post-impact scores to assess cognitive ability—help, too. “We can also now objectively look at cognition, the way the brain is working,” he said. Read More »

  • Going the extra mile: Building body and mind with long distance running

    Tuesday, 07 July 2015 Going the extra mile: Building body and mind with long dista...

    Long-distance running is the road to good health and improved longevity. It has become extremely popular due to its ease and practicality, and virtually anyone can begin to run at a modest distance and pace and gradually improve his or her fitness at a comfortable and self-defining level. Read More »

  • Orthopaedic Emergencies Require the Best Immediate Care Clinic Near Philadelphia

    Tuesday, 30 June 2015 Orthopaedic Emergencies Require the Best Immediate Care Clin...

    Have you or someone you know ever suffered from an orthopaedic injury? You may have spent long hours in the local emergency room, waiting to be seen by a general doctor who may or may not specialize in orthopaedics. Next time, why not visit the best immediate care clinic near Philadelphia that specializes in orthopaedics? Read More »

  • Inside the OR: UCL Reconstruction Surgery

    Thursday, 18 June 2015 Inside the OR: UCL Reconstruction Surgery

    UCL reconstruction surgery was first performed by Dr. Frank Jobe in 1974 on Tommy John, a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. This time, Dr. Michael G. Ciccotti, director of the sports medicine team at the Rothman Institute and head team physician for the Philadelphia Phillies, is the man behind the scalpel. Read More »

  • Float spa fans say isolation tanks buoy bodies and minds

    Wednesday, 10 June 2015 Float spa fans say isolation tanks buoy bodies and minds

    Allen Hughes said the concept of flotation therapy took a long time to sink in.

    The management consultant, a self-described "high strung" type who's always looking for new ways to relieve stress, said he didn't think floating in water could bring him that much relaxation. Read More »

  • Brittle Bones and Broken Hips: Drugs Aren't the Answer, Study Finds

    Friday, 29 May 2015 Brittle Bones and Broken Hips: Drugs Aren't the Answer,...

    Drugs to increase bone strength that have reaped billions of dollars in sales aren't worth the cost and the risk of side effects, researchers argue in a paper published in the British Medical Journal. Read More »

  • Skateboarding injuries: Taking risks to extremes

    Wednesday, 27 May 2015 Skateboarding injuries: Taking risks to extremes

    Dr. R. Robert Franks, sports medicine physician at Rothman Institute, sees the number of skateboarding injuries increase every year when the weather turners warmer. The most common injuries are concussions, lacerations and broken bones. Read More »

  • Dr. Surena Namdari on Manny Pacquiao's injury, surgery and rehab

    Wednesday, 06 May 2015 Dr. Surena Namdari on Manny Pacquiao's injury, surgery ...

    SI.com spoke with Dr. Surena Namdari of the Rothman Institute about the general nature of rotator cuff tears and Pacquiao’s specific injury. Read More »

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Non-Operative Management of Knee Osteoarthritis with Dr. Stache 9-9-15

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