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  • Rose Needs Surgery on Torn Right Meniscus

    Source: Chicago Tribune


    Derrick Rose had so looked forward to the warm embrace that awaited him on Sunday.


    With friends and family looking on from where he makes his offseason home, Rose was scheduled to play the Clippers in a matinee at the Staples Center. That's mere miles from where he spent so many grueling hours rehabilitating his torn left anterior cruciate ligament over many of the previous 19 months.


    Instead, Rose was headed back to Chicago on Sunday, facing more surgery early this week and uncertainty after an MRI exam confirmed a medial meniscus tear to his right knee. The Bulls said Rose will be sidelined indefinitely.

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  • Young athletes at risk for lower back injuries

    Source: Medical News Today


    Lower back injuries are the third most common injuries suffered in athletes under age 18, according to a study presented by sports medicine physician NeeruJayanthi, MD.

    Many injuries are severe enough to sideline young athletes for one-to-six months, and put them at future risk for long-term back problems.

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  • Hours spent in organized sports may predict young athlete injury

    Source: Medical News Today


    Athletes ages 8 to 18 who spend twice as many hours per week in organized sports than in free play, and especially in a single sport, are more likely to be injured, according to an abstract presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando.

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  • Exercise may prevent fall-related injuries in older adults

    Source: Medical News Today


    New research suggests that exercise programs aimed at preventing falls in older adults may also prevent injuries caused by falls. This is according to a study published in the BMJ.


    These injuries can have serious implications on a person's mobility and independence, increasing the risk of discharge to a nursing home, as well as incurring high economic costs.

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  • Jamming to music at the gym helps physiologically

    Source: Medical News Today


    Many runners and gym-goers may have noticed that listening to music sometimes helps with running the last 400 meters or completing those final 20 reps. And now, researchers in Germany have found that controlling music while doing strenuous activity actually reduces the perceived effort.

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