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Injury Report Insight: 4/28/2016

04/28/2016 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicineWellnessInjury Report Insight

In this episode of Injury Report Insight, IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman shares his thoughts on Golden State Warrior and NBA star Steph Curry's knee injury. Dr. Klitzman also discusses LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin and his quad injury as well as point guard Chris Paul's broken hand. Dr. Klitzman breaks down each injury and provides insight into the recovery process and timetables each athlete with face. Listen in! Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight:…

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Injury Report Insight: 2/4/2016

02/04/2016 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicineWellnessInjury Report Insight

Listen in to a special Super Bowl edition of Injury Report Insight. This week Dr. Robert Klitzman, Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon at Indiana University Health previews Super Bowl 50 and three player injuries that may impact the game. This week's report and injury analysis includes: Thomas Davis, LB, Carolina Panthers Jared Allen, DE, Carolina Panthers Peyton Manning, QB, Denver Broncos Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: Concussions Injury Report Insight: Hydration & Heat Stroke…

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5 Ways to Stay Fit When You Have Asthma

01/22/2016 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Asthma is a serious condition, but it shouldn’t keep you from exercising or excelling in sports. In fact, some the world’s best athletes, from Jerome Bettis and Dennis Rodman, to Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Amy VanDyken, have asthma.   As a strength and conditioning coach at IU Health Sports Performance, Scott Charland has spent his career coaching college and professional athletes, many of which achieved success and led their team to championships despite having asthma. Charland says…

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3 Fitness Trends of 2016: Pros and Cons

12/21/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

This Christmas millions of Americans will buy or receive a wearable fitness device to track exercise goals or calories burned. Wearable devices are one of the biggest trends in 2016 fitness, according to an annual survey published by the American College of Sports Medicine. We asked Jan George, PT, DPT, OCS, a physical therapist at IU Health Rehabilitation Services, to explain the pros and cons of the survey’s latest findings about what’s hot in fitness, starting with wearable devices.…

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Injury Report Insight: 12/17/2015

12/17/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicineWellnessInjury Report Insight

With fantasy football leagues soon crowning champions, now is a perfect time to tune in to Injury Report Insight. Listen in to hear IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman discuss key NFL player injuries and what you need to know for your fantasy football leagues. Dr. Klitzman analyzes each injury and provides recovery time tables so you can have an edge in your fantasy football league. This week's report and player analysis includes:  Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati…

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5 Steps to Staying Fit When You Travel

12/08/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Even under ordinary circumstances, daily life can kick an exercise commitment to the curb. Add the holidays and travel to the mix and you have a perfect storm for falling out of the exercise habit. Since muscles can atrophy in just a few days, it pays to have a strategy for staying fit during the holidays, especially if you’ll be away from home. Even modest exercise is better than nothing at all, according to Jan George, PT, DPT, OCS, a physical therapist at IU Health Rehabilitation Services.…

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A Day in the Life of an Urgent Care Doctor

12/01/2015 | Treatments & Services

When something happens to your health, you have a few options. You can call your primary care doctor, or if it’s an emergency you can head to the ER. Nowadays, you also have a third option: going to an urgent care facility. Urgent care is designed for conditions that do not require emergency care, but do need to be dealt with immediately. As you may imagine, a day at an urgent care facility can be very different from a day spent in primary care. How different? We talked to Doctor Sathish Perumal…

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The Exercise Zealots: 3 Kinds of People Who Overdo It

11/24/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicineGarden on the Go

More is better. It’s an attitude that’s part of the American psyche, but when it comes to exercise and fitness, this mantra can get us in trouble. As a sports performance team leader at IU Health Sports Performance, Scott Charland says there are three kinds of people who are susceptible to overtraining. Are you one of them? The Reformer These are the people who overeat at Thanksgiving and feel like they need to do double duty at the gym the next day. Other reformers are those who make…

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Even Moderate Drinking Sabotages Athletic Performance

11/17/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Elite athletes and even people who compete in sports casually have many reasons to rethink holiday celebrations where alcohol is concerned, according to Scott Charland, a sports performance team leader at IU Health Sports Performance. An isolated beer or glass or wine may be fine, but getting drunk has no place in the life of a serious athlete. “Alcohol stays in your system, and it’s going to affect reaction time and mental acuity for several days after consumption,” Charland says.…

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5 Facts About Lung Cancer in America

11/10/2015 | Treatments & ServicesCancer

According to the Center for Disease Control, more people die in the United States each year from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. To help stop the spread of this deadly disease, here are 5 facts you need to know about lung cancer. Per the American Cancer Society, use of tobacco accounts for 87% of lung cancer deaths in men and 70% of lung cancer deaths in women. If you smoke, you are at a much greater risk of developing lung cancer. In Indiana, 25.6% of adults smoke, according to the Center…

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