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Today's athletes are able to become stronger and faster than ever before, and people are staying active and exercising until later in life. The latest strides in sports medicine are helping people stay healthy, active and strong.

Today's athletes are able to become stronger and faster than ever before, and people are staying active and exercising until later in life. The latest strides in sports medicine are helping people stay healthy, active and strong.
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Today's athletes are able to become stronger and faster than ever before, and people are staying active and exercising until later in life. The latest strides in sports medicine are helping people stay healthy, active and strong.

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Episodes

The New World of Total Knee Replacements

9/24/2018
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Host: Prathima Setty, MD Dr. Prathima Setty traveled to the Physician Advisor and Medical Director Summit in Orlando, Florida, where she caught up with Dr. Simon Ahtaridis. As the National Clinical Advisor and the Chief Medical Officer of Advisory Services of Sound Physicians, Dr. Ahtaridis describes the implications of the change regarding total knee replacements and how providers and patients alike will be impacted.

Duration:00:11:29

How Regular Exercise Can Help Reverse Cardiac Aging

2/21/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Benjamin Levine, MD, FACC Poor fitness in middle age is a strong predictor of a person’s future risk of heart failure. Prolonged exercise training, including a regular routine of high-intensity and moderate-intensity workouts, can forestall the effects of sedentary aging by preventing increased left ventricular stiffness. Dr. Benjamin Levine joins host Dr. Brian McDonough to talk about how regular exercise training may provide protection against...

Duration:00:14:59

Dr. Bennett Omalu on the Dangers of Concussions and CTE

1/19/2018
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Host: Shira Johnson, MD Guest: Bennett Omalu, MD Many studies have demonstrated long-lasting and even permanent brain damage that can originate from just one concussion. With athletes suffering multiple repeated head traumas due to high-contact sports, the controversies over player safety and long-term health risks remain hot-button issues. Pathologist Dr. Bennett Omalu coined the term "CTE" and published the first evidence for chronic traumatic encephalopathy after autopsying American...

Duration:00:20:00

The Autopsy that Changed American Sports: Dr. Bennett Omalu and the Story of CTE

1/19/2018
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Host: Shira Johnson, MD Guest: Bennett Omalu, MD Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans, and others who experience repetitive brain trauma. Pathologist Dr. Bennett Omalu coined the term "CTE" and published the first evidence for this condition after autopsying American football players. Host Dr. Shira Johnson welcomes Dr. Omalu to share the story of his discovery and the medical, athletic, and public responses that...

Duration:00:20:00

Keeping the "Fit" in Fitness: How to Avoid Exercise Pitfalls

1/15/2018
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Exercise can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Host Dr. Brian McDonough chats with veteran personal trainer and exercise therapy specialist Bobby Whisnand about ways to to keep your workout "working out" and how to avoid exercise pitfalls.

Duration:00:15:00

Treating the Female Athlete: Sports Medicine Updates for Women, by Women

7/9/2017
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: Ellen Casey, MD, CAQSM, FACSM Female athletes are at an increased risk for certain specific sports-related injuries, a fact that led to the creation of the Penn Center for the Female Athlete. Due to the major differences between male and female athletes, the Center provides a place where female athletes have a place to understand their bodies and receive more personalized care. Dr. Ellen Casey is the Co-Director of the Center, and she is joined by host...

Duration:00:17:59

Managing IBD as an Athlete: An NBA Pro's Perspective

7/7/2017
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Host: Rebecca Kaplan Dealing with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) on its own is difficult, but managing it with a professional athletic schedule is another task altogether. Dajuan Wagner, a former NBA player, was diagnosed with IBD early in his career. In this episode, he will discuss how he learned to manage his disease, and his advice for physicians treating IBD patients who are also athletes. He is joined by Rebecca Kaplan of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

Duration:00:02:29

Exertional Heat Stroke (EHS): Common and Unusual Case Presentations

7/6/2017
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Host: John J. Russell, MD Guest: James Glazer, MD, FACSM Guest: Louis Guzzi, MD, FCCM Exertional heat stroke, or EHS, is a sudden and unpredictable condition, commonly affecting young, active, and healthy individuals. But this common patient population doesn’t tell the whole story of EHS and who is at high risk, making the need to understand both typical and atypical case presentations a crucial matter. Joining Dr. John Russell in this panel discussion are doctors Lou Guzzi and James...

Duration:00:14:59

Exertional Heat Stroke (EHS): Emergency Medical Treatment Goals

6/23/2017
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Host: Shira Johnson, MD Guest: William D. Hampton, DO, FACOEP Once a physician understands the underlying causes of exertional heat stroke (EHS), understanding treatment is the next step. Delayed treatment for exertional heat stroke can result in brain damage, organ failure, or even death. In this program, the focus will be on EHS in the emergency medical setting. Host Dr. Shira Johnson welcomes Dr. Bill Hampton, Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Osteopathic...

Duration:00:13:59

Exertional Heat Stroke (EHS): Neurological Characteristics and Pathophysiology

6/23/2017
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Host: Andrew Wilner, MD Guest: Julian E. Bailes, MD Exertional heat stroke is caused by physical activity, such as exercising or working outside, in hot and humid environments. Left untreated, EHS leads to significant neurological dysfunction and high mortality rates. Dr. Andrew Wilner welcomes Dr. Julian Bailes, Director of the Department of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the NorthShore University Health System Neurological Institute in Chicago, to discuss EHS characterization,...

Duration:00:08:59

Head's Up! Why Wearing Bike Helmets Can't Be Overlooked

5/29/2017
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Guest: Howard Spiva Wearing a helmet is an overlooked but critical safety precaution, particularly among children. Attorney Howard Spiva knows the lifelong struggle of individuals recovering from traumatic brain injuries, having devoting much of his career to providing helmet safety education for children. Joined by host Brian McDonough, Mr. Spiva discusses important details about helmet safety, the current status of helmet laws, and continuing efforts...

Duration:00:14:30

Tackling Concussions in Youth Football: Are Children Safe?

1/17/2017
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Host: David Weisman, MD Dr. David Weisman explores a study from Wake Forest School of Medicine that examined the effects of concussions for youth football participants.

Duration:00:05:29

Optimal Nutrition Planning for Marathon Runners

6/27/2016
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Host: Kathy King, RDN Traditionally, marathon runners eat a high carbohydrate meal before a race to maximize the storage of glycogen in their muscles. But is this the best method to ensure race endurance? Host Kathy King chats with sport nutritionist Nancy Clark about the best nutrition and diet strategies for training and running a marathon.

Duration:00:15:29

Nutrition Goals for High Performance Athletes

6/20/2016
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Host: Kathy King, RDN What role does nutrition play in the success of high performance athletes? Host Kathy King speaks with Lilah Al-Masri, registered dietitian and specialist in sports dietetics. Ms. Al-Masri is the former sports dietitian for the United States Naval Academy, and she has co-authored the book 100 Questions and Answers about Sports Nutrition and Exercise. The two discuss nutritional considerations in various athletic contexts, from sport types to environmental changes to...

Duration:00:17:59

Muhammed Ali's Death Prompts Questions Linking CTE and Parkinson's Disease

6/6/2016
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Muhammed Ali died on June 3rd, 2016. The cause of death was respiratory complications from septic shock, but his 30-year battle with Parkinson's disease played a major role in his declining health. Did a storied career in boxing contribute to and/or cause the development of this disease? Dr. Brian McDonough previews the current clinical understandings and medical literature connecting chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) with the development of...

Duration:00:00:59

Rates of Obesity and Diabetes Lower in More Walkable Neighborhoods

5/30/2016
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[Read the Article] Despite targeted efforts to reduce obesity through diet and exercise, these rates continue to rise. A new study from Ontario, Canada found that obesity and diabetes rates were lower in more walkable neighborhoods compared to less walkable neighborhoods, where they saw an increase in these rates.Researchers from St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto studied almost 9,000 neighborhoods in Southern Ontario looking at walkability scores, along with government health data and survey...

Duration:00:01:00

Identifying Children at Risk for Persistent Symptoms after Concussion

3/9/2016
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[Read the Article] Approximately one-third of children who experience a concussion will experience persistent post-concussion symptoms. Researchers have developed a new clinical scoring system that may help predict which patients are at a higher risk for prolonged symptoms.Canadian researchers evaluated more than 3,000 patients, ages 5 to 18, who presented within 48 hours of an acute head injury. About thirty percent ended up with persistent post-concussion symptoms at 28 days. Researchers...

Duration:00:00:59

Protect the Head: A Former Pro Football Player's Mission to Prevent Concussions

3/7/2016
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Dr. Brian McDonough welcomes John Roman, CEO of Defend Your Head, a sports safety company based in Chester County, PA. Mr. Roman is a former offensive lineman in the NFL with the New York Jets (1976-1983) before launching a 30-year successful career on Wall Street. He joins Primary Care Today to discuss technological advances in helmet design and construction for football players of all ages. His company has recently developed ProTech, a football helmet...

Duration:00:15:29

How The Tommy John Surgery Revolutionized Elbow Injury Rehabilitation

2/22/2016
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Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO Guest: G. Russell Huffman, MD, MPH Host Dr. Jennifer Caudle welcomes Dr. G. Russell Huffman, Associate Professor and Director of the Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Huffman provides an overview of the various types of elbow injuries, treatment options for athletes at all levels, and special considerations for those who require surgery. Dr. Huffman focuses in particular on updated techniques in ulnar collateral ligament...

Duration:00:17:29

A Crisis in Slow Motion: Why the Rise of Sedentary Lifestyles Matters

2/15/2016
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Host: Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP Sedentary behaviors are rapidly on the rise as technological advances streamline public capabilities to work and conduct regular tasks at the click of a button. Yet while some health impacts of increased sedentary lifestyles are now generally understood and accepted, the question of whether sporadic or even regular exercise habits can compensate for sedentary time is not well known. But an advancing arm of research is addressing this knowledge gap, and...

Duration:00:14:30