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Oct 02, 2015, 14:59 ET

High number of knee injuries in girls on the rise with prevention key

A football player being tackled in a game is a common setting for a knee injury. But among young athletes, especially girls, there is also a high...

Oct 17, 2014, 08:06 ET

The Female Athlete Triad: Health Pitfalls for Adolescents

 Sophie* is a 15 year old cross country runner who has a history of a foot stress fracture and shin splints.  Often she does not eat prior...

May 10, 2013, 18:00 ET
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USBJI Celebrates 500th Fit to a T Session

Fit to a T, the U.S. Bone & Joint Initiative's (USBJI) free public education program on bone health and osteoporosis, reached a milestone this...

Dec 17, 2012, 16:36 ET
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Musculoskeletal Conditions Second Greatest Cause of Disability

 Musculoskeletal diseases are the second greatest cause of disability in all regions of the world, according to a newly released study...

Oct 17, 2012, 16:42 ET

Kids and Vitamin D Deficiency

 A startling increase in the frequency of severe vitamin D deficiency is being reported in the U.S. and other countries. This severe deficiency...

Sep 07, 2012, 18:31 ET

Chronic Osteoarthritis Management Initiative (COAMI) Promotes New Approach to Common Form of Arthritis

Health care providers from more than 20 leading professional societies are proposing a significant change in the management of Osteoarthritis...