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Entries for October 2013

It's Podcast Friday with Dr. John Chong from the Musician's Clinics of Canada
Today's guest is Dr. John Chong of the Musician's Clinic of Canada.  Dr. Chong is another of our joint collaborations with the Athlete and the Arts initiative which is designed to apply sports medicine practices and knowledge to the Performing Arts (and vice-versa!).  Dr. Chong is the President of the Performing Arts Medical Association and a clinician who was a piano child-prodigy.  So, he speaks first-hand of the injuries, overtraining, and and medical needs of a performers.  Check out some of Dr. Chong's videos below to get a taste of his piano chops!  LISTEN NOW!

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Weekly Text Article! "Can HMB Build Elite Athletes?"
Read the weekly text article "Can HMB Build Elite Athletes?" by David Castille. "When it comes to competitive athletics, or just reaching goals in the gym, people are always looking for some form of aid or advantage. Beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (the only form of HMB), or HMB, may prove to be a potent ergogenic aid for many different kinds of athletes."

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It's Podcast Friday with Univ. Florida's Dr. Mike Reid and freeing those radicals!
Dr. Michael Reid, Dean of the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida joins us in the podcast today.  Dr. Reid has been a long-time pioneer in understanding why muscles work like they do - in particular, Dr. Reid's team was the first to understand that muscles made reactive oxygen species to regulate muscle contraction.  Don't let the last sentence scare you - it's easier than you think especially as Dr. Reid explains it.  And this is an important topic as we understand more and more about what controls muscle fatigue.  It's a fun conversation.  LISTEN NOW!

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Weekly Text Article! "Can School Nurses be Opinion Leaders for the HPV Vaccine?"
Read the weekly text article "Can School Nurses be Opinion Leaders for the HPV Vaccine?" by Brittany Rosen. "With the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine receiving much media attention in past years, there is talk about who should get the vaccine and what it prevents."

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It's Podcast Friday! with Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique and Diversity Management in Sports
One of the continuing underlying topics in sports is the inclusion of a wide variety of individuals in sports, sports administration, and recreation.  Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique, one of the national experts on Diversity Management in Sports, joins us in the podcast today.  This is a great conversation and is probably a bit different than you might think.  LISTEN NOW!

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Weekly Text Article "Chia Seeds: "More than an answer to ceramic statue baldness"'
Read the weekly text article "Chia Seeds: “More than an answer to ceramic statue baldness”' by Samantha Springer. "The title’s quote was published by the Global Healing Center as a clever introduction to the health benefits of the infamous chia seeds. Chia pets have been a popular novelty since the 1980s, but as science advances, health discoveries are gradually shifting the purpose of this herb away from garnishing a ceramic display. It is now being classified as a superfood that should be utilized by everyone; however, endurance athletes ought to especially consider what it has to offer."

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It's Podcast Friday with Randy Dick and Athletes and the Arts!
Randy Dick, co-founder and co-developer of the Athletes and the Arts initiative joins us today in the podcast.  This initiative is working to link the sports medicine world with the world of performing artists such as vocalists, musicians, and dancers.  As you've heard from several of our previous podcasts, there are many overlaps between sports medicine and performing arts so this initiative is timely.  LISTEN NOW!

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Weekly Text Article! "Bone Loss on Steroids-- It Must Be Stopped!"
Read the weekly text article "Bone Loss on Steroids -- It Must Be Stopped!" by Ramon Boudreaux. "A common misconception is that the skeleton is a relatively fixed structure that undergoes few changes during adulthood."

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It's Podcast Friday with Jon Feinman and reducing violence with weightlifting
Join us for an inspirational podcast with Mr. Jon Feinman, the founder and Director of InnerCity Weightlifting in Boston, Mass.  Using exercise and sports to promote positive social values is not new - but the courage and vision to directly take on violence and work to reduce violence through weightlifting is incredibly unusual.  Mr. Feinman takes us on a journey from his life as a soccer player to an inner city activist who is working to reduce gang violence through sports and exercise.   LISTEN NOW!

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Weekly Text Article! "Magnesium & Exercise- Much Ado or Much Needed?"
Read the weekly text article "Magnesium & Exercise- Much Ado or Much Needed?" by Sarah Renaghan. "Magnesium – what does it do for – or to – us? As an essential trace element, it is vital to the human body. Magnesium facilitates over 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body in the areas of.."

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