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Director's Blog: Speed - Faster Than You Think

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If you didn’t see it, the U.S. Marathon Olympic Trials were held this past Saturday morning in Houston.... have you ever thought about how fast these people run over 26.2 miles?  What it really means to try and compete in the marathon at the world level?

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Director's Blog: "Healing" Parkinson's with Exercise?

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There is hope from the exercise-front for a non-invasive treatment of Parkinson’s tremors that both protects and returns lost movement functions. A recent review by Alberts and colleagues....

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Director's Blog: Perseverance or talent?

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One characteristic, separate from environment that seems to be as important, if not more important in success, is perseverance. How hard are you willing to work to succeed?

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Director's Blog: Barefoot running - fad or something we should all do?

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 Is barefoot running a fad or is there something more to it?  Your first reaction may be the same as mine:  "No way I'll do that unless I'm on a beach.....

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Director's Blog: The military and human performance

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While most of us are more likely to think of sports medicine as relating to athletic performance or normal exericse, many don't realize that our field has been linked to military service for many, many years....

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Director's Blog: Licensure and credentialing of Exercise Professionals

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Since we put up our podcast conversation with Dr. Carol Garber this past Friday, I've had couple of interesting email conversations, and one in particular with my friend Kevin, has struck a chord that needs to be amplified a bit......

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Director's Blog: Boston's incredible marathon.....

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Human performance still surprises the most cynical of us and truly shows that the machine we call the human body is capable of incredible feats.  Yesterday (April 18, 2011), Geoffrey Mutai and Moses Mosop both ran the Boston Marathon in times approaching 2 hours and 3 mins....

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Director's Blog: Learning from a comedian

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We have to remember that we can learn a great deal in Sports Medicine from the folks that are actually trying to 'do' exercise - the so-called 'end user'.....

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Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis – That’s a scary word to start my first Director’s blog with, but that word and the occur-rence of rhabdomyolysis (“rhabdo” for short) in a cluster of 13 football players at the University of Iowa on Jan. 25 encapsulate so much of what Sports Medicine is about. Rhabdo is a condition where a lot of muscle is broken down and leads to some extreme endpoints like brown-urine and potential kidney-damage.

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