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Director's Blog: Where do you get your exercise information?

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Where do you get your information about exercise, activity, or sports medicine?  Can you trust that information?  Those are two questions that seem to drive everyone in today's 'information age'....

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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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Director's Blog: Sports Medicine - Exclusive or Inclusive?

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A quick test: Raise your hand if you think that "Sports Medicine" only pertains to elite athletes.....  This is an important question to us because after all, we are an "Institute of Sports Medicine and Human Performance".

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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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