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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. Experts in the field of sports medicine discuss the latest advances in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sports and exercise-related injuries. Tune in to find out what you need to know to help your patients stay active.

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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. Experts in the field of sports medicine discuss the latest advances in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sports and exercise-related injuries. Tune in to find out what you need to know to help your patients stay active.

    The New World of Total Knee Replacements

    The New World of Total Knee Replacements

    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.

    How Regular Exercise Can Help Reverse Cardiac Aging

    How Regular Exercise Can Help Reverse Cardiac Aging

    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 the sedentary aging of the heart by preventing an increase in cardiac stiffness.
    Dr. Levine is a Professor of Internal Medicine at the UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Director of Autonomic Function and Cardiopulmonary Clinics at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

    Dr. Bennett Omalu on the Dangers of Concussions and CTE

    Dr. Bennett Omalu on the Dangers of Concussions and CTE

    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 football players. In this second of a two-part interview, he shares his perspectives on CTE in athletes and the lifelong dangers of contact sports.

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

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

    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 followed.

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

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

    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.

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

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

    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.

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