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Vertigo, dizziness can point to life-threatening conditions

Jason Day struggled with vertigo throughout the recent U.S. Open Championship.

When you hear about dizziness in young athletes, they may be pointing to life-threatening conditions, such as a tumor or heart problem. A complete workup is necessary to rule these things out before a diagnosis of vertigo can be made.

Summer is time to get your sports physicals

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With summer in full swing, now is the ideal time to get your preseason sports physical. Don’t wait until the day before practice starts because 15 percent of the time we find a medical issue that needs to be addressed.

Elbow injuries continue to skyrocket among elite pitchers

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With baseball buzz afoot as we anxiously awaited the Indians’ home opener, there was a lot of discussion about the increasing numbers of UCL injuries, or elbow injuries, in MLB star pitchers. Last year, Major League Baseball reported 12 ulnar collateral tears in March alone and a total of 30 for the season.

Physicians skip to a new beat when treating common overuse foot injuries in dancers

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Spring has sprung, and that means dance performances abound. Unfortunately, that also means so do overuse injuries from practicing moves over and over again to perfect them.

Concussions didn’t cause deaths of high school football players

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It was a tragic week in high school football nationally: 3 deaths in 4 days. The causes were due to brain bleeds, not concussions. Concussions don’t cause bleeding or swelling in the brain. While it’s a scary situation, it’s important to understand the facts.

Hip dislocation could cause major complications for Baltimore Ravens Dennis Pitta

Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta is taken off the field on the "meat wagon" after injuring his hip.

In last Sunday’s Browns game, Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta took what appeared to be a minor tumble after catching a screen pass in the backfield. But when the “meat wagon” came out on the field, I knew it was something more serious like a hip dislocation.