September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and Dr. Jeff Hord, medical director of Akron Children’s Showers Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, used the opportunity to discuss with Ray Horner, of WAKR AM Radio, the advances made in childhood cancer outcomes. Here are the highlights of their conversation: Horner: I’ve been doing some reading […]
A recent study that looked at herniated disc injuries in NBA players pointed out an interesting fact: Out of basketball’s 5 positions, center was the No. 1 position for disc injuries and these players were most likely to require surgery. Point guards were the least likely to suffer this injury.
Last week, I had the opportunity to watch the Boston premiere of Concussion with other sports medicine specialists from coast to coast. The movie depicts the controversial story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, played by Will Smith, who performed brain biopsies on former NFL players and discovered neurological deterioration due to repeated head injuries. He published […]
With LeBron’s nagging back problems — he sat out last January and will likely miss the rest of the preseason games this year — many people are asking me if we should be concerned about his injury.
Concussions continue to be a major topic not only in professional sports, but also now in the college and high school ranks. So, why are we focusing so much on concussion?
There’s now evidence to show that concussions can sometimes cause irreversible changes to the brain. So what was once thought of as a minor, short-term injury has become a much bigger deal due to concussion’s long-term effects.
New research came out recently that’s stirring the pot as to when kids should start heading the ball in soccer. The fierce debate has cut the medical field right down the middle.