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avoiding the perils of the peaks

High altitude illness: avoiding the perils of the peaks Francene Mason While in the picturesque southwestern Colorado mountain town of Durango (elev. >6500 feet) I picked up a local climbing newsletter, which advised on its cover: “When in doubt, go higher.” Great advice for seasoned climbers, I thought, but not meant for the altitude-newbie. Living […]

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knowledge to help improve our ability to manage the condition

The “dynamic epidemiology” of obesity: knowledge to help improve our ability to manage the condition Steven Jonas Editor’s Note: For this issue, I am combining my usual Editorial and “Talking About Training” column into this one article. While it does not directly address a matter of training, it does address a subject that is closely […]

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The five secrets of exercising regularly

The five secrets of exercising regularly – Talking about Training Steven Jonas Warm weather is here, and the thoughts of some patients are turning to exercise. For some who exercise regularly, it’s simply a change in the content of a year-round program. For some it’s a renewal after a winter off. For others it’s a […]

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Changes in cardiac markers including B-natriuretic peptide in runners following the Boston Marathon

Changes in cardiac markers including B-natriuretic peptide in runners following the Boston Marathon Arthur J. Siegel Department of Medicine, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA; Clinical Laboratory and Nuclear Medicine Divisions, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA ********** In contrast to nonspecific elevations of myoglobin and creatine kinase MB (CK-MB) in athletes due to […]

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Avoiding overtraining

Avoiding overtraining Gabe Mirkin One of the most serious problems in training for athletic competition is to know when you are training too much. You make a muscle stronger only by stressing that muscle, feeling sore on the next day, and taking easy workouts or days off until the soreness goes away. Then you are […]

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President’s message

President’s message Noel D. Nequin As I prepare to pass the torch of leader-ship to Charles Schulman, who will become AMAA president after our 2004 Sports Medicine Symposium this April, I look back on my years as a member, and then as president of AMAA with fond memories. At the first AMAA Boston meeting I […]

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McNeil and Tylenol 8Hour—a new partnership

McNeil and Tylenol 8Hour—a new partnership In January, McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals and their PR agency Ruder Finn joined forces to become a partner with AMAA and ARA to educate medical professionals and the public about effective ways to treat pain during exercise and endurance events. Specifically, AMAA and ARA recognize their new premier […]

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The effects of posture on running performance: a case study

The effects of posture on running performance: a case study John S. Comereski Abstract An 18-year-old, fourth-year high school track athlete who had plateaued in his performance came to us in an effort to improve his running speed. The patient complained of right groin soreness, occasional right and left knee pain, tightness in his lumbar […]

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Calling all sports medicine specialists

Calling all sports medicine specialists The Gen-A Network, a group of regional publications dedicated to active, outdoor enthusiasts nationwide, is inviting AMAA members to take part in their Sports Medicine Section. The publications featuring this section include MetroSports (Boston, New York, Washington, DC), Windy City Publishing (Chicago), Twin Cities Sports (Minneapolis) and Rocky Mountain Sports […]

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Walk & Run bracelets: support youth Walk-Run programs

Walk & Run bracelets: support youth Walk-Run programs AMAA members can purchase new red “Walk & Run” rubber bracelets to give to patients or friends as part of a joint ARA-AMAA effort to increase walking and running for all ages. Wearing a red bracelet is one step that each of us can take to commit […]