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Fitness Trackers Might Help Us Live Longer (if Only We Used Them)

Activity monitors could improve our health and extend our lives — if only we could be motivated to use them. Those are the conclusions of two new studies about the promise and perils of relying on fitness trackers to measure and guide how we move. The monitors, which are expected to be a popular holiday […]

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How Exercise Might Keep Depression at Bay

Exercise may be an effective treatment for depression and might even help prevent us from becoming depressed in the first place, according to three timely new studies. The studies pool outcomes from past research involving more than a million men and women and, taken together, strongly suggest that regular exercise alters our bodies and brains […]

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How Music Might Improve Your Workouts

Listening to music during a short, intense bout of exercise might change how you feel about hard workouts and encourage you to continue with the program in the future, according to a new study of intense interval training and how to make it more palatable. High-intensity interval training is a popular concept, both in exercise […]

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Treating first time shoulder dislocations with surgery can benefit young athletes

Shoulder instability is most common in the young, athletic population, bringing a focus to how these injuries are best treated. Research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO, demonstrated that surgery after a first-time shoulder dislocation lowered the re-injury risks and need for follow-up surgery […]

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Patients likely benefit from Bankart repair of initial shoulder dislocation

According to research presented here, Bankart repair following initial shoulder dislocation leads to improved patient outcomes. A retrospective chart review was conducted to determine patient demographics and quantity of reported preoperative dislocations, and to review imaging and the quantity of anchors placed. Patients were deemed recurrent dislocators if they had more than one dislocation prior […]

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