Sports Medicine

Step up your game with this great sports med resource. It covers everything from managing concussions to selecting the proper sports gear.

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Should You See a Doctor Before Starting an Exercise Program?

You’re 50 years old and a pack-a-day smoker. You also have high blood pressure, and you haven’t exercised since Ronald Reagan was president. Should you see your doctor before hitting the local gym? If you’re in generally good health and starting off with light to moderate physical activity, an extensive… Read more »

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Concussion Myths – Part 1

There are many misconceptions surrounding concussions. According to our research, one in 10 high school athletes who play contact sports will suffer a concussion this year. Fortunately, our knowledge about concussions has grown since we began treating patients in 2000. In the first installment of Concussion Myths, Erin Reynolds, PsyD,… Read more »

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Causes of Youth Baseball Injuries and How to Prevent Them

The snow may be flying outside, but the crack of the bat and pop of the glove can still be heard at indoor baseball training facilities, as players start preparing for the 2014 baseball season. Each year, nearly 300,000 young athletes are injured playing baseball. Learning more about these injuries… Read more »

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Tips for Training for a Marathon in Cold Weather (Video)

Are you training to run the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, UPMC Health Plan Half Marathon, or 5K? In order to be safe and successful on race day, proper training and preparation are vital. We’ve put together a series of helpful videos featuring the experts at UPMC Sports Medicine, focusing… Read more »

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