sports medicine

August 1, 2018

7 tips to get into an exercise groove after having a baby

By uclahealth uclahealth

Before you start training for that next half marathon or dedicate yourself to a new kettlebell routine, there’s one thing you should do first, says Philip H. Cohen, MD, a primary care sports medicine physician, and that’s to clearly define some health and fitness goals. Women who have recently given birth, are pregnant, or are […]

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Tags: Dr. Philip Cohen, Encino, exercise, healthy lifestyle, postpartum, pregnancy, primary care, sports medicine, UCLA Health Encino, working out


Ask the Doctors - Is soccer as dangerous as football?

July 27, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is soccer as dangerous as football?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: My husband, who plays in a weekend soccer league, is troubled by some new reports he has read that suggest that soccer might as dangerous as football. Can you explain the studies? Your husband may be referring to a pair of studies published in February that examine the potential risks of heading the […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, concussions, Dr. Elizabeth Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, football, soccer


Riding one of those motorized scooters without a helmet is a bird-brained idea

July 26, 2018

Riding one of those motorized scooters without a helmet is a bird-brained idea

By Ted Braun @TedBraunUCLASM Ted Braun @TedBraunUCLASM

  Thinking about using one of those ubiquitous motorized scooters to zip around town in Santa Monica, Westwood or another area? Before you hop aboard, you should take precautions and learn the rules of the road to prevent potentially serious injuries, says the lead emergency physician at UCLA Health’s Santa Monica campus. Dr. Wally Ghurabi, […]

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Tags: bird, commute, ER, injuries, lime, riding, scooters, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Orthopaedic Hospital


Facts about foam rollers may entice you to try one

June 12, 2018

Facts about foam rollers may entice you to try one

By Simi Singer Simi Singer

Foam rollers have become more prevalent in gyms, exercise classes and therapy clinics during the past 10 years.  Many physical therapists use foam rollers to help patients recover from injuries – and for good reason.  This flexible piece of equipment can help to increase range of motion, shorten recovery time, and enhance healing. You don’t […]

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Tags: christopher white, exercise, foam roller, foam rollers, foam rolling, muscle aches, physical therapy, stretching, yoga


BrainSPORT program focuses on concussion prevention and recovery in youth athletes

June 1, 2018

BrainSPORT program focuses on concussion prevention and recovery in youth athletes

By uclahealth uclahealth

Story highlights Brain injury program provides diagnosis and treatment for all levels of athletes. Safety, performance, outreach, research and treatment (SPORT) are key program components. Staff also provide neurological assessments for military service members in the UCLA Operation Mend program. Close to 2 million Americans ages 18 and younger experience sports- or recreation-related concussions every […]

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Tags: brain health, brain injury program, BrainSPORT, Dr.Christopher Giza, Employee News, neuro-psychology, short-term cognitive behavioral therapy, sports medicine, traumatic brain injury, UCLA Brain Injury Research Center, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program, youth athletes


Ask the Doctors - Could a topical pain reliever help my sore shoulder?

May 30, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Could a topical pain reliever help my sore shoulder?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I play in a weekend softball league and my shoulder aches for a couple of day after the game. Aspirin hurts my stomach so I wonder whether using a pain medication in a cream or ointment might help? Thanks to effective over-the-counter drugs, banishing minor aches or pains is as easy as a […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, aspirin, capsaicin, Dr. Eve Glazer, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, menthol, methyl salicylate, NSAIDs, topical pain relievers


Planning ahead for your child's surgery this summer

May 11, 2018

Planning ahead for your child’s surgery this summer

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

To minimize missing school days, many kids get their elective surgery done over the summer vacation. But surgery and recovery can also mean missing out on summer fun. Knowing what to expect can help parents and kids plan ahead. Here are tips from two surgeons who perform some common types of pediatric surgeries that often […]

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Tags: ACL injury, adenoid, Dr. Anthony Scaduto, Dr. Nina Shapiro, ear, ear tubes, nose, orthopedic surgery, pediatric surgery, scoliosis, summer surgery, throat surgery


December 13, 2017

After a head injury, mental battle proves difficult for some student-athletes

By David Olmos David Olmos

Flickr/Richard Owens For some student-athletes who suffer concussions, the mental aspect of getting back in the game is the toughest part. Researchers at UCLA are looking closely at the psychological aspects of recovery from head injuries, such as concussions, and have recently begun a program that integrates a common type of talk therapy as part […]

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Why concussions may impact female athletes differently

September 6, 2017

Why concussions may impact female athletes differently

By David Olmos David Olmos

Scientists are learning more all the time about the differences between the female and male brain. So it’s perhaps not too surprising to know that athletes of different gender are impacted differently by brain injuries, such as concussions. Mayumi Prins, a professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is studying […]

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Tags: brain injury, childrens health, concussions, depression, exercise, mental health, Psychological stress, sports injuries, sports medicine, UCLA Brain Research Institute, women's health