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Grace under fire: Dancing through pain to leap for the dream

Grace under fire: Dancing through pain to leap for the dream

Ballet dancers push their bodies to the extremes for the sake of artistic perfection. Dance-related injuries have increased by more than 35 percent in the last 20 years. But the risk of injury doesn't dull the unrelenting drive to perform with professional troupes.

April 04, 2013 12:00 am
From prehab to rehab: Athletes rely on the team behind the team

From prehab to rehab: Athletes rely on the team behind the team

Most players are aware of the hard work the medical staff provides. Two weeks ago, a professional tennis player called Crosby to ask for some tips on conditioning. She had formerly worked with Crosby years ago.

March 29, 2013 12:00 am
What about vitamin D? Doctor says supplement is overlooked as an orthopedic treatment

What about vitamin D? Doctor says supplement is overlooked as an orthopedic treatment

Vitamin D has many benefits: denser bones, maintaining muscle mass, and a stronger immune system. Orthopedic surgeon Mike Angeline says vitamin D may be instrumental in recovering from surgery and should become a staple for deficient athletes.

March 21, 2013 12:00 am
Grace under fire: Dancing through pain to leap for the dream

Grace under fire: Dancing through pain to leap for the dream

Depending on the severity of the injury, which can typically includes sprains, contusions and fractures, the doctors must determine the length of rest away from ballet.

March 15, 2013 12:00 am
Adaptive sports opens door for disabled, visually impaired athletes

Adaptive sports opens door for disabled, visually impaired athletes

Serena Jaros, 16, participates in adaptive sports as a way to stay in shape and develop social and teamwork skills.

January 25, 2013 12:00 am
Neuromuscular training for female athletes at early age may offset ACL ruptures

Neuromuscular training for female athletes at early age may offset ACL ruptures

Sutton asserts that women's increased participation in sports and exercise will inevitably lead to more ACL ruptures, already one of the most common injuries in athletics, unless preventive measures are taken to reduce the risk of injury.

January 24, 2013 12:00 am

'It's all just routine' to court buffs

CHICAGO - Lou Rubin prefers to hear a good scam trial over almost any other

June 16, 1997 12:00 am
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