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Swing for the Fences

Cooper Way has loved baseball since he first picked up a bat at age 6. As a catcher for his high school team, his skills and impressive batting average seemed to position him well for an admirably level-headed ambition: to reduce college expenses with an athletic scholarship. That goal was jeopardized about three years ago ...  
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The Most Common Snowboarding and Skiing Injuries — and How to Prevent Them

Here’s how to stay safe and make it home in one happy, healthy piece after hitting the slopes this winter. First the good news: Serious skiing and snowboarding accidents have been on the decline for the past decade. That’s thanks to changes in equipment, an uptick in the use of helmets and an increase in ...  
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Hand Transplant Transforms Both Patient and Doctor

Two years ago, Dr. Alidad Ghiassi, a specialist in hand and upper extremity surgery in the USC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, got an unexpected call from a former colleague, Dr. Kodi Azari. Dr. Azari, who is the director of the hand transplant program at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), was gathering a team of ...  
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Osteonecrosis: What Is It? Can It Be Treated?

Osteonecrosis, also known as bone death, is the deterioration of bones and usually affects joints. Osteonecrosis is a little-known condition in which bones are weakened due to the loss of blood flow. With limited blood flow, bones begin to break down and eventually die. Though the disease is uncommon, approximately 10,000 to 20,000 cases are ...  
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