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Everything You Need to Know About a Torn Meniscus

The knee plays an important role in your mobility, but this common injury can lead to a host of symptoms, including swelling and pain. Perhaps you feel a telltale “pop” while playing sports. Or maybe you feel your knee giving way as you do something as simple as getting up from a chair. And although

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Meet Frank Petrigliano, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Petrigliano is the chief of the USC Epstein Family Center for Sports Medicine and the head team physician for the Los Angeles Kings. He specializes in arthroscopic shoulder repair, knee ligament reconstruction, cartilage repair and transplantation, and elbow ligament reconstruction. His research focuses on developing stem cell–based therapies for muscle and cartilage injuries. Here’s ... Read More »

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5 Types of DIY Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Here’s how to stay safe when doing your own renovations and repair projects. You’re excited to get to work on that project and proud of yourself for saving money on professional help. But do-it-yourselfers may be at risk of injury, disease and even death, if they aren’t aware of the proper safety measures to take.

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Your Body at 60

Forget images of early bird specials, grannies and rocking chairs. Today’s young-at-heart 60-year-olds are embracing an active and healthy lifestyle. As the saying goes, age is just a number. A growing body of research indicates that, indeed, a positive outlook on life can lead to improved health and longer life. An upbeat mental state can,

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Running Tips From Keck Medicine of USC Experts

Jay R. Lieberman, MD, chair and professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, highlights some of the running tips Keck Medicine of USC sports medicine experts and foot and ankle specialists will share over the coming week. Headline: Welcome To a Week of Expert Running Tips

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10 Tips For Your Best Race-Day Running Experience

There are a number of factors to consider and plan for when it comes to race day. You've trained for months running the streets of the city, but few runners train on the race course itself, and it's difficult to simulate race conditions prior to the event. Here are 10 tips to help you improve

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