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Are You Ready for Some Football?

The NFL pre-season is underway, and although the regular season hasn’t even begun, many players have already suffered both minor and season ending injuries. Dr. Thomas Gill, former head team physician for the New England Patriots and orthopedic surgeon at NEBH, has seen a number of pre-season injuries first-hand. Here, he looks at a few of the most common injuries, how they occur, and ways to prevent them.

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Competition Running in the Heat

Running outside during hot weather can be tough on your body. The warmer the weather, the more challenging it becomes to cool your body, so it is important to take precautions when running in the heat. Whether you are hitting the pavement on an ordinary day or are participating in a competitive race, we have some helpful tips.

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Three Health Benefits of Swimming

If you find yourself at a swimming pool, beach or lake this summer, take advantage and go for a swim. Swimming not only offers a method to cool off in warm weather, but it is also a great activity that can be done year round providing several health benefits. Susan Judge Burns, Nurse Practitioner at NEBH, outlines a few of the benefits.

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Protecting Your Shoulder this Tennis Season

Tennis is a great recreational activity that offers a number of health benefits, including improved coordination, muscle development and cardiovascular health. In tennis, as in many sports, the repetitive motions and force on the shoulder and elbow can greatly increase risk for injury. Dr. Andrew Jawa, an orthopedic surgeon at NEBH who specializes in the shoulder, hand and wrist, offers three tips on how to protect yourself while playing tennis.

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High Intensity Trend: Are Workouts Like CrossFit Safe?

High intensity workouts that encourage people to push themselves and test their limits with a combination of cardio, weight lifting and core training are becoming increasingly popular. The workouts and competitive nature can push people to a new level of fitness that they have not seen before. However, as in all exercise programs, sometimes people can overdo and not listen to warning signs their body is sending them. Dr. Sean Rockett, Orthopedic Surgeon at NEBH breaks down the most common injuries and how to prevent them.

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