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  • Health Beat: ACL reinjury in girls prevented by PEP

    Health Beat: ACL reinjury in girls prevented by PEP

    Orthopedic surgeons started noticing an alarming trend years ago: More and more young female athletes were tearing their ACLs and then re-tearing them after surgery and rehab.

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  • Health Beat: Kids and concussions: How many is too many?

    Health Beat: Kids and concussions: How many is too many?

    CTE is a huge issue for professional football players, but should we be concerned at a much younger age? There are nearly four million concussions every year in the United States. Here's more details on how to recognize if your child has suffered from a concussion and the best ways to help him or her heal.

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  • Health Beat: Runner's knee: 3 red flags

    Health Beat: Runner's knee: 3 red flags

    If you're one of the estimated 17 million Americans that regularly hit the road, the track or the treadmill, then you already know running is a great way to stay in shape. You probably also know that daily pounding can be tough on the body. We have more on runner's knee, how to avoid it, and when those aches and pains are a sign of something serious.

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  • Health Beat: Hunting head and neck cancer cells

    Health Beat: Hunting head and neck cancer cells

    Head and neck cancers are the sixth most common cancers worldwide, in large part due to the presence of the HPV virus. Now, researchers are testing an immunotherapy treatment they say is highly effective for patients with cancer that spreads or comes back.

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  • Health Beat: A new heart for healthy woman

    Health Beat: A new heart for healthy woman

    It kills by inflaming your heart muscles, and it is so rare, it's tough to diagnose. Here's the story of a woman who is one of only about 300 people ever to suffer from this heart disease, and she lived to tell about it.

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