sports

Q&A: Dr. Martin Leland on ACL Injuries

May 1, 2012

by Rob Mitchum and Matt Wood When superstar Derrick Rose crumpled to the ground late in the Chicago Bulls game Saturday, the playoff hopes of Chicago basketball fans followed suit. Experienced sports fans saw the point guard grabbing at the front of [Read more]

Nature’s Neverending Tournament

March 14, 2011

For three weeks starting tonight, the attention of sports fans around the country will be on the brackets of the NCAA Basketball Tournament as 68 teams are methodically reduced to one champion. The process is somewhat similar to evolution, as a [Read more]

Preventing the Preseason Injury

February 28, 2011

As the call for pitchers and catchers to report goes out in Arizona and Florida, amateur athletes are also getting the itch for warm weather and outdoor activity.¬† Whether you’re dusting off your baseball glove, your tennis racket, or your [Read more]

How Soccer Explains the NICU

January 24, 2011

At many levels of medicine, it’s important for physicians to make predictions about their patient’s future. Will their disease or condition worsen? Will this treatment or that treatment be more effective in curing them? How much longer [Read more]

The Dangerous Edge of Gene Doping

March 2, 2010

Please welcome Laurel Mylonas-Orwig, author of today’s post and a new contributor to the blog! Every two years, the best athletes in the world gather to compete in the modern Olympic Games. Against a backdrop of sand or snow, these seemingly [Read more]