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Female athletes at higher risk of ACL tearsAug 12, 2015
While most back-to-school preparations involve backpacks, pencils and other school supplies, but according to our experts, student athletes should include core strengthening and dynamic warmups, especially for females who play soccer and basketball.
Sports medicine experts applaud new spine injury guidelinesJul 27, 2015
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association recently released new guidelines for treating athletes with potential spinal cord injuries on the field, a decision applauded by a sports medicine expert at Baylor College of Medicine.
Tips help prevent blistersJun 18, 2015
While blisters can be a common occurrence for those leading an active lifestyle, they can be prevented. Our sports medicine experts offer tips for blister prevention.
Thirsty? You’re already dehydratedJun 15, 2015
Summertime means lots of people are outside dealing with the heat – some by choice and some because they have to. Whatever the reason, staying hydrated is the key to dealing with hotter temperatures.
Baylor College of Medicine partners with Texas Southern University to provide healthcare for student athletesApr 27, 2015
Sports medicine physicians at Baylor College of Medicine are now the official team physicians for Texas Southern University men’s and women’s athletic teams. 
Athletic trainers cover all bases for sports teams Mar 17, 2015
Athletic trainers' specialty is centered around appropriate sports medicine care on the field, from pre-injury all the way through post-injury.
Baylor sports medicine expert addresses great debate on running versus walkingMar 9, 2015
Dr. Theodore Shybut examines the benefits of running and walking when it comes to forms of exercise.
Don’t let back pain disrupt your sleepFeb 6, 2015
If back pain has you tossing and turning at night, an expert at Baylor College of Medicine has a few tips that could help you catch some Zs.
Safely, slowly introduce new workout routinesJan 5, 2015
Sports medicine expert Dr. Theodore Shybut offers tips on how to safely participate in new exercises in the new year.
Knee health and runningNov 25, 2014
Baylor-led study finds running as a habitual exercise at any stage in life does not increase a person’s risk of developing knee osteoarthritis and may even help protect a person from developing the painful disease.
Comfort trumps fashion this holiday seasonNov 10, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine foot and ankle surgeon says wearing high heels too often can lead to problems such as forefoot pain and ankle sprains.
$6.25M NIH award to lead brittle bone disease clinical research consortiumOct 8, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine has received funding from the National Institutes of Health to lead the Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium of the Rare Disease Clinical Research Network.
Notch1 and osteoblasts play role in bone cancer initiationSep 8, 2014
Baylor study finds high levels of Notch1, a gene that helps determine cell fate, can drive cells that normally lead to bone formation to become cancerous.
Ensure safe start to school with sports physicalAug 15, 2014
Participating in school sports is a great way for kids to get exercise and stay healthy but it’s important they get a sports physical before starting an activity, say experts at Baylor College of Medicine.
Encourage non-athletic children to become physically activeAug 14, 2014
Not every child is immediately drawn to athletics, but all children and teens should learn the importance of physical activity as a part of a healthy lifestyle.
State-of-the-art ACL treatment individualized based on patient factorsJul 31, 2014
One of the most common sports injuries that requires surgery can be tailored to the individual to treat ACL tears.
Study unveils new approach to treating brittle bone diseaseMay 5, 2014
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have identified a new approach to treating brittle bone disease, a congenital disorder that results in fragile bones that break easily.
Study points way to potential new treatment for brittle bone diseaseJan 29, 2014
Researchers find patients with brittle bone disease treated with a form of parathyroid hormone approved for treatment of women with osteoporosis, had stronger bones in the lower spine and the hip when compared to a group of similar patients who received pl
Myotonic dystrophy disrupts normal control of gene expression in the heartJan 9, 2014
Baylor research finds heart problems in myotonic dystrophy stem from disruption of a network that controls bits of genetic material (microRNAs) that fine-tune protein expression.
Improve your nutrition, fitness in the new yearDec 30, 2013
Get the rundown of the College's best tips in fitness and nutrition from our experts.