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My Ankle Sprain Just Won’t Heal

At the 6th Annual St. Louis Soccer Conference hosted by Washington University Orthopedics, Dr. Jeffrey E. Johnson presented information on ankle sprains that won’t heal and referenced 18 other injuries that could be misdiagnosed as an ankle sprain. Ankle injuries account for approximately 15% of all sports injuries. Ankle sprains are the most common ankle […]

Hamstring Injuries – Incidence and Treatment

Hamstring strains, or injury to the hamstring tendon, can be a challenge to both the athlete and clinician when attempting to rehabilitate, recover, and return to prior activity level. This is due in part to a number of factors including the high incidence rate of this type of injury, slow healing process, and persistent symptoms. […]

Grilled Asparagus with Caper Vinaigrette

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds asparagus spears, trimmed 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided Cooking spray 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 garlic clove, minced 2 teaspoons capers, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup small basil leaves   Preparation Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Place asparagus in a shallow dish. Add 1 […]

Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole

This healthy update of a traditionally rich ham-and-cheese breakfast strata is made lighter primarily by losing a few egg yolks and using nonfat milk. Gruyère cheese has a delicious, nutty aroma and flavor, which means that with the relatively small amount in this recipe you still get a big impact. To finish the makeover use […]

Diet Soda or Regular Soda?

Many people believe that drinking diet soda is better than drinking regular soda, but that is a very common misconception. A new study put out by the Journal of the American Geriatric Society found that people that drank diet soda gained almost triple the abdominal fat over a nine year time frame versus those that […]