Handling of Concussions in World Cup bad for all Athletes

By Anne Russo, PhD
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World Cup fever may be over, but news stories about the concussions multiple players received during the month-long event are far from over. Millions of people across the globe watched as Germany’s Christoph Kramer head slammed into an Argentine player’s shoulder during the final match, but was allowed to continue playing for another fifteen minutes… before being helped off the field, dazed and confused.

A Common Cause of Vertigo

By Ashley Silva, DPT
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Have you ever felt like the room is spinning? This sensation is referred to as vertigo and can be bothersome and interfere with your daily activities. The most common cause of vertigo is called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). Despite the disorder's long name, the treatment is fairly simple and effective.

Hamstring Injuries

By Jake Veigel MD
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If you've been following the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team at the World Cup, you know how big a deal hamstring injuries can be. Here's what you need to know, from sports medicine expert Jake Veigel, MD, at the Intermountain Memorial Clinic and Sports Medicine Specialty Group.