The Health Risks Associated with Doping in Sports

By Landon Hallman
Advantages and Health Risks Associated with Doping in Sports

It’s human nature to want to succeed and be better, which prompts some athletes to participate in doping, the illegal use of athletic performance-enhancing drugs. Doping is an increasing issue with athletes of all ages. Everyone is looking for an opportunity to have an advantage, and some people are willing to do just about anything.

Ruptured ATFL Sidelines Golfer Rory McIlroy

By Intermountain Healthcare
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Rory McIlroy, golf's #1 ranked player, posted an Instagram of himself Monday morning in a walking boot and crutches.  His caption read “Total rupture of left ATFL (Ankle Ligament) and associated joint capsule damage…” making many speculate whether or not he would be able to participate The Open Championship in 10 days. Our experts give some insight on ATFL injuries and how long McIlroy might be out.

Plantar fasciitis impacts Utah Jazz rookie Rodney Hood's season

By Jason M Carlton
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Rodney Hood, rookie swingman for the Utah Jazz, returned to the basketball court last week, helping his team beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 94-85. But during Sunday's game against the San Antonio Spurs, Hood re-injured his foot, taking him out of gameplay yet again. Hood has missed more than a dozen games this season because of painful inflammation in his foot, a condition known as plantar fasciitis. Learn more about plantar fasciitis.