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David Berkson

Exercising with high blood pressure

Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 10:01 AM
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is one of the most common medical problems—affecting about one quarter of all Americans. It is also the most common cardiovascular condition in competitive athletes. Blood pressure can be thought of as looking at the stress on the heart. The top number is... Read more

How to exercise with diabetes

Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 6:00 AM
Diabetes affects almost 26 million children and adults in the United States. It afflicts people of all ages, races and genders. Complications from diabetes, including problems with insulin and sugar regulation, can affect any system in the body. The cost of diabetes is staggering: $245 billion dollars... Read more

Staying hydrated during the heat wave

Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 5:25 AM
Since the hot weather is here, it’s time to pay attention to fluids. Dehydration is a common cause of poor performance in athletics, but more seriously it can lead to life-threatening heat illness. Every year athletes and recreational outdoorsmen suffer from heat illness with a small number going... Read more

EKGs, concussions hot topics at AMSSM conference

Friday, April 26, 2013, 6:00 AM
Last week the annual conference of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) was held in San Diego. This is the largest Primary Care Sports Medicine conference in the United States, with over 1,400 attendees. The AMSSM attracts the leading experts from around the world to present on... Read more

Balance, bones and the female athlete

Friday, March 8, 2013, 5:30 AM
Women face different challenges than men when it comes to exercise. One of the big concerns for women is energy balance–getting the appropriate amount of nutrients needed to fuel exercise needs. Women, and especially young women, need the right amount of energy available to not only compensate... Read more

Getting in shape? Avoid ‘weekend warrior’ mentality

Friday, January 25, 2013, 10:11 AM
Countless numbers of people ring in every New Year vowing to get in shape. So here we are in late January, and if you’re like many of those people, you’re still wondering how to begin. Here’s my word of advice: don’t become a Weekend Warrior. Weekend Warriors are people who... Read more
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Whether you are a weekend warrior, an aging baby boomer, a student athlete or just someone who wants to stay active, this blog is for you. Read about our growing list of expert contributors here.

Kelly O'Shea Sports Medicine & Fitness Editor, Philly.com
Robert Cabry, M.D. Team Physician for U.S. Figure Skating, Assoc. Team Physician for Drexel; Drexel Sports Medicine
Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS Co-owner of Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D. Head Team Physician for Phillies & St. Joe's; Rothman Institute
Julie Coté, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Head Team Physician for Eagles, Head Orthopedic Surgeon for Flyers; Rothman Institute
Joel H. Fish, Ph.D. Director of The Center For Sport Psychology; Sports Psychology Consultant for 76ers & Flyers
R. Robert Franks, D.O. Team Physician for USA Wrestling, Consultant for Phillies; Rothman Institute
Ashley B. Greenblatt, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer, The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician for Drexel, Philadelphia Univ., Saint Joe’s, & U.S. National Women’s Lacrosse
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Jim McCrossin, ATC Strength and Conditioning Coach, Flyers and Phantoms
Kevin Miller Fitness Coach, Philadelphia Union
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales, Pa.
David Rubenstein, M.D. Team Orthopedist for 76ers; Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
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