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July 1997 Table of Contents


Aseptic Meningitis: A Seasonal Concern

Some evidence suggests that football players who practice and compete in the summer and early fall run an increased risk of aseptic meningitis, perhaps for seasonal and hygienic reasons. Detailed analysis of the cerebrosprinal fluid is usually necessary to confirm the diagnosis and rule out bacterial meningitis.

James L. Moeller, MD

Exercise Is Medicine

Expanding Medical Horizons

Introducing a New Series

Nicholas A. DiNubile, MD, Series Editor

Osteoarthritis: How to Make Exercise Part of Your Treatment Plan

Exercising with swollen, painful joints may sound like a bad idea, but research increasingly shows that exercise can break the pattern of immobility and dependence often triggered by osteoarthritis. Aerobic, strength, and flexibility training deserves a place on the list of standard treatments alongside weight loss, medication, physical therapy, and joint protection.

Nicholas A. DiNubile, MD

Patient Adviser: Exercise for Osteoarthritis

Nicholas A. DiNubile, MD

Cervical Spine and Brachial Plexus Injuries: Return-to-Play Recommendations

How high is the risk for an athlete who wants to resume playing a contact sport after a cervical spine injury? The authors draw on records of hundreds of football injuries as well as their own extensive experience in making recommendations regarding a wide variety of conditions, including strains and sprains, intervertebral disk injuries, and cervical cord neurapraxia. Numerous diagnostic images and illustrations will help you understand what to look for.

Joseph S. Torg, MD; Julie A. Ramsey-Emrhein, MEd, ATC

What's New in Treating Active Women

In medical care for active women, the landscape is changing constantly. Here, a year after an issue devoted to active women's health, is an update on major topics: anterior cruciate ligament tears, heart disease, exercise in pregnancy, nutrition, osteoporosis, and breast cancer.

Lisa Schnirring

ECG Quiz: Collapse in a Young Runner

An 18-year-old woman who played soccer and ran several times a week collapsed in the middle of a regular training run. From her electrocardiogram recorded at the scene of collapse, see if you can make the diagnosis and suggest appropriate follow-up tests.

Matthew F. Davis, MD


Editor's Notes
Exercise Is Medicine

Continuing Sportsmedicine Education

Editorial Board/Staff

Does Ankle Taping Work?
Treating Gynecomastia


News Briefs
Water Tubing Stirs Safety Concerns
Ephedrine Safety Rules Proposed

Scanning Sports

Employment Opportunities

Nutrition Adviser
Eating for Vitamins: Do You Need Supplements?
Nancy Clark, MS, RD

Exercise Adviser
Dodging Common Exercise Pitfalls
Bryant Stamford, PhD

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