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September 1997 Table of Contents


Treating Hypertension in Active Patients: Which Agents Work Best With Exercise?

When prescribing antihypertensive medication for active patients, physicians need to know the drugs' side-effect profiles to avoid hindering patients' exercise programs. Certain of the newer agents generally serve exercisers better than older classes of drugs such as diuretics and beta-blockers.

Randall Swain, MD; Barbara Kaplan, PharmD

A Waterproof Cast Liner Earns High Marks

Patients fitted with a special waterproof cast liner under a fiberglass cast can swim and bathe with minimal difficulties. The liner dries quickly and has posed few problems in the way of itching, bulkiness, or odor. Application and removal are usually problem free.

Harlan Selesnick, MD; Geoffrey Griffiths, MD

Cheerleading Injuries: Patterns, Prevention, Case Reports

Cheerleading poses a lower risk of injury than many sports, but cheerleaders who do get hurt tend to be out for prolonged periods. The author looks at the acute and overuse injuries that occur, offers prevention suggestions, and presents two illustrative case reports.

Mark R. Hutchinson, MD

Case Report
Tuberculosis in a Young Baseball Player

A 19-year-old college pitcher had chest pain that was first thought to represent a muscle strain. But the gradual appearance of other symptoms eventually led to a diagnosis of tuberculosis. The authors outline current concepts in the detection, treatment, and prevention of tuberculosis among active patients.

Alicia Morgan-Cooper, MD; Mike Wasik, ATC; Jim Jernigan, MD; Edward G. McFarland, MD

Exercise Is Medicine

Decreased Mobility in the Elderly: The Exercise Antidote

There should be no retirement age when it comes to exercise, because the benefits of exercise know virtually no age limit. For most elderly people, a program that includes aerobic and flexibility exercise and emphasizes strength training is the right strategy for staying mobile and independent.

Joseph A. Buckwalter, MD

Patient Adviser

Exercise Your Independence

Joseph A. Buckwalter, MD

How to Steer Patients Toward the Right Sport Shoe

Shoe manufacturers keep offering new features and technologies, but the real necessities in athletic shoes remain the same: comfort and safety. Some of the new developments improve shoe fit, and buyers who understand their sport can pick shoes that lower injury risk.

D. R. Martin

Patient Adviser

Athletic Shoes: Finding a Good Match

D. R. Martin


Editor's Notes
Exercise: Not Just for Kids Anymore

Editorial Board/Staff

Continuing Sportsmedicine Education


News Briefs
A Genetic Link to Boxing Impairment?
Cross-Training Can Lead to Injuries

Scanning Sports

Exercise-Induced Hematuria
Cardiac Rehabilitation Underused


Information for Authors

Nutrition Adviser
Fueling Workouts on a Shoestring
Nancy Clark, MS, RD

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