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June 1999 Table of Contents

THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 27 - NO. 6 - JUNE 99


Exercise Is Medicine

Exercise, Immunity, and Susceptibility to Infection
A J-Shaped Relationship?

It has been widely supposed that regular moderate exercise boosts immunity but that intense training reduces it. A careful look at the literature reveals some evidence for this proposed J-shaped relationship, but several factors cast doubt on it. Nonetheless, practical measures to reduce the risk of infection are advisable for people engaging in rigorous training and competition.

Roy J. Shephard, MD, PhD, DPE; Pang N. Shek, PhD


Injuries to the Glenoid Labrum
A Diagnostic and Treatment Challenge

Poorly localized pain in the shoulder may be a sign of injury to the glenoid labrum, a ring of fibrous tissue that overlies the rim of the glenoid cavity. The function of this structure is not yet fully understood, but it is important in maintaining shoulder stability and is vulnerable to injury in throwing and other overhead activities.

David B. Richards, MD


Elbow Injuries in Young Baseball Players

Pitching is tough on elbows of all ages, but it's especially hazardous for skeletally immature players because injuries often threaten the growth plate of the elbow. Besides covering diagnosis and treatment, the authors give prevention specifics on pitching volume and age guidelines for learning different pitches.

James A. Whiteside, MD; James R. Andrews, MD; Glenn S. Fleisig, PhD


Proximal Biceps Tendon Rupture
Primarily an Injury of Middle Age

A 51-year-old man with a bulging deformity of his left upper arm told of having felt a 'pop' in the arm while rock climbing. His case serves as a good example of the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of rupture of the proximal biceps tendon, an injury that is often associated with rotator cuff tendinitis.

Amy N. Carter, MD; Steven M. Erickson, MD


Departments


Editorial Board


Editor's Notes
Balancing Sport Risk and Health Benefits


Continuing Sportsmedicine Education


Letters to the Editor
Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Training


News Briefs
Anabolic Steroids May Help Restore Muscle in HIV Patients
Lung Injuries in Contact Sports: Diagnosis and Management Tips
Beginners Should Use Care With Tae Bo and Other Kick-Boxing Workouts


Pearls


Highlights
Fitness Lowers 'Metabolic Syndrome' Health Risks
Begin Atherosclerosis Prevention in Youth
Which ACL-Deficient Patients Require Surgery?


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Exercise Adviser
Tai Chi Chuan: A Slow Dance for Health
John Cheng, MD


Index to Advertisers


Clinical Techniques
Applying the Munster Cast: Optimal Motion Control for Scaphoid Fractures
Elizabeth A. Joy, MD


In an effort to provide information that is scientifically accurate and consistent with accepted standards of medical practice, the editors and publisher of The Physician and Sportsmedicine routinely consult sources believed to be reliable. However, readers are encouraged to confirm this information with other sources. For example and in particular, physicians are advised to consult the prescribing information in the manufacturer's package insert before prescribing any drug mentioned.


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