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February 2003 Table of Contents

THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 31 - NO. 2 - FEBRUARY 2003


NEWS AND ANALYSIS

News Briefs
Sending Sports Gear to the Showers: Benefits for Players' Skin?
Physician Group Rates Popular Diet Books

Best of the Literature
Soothing a Pain in the Neck
Obesity Speeds Atherosclerosis in the Young

Spotlight on Sports Medicine
Getting Patients Moving: Is Activity Promotion Paying Off?
Lisa Schnirring

Editor's Notes will resume next month.


REVIEW ARTICLES

Preventing Infectious Disease in Sports
Microbial opponents can tackle even the strongest teams. Prevention strategies include avoiding sports-related risks such as overtraining and poor nutrition and being on guard for open lesions. However, the best tactic is a simple one: frequent hand washing.
Warren B. Howe, MD

Sacral Stress Fractures
Tracking Down Nonspecific Pain in Distance Runners
Sacral stress fractures can be difficult to diagnose because their symptoms are often nonspecific. A series of 21 Stanford University distance runners demonstrates that a recent change in running training is a hallmark finding.
Michael Fredericson, MD; Lara Salamancha, MD; Christopher Beaulieu, MD, PhD


WEB EXCLUSIVE

Patient Adviser
Avoiding Infections: Staying Healthy, Performing Well
Warren B. Howe, MD

CASE REPORT

Renal Laceration in a High School Football Player
Contact sports are most likely to produce a renal injury, and children are more at risk than adults. This case report highlights key features of diagnosis and treatment, such as urinalyses at 24 and 48 hours for hematuria.
Randell K. Wexler, MD; Apurva Parmar, MD


CLINICAL PRACTICE

Pearls
No More Aspiration Frustration
Alcohol and Active People


SPECIAL SECTION ON INVESTING

Standard & Poor's Financial Adviser (PDF)
Then vs Now: Conditions Favor Stocks After a 3-Year Decline
Ten Stocks We Like for Capital Gains


READER SERVICE

Staff

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