It always amazes me how many people want surgery around the fall and winter holidays. They are often high school and college athletes who
wait to have surgery so that they don’t miss many classes at school. It can be adults who have met their deductibles, so they want to have their surgeries before the end of the year.
While many people take time off around the holidays, orthopedic surgeons have busy schedules. Is that true in your line of work?
If you plan to travel next weekend for Thanksgiving, please stay safe!
Book I read this week: The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance by Josh Waitzkin. This fascinating book shares the author’s journey to optimal performance through his mastery of chess and tai chi. It offers insight to how you (and your kids) can best learn new skills and chief mastery in any discipline.
Book I’m reading next week: 20,000 Days and Counting: The Crash Course for Mastering Your Life Right Now by Robert D. Smith. I am so excited to read this book! It looks like one that shows you how to make every one of your remaining days count.
Surprisingly good results for a challenging injury in elite athletes: Outcomes After Lumbar Disc Herniation in the National Basketball Association by Shobhit V. Minhas, Benjamin S. Kester, and Wellington K. Hsu in Sports Health
This is a problem parents of young athletes need to be aware of: Dietary Supplements Lead to 20,000 E.R. Visits Yearly, Study Finds by Anahad O’Connor in The New York Times
Expect this debate to only intensify. Like it or not, the Surgeon Scorecard is the only game in town by David Mann in KevinMD.com
The dangers of certain foods might be greater than you think? The Truth About Nutrition and Beauty by Chalene Johnson in ChaleneJohnson.com
Exercise and Fitness
Exercise might not reverse the damage done by sitting all day at work: Study finds targeting exercise is not the best way to reduce prolonged sitting in Medical News Today
This sounds like an easy way to burn more calories: For a Better Calorie Burn, Do This While Walking by Mary Elizabeth Dallas in WebMD
“We tend to forget about scheduling time for play, sleep and homework for our young athletes.” Finding the Balance in EliteInjury.com
Another perspective on heading in youth soccer: Heading Away From Concussions by Darren Russcher in Play Better
Did you like one of these articles or books? Do you have any others to share? I’d love to hear your thoughts below!
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