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A large crowd of fiercely loyal fans, a heated contest, and a few too many beers are a volatile mix. Sports officials must consider that mix to prevent violence-related injuries among spectators.
The Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs offers a variety of programs to help American athletes optimize their performance. Research in biomechanics and exercise physiology may pay off at the 1988 Summer Games.
Some circus performers are also skilled athletes. Where do the injured ones turn for medical care?
Many people exercise to feel better psychologically as well as physically. Staying fit does seem to help reduce stress, but researchers don't yet know how-or even how well-it works.
Walking is perhaps the most g basic form of exercise, yet the recent walking boom has produced many new styles-and names-for it. Is walking the same by any name? What are the merits of these different forms?
A person can burn an impressive amount of energy in a few minutes on a stair-climbing machine, though there's nothing magical about this latest fitness craze. Observers say the same effect can come through such mundane tasks as … well, climbing stairs.
When an emergency occurs somewhere in the bleachers of a crowded stadium, the medical team faces a logistic challenge. Communication and transportation are key elements in effective coverage.
Research suggests that some people may harm themselves physically and mentally by exercising too much. Here are some tips on identifying and treating those patients who are already overdoing it.