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Based in Atlanta, GA - Rick Limpert is an award-winning writer, a best-selling author, and a featured sports travel writer.

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Entries in injuries (4)

Sunday
Jun112017

Kindle Pick of the Week: That's Gotta Hurt by Dr. David Geier

Not a free pick this week, but a great pick for anyone who plays or watches sports.

 

In That’s Gotta Hurt, the orthopaedist David Geier shows how sports medicine has had a greater impact on the sports we watch and play than any technique or concept in coaching or training. Injuries among professional and college athletes have forced orthopaedic surgeons and other healthcare providers to develop new surgeries, treatments, rehabilitation techniques, and prevention strategies. In response to these injuries, sports themselves have radically changed their rules, mandated new equipment, and adopted new procedures to protect their players. Parents now openly question the safety of these sports for their children and look for ways to prevent the injuries they see among the pros. The influence that sports medicine has had in effecting those changes and improving both the performance and the health of the athletes has been remarkable.

Through the stories of a dozen athletes whose injuries and recovery advanced the field (including Joan Benoit, Michael Jordan, Brandi Chastain, and Tommy John), Dr. Geier explains how sports medicine makes sports safer for the pros, amateurs, student-athletes, and weekend warriors alike. That’s Gotta Hurt is a fascinating and important book for all athletes, coaches, and sports fans.

Friday
Feb152013

Meteor Hits Russia, More Than 400 Injured

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A meteor hit Russia and has caused damage and injuries.

Where did this meteor come from?

Pretty scary.

Monday
Nov262012

Bounce House Injuries are Up

I never liked these bounce houses and now I know why.

Numbers suggest 30 U.S. children a day are treated in emergency rooms for broken bones, sprains, cuts and concussions from bounce house accidents. Most involve children falling inside or out of the inflated playthings, and many children get hurt when they collide with other bouncing kids.

The number of children aged 17 and younger who got emergency-room treatment for bounce house injuries has climbed along with the popularity of bounce houses -- from fewer than 1,000 in 1995 to nearly 11,000 in 2010. That's a 15-fold increase, and a doubling just since 2008.

"I was surprised by the number, especially by the rapid increase in the number of injuries," said lead author Dr. Gary Smith, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Amusement parks and fairs have bounce houses, and the playthings can also be rented or purchased for home use.

Sunday
Oct302011

Joe DeSantis Flies off an NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle at 180+ MPH

This might be the scariest thing you see this Halloween Weekend.

Joe DeSantis loses control of his Pro Stock Motorcycle bike at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during NHRA qualifying. 

He slides, he rolls, he tumbles and he walks away?  You have to be kidding me!  He injures only his wrist.  He's taken to the medical center.  My wife and I are amazed at the drivers in NHRA, but particularly the Pro Stock Motorcycle drivers.  They are going at high speeds and have no protection other than a helmet.  Joe appears to have been very lucky.