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Hamstring injuries in sprinters explained

Judging by recent hamstring injuries of high-profile athletes at the world track and field championships in London, some may muse that perhaps it's a contagious virus hitting sprinters. As the director of the Running Injury Clinic at the University of Calgary, I can assure sports fans these injuries are definitely not contagious, but a risk factor for all elite athletes – especially sprinters.

SMT for acute low-back pain – what the evidence say

A number of systematic reviews have been performed on spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), although their findings have been conflicting. This review was initiated to address the divergent conclusions among studies and to include new trials that have been published since the previous reviews.

Prolonged standing on the job puts workers at higher risk of heart attack: study

According to a study just published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, even after taking into account a wide range of personal, health and work factors, people who primarily stand on the job are twice as likely as people who primarily sit on the job to have a heart attack or congestive heart failure.

ACA joins campaign to reduce waste in health-care system

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has released a list of five tests and procedures commonly ordered but not always necessary in chiropractic care. The list is part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation and Consumer Reports, which encourages conversations between patients and their clinicians about what care is really necessary and appropriate.
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Athletes mull over changes to doping landscape with pending weed legalization

Athletes mull over changes to doping landscape with pending weed legalization Canada's elite athletes are smoking, eating and investing in marijuana. Is a toke before stepping to the start line far off? The Canadian government intends to legalize recreational cannabis by July 1, 2018. Cannabis, hashish, marijuana, and tetrahydrocannabinol are on the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited list, but only during competition.
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CCA 2018 National Convention and Tradeshow

April 27-29, 2018
Location: Calgary, AB
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