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A mother's heartache: Do as I say, not as I did

On August 13, I worked a 12 hour night shift. Afterward, I went to see Dr. Kasper to review my test results. When I arrived at his office, I was escorted to a small room. I knew I had failed my stress test miserably. Doc came in with a sense of somberness which I had never seen. He said, “Melissa, you need bypass surgery. You need to go directly to the Emergency Room. Now.”

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The Danger of RBIs in baseball and softball: Why we need to protect young athletes

As care providers, we’re seeing an increase in young athletes with repetitive stress injuries. Twelve and 13 year-old players are injuring the tissue near the ends of their bones known as growth plates. Sometimes they are tearing the tissue that surrounds their shoulder sockets.

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