Ice hockey players should dress in layers, use the proper equipment and wear helmets to avoid injuries. (Photo: angel-beil/Instagram)

Weekend Warriors

Training Helps Avoid Winter Sports Injuries Watching Olympic athletes zoom down the slopes or tear up the rink can inspire you to get involved in winter sports. But when you strap on skis or lace up skates, it is important to remember that you have not trained like an Olympian,
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Aliya Mustafina of Russia gets assistance after suffering from an injury at the vault. (Photo: Gero Breloer/AP)

Preventing ACL Injuries

Girls 3-6 Times More Prone to Injuries With the growing number of children participating in competitive sports, injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, of the knee are on the rise in young athletes. According to athletic trainer and physical therapist John R.
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