Medicine & Health

  • Running and Immunity

    During this pandemic, many of us are thinking about the strength of our immune system, not only as it...

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  • DeMarvelous

    Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to win the Boston Marathon?  How about going back and...

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  • ADDICTED

    Several years ago, I said to a friend, “If I run every day, I feel great. But, if I...

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  • RATE THE PAIN: ONE TO FIVE

     Every time we go to a medical or health expert with an injury or a sore body part, we...

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  • A SHOOTING STAR

    “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”  These are the words of Steve (Pre)...

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  • RACE-LESS

    Because of the pandemic, races have been cancelled indefinitely. For the many runners who seldom or never race, this...

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  • THE DOCTOR SAID NO RUNNING

    “After you recover from the knee replacement, I don’t want you to do any more running.  A few foolish...

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  • The longer the race, the stronger they get

    Some ultramarathons are run on very strange courses: through blazing hot deserts, frozen land at the North Pole, on...

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  • Pedestrianism

    The recently published book by Matthew Algeo describes a brief episode in sports history long forgotten.  The full title...

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  • Don’t Become A Chimp

    Our closest relatives are chimpanzees and gorillas.  In some ways, however, we are very different.  Humans are world-class endurance...

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  • How to undo a great workout

    Let’s say you run three miles really hard, working up a sweat and feel exhausted.  And, you know you...

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  • Fitbits Nation

    The New York Times recently carried an article on the increasing popularity of step counters such as Fitbits.  People...

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  • Running and Eating

    True or false: The more you run, the more you eat. Answer: True sometimes and false other times. It...

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  • Back-Space

    As someone who has been dealing with back problems for some time, I became interested in studying the recent...

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