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When to Go to the Emergency Room

The medical director for USC Arcadia Hospital's emergency department shares key things to know about emergency care and how to…

Common Ice Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Learn how to protect yourself and your children from injury while enjoying these winter sports. Ice skating can be fun…

What to Do When You Have Trouble Urinating

Urinating should be one of your body’s most natural functions, so you’re bound to be frustrated, when you can’t go.…

Do Concussions Increase the Risk of Stroke or Brain Cancer?

Whether from a minor car accident or a game of flag football, concussions are surprisingly common. Concussions occur whenever the…

6 Reasons Why Team Sports Are Good for Your Health

It feels good to be part of a team. Now, researchers have found that it’s also a boost to your…

The Pros and Cons of Antibiotics

When it comes to antibiotics, can too much of a good thing be harmful? Antibiotics are powerful drugs that help…

5 Common Health Problems You Can Prevent

Take control of your health, with these tips on preventing common injuries and conditions. Many diseases strike without warning. Their…

The Top 5 Basketball Injuries That Ended Players’ Careers

Even if you’re not a pro baller, take precautions to avoid damage, while on the court. You might not think…

Is Cracking Your Neck, Back or Knuckles Good for You?

While it’s probably not going to lead to harm, cracking your knuckles doesn’t necessarily have any benefits, either. We all…

Feeling Off-Balance? The Problem Might Be in Your Ears

If you’re feeling a little unsteady on your feet, it’s not just in your head. It might actually be in…

10 Tips for Your Best Race-Day Running Experience

Seth Gamradt, MD, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine at Keck Medicine of USC, shares some key factors…

What Is Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy?

You may have heard about the healing properties of platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, therapy. Here’s what science currently says about…