Back in the saddle: A young concussion victim rides to recovery

One year ago, 13-year-old Reese Silberman was competing in an equestrian competition. Despite suffering from a sinus infection, Reese was eager to compete. While warming up with a horse that was unfamiliar to her, Reese made a slight miscalculation that caused the horse to land in the middle of a jump and flip over itself, [Continue Reading]

How Much Exercise is Enough?

There is much debate in the world of science as to the ideal amount of exercise necessary to maintain health benefits and ward off chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes. Every few years the trend-setters in exercise prescription, the American College of Sports Medicine and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, revise their physical activity [Continue Reading]

Training for the Chevron Houston Marathon? What You Need to Know About Shin Splints.

Runners training for the Chevron Houston Marathon as well as all athletes who run and jump in their respective sports, are susceptible to shin splints.  To get the scoop on shin splints and how to avoid them, we talked with Raj Shani, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital and [Continue Reading]

Are You Marathon Ready?

There are 33 days until thousands of runners descend on Houston to fulfill their dreams of conquering 26.2 in the Chevron Houston Marathon. While veterans and beginners alike have put in months of preparation, decisions in these last few weeks could make or break their race. Three experts at the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine [Continue Reading]