I’ve written three other articles that address the value of a periodic check-up, how to find a good doctor, and how to deal with the cost of preventive care:
In my monthly column at Endurance Corner, entitled Ten Credible Online Resources, I wrote about how the Internet has brought us an abundance of online health information. This is both a blessing and a curse. On the bright side, there is ample information to be found–if you have the time to search. But on the down side, it can be difficult to evaluate the quality or credibility of online health information.
In my article, I list my favorite online sources of general health and heart health-specific information that might be useful to athletes. Over the past couple years, I’ve found these various sources to be useful, trustworthy, and reader-friendly. I like to use the Flipboard app for the iPad to collect information from the various websites, blogs, and Twitter streams in one place to review at my convenience. You might give that a try.
In my column this month at Endurance Corner, I talk about my involvement with USA Triathlon’s Medical Review Panel. I summarize some of the important facts about triathlon-related fatalities and offer some thoughts about how we might work together in the triathlon community to improve race safety. It will require effort on the part of everybody involved–athletes, event organizers, and USA Triathlon and other governing bodies.
In a recent column at EnduranceCorner, I wrote about “Nine Interesting Facts About the Athlete’s Heart.” The heart is truly amazing!
Check out my column this month at Endurance Corner. I talk about the pros and cons of the lipid-lowering agents, the so-called statin medications, particularly for otherwise healthy athletes. There are special considerations for athletes and non-athletes, alike, who might take these medications for primary prevention–preventing the first problem with heart or vascular disease.