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on Wed, September 17, 2014
I’m a big believer in the power of exercise.  No single pill can come close to the positive effects of exercise. It can help with depression, high blood...
on Thu, August 28, 2014
One of our Via Christi Sports Medicine physicians has developed a unique way of keeping his six children, ages 4 months to 11 years, active. Andrew Porter, DO...
stretching
on Mon, April 21, 2014
Many people suffer from aches and pains associated with stress and muscle tension. But what they may not know is that their discomfort can be alleviated by...
on Tue, March 25, 2014
Many parents will ask why their child, especially a teenager, needs to have a regular check-up despite a recent sports physical that was normal. The answer is...
Concussion patient Faith VanBecelaere
on Wed, October 09, 2013
In basketball, loose balls can help a team gain possession, score points and win games. Every basketball team practices loose-ball drills. They are, in essence...
teen athletes
on Tue, September 10, 2013
When you hear of young athletes suddenly collapsing during practice, many parents undoubtedly became concerned about their own student athletes and the...
Todd Fagan
on Fri, April 05, 2013
Todd Fagan may not wear a jersey, but he's very much a part of the Wichita State University men's basketball team. A certified athletic trainer with Via...
holiday weight gain
on Thu, December 01, 2011
We're entering the festive holiday season of merrymaking – and that often means lots of eating and drinking. The challenge is figuring out how to enjoy...
hydration
on Mon, August 22, 2011
Dr. Andrew Porter likes being in marathons and triathlons — and he says this heat doesn’t bother him. “I like the heat!” said Porter, associate director of...
heat illness
on Thu, May 26, 2011
Now’s the time of year when you start spending lots of time outside gardening, hanging out by the pool, and watching those youth sports events. Be sure you...