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Journal Entry ECMAScript programExercise smart to prevent injuries
Some tips to keep you from hurting yourself while exercising
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Journal Entry PS documentSave your knees with a few simple tips
Prevent knee injury with these tips.
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Journal EntryTBI Pocket Guide from DCoE
Traumatic brain injury can be a serious invisible injury. The DCoE provides helpful information about symptoms and treatment.
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Journal Entry ECMAScript programSensors and smartphones may help save lives
 Early detection of blood loss and other medical conditions can help save lives. New technology combined with smartphones may be the new way medics respond to emergencies on the battlefield.
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Journal EntryMeditation can improve pain tolerance
Recent research indicates that meditation may help you deal with pain and related anxiety.
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Journal Entry chemical/x-hinA pain in the…shin?
Shin splits can sideline you from your regular exercise routine, but proper treatment and rest can get you back in action sooner rather than later.
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Journal Entry x-conference/x-cooltalkTake some weight off your knees—or pay the price
A 2012 study demonstrated that an increase in body mass index (BMI) increased a person’s chance of sustaining a non-contact ACL injury.
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Journal Entry“MATs”—The future of injury prevention in the military?
The Army hopes to minimize injuries and optimize performance by investing early in the health of its soldiers with Musculoskeletal Action Teams (MATs).
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Journal Entry Troff documentMinimalist running shoes: Do they really prevent injuries?
Barefoot-style running and minimalist running shoes are growing in popularity, but some new research now shows there are risks.
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Journal Entry chemical/x-pdbNew from HPRC: Pain Management
An entirely new section has just been added to HPRC’s Total Force Fitness domain: Pain Management. It includes articles and resources to help Warfighters who need to manage pain—long-term and chronic.
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