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See & Ski – Dr. John’s E.R.

Most skiers are familiar with the damage that ultraviolet-ray exposure can do to skin, such as painful sunburn, wrinkles and cancer, but many of us are unaware of the significant risks that skiing can pose to unprotected eyes. UV radiation is not part of the visible spectrum, and for our purposes can be divided into … More »

Foote on Feet

Ask any skier who spends more than 40 days a year on snow if he or she has any funny-looking foot bumps. Chances are good they’ll have grape-sized bumps on the back of their heels, a tender swelling on the top of the foot or a protrusion on the side of their foot. These areas … More »

Ski More, Live Longer

The longest average life expectancy in the U.S., at 87 years of age, can be found in Colorado ski country. Counties in other parts of the country have averages as low as 66 years. Could skiing be the magic elixir? While we can’t draw a direct line between skiing and a longer life, there is … More »

Losing It On-Hill

Can you actually lose weight on a ski holiday given downhill skiing isn’t considered an aerobic sport? It turns out that skiing a full day can burn many more calories than I thought. The Compendium of Physical Activities is a database created by Dr. Bill Haskell, a Stanford University professor in 1993 (and updated in … More »

Thumbs Up

An acquaintance of mine was unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with skier’s thumb on both hands from a single fall. His treatment involved a cast on both wrists for six weeks. During his recovery period, I still have memories of his roommates arguing over who would help him in the bathroom. Skier’s thumb, also known … More »

Concussion Confusion

First off, skiing is safe. The average rate of sustaining a head injury while skiing that results in an E.R. visit is approximately one head injury per 10,000 days of skiing. This is far less than cycling, skating and tobogganing. by DR. JOHN FOOTE in the Winter 2017 issue The treatment and recognition of concussion … More »

See & Ski – Dr. John’s E.R.

Most skiers are familiar with the damage that ultraviolet-ray exposure can do to skin, such as painful sunburn, wrinkles and cancer, but many of us are unaware of the significant risks that skiing can pose to unprotected eyes. UV radiation is not part of the visible spectrum, and for our purposes can be divided into … More »

Foote on Feet

Ask any skier who spends more than 40 days a year on snow if he or she has any funny-looking foot bumps. Chances are good they’ll have grape-sized bumps on the back of their heels, a tender swelling on the top of the foot or a protrusion on the side of their foot. These areas … More »

Ski More, Live Longer

The longest average life expectancy in the U.S., at 87 years of age, can be found in Colorado ski country. Counties in other parts of the country have averages as low as 66 years. Could skiing be the magic elixir? While we can’t draw a direct line between skiing and a longer life, there is … More »

Losing It On-Hill

Can you actually lose weight on a ski holiday given downhill skiing isn’t considered an aerobic sport? It turns out that skiing a full day can burn many more calories than I thought. The Compendium of Physical Activities is a database created by Dr. Bill Haskell, a Stanford University professor in 1993 (and updated in … More »

Thumbs Up

An acquaintance of mine was unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with skier’s thumb on both hands from a single fall. His treatment involved a cast on both wrists for six weeks. During his recovery period, I still have memories of his roommates arguing over who would help him in the bathroom. Skier’s thumb, also known … More »

Concussion Confusion

First off, skiing is safe. The average rate of sustaining a head injury while skiing that results in an E.R. visit is approximately one head injury per 10,000 days of skiing. This is far less than cycling, skating and tobogganing. by DR. JOHN FOOTE in the Winter 2017 issue The treatment and recognition of concussion … More »

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