FRESH TRACKS - February 23, 2024

News on Knees

Reading Time: 3 minutes As an emergency department physician, I’m more useful in diagnosing acute knee injuries than discussing chronic knee pain with friends and strangers at après ski, so I chatted about various […]

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Ready to Travel?

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Reading Time: 2 minutes In general, those who participate in snowsports are inherently bigger risk takers than the average public, but a new risk many of us are now weighing is how safe will […]

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Speed and Consequences

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Reading Time: 2 minutes When many Canadians were in full lockdown in early spring, I eerily recall being one of few drivers on downtown Toronto empty streets. As an essential worker, I had to […]

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Leave Your Keto Diet at Home

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Dr. John’s E.R. Although low-carbohydrate/ketogenic and intermittent-fasting diets are popular as a weight-loss method, especially with the Hollywood set, the available science indicates that these diets may impair ski performance […]

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Your Burning Questions – Dr. John’s E.R.

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Reading Time: 3 minutes On the chairlift, at après-ski or sometimes through the magazine, I’m often asked medical questions beyond what I typically attend to in a big-city E.R. Here are a few that […]

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See & Ski – Dr. John’s E.R.

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

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Ski More, Live Longer

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Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

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Thumbs Up

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

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Concussion Confusion

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Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 […]

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