September 15, 2006
In the ever-competitive business of health care, Union Memorial Hospital has taken a shot at a marketing coup with legendary golfer Arnold Palmer lending his name to the hospital's sports medicine program. Palmer took a break yesterday from the Constellation Energy Classic at Hayfields Country Club in Hunt Valley to announce the establishment of the Arnold Palmer SportsHealth Center at the Baltimore hospital. Union Memorial hopes that Palmer, playing in his first tournament in almost a year and just days after his 77th birthday, will provide an example for other professional athletes and "weekend warriors."
February 16, 2012
Lacrosse is the fastest-growing team sport in America. Its combination of speed, sticks, a ball and physical contact make for a unique set of injury types, mechanisms and priorities. Growing nearly as fast as the game itself are the efforts of a group of health care professionals and lacrosse experts working in the area of lacrosse-specific sports medicine. This includes not only developing best treatments for lacrosse-related injuries but also the broader areas of preventing injuries, promoting safety and enhancing participation at all levels of play.
April 28, 2006
My child has been complaining of ankle and foot pain. I talked briefly with a friend who is a physical therapist. Could it be his shoes? It could be your child's shoes. But then, it could be something more serious. Kevin Crowley, a physical therapist and manager of Towson Sports Medicine Center, says any time a child is complaining of reoccurring pain, you should consult your physician. "As physical therapists," Crowley says, "we really can't diagnose patients. We help implement the treatment."
April 27, 1996
Baltimore's new NFL team has tapped the University of Maryland Medical Center to provide medical care for its players. The center was one of several Baltimore area health care providers that submitted proposals to the Ravens.The medical center has recruited two sports medicine specialists experienced in sports and family medicine, including a doctor who worked with the team for the past five years in Cleveland.Claude T. Moorman III, an orthopedic surgeon with special training in sports medicine, was hired as director of sports medicine by the university's medical system.
March 1, 1994
Flying Colors elects new directors, officersFlying Colors of Success Inc., a Westminster-based nonprofit organization, recently announced its board of directors and officers for 1994:Chairman, David Bollinger of Barnes-Bollinger Insurance Services Inc.; president/chief executive officer, C. Michael Hardesty, executive director; treasurer, William Guldin, manager of licensing and international, London Fog Corp.; and secretary, Leza M. Griffith, lawyer.Directors are: Charles Cull, associate broker, Long & Foster Realtors; John Jarkweic, curator of marine mammals, National Aquarium in Baltimore; Tim McShea, chairman and chief executive officer of McShea & Co. Inc.; Jolene Sullivan, director of the Carroll County Department of Citizen Services; William D. Swaggerty, account executive with MARCOR Environmental Inc.; and Rick Zengel, F. C. S. consumer representative.
May 15, 2012
The stories of marathon runners collapsing and dying at the finish line are enough to scare anybody thinking of participating in one of the 26.2 mile races popular around this time of year. But a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers has found the risk of deaths at marathon races is pretty low. Not impossible, but not all that likely either. A runner's risk of dying during or soon after the race is about .75 per 100,000 the research found. Men were twice as likely to die as women.