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Kinesio Tape Plasters Olympians, But Not All The Science Sticks

Said to ease pain and treat muscle injuries, brightly colored Kinesio tape is all over the Olympics, from the track to the diving platform. Some athletes say it's superior to other tape for recovery and performance, but the research on it doesn't always agree.
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Prognosis Worsens For Shortages In Primary Care

The U.S. could have nearly 63,000 fewer doctors than needed by 2015, according to a projection from the Association of American Medical Colleges. Some health experts argue that allowing physician assistants and nurse practitioners to provide more care could help.
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Paleo Diet Blogger Sues State For Trying To Regulate His Advice

A blogger who claims he lost weight and lowered his blood sugar on the paleo diet files a First Amendment lawsuit after he's told he needs a license to give others diet advice and nutritional counseling.
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Is There A 'Concussion Crisis' In Sports?

Scientific evidence is mounting on the links between sports and concussions. Host Michel Martin explores what some are calling the "concussion crisis" for athletes. She speaks with Chris Nowinski, author and co-founder of the Sports Legacy Institute, a group focused on researching concussions in sports.
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Love Of Sports Can Start Early; So Can Injuries

Concussions make up about 15 percent of all high school sports injuries, according to Children's Hospital Boston. But how can parents decide whether children should play sports, and how to keep them safe? Host Michel Martin talks with three "sports" moms, including a pediatrician who studies concussions in children.
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Can The NFL Keep Fans Excited And Players Safe?

Thousands of former players or their families are filing lawsuits, alleging that the league downplayed the risks for concussions. But the NFL denies wrongdoing. Host Michel Martin speaks with two sports reporters about the NFL's current approach to reducing concussions.
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Former Football Star Defends The Game

Mounting scientific evidence is linking football to brain trauma. While calls to increase safety measures in football are getting louder, players themselves often resist efforts to change the game. Host Michel Martin speaks with former Pro Bowl NFL player LaVar Arrington, who argues that the risks of the sport are worth it.

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