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 •  July 21

As years of sports-related injuries take their toll, Chad Wollerton is beginning to show signs of osteoarthritis at 50 years old. But thanks to the efforts of University of Virginia doctors and kinesiologists, he’s still active. Wollerton is part of a population that is often overlooked when doctors and researchers talk about osteoarthritis — a...

The Daily Progress

 •  December 25, 2016

Joe Gieck came to Charlottesville in a ’56 Ford with cowboy boots, cowboy hat and a 30-30 rifle. His plan was to stay until he found something better, but he soon surmised he had a pretty good gig. That was in 1961. He never left. During his 43 years as a pioneer in the athletic training and sports medicine field at the University of Virginia, he...

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 •  September 6, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) — Despite all the rehabilitation, the headaches would not go away. The imbalance, while better, was still there. His speech improved, but vision and hearing issues persisted. Months after the blow that caused his concussion, Rudy Ayala still had significant symptoms. Though he loved playing football, the lingering problems, along with...

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 •  August 23, 2016

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — With the fluid motions of a glass blower, Hong Qi held a flaming alcohol-soaked cotton ball inside a jar for few seconds, then swung the globe onto her patient's exposed back, pressing it into place. As the patient lay face down in the East Lyme office Aug. 18, Qi repeated the process until the woman's back held a dozen...