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Dr. Christopher Rial: Sports safety in middle and high school begins with preparation

Dr. Christopher Rial: Sports safety in middle and high school begins with preparation

This article first appeared online at GoErie.com on Jan. 22, 2023. With recent events, many parents have started to question the risks involved with allowing children to play team sports in middle school and high school. Injuries are unpredictable, and there is no foolproof method to ensure complete safety. To account for these risks, behind-the-scenes protocols are often in place to protect children, should an incident occur. A team physician helps to organize a sports...Read More »

Q&A with Dr. K: Is it safe to see my doctor for in-person appointments?

Q&A with Dr. K: Is it safe to see my doctor for in-person appointments?

One of the best New Year's resolutions we can make to ourselves is to resolve to get back to the doctor’s office for in-person appointments. During the pandemic, many of us put off doctor visits, wellness visits, and even our routine visits for blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, depression, etc. According to John J. Kalata, D.O. of Eastside Medical Center, we falsely assume that doctor’s offices are dangerous in the pandemic time. He says that really, the...Read More »

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