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Sports Medicine

What Is Sports Medicine?

Many people have incorporated fitness and sports into their lives to prevent illness and injury. Sports medicine has evolved to support them as an area of specialization within a few different disciplines like family medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine and orthopedics. It encompasses everything from game coverage of professional sporting events to incorporating exercise into a patient's lifestyle as a treatment for a disease process such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, anxiety or depression.

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Last Reviewed: May 07, 2007

Charles Webster, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati