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Hypermobility and Protecting Your Joints in Yoga

by Rachel Koontz
on September 17th, 2019

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Does Anyone Not Sweat...Ever?

by Clifford Stark, DO
on September 17th, 2019

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Is Voodoo Compression Floss Safe?

by Emily Abbate

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How To Recover After A Tough Workout

by Emily Abbate

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Will Cardio Help Me Lose Weight?

by McCall Minnor

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Why Don’t I Sweat?

by McCall Minnor

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Can You Really Target Fat in Specific Areas of the Body?

by McCall Minnor

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What Actually Happens to Our Bodies When We Skip the Gym?

by McCall Minnor

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Should I Use Over-the-Counter NSAIDs for Muscle Soreness?

by Laura Bauer

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Could Piriformis Syndrome Be the Cause of Your Pain In the Butt?

by Lauren Mazzo

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What Exactly Is a Muscle Knot?

by Lauren Bernstein
on August 8th, 2019

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Soccer and extreme heat: A potentially dangerous mix for US-France World Cup match

by Dr. Vanessa Cutler
on June 28th, 2019

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You're Never Too Young to Build Healthy Bones

by Clifford Stark, DO
on December 20th, 2018

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Why you need to be thinking about your bone health!

by Clifford Stark, DO
on November 12th, 2018

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Could the NFL ever be safe? As football is blamed for crippling players' brains, we explain the medical scandals - and how the game could change to protect its stars

by Kayla Brantley
on December 29th, 2017

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High school football player, 16, dies of blunt force trauma after blocking a tackle

by Kayla Brantley
on November 1st, 2017

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12 Reasons You Have Shoulder Pain–and What to Do About It

by Karyn Repinski
on September 1st, 2017

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Antioxidant Supplements, Heavy Lifting and 5 Other ‘Healthy’ Habits That May Be Causing You Harm

by Cindy Zuzma
on July 25, 2017

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Start Your Day with a Cold Shower

by Sarah Tseggay
on July 19th, 2017

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Find your Sole Mate!

by Clifford Stark, DO
on March 15th, 2017

Dr. Stark was recently quoted in a Self Magazine article about finding the right running shoes! According to Dr. Stark, shoes can play a big factor in your ability to stay injury free!


Should you work out when you're sick?

by Clifford Stark, DO
on March 2nd, 2017

Dr. Stark speaks to Men's Journal about when you should and shouldn't decide to fit in that workout if you are feeling under the weather. He also provides tips and tricks on how to beat your illness faster so that you can get back to your regular schedule! Read more at Men's Journal!


Dr. Stark speaks to Runner's World!

by Clifford Stark, DO
on Feb 23rd, 2017

Dr. Stark speaks to Runner's World on tips for surviving your winter runs and how to reduce congestion in the nose before, during and after your outdoor runs!


Why Your Nose Fills With Snot During Winter Runs and 8 Ways to Deal With It

by Jenny McCoy
on February 6th, 2017

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Dr. Stark provides insight on running a private practice

by Clifford Stark, DO
on Jan 25th, 2017

Dr. Stark gives insights on running a private practice as well as an overview of the challenges and benefits that come with it. Read the article at TheDO.osteopathic.org


Dr. Stark weighs in on Rhabdomyolysis

by Clifford Stark, DO
on Dec 21st, 2016

Dr. Stark weighs in on the causes of Rhabdomyolysis and tips to prevent it, such as getting hydrated before strenuous exercises and progressing slowly and gradually with exercise programs. Read the article at Byrdie.com


Dr. Stark presents at STEAM Night out, Sponsored by the Cush Foundation

by Clifford Stark, DO
on Dec 20th, 2016

Dr. Clifford Stark recently participated in STEAM Night out, sponsored by the Cush Foundation at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square. Dr. Stark and former professional basketball player Ron Harper presented together to stimulate interest in Science as it relates to osteopathic medicine and sports medicine.


Forbes: Dr. Naresh Rao: How A World-Class Sports Medicine Doctor Makes It To The Olympics

by Naresh Rao, DO
on Aug 5th, 2016

Dr. Naresh Rao is headed to the 2016 Olympics games in Rio as the US Men's Water Polo head Physician. Read about his journey to the games in Forbes Magazine!


Dr. Stark Contributes to Sports Medicine Book

by Clifford Stark, DO
on Mar 9th, 2016

Dr. Clifford Stark Writes Chapter of Principles of Manual Sports Medicine Dealing with Tennis Elbow and other Common Elbow Injuries.


Dr. Stark Quoted in Knee1 News Report

by Clifford Stark, DO
on Mar 9th, 2016

Dr. Stark Acts as the Expert on Non-Surgical Pain Relief Alternative called Prolotherapy.


Dr. Degenhardt Quoted in FOX News Health Blog

by Degenhardt, MPH, TM, cAc
on Mar 9th, 2016

Dr. Degenhardt Weighs in on Alternative Treatments for Allergy Sufferers in FOX News Health Blog.


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment in the News

by Clifford Stark, DO
on Mar 9th, 2016

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment, which is strikingly straightforward and easy to perform, centers on injecting portions of a patient’s blood directly into the injured area, which catalyzes the body’s instincts to repair muscle, bone and other tissue. Most enticing, many doctors said, is that the technique appears to help regenerate ligament and tendon fibers, which could shorten rehabilitation time and possibly obviate surgery.


Living with Sports Injuries by Dr. Clifford Stark

by Clifford Stark, DO
on Mar 9th, 2016

Living with Sports Injuries provides a comprehensive overview of the causes and types of sports injuries, treatment and prevention, and more. Providing a crash course in sports injuries, this new book examines head and neck, shoulder, elbow, and hip injuries, and much more. Written in clear, straightforward language, this user-friendly book includes case studies and dramatized, real-life examples to illustrate the everyday impact of living with sports injuries.


Dr. Stark to Serve as New York Team Physician

by Clifford Stark, DO
on Mar 9th, 2016

Berkeley College is pleased to announce that Dr. Clifford Stark has agreed to serve as team physician for Berkeley's New York athletic programs.

Dr. Stark is the Medical Director of Sports Medicine at Chelsea in Manhattan and is a board certified physician with dual certification in both sports medicine and primary care. He is currently a member of the teaching faculty at NYU Langone Medical Center, having been on faculty at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital as the Director of Sports Medicine and Orthopedics for the family medicine residency for 6 years.

Dr. Stark currently serves as a team physician for various national organizations including USA Gymnastics, and has treated many world-class athletes at facilities across the nation, including the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Dr. Stark himself was a competitive tennis player and teaching professional around the nation for more than 10 years, so he also has first-hand experience of athletic participation at all levels.

Dr. Stark is one of only a select few physicians in the nation (and merely a handful in NY) specifically trained in primary care sports medicine, along with further specialization in state-of-the-art diagnosis and nonsurgical treatments for musculoskeletal injuries, such as diagnostic ultrasound, ultrasound-guided injections, prolotherapy, PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections, and osteopathic manipulation.

Dr. Stark recently authored the book, Living With Sports Injuries, published in 2010.


Dr. Degenhardt Rescues a Distressed Swimmer on Father's Day

by Degenhardt, MPH, TM, cAc
on Mar 9th, 2016

Dr Degenhardt moved into action quickly as he responded to a distressed swimmer at a beach in Sandy Hook, NJ. Using his stand-up paddleboard (SUP), he quickly paddled out to meet the near-drowning swimmer, got her onto the paddleboard and safely brought her back to shore.


Dr. Rao Honored to Be Appointed Head Physician for Professional Sports Leagues

by Naresh Rao, DO
on Mar 9th, 2016

Dr. Naresh Rao Appointed Head Physician for Men's USA Water Polo Team and Serves as Physician for FINA World League Super Finals in Dubai.


Dr. Degenhardt Serves as Team Physician for USA Men's National Water Polo Team

by Degenhardt, MPH, TM, cAc
on Mar 9th, 2016

Dr. Aran Degenhardt Utilizes his Background in Sports Medicine while Acting as Team Physician for the U.S. National Water Polo Team.


Dr. Degenhardt Comments on Whole-Body Cryotherapy in New York Magazine

by Degenhardt, MPH, TM, cAc
on Mar 9th, 2016

Get his expert take on this new technology and the benefits of cryotherapy treatment cryotherapy treatment.


Dr. Stark Weighs-In On Sports-Related Injuries on PIX 11

by Clifford Stark, DO
on Mar 9th, 2016

Dr. Stark discusses how to abetter diagnose sports-related injuries following the tragic death of a NJ high school football player.


Dr. Stark on Sports-Related Internal Injuries and the Tragic Death of a High School Football Player

by Clifford Stark, DO
on Mar 9th, 2016

Dr. Stark appears on Fox and Friends to discuss the incident that led to the tragic death of one high school football player in NJ.


Dr. Rao Selected to the 2016 Summer Olympics USOC Sports Medicine Team

by Naresh Rao, DO
on Mar 9th, 2016

Dr. Rao will be working in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this summer to provide medical care for Team USA's elite athletes.


Dr. Rao Publishes New Book: Step Up Your Game

by Naresh Rao, DO
on Mar 9th, 2016

Dr. Rao's new book, Step Up Your Game is set to be published February, 2nd 2016.

As a sports and wellness medicine practitioner whose clients include Olympic and professional athletes, triathletes, and weekend warriors, Dr. Naresh Rao has uncovered the secrets of how and why elite athletes consistently perform at the highest levels. In Step Up Your Game, he reveals what separates the best athletes from the rest of us, despite our best efforts in any chosen sport.

According to Rao, top athletes know that peak performance requires much more than consistent practice. He reveals a comprehensive program that takes into account every aspect of optimizing wellness—from monitoring health to improving nutrition, following a thorough training protocol, and developing a plan for recovering from and preventing injury. The mental game is just as important as the physical one; these athletes make sure to address their motivational, psychological, and spiritual needs, too. In short, the athletes who are at the top of their game know that if they want to improve—whether it’s their accuracy at the goal, time at the finish line, or consistency of play—they need to take each of these aspects into consideration every single day.

Step Up Your Game reveals how remarkable success is available to athletes with the conviction and desire to improve. By integrating Dr. Rao’s program into an existing fitness routine, readers will take ownership of their training in a systematic way, remove the stress that often hampers outcomes, and—most importantly—begin to fully enjoy their exercise experience as they work to achieve their healthiest selves.


Does OJ Simpson suffer from football-related brain trauma?

by Clifford Stark, DO
on Mar 8th, 2016