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  • Dr. Cole discusses his career trajectory and thoughts on patient and athlete care with Dr. Andrew Dold

  • Ep. 34: Can Alzheimer’s Disease Be Prevented?

    In this episode, we are joined by Karen Malkin, NBC-HWC, to talk about strategies to support brain health. Karen is a board-certified health coach and

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  • Ask The Doctor: How Does Nutrition Help Joint Recovery?

    Presented by Vericel: In this Ask The Doctor episode, Dr. Brian Cole highlights the importance of nutrition in joint recovery. Ortho Nutrition Bundle For Surgical Patients

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  • Ep. 33: The COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

    In today’s episode, Dr. Brian Cole shares his thoughts on the national and global-wide vaccine mandates. Additionally, he discusses the newest studies and statistics about

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  • Ep. 32: New Recommendations for Daily Aspirin

    In today’s episode, Dr. Brian Cole takes a look at how aspirin has been used over the years — and where the medical advice stands

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  • Ep. 31: Using Data to Analyze Sports Injuries with Christina Mack, PhD, MSPH, FISPE

    We are joined by Dr. Christina Mack, Vice President, Epidemiology and Clinical Evidence at IQVIA, a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions, and

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  • Ask The Doctor: What Is Shoulder Instability and How Is It Treated?

    Presented by Vericel: Dr. Brian Cole provides an overview of shoulder instability and the various treatments used to restore stability in the shoulder. Shoulder instability usually

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  • Ep 30: What It Takes To Run a 100-Mile Race with Guest Zach Bitter

    In this episode, we are joined by Zach Bitter, an American ultramarathon runner. He held world records for the 100-mile run and the 12-hour run.

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  • Ep. 29: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): How Much Is Too Much?

    Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul discuss the positive and negative impacts of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and naproxen. Injuries and chronic

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  • Ep. 28: Will Activities Like Running Make Your Arthritis Worse?

    In this episode, Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul talk about osteoarthritis, the loss of cartilage that covers our bones, including whether activities such as

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  • Ep. 27: What Is The Best Alcohol To Drink?

    Presented by Vericel: In this episode, Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul dive into which alcohol is the healthiest to drink and how alcohol impacts sleep,

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  • Ep. 26: Treating Rotator Cuff Tears With Dr. Nik Verma

    In this episode, we discuss the treatment of rotator cuff tears with sports medicine and shoulder surgeon Dr. Nik Verma from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.

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  • Ep. 25: Avoiding Injury While Endurance Training with Erin Short, PT, DPT

    In this episode, we are joined by Erin Short, PT, DPT, from RUSH Physical Therapy, to talk about how to avoid an injury while endurance

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  • SMW Ep. 24 Maximizing Recovery with Patrick Pauley M.S., ATC, PES, FRCms

    In this episode, we talk with Patrick Pauley, an athletic trainer specializing in fitness, injury prevention, and sports performance, about how to use a system

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  • Ep. 23: Taking Care of Performing Arts Athletes with Dustin Jesberger, PT, DPT

    In this episode, we are joined by Dustin Jesberger, PT, DPT from RUSH Physical Therapy who shares insight into common injuries in the performing arts

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  • Ep. 22: How Sleep Improves Recovery & What You Can Do To Sleep Better

    In this episode, Dr. Brian Cole discusses the importance of sleep and how it impacts stress, muscle recovery, memory, immune system, mood, and much more.

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  • Ep. 21: Maximizing Performance After Injury with Eric Ridings, B.S., LMT

    Eric Ridings, B.S., LMT, joins the podcast to talk about recovering from various degrees of injury and how he helps his clients develop a return

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  • Ask The Doctor: ACL Tears — Your Treatment Options

    Presented by Vericel: In this Episode, Dr. Brian Cole explains tears to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), which impacts around 500,000 people each year. Learn about

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  • Ask The Doctor: Meniscus Tear without Osteoarthritis – Management and Treatment Options

    Presented by Vericel: In this episode, Dr. Brian Cole highlights the management and treatment of meniscus tears without osteoarthritis.              INTRODUCING MACI

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  • Ep. 20: Discussing The Use Of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

    Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) has become an increasingly popular treatment over the last several years, but there are still questions about its potential effectiveness in treating

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  • Ep. 19: Common Injuries of the Weekend Warrior with Casey Gray, PT, DPT

    In this episode of Sports Medicine Weekly, Casey Gray, PT, DPT, from RUSH Physical Therapy, joins Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul to discuss managing

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  • SMW Injury Update: Kawhi Leonard

    You’re about to listen to a Sports Medicine Weekly Injury Update, where Dr. Brian Cole provides his analysis of major professional sports injuries in just

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  • Ep. 18: Osteoarthritis orthobiologics with Dr Brian Cole

    Orthobiologics such as platelet-rich-plasma, and stem cells have gained popularity as treatments for knee osteoarthritis over recent years. Orthobiologics are cells, blood components or growth

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  • Ep. 17: Icing Your Pitching Arm — Does It Work?

    In this episode, Dr. Brian Cole and Steve discuss icing a pitcher’s arm and the perceived benefits. However, no published peer-reviewed research has shown definitively

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  • Ep. 16: Treating Athletes with a Cartilage Defect

    Presented by MACI: In this episode, Dr. Cole explains common knee cartilage defects found in both athletes and active populations, how to decide on the

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  • Ep. 15: Understanding White Sox OF Luis Robert’s Injury

    In this episode, Dr. Cole and Steve break down how an injury like the one sustained by Chicago White Sox OF Luis Robert happens, the

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  • Ep. 14: Discussing Throwing Injuries with Biomechanist Brittany Dowling, MS

    In this episode, we talk with biomechanics expert Brittany Dowling, MS, about the variables that can result in arm injuries in baseball players. Dowling, the

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  • Ep. 13: Leadership & Life Lessons with Dr. Brian Cole

    Covering: Dr Cole’s background; Lessons learned from sports growing up; Qualities of a good mentor; Traits of a leader and steps you can take to

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  • Ep. 12: Managing Pain and Improving Functional Movement with Ted Kurlinkus, PT, DPT

    Ted Kurlinkus, PT, DPT, from RUSH Physical Therapy, joins Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul to discuss how physical therapy helps patients manage pain and

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  • Ep. 11: Neuropsychologist Elizabeth Pieroth on Managing Athletes with Multiple Concussions

    Neuropsychologist Elizabeth M. Pieroth, PsyD, ABPP, MPH shares insight into how she manages athletes who have sustained multiple concussions including how to know when to

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  • Ep 10: Knee Instability with guest Dr. Adam Yanke

    In this episode, Dr. Cole and Steve discuss common causes of knee pain and instability with guest Dr. Adam Yanke from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.

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  • Ep 9: NBA COVID Protocol; How the Vaccine Works and why it’s Important; Myth vs. Reality

    Dr. Brian Cole provides in depth understanding of the disease and how we can all be protected. What The future holds as herd immunity evolves.

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  • Ep 8: Managing Football Injuries and Life Decisions with Mike Martin

    Steve and Dr. Cole talk with Mike Martin about lessons learned in his career as a professional athlete, dealing with injuries in the NFL and

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  • Ep 7: Managing Hockey Injuries with Dr. John Grant

    In depth conversation with orthopaedic surgeon Dr. John Grant, Head Team Physician for Eastern Michigan University Athletics and the USA Hockey National Team Development Program.

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  • Benefits of Dairy Protein; Open vs. Closed-Chain Exercises

    Dr. Cole and Steve discuss the types of unusual and common injuries among a variety of athletes. David Strickland, Chief Commercial Officer of Glanbia Performance

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  • Marathon Training by Athletico; High Altitude Climbing; Treadmill vs Outdoor Running

    Interview with Karen Shanahan, Facility Manager at Athletico, about marathon training and injury. Karen emphasizes the importance in taking breaks in training especially when a

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  • Emmett Cleary Discusses Transition from the NFL to Medical School

    Steve and Dr. Cole interview Emmett Cleary, former NFL athlete, about how he transitioned from playing in the NFL to becoming a medical student. Emmett

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  • Ep 6: Ask the Doctor about Current Injuries suffered by MLB Players

    Dr. Brian Cole from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center talks with his co-host Steve Kashul about current injuries in MLB players: bone spurs

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  • Ep 5: Dr. John Fernandez from Rush: Managing Hand Injuries

    Dr. John Fernandez talks about the variety of hand injuries and how they are treated. Dr. Fernandez has created and innovated some of the advanced

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  • Ep 4: Karen Malkin discusses Inflammation, Stress, Sleep, Toxins and much more

    Certified Integrative Health Coach, Karen Malkin from Karen Malkin Health Counseling talks about the types, causes and treatment for chronic inflammation; how we can manage

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  • Ep 3: Ask the Doctor about Shoulder Injuries and Bone Bruises in Young Athletes

    Dr. Brian Cole from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center talks with his co-host Steve Kashul about the causes, symptoms and treatment for shoulder

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  • Ep 2: Benefits of Physical Therapy at Home: by Athletico

    LeeAnn Hulteen, PT, Cert. MDT from Athletico Physical Therapy- Home Therapy Services talks about Physical Therapy in the Home: Are you planning a joint replacement

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  • Bandgrip vs Sutures: the Evolution of Ways to Close Incisions, with Fred Smith from BandGrip

    Dr. Nikhil Verma, Head Team Physician for the Chicago White Sox, Sports Medicine Specialist, and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush fills in for

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  • Using PRP vs Surgery for Elbow Injuries, by Dr. Nik Verma

    Dr. Nikhil Verma, Head Team Physician for the Chicago White Sox, Sports Medicine Specialist, and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush fills in for

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  • Potential Problems with Sports Betting, by Frank Ignatius

    Interview with Frank Ignatius, the President and Founder of USA Sports Gaming, about the legalization of sports betting and what to expect. Frank explains the

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  • Types of Intermittent Fasting and Who Should be doing it, by Karen Malkin

    Fasting for 24 hours? Different types of intermittent fasting and who should be doing it. With Karen Malkin, Board Certified Health and Nutrition Coach. Karen

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  • Growing Cartilage and utilizing Stem-cells from Umbilical Cords

    Dr. Alex Bendersky, Director of Rehabilitation at Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy, explains the focus on Orthopedics for Ivy Rehab. He explains a high vs. low

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  • Preparing for the Golf Season with GolfTec; Sleep Therapy with Athletico

    Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph, Orthopaedic Surgeon, White Sox Head Team Physician for 15 years, and team physician for many Chicago Sports Teams fills in for Dr.

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  • Youth Sports Injuries; UCL Injuries with Dr. Bush-Joseph from Midwest Ortho

    Increased Incidents of Youth Sports-Related Injuries; Repair vs Replacement of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph, Orthopaedic Surgeon, White Sox Head Team Physician

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  • Ep 1: MLB Season opening with new COVID Protocols, by Dr. Nikhil Verma from Midwest Ortho

    Dr. Nikhil Verma from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and head team physician for the Chicago White Sox discusses how testing, contract tracing, vaccinations and precautions

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  • Advanced Wound Closure Technology with Fred Smith from BandGrip

    Founder and CEO of BandGrip, Fred Smith, joins Steve Kashul and guest co-host Dr.Nikhil Verma from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush to discuss BandGrip Micro-Anchor Skin Closure: a

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  • The business of organ and tissue donation with Kevin Cmunt; How Pitchers should Train with Athletico

    Kevin Cmunt and Shannon Wyatt, from Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network, discuss the logistics of tissue donation and the emotional stories that

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  • Evaluating Nutrition Bars with Karen Malkin; Who should do CrossFit with Dr. Brian Cole

    Nutrition Bars are not always Nutritious: How to spot the difference by Karen Malkin, Board Certified Health and Nutrition Coach, gives us tips to identify healthy

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  • About Plantar Fasciitis with Athletico; Athlete Mental Health with Natalie Graves

    Sarah Ryerson, Physical Therapist at Athletico, explains plantar fasciitis and its effects on the body. She tells us how the Graston Technique, dry needling, and

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  • Advancements in Joint Replacement Surgery with Dr. Richard Berger from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

    Join us in congratulating Dr. Richard Berger, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Hip & Knee Replacement Specialist for Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, for performing over 10,000 joint

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  • Why Sweat Testing Matters with Gatorade Sports Science Institute

    Interview with Linda Samuels from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute: What information the sweat analysis test collects and how it can improve performance of all-level

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  • Can Skiing Keep You Young? with ATI Physical Therapy

    Peter Braun, Athletic Trainer for ATI Physical Therapy, discusses skiing and his article on its antiaging effects. He gives advice on how to develop as

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  • The Epic Career Of Former NFL Player Doug Plank: Part Two

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  • Treating Chicago’s Bravest Firefighters and Paramedics

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  • How to Improve your Balance

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  • Ask the Doctor: About Arthritis from using a Pain Pump after Surgery

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