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ChiRunning is a New Approach to Running Injury-Freenew

What if all -- or even most -- of those running injuries you've sustained over the years were attributable to poor biomechanics? What if someone suggested a running technique that could forestall a recurrence of your Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, relieve your chronic knee and ankle pain and help prevent more muscle pulls?
Isthmus  |  David Medaris  |  07-21-2008  |  Sports

Risky Surgery Might Return an Eager Vet to Iraqnew

After being injured by an IED in Iraq, Richard Bennett has been searching for a doctor to reverse his injuries so he can return to the battle lines. "I just have to get my [spinal discs] replaced or fused ... either that or a doctor willing to sign a waiver saying I'm capable [for combat]," he says. But the doctors have been unwilling to operate, saying the surgery would be too risky on someone so young.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  St. John Barned-Smith  |  06-03-2008  |  War

The NFL's Forgotten Forefathersnew

Football players like Leroy Kelly are left crippled and broke -- and abandoned by their own union.
Cleveland Scene  |  Gus Garcia-Roberts  |  01-18-2008  |  Sports

Retired NFL Players Face a Litany of Health Problemsnew

The battle-scarred tough guys of the past are now standing up to the league, demanding a better disability plan and pensions similar to those of Major League Baseball players.
The Pitch  |  Justin Kendall  |  09-19-2007  |  Sports

The VA's Careless Carenew

Veterans decry the treatment they receive at a St. Louis VA Medical Center.
Riverfront Times  |  Kristen Hinman  |  06-01-2007  |  War

Inmates Claim Brutal Treatment After Riot at Private Prisonnew

More than 80 inmates are filing a lawsuit against the Crowley County Correctional Facility, claiming the company let conditions deteriorate before a riot broke out last year, then brutalized men who didn't participate in the uprising.
Westword  |  Alan Prendergast  |  08-31-2005  |  Crime & Justice

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