Monthly Archives: October 2011

As NYC Marathon nears, resuscitation and caffeine levels are hot topics among race doctors

A recent discussion amongst IMMDA (International Marathon Medical Directors) physicians described the following recent cases of successful resuscitations at different races around the world: * A 35-year-old healthy firefighter died 500 yards before the finish at the 2011 Chicago Marathon. * … Continue reading

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Fevers, severe pains, stress fractures, and chest pains are pre-race warnings for marathon runners

Dr. Maharam: I am planning to run my sixth marathon in a few weeks. I’ve heard of many different injuries and conditions, which some doctors tell their patients they can run through while others tell them not to run. Can … Continue reading

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Stretching is the key for runners looking to avoid Achilles injuries

The Running Doc is now a columnist on, and will be answering some more of your burning running questions there too! Here is the latest question Dr. Maharam received: Hi doc. Just began seeing your column in the News, … Continue reading

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