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Mackie in the News


Top Five Symptoms of a Concussion

I was reading the Harvard Health Publications last week that discussed the revised guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) stating that children and teens should not participate in boxing due to concussions. In the revised guidelines recently released by the AAP, the academy strongly believes that those under 19 years of age are especially at risk with concussions because the brain is still developing. Children also tend to take longer to heal after a concussion than adults.

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Top Five Fruit Juices

I am always looking for the latest research, and I saw an interesting study topic in the September issue of Wellbella Magazine. In it, they cite a study review by author Diane Hyson, Ph.D., M.S., R.D. who reviewed 60 studies examining the health benefits of 100 percent fruit juice. She presented her review at the 2011 Experimental Biology meeting. Although I would like to see the list of studies she based her review on, her conclusions are interesting.

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Top Five Health Risks of Childhood Obesity

In the past few weeks, I have discussed two important topics for parents now that the school year has started. The first topic was the importance of getting recommended health screenings and immunizations for children, and the second discussed why healthy school lunches are vital to children's overall development.

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Top Five Foods in a Healthy School Lunch

Now that it is the middle of August, parents and their children are making final preparations for the upcoming school year. It's a new school year and parents want to do all they can to ensure their kids have everything they need to do their best with studies and extra curricular activities.

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Top Five Recommended Health Screenings

Two of the most important things you can do to maintain your health is to have an annual physical with your primary care physician and to follow the recommended health screenings for your age range. That is why I always recommend to my clients that they see a physician prior to starting any of my programs.

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Mackie Spotlight

EJGH’s very own Mackie Shilstone, Executive Director of the Fitness Principle, is in New York working with Serena Williams as she goes for another U.S. Open title. As Williams’s Fitness Coach, Mackie will be part of the team preparing her for matches throughout the tournament. To give everyone a behind-the-scenes look at how Williams prepares for every opponent, Mackie is writing a daily postcard for Nola.com detailing all the day’s happenings. Check back daily for updates. 

http://s.nola.com/GDYlvhQ-NOLA.com 8/22/13

http://www.nola.com/sports/i
ndex.ssf/2013/08/us_open_postcard
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-NOLA.com 8/28/13

http://www.nola.com/sports/index.s
sf/2013/08/us_open_postcard_
dealing_with.html
-NOLA.com 8/29/13

http://www.nola.com/sports/index.s
sf/2013/08/us_open_postcard_prop
er_recove.html
-NOLA.com 8/30/13

http://www.nola.com/sports/index.
ssf/2013/09/us_open_serena_willi
ams_beats.html#incart_river_defa
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-NOLA.com 9/1/13

http://www.nola.com/sports/index
.ssf/2013/09/us_open_postcard_se
rena.html
-NOLA.com 9/3/13 

http://www.nola.com/sports/index.
ssf/2013/09/us_open_postcard_lo
ng_day_prep.html
-NOLA.com 9/6/13

http://www.nola.com/sports/index
.ssf/2013/09/us_open_postcard_
being_on_sere.html#incart_rive
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-NOLA.com 9/9/13