Episode 72: Do Olympic athletes live longer than the rest of us?

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In the Zone
Do Olympic athletes live longer than the general population, and do athletes in certain sports or events have improved or worsened life expectancies? (starts at 5:09)

That’s Gotta Hurt
Armond Armstead – Former University of Southern California lineman (starts at 18:05)
Derrick Rose – Chicago Bulls point guard (starts at 25:35)
Ray Lewis – Baltimore Ravens linebacker (starts at 29:40)
Eric Abidal – Barcelona defender (starts at 32:07)
Josh Jones – Creighton University guard (starts at 34:40)

Ask Dr. Geier
Would surgery to trim out part of a meniscus tear slows arthritis progression in a runner? (starts at 38:56)
Can I play basketball despite a recent mallet finger injury? (starts at 43:09)
How do you decide when to allow patients to run after ACL reconstruction? (starts at 46:16)
Would surgery for articular cartilage damage of the knee benefit a runner with no symptoms? (starts at 48:56)

Fan Favorites and Trash Talkers
Comments from listeners on the show and our previous discussions (starts at 54:06)


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