Next week I will post my next Ask Dr. Geier column, where I answer the question of a reader who wants information on how her daughter can work to become a team doctor for a professional sports team. I share my thoughts on the process of going to medical school, orthopaedic surgery residency, sports medicine fellowship and orthopedic practice. Obviously I know that path, but there are many other ways to work with athletes. If you are an athletic trainer, physical therapist or a primary-care physician who works with athletes, I would love for you to discuss your journeys as well.
Along the same lines, I am launching Sports Medicine University later this month, and I would love for you to join. If you work in healthcare, I think the site will be great for you to learn and meet others in the field. If you just find the topics interesting, join us too! Make sure to sign up for more information!
I suspect this could be a problem for many of us: How E-books May Disrupt Your Sleep by Nicholas Bakalar in The New York Times
Reasons we need to drink more water and tips to make it happen: 12 Unexpected Reasons to Drink More Water This New Year by Laura Schwecherl in greatist.com
Exercise and Fitness
I have been a fan of coaching for many reasons, but here is a great perspective: Do I REALLY Need a Coach?? by Swim Bike Mom in swimbikemom.com
Putting fitness first is essential, not selfish, in my opinion: Why You Need To Be Selfish and Put Fitness First by Steve Kamb in Nerd Fitness
Is saving your child’s cord blood a good idea? Want Your Newborn to be an Athletic Superstar? by Mark Cuban in blogmaverick.com
Important message about kids and self-confidence: Helping Sports Kids Who Call Themselves Negative Names by Patrick Cohn in Youth Sports Psychology
Social Media and Communication
Good news for Twitter fans (including me): Google and Twitter Have Partnered to Make Your Tweets More Searchable Online by Sam Colt in Inc.
Despite what many social media “experts” say, I don’t think blogging is going away, so I agree with this article: Why I Won’t Stop Blogging by Chris Brogan in chrisbrogan.com
This post makes a similar point to one I’ve heard that Warren Buffet says. “When a great opportunity comes along, don’t blink.” When to decide by Seth Godin in sethgodin.typepad.com
Great tips from the author of that tremendous book I mentioned, Essentialism. How To Simplify Your Life In 5 Minutes A Day by Greg McKeown in gregmckeown.com