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Cleveland Clinic Bringing Sports Health Expertise to Sports Time Ohio

Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Experts to Offer Advice to Weekend Warriors and Student Athletes on New Sports Time Ohio Show

10/13/10

Cleveland Clinic experts will offer tips, tricks and advice to weekend warriors and student athletes on “Sports Health with Cleveland Clinic,” a bi-weekly show which premiers on Sports Time Ohio (STO) at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14.

Longtime Northeast Ohio television personality Brian McIntyre will host the 30-minute program, which will cover everything from proper nutrition to sports psychology to proper stretching and training.

Richard Parker, MD, Chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Orthopedic Surgery Department, said the show also will include a segment where experts answer viewers’ questions.

“Sports Health with Cleveland Clinic gives us the opportunity to share what we have learned while treating and training thousands of athletes,” said Parker. "Athletes at all levels face similar challenges and they can benefit from hearing the same kind of sports health tips offered to the pros."

Pat Kilkenney, Vice President of Program Development for STO, said the show fills a niche in the station’s markets throughout Ohio.

“This will be the state’s only regular sports health show featuring Cleveland Clinic experts and trainers and athletes from sports teams throughout Ohio,” he said. “We are pleased to offer the expertise of the physicians, trainers and experts.”

The show will be re-aired throughout the week. Viewers should check their local listings, so they can tap into Cleveland Clinic’s sports health expertise.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a not-for-profit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. It was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. About 2,100 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. In addition to its main campus, Cleveland Clinic operates nine community hospitals and 15 Family Health Centers in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and opening in 2012, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2009, there were more than 4.6 million visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 170,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 100 countries. Visit us at http://www.clevelandclinic.org/.

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