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St. Anthony’s Helps Runners Avoid Serious Injury

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 21, 2011) – A little ache never hurt anyone, right? If left untreated, those little aches can grow into big pains, especially for runners. St. Anthony’s sports medicine experts will offer tips on avoiding and preventing big injuries during “Runners: Am I Just Sore, or Am I Injured?” a free sports medicine lecture on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Outpatient Center (Carillon), meeting rooms A and B.

KoKo Eaton, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and a team physician for the Tampa Bay Rays, will discuss how runners can learn how to recognize and prevent common injuries, such as stress fractures, hamstring strains, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendonitis. Dr. Eaton will be joined by Jennifer Cubito, a St. Anthony’s Physical Therapist, who will demonstrate special exercises to help runners train and prevent injury.

Every month, the St. Anthony’s sports medicine experts offer tips on how to improve sports performance. To register, call (727) 953-9129 or visit StAnthonys.com. The outpatient center is located at 900 Carillon Parkway, off Ulmerton Road, near Feather Sound in St. Petersburg.

About St. Anthony’s Hospital
St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and is the first and only faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. As St. Anthony’s celebrates its 80th year in 2011, the hospital continues its rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 195 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at www.BayCare.org.

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