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Avoid Overtraining Using Tips from St. Anthony's Hospital

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Oct. 12, 2011) -- Athletes put their bodies under a certain amount of physical stress to increase athletic abilities but more training is not always best. Join Christopher Salud, MD, sports medicine physician, to learn more about the common causes and symptoms for overtraining, how to prevent overtraining and how to get the most of out your training program without causing injuries.

The free sports medicine lecture will be on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Outpatient Center (Carillon), meeting rooms A and B.

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 of 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 St. Anthony’s Sports Medicine Program
St. Anthony's Sports Medicine Program's consists of a professional team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons, board-certified sports medicine physicians, physical therapists and certified athletic trainers. The Sports Medicine team works with each individual patient providing the latest treatments, from diagnosis to rehabilitation, with the goal of getting competitive athletes and weekend warriors back in the game. To help athletes stay healthy for peak performance, the St. Anthony’s sports medicine experts offers a lecture series with tips on how to improve sports performance.

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 200 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.

Contact: Sherry Robinson, (727) 825-1445 Phone, (727) 257-7052 Pager