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St. Anthony's Helps Athletes Power Up For Peak Performance

  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 23, 2012) – Most athletes know that hamburgers and french fries won’t help their bodies perform the way they should. But what foods are best to keep you in shape and in the game? Let the St. Anthony’s sports medicine experts help with nutrition and diet tips during “Fueling Your Body for Peak Performance and Nutrition,” a free sports medicine lecture on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 6 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Outpatient Center (Carillon), meeting rooms A and B.

Christie Achenbach, a registered dietician who specializes in sports dietetics, will discuss the importance of proper nutrition to ensure that athletes perform at their best. Steven Masley, MD, will be on hand to provide a physician’s perspective on the role that nutrition plays in obtaining top sports performance.

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

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 diagnosis to rehabilitation with the goal of getting competitive athletes and weekend warriors back in the game.

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 

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