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Sudden Sports Deaths in Young People

By Dr. W. Gifford Jones

July 1, 2007

“How could this possibly happen?” is the usual soul-searching response. A young healthy athlete has left home to play in a sporting event. Then in a matter of seconds, collapses and dies before anything can be done to save his or her life. The big question is why these premature deaths occur, and can they be prevented?

It Was A Pain From Hell

By Dr. W. Gifford Jones

June 6, 2006

Have you ever had to crawl on your hands and knees because of severe back pain? It's not a dignified position. But it recently happened to me. What caused this problem and how did I finally get relief?

Protect Children From Catastrophic Hockey Injuries

By Dr. W. Gifford Jones

January 11, 2004

What should parents know about concussions in hockey? To find out I recently attended a seminar on this problem at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Today there's a huge debate raging over whether body checking should be allowed in players under 17 years of age. Unfortunately, the "big hit" does more to the brain than meets the eye. Today our national sport has become a violent past time.

How To Avoid The Hazards of Summer

By Dr. W. Gifford Jones

July 7, 2003

A West African Proverb says, "There is only one kind of common sense and 40 varieties of lunacy". Every summer proves the Africans are right. Needless injuries and deaths occur primarily because people have momentary relapses of good old-fashioned horse sense.


W. Gifford-Jones M.D is the pen name of Dr. Ken Walker graduate of Harvard. Dr. Walker's website is: Docgiff.com

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Pre-2008 articles by Gifford Jones