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Weekend Pulse: Winter is coming but our athletes will be ready and the NBA takes on the Achilles heel of athlete injuries

This week in health, science and tech: Winter is coming… but our athletes will be ready, why the common muscle injury in athletes today is the Achilles heel, and something that’s small, agile, fast at the Olympic Games, but not a gymnast. This weekend, catch up on what you might have missed from The Pulse and beyond.


Winter is Coming… But Our Athletes Will Be Ready

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A Q&A with Dr. YoungHee Lee, Chief Medical Officer for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, on how the Olympians will be kept in peak condition.

Our collective attention is all drawn to the tropical climes of Rio as the world’s finest athletes are competing in the sporting event of the decade. But winter is coming, and the next great sporting event is just around the corner: the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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Why the common muscle injury in athletes has become the Achilles heel for sports medicine doctors

MRI (side view) of an injured Achilles tendon.

MRI (side view) of an injured Achilles tendon.

GE and the NBA collaborate to provide doctors with clinical research to help treat common sports injuries

With the 2016 Olympics underway and team tryouts about to kick off for back-to-schoolers, late summer is the season of game time, not downtime. For elite or amateur athletes who are gearing up for competition, conditioning is key. But even the fittest among them are not without risk of injury.

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What’s Small, Agile, Fast, at the Olympic Games, but Not a Gymnast?

Answer – a portable ultrasound scanner

As the world continues to take in the high-impact, high-drama images emerging from what might be the most exciting Olympic Games yet, the medical teams working behind the scenes are taking in images of a different kind – ones that could make or break an Olympic Games dream.

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Where the future of engineering, manufacturing and the Industrial Internet meet

Augmented Reality (AR) guides precision assembly of a GE Healthcare incubator.

Augmented Reality (AR) guides precision assembly of a GE Healthcare incubator.

The disruptive tech being developed at GE Healthcare’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is changing the way Brilliant Machines are made.

Imagine this: A factory operator lays out component parts on his worktop. He’s putting together a vital part of an incubator, built to warm thousands of newborns in the critical hours after birth and built to last tens of years. In this important moment, there’s no room for error.

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A Global Health Memo To The Next U.S. President

The Huffington Post

It’s time for a new generation of aid, one that reflects the complexity of the disparate but intertwined challenges before us.

In every African and Southeast Asian country I have visited in the past year, I’ve heard people ask the same question: Who will become the next US president? And the unasked question at the heart of their query is always: What will that mean for us?

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