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Smart Relief

Features

Not all painkillers are created equal. Know what to take when-and why.

Fit Bits: February 2002

Fitness

Who gets the gold at the 2002 Winter Olympics may not rest on U.S. Ski Team athletes' answers to the question: "Did you eat your Wheaties today?"

Do Not Go Gentle

Features

Enthusiasts and promoters occasionally make the claim-inaccurately, I'm sorry to say-that skiing is a lifetime sport. If it were, a million more older people might be on the slopes.

Pig Ligs

Fitness

Your body probably doesn't have any pig parts-unless you ate bacon for breakfast. But at least five skiers at Aspen Valley Hospital have been implanted with swine intestines to repair torn knee ligaments.

Fleischer Crashes, Blows Knee

Advice

Chad Fleischer is likely to be out of the Salt Lake games. He crashed Thursday in a World Cup downhill training session and tore ligaments in his right knee.

Fleischer Crashes, Blows Knee

News

U.S. skier Chad Fleischer tore ligaments in his right knee during a World Cup downhill training session Thursday, an accident likely to keep him out of next month's Salt Lake City Olympics.

An Eye On The Future

Fitness

About one of three current U.S Ski Team downhillers wears corrective eyewear. Of those, virtually all wear contact lenses.

Pig Ligs

Fitness

Your body probably doesn't have any pig parts-unless you ate bacon for breakfast. But at least five skiers at Aspen Valley Hospital have been implanted with swine intestines to repair torn knee ligaments.

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