The Doctors Bowl: Sack Your Bad Health Habits!
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The Doctors are joined by Pro-Bowl defensive dnd Shawne “Lights Out” Merriman to tackle health issues surrounding football games. From healthy game day recipes to helmet safety and more, learn how to sack bad habits and improve your overall well-being.


Game Day Heart Health:
Can added stress during a big game cause a heart attack?

Grilling Safety Tips: Firing up the grill for a football party? First learn how to avoid the potential risks of propane. 

Female Football Players: Shawne and The Doctors discuss the developing trend of female football players. 

Sideline Beauty Secrets
Beauty expert Kym Douglas, author of Bliss Happens , gives tips and tricks to tackle common beauty complaints. From a slimming body wrap to reduce bloating to solutions for puffy eyes and sore feet, see what at-home treatments The Doctors’ “Beauty Trainer” has in store.

Football Fever
Thirteen-year-old Dominic dreams of playing professional football but struggles in the offseason to maintain an ideal weight and activity level.

Best and Worst Game Day Snacks
Big games often mean big parties and a seemingly endless amount of food. Millions of Americans consume an entire day’s worth of calories, just while watching the game!

Shawne and Dr. Travis referee a calorie quiz between two couples from the audience. See who scores a nutritional “touchdown” to win a fully-catered football party from Coral Tree Café, featuring an array of healthy, organic foods!

Get the recipe for The Doctors' Big Game Chili.
More healthy game day recipes.

The Doctors and USA Weekend

The Doctors have a partnership with USA Weekend magazine as the exclusive medical contributors to its weekly HealthSmart column!

• Latest: Tips for Longevity.
• Check out USA Weekend for more information.

See which local newspapers feature USA Weekend.

Football Helmet Safety
Michelle’s two sons, 16-year-old Reilley and 8-year-old Rex, both play football and she has concerns about the safety of the football helmets they currently wear. The Doctors and Shawne discuss safer tackling techniques and how a head-to-head collision impacts the body and the brain.

“They’re trying to do a better job in helping us to learn how to tackle and keep your head up and not lead with your helmet, but it’s still a very violent and physical game,” Shawne says. “Guys are getting bigger, stronger and faster nowadays, so you’ve got to protect yourself more.”

• Learn about NOCSAE — the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment.

More information on concussions.

  

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