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The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) partners with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," which features UMMS specialists who share their medical expertise with viewers all across Maryland.

UMMS guests appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7 p.m.

The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.

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Your Health/Maryland Public TV: Preventing Sports Injuries 

Monday, September 16, 2019, 7 pm

On Maryland Public Television’s Direct Connection “Your Health” show on Monday, September 16th at 7pm

Strains and sprains. Runner’s knee. Tennis elbow. Shin splits. Just a few of the sports injuries that can afflict weekend warriors and student athletes alike. What can you do to prevent the most common sports injuries and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle? 

On September 16, Dr. Natalie Leong, an assistant professor of orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and orthopaedic sports surgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center, will offer tips on how you can reduce risk of injury while enjoying your favorite sports. Dr. Leong will also discuss what you should do if you are injured and when you should see a doctor.

Do you have a general question about about how to prevent sports injuries? During the show, call 1-800-926-0629 or email your question to