Medical Watch: Mackie on Serena's injury

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Posted on March 2, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 2 at 9:19 PM

Meg Farris / Eyewitness News

Tennis star Serena Williams is recovering from surgery for a pulmonary embolism. Doctors discovered the blood clot in Williams' lungs last week.

Serena has recently been sidelined by two operations on her right foot, after getting cut by glass at a restaurant.

She hasn't played a competitive match since winning Wimbledon in July.

Fitness expert Mackie Shilstone is Serena's trainer and talked to her after the surgery.

"I e-mailed Serena to find out how she's doing and she e-mailed me back rather quickly, 'I'm better' and you know, I know Serena Williams. I've worked with her for over two years. She is a phenomenal human being and one of the greatest tennis players of all times. She will bounce back and be the champion she always has been", said Shilstone, who runs the Fitness Principle at East Jefferson General Hospital.

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A new study confirms what psychiatrists have told Medical Watch in the past, that smoking marijuana can cause brain altering illnesses. A German study finds that teens and young adults who start smoking pot are at increased risk of having persistent psychotic experiences for years following the use. In fact, the users were twice as likely to have symptoms. People experiencing psychosis may report hallucinations or delusional beliefs, personality changes and thought disorders.

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And finally, the Journal of Pain reports that there may be a simple way to alleviate muscle soreness. People who consumed two grams of raw or cooked ginger for nearly two weeks reported 25 percent less muscle pain after a strenuous workout. The doctors now say two to three teaspoons of ground or grated ginger daily can help just as well as over the counter pain killers.

 

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