Health Alert

August 30, 2016

Hughston Health Alert

The Hughston Health Alert is a quarterly, musculo-skeletal health information newsletter published by the Hughston Foundation and distributed at no charge to patients, coaches, students and anyone requesting a subscription. Issues are also shipped to the YMCA and fitness centers, the Girls Club and Girls Inc., and have been provided to participants at sporting events such as the Georgia High School Soccer Association Championship and at meetings for healthcare professionals. In addition, the Hughston Health Alert is available online at, where it receives over a million visits annually. The Hughston Health Alert e-mail subscriptions have grown to 3,250.

  • 2011 apex awardsm —The Hughston Health Alert has been recognized by APEX: Awards for Publication Excellence every year since 2002. The APEX Award is an annual competition for writers, editors and publications staff in business and nonprofit communicators.
  • 2012 APEX Winner —The Hughston Health Alert was awarded the Grand Award in the 2012 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. (details)
  • 2013 apex winner —The Hughston Health Alert was recently awarded the Grand Award in the 2013 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. (details)
  • Apex 2015 winner —The Hughston Health Alert was recently awarded the Grand Award in the 2015 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. (details)

25th Anniversary Edition

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EditorThomas N. Bernard, Jr., M.D.
Managing EditorDennise Brogdon
Art DirectorBelinda J. Klein, MA
Editorial BoardMark A. Baker, PT, CEO
Carol M. Binns, MA
William C. Etchison, MS
Andy Grubbs, MEd, ATC
Rob Hopkins, PT, SCS
Cholly P. Minton
Steve Young, PT
Champ L. Baker III, M.D.

The Hughston Health Alert is a quarterly publication of the Hughston Foundation, Inc. The Foundation’s mission is to help people of all ages attain the highest possible levels of musculoskeletal health, fitness, and athletic prowess. The content of the Hughston Health Alert, including text, graphics, images, and all other material considered “content,” is published for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult your physician or other qualified healthcare provider about any questions or concerns you may have regarding a medical condition. You should never delay seeking professional medical advice, disregard medical advice, or change or discontinue medical treatment based on information found in the Hughston Health Alert or on the Hughston website. Moreover, the Hughston Health Alert does not recommend or endorse any specific physicians, products, tests, procedures, or opinions mentioned therein. Reliance on any information published in the newsletter or appearing on the website is solely at your own risk.

The Hughston Foundation, Inc. holds the copyright to the Hughston Health Alert. Neither the whole nor any part of the publication can be distributed in any form (e.g., electronically, photocopies, etc.) without prior written permission from the editor of the Hughston Health Alert. Copyright 2016, The Hughston Foundation, Inc. ISSN# 1070-7778