Dr.Sutton began her academic career at Duke University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in biochemistry, graduating with distinction. She earned her medical degree at the University of Maryland. She completed her Orthopaedic surgery residency at Yale University School of Medicine followed by fellowships in sports medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine and pediatric sports medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine.
Dr. Sutton is an elected member of the American Orthopedic Association, acknowledging scholarship in Orthopaedic surgery. She serves on multiple committees with the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine. She is an editor of leading Orthopaedic journals, including The American Journal of Sports Medicine, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. She has made substantial contributions to research, publishing over 30 publications and giving over 70 presentations on topics from anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction to treating the female athlete to shoulder issues in breast cancer.
Dr.Karen M. Sutton is currently an associate attending physician at Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medicine. Based on her accomplishments as an Orthopaedic surgeon and competitive athlete Dr. Sutton is a leader in the fields of sports medicine and fitness. She is also a mother of four beautiful children and gives advice on managing a successful professional career while being a nurturing, energetic and loving mother through various endeavors such as public speaking and online editorials.
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Asa nationally renowned physician in sports medicine with surgical expertise in arthroscopy of the shoulder, knee and hip, Dr. Sutton is a Board Certified Associate Attending in Orthopaedic surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medicine. As the Head Team Physician with the United States Women’s Lacrosse, Dr. Sutton is responsible for providing care for the National Team athletes. She was elected to the Sports, Science and Safety Committee for United States Lacrosse where she advises the Board of U.S Lacrosse on injury prevention and management. She also served as Team Physician for Yale University Athletics, Albertus Magnus..
As the Head Team Physician with the United States Women’s Lacrosse, Dr. Sutton is responsible for providing care for the National Team athletes. She was elected to the Sports, Science and Safety Committee for United States Lacrosse where she advises the Board of U.S Lacrosse on injury prevention and management. She also served as Team Physician for Yale University Athletics, Albertus Magnus College and the professional Women’s Tennis Association. During her fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine, she assisted in the Orthopaedic care of the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Bruins and the New England Revolution. Dr. Sutton’s passion for sports medicine stems from her years playing lacrosse at Duke University where she was Team Captain for 3 years, Regional All-American, Academic All-American, and led her team to the Final Four. She is dedicated to caring for athletes and is actively involved in continuing education and treatment advances in sports performance.
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Asa wife and active mother of four, Dr. Sutton understands first hand the struggles that face today's competitive athletes. Dr. Sutton is a national authority on sports injuries, fitness and managing work-life balance. She has worked with NBC Universal, ESPN-W, WFAN radio, WTNH, WYBC and New 12 Connecticut. She is a highly sought-after dynamic public speaker who can motivate athletes, advise sports enthusiasts, and bring real-world experiences to media interviews, consulting and keynote addresses. She incorporates social media to keep her audience up-to-date on sports medicine, work-life balance, fitness, and injury prevention. Dr. Sutton is available for media appearances, lectures, keynote addresses, consulting and content editing and creation.
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Lacrosse Magazine: Incisive Insight from U.S. U19 Team Doctor Sutton An interview with Dr. Karen Sutton about her history as an athlete for women’s Duke Lacrosse and sports related injuries.
The Chronicle: Self-Made Sutton Drives Team’s Rapid Ascent in 3-Year History Dr. Karen Sutton describes her athletic background with the women’s Duke Lacrosse Team.
Yale School of Medicine: Caring for the Female Athlete Dr. Karen Sutton discusses the specific issues surrounding medical care for female athletes.
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There are many ways to deal with depression, natural or otherwise.
Depression, unfortunately can strike at any time. This is especially true during the winter months, as the cold weather forces us inside, where there is nothing to focus on but our thoughts.
Seasonal affective disorder, otherwise known as seasonal depression affects 10 million Americans every year, a number which will probably only increase, as the winters become more harsh.
Everybody goes through minor depressions and funks sometimes, but I want to point out that this is very different from clinical depression, which is much more severe, long-lasting, and may require diagnosis or treatment from a doctor. For the purposes of this post, we are talking about more minor depressions, which definitely affect your day-to-day life, but aren’t as complete and debilitating as clinical depression.
Obviously there are medical ways to deal with any depression, but there are natural ways too. Here are a few natural ways to help combat, or survive through your depression until the clouds clear.
Exercise is one of the easiest ways to combat depression naturally, as it creates endorphins that lighten your mood. Regular exercise can even rewire the brain to think more positively, because it causes you to associate exercise with feelings of happiness.
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Setting a routine for yourself and keeping at it can help fight depression, because it keeps you moving, if even at a slower pace. Depression makes us want to stay in bed and do nothing, but creating a schedule and sticking to it will force us to stay on track.
Getting the correct amount of sleep every night is paramount to fighting depression naturally, because sleeping too much or too little will normally only exacerbate the problem. If you have problems doing this, shut off all electronics 45 minutes before bed, and go to bed and wake up at the same time every night during your depression.
Eating healthy is very important during depressions, even though your inclination will be to do the exact opposite. Unhealthy eating or overeating during a depression will only make you feel worse, whereas eating healthy foods high in omega-3 acids and folic acid can actually help ease your symptoms.
Pushing yourself to try something new during a depression can be one of the best ways to defeat it. Even something small as going to a new art exhibit or exploring a new part of town by yourself can have a good effect on your general mood and sense of worth. Also, going by yourself takes the pressure out of having to entertain anyone else, which you probably won’t want to do.
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