Touching is off-limits in the Milwaukee Brewers clubhouse. It's not for any unsavory reason, unless you count pink eye.

The Brewers' clubhouse has been plagued by the infection during Spring Training, forcing several players to miss games while they undergo a quarantine for the illness. It's gotten so bad that the team has instituted a rule banning high fives among the team.

The move is an attempt to limit opportunities for the infection to be transmitted from carriers to those who haven't yet had the condition.

"We've been going through it for a while and it seems like a couple of more show up every day," said manager Ron Roenicke to USA Today.

The most recent pink eye victims on the team are catcher Jonathan Lucroy and pitching coach Rick Kranitz, who came down with the condition on Thursday.

Spring training is a particularly bad time for an infectious outbreak to occur considering the larger rosters teams are carrying. Clubhouses are even more populated than normal, and those close quarters are making the disease easier to spread among players.

The team plans to keep the high-five ban in effect until pink eye is absent from the clubhouse. Until then, everyone keep your hands to yourself.

Suppose you love basketball, food and free giveaways. Yet you're worried about how that Polish-and-Fries combo basket they serve at the arena is affecting your waist line. You could simply not eat, but what's the fun in that?

If this is your dilemma, Georgetown women's basketball has you covered. It'd like you to come down for Kale Night.

The promotional night, scheduled for Feb. 13 in a home game against Xavier, will distribute free kale to the first 100 fans -- quite the draw, indeed.

But that's not all. The team will also offer free admission to anyone with the letters K-A-L-E in their names. And their will be prize giveaways during the game as well, including gift certificates to local restaurants that feature kale on their menus.

So, as you can see, the theme is fully developed.

Georgetown's team website refers to kale as "an underrated superfood." Presumably, they're happy about using a healthy approach to attracting fans to their home games. The Hoyas women's team could certainly use a boost, as it sits 2-9 in the Big East this season.

The timing of Kale Night is interesting since McDonald's has taken aim at the mostly harmless vegetable in new commercial spots that aired during the Super Bowl. Where McDonald's has crissed, Georgetown has crossed.

But whether you love or loathe kale, you can probably intuit this much: If McDonald's hates it, it's probably good for you.

The full McDonald's ad:

If you're considering yoga as a new fitness activity but nervous that maybe you don't have a body suited to do all that bending and stretching, take a look at Jonathan Ogden. A Pro Football Hall of Famer, Ogden is 6-9 and during his 12 seasons in the NFL, his playing weight was about 340 pounds. After a career that includes a Super Bowl championship with the Ravens and six first-team All-Pro selections, Ogden retired following the 2007 season. In his retirement from football, Odgen found yoga to be an ideal workout.

Just because you'll never be able to dunk like Michael Jordan, throw like Tom Brady or run like Usain Bolt, you still can marvel at and be moved by their abilities. That's the mindset you should take when watching Miami-based yoga instructor and author Kino MacGregor perform this handstand-to-chinstand pose. Sure, 99.9 percent of us could never do this even if we trained every day. But it should still be inspiring to push yourself to a new level of fitness as we head into the New Year.

Al Horford of the Hawks is part of an initiative called Alliance for a Healthier Generation that is focused on helping kids stay active and eat sensible foods. As part of the program, Horford made a surprise visit to Langston Hughes High School outside of Atlanta where he also spent some time on the court with the basketball team. Here's a peek at his pop-in visit with the students:

Melissa Bilecky was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis on Oct. 8 -- one month and one day after the first time she began to experience symptoms. Bilecky recalls the moment, which took place just five days after she turned 22.

"I was sitting outside on my back deck," Bilecky says. "I tried to move my right arm and it wouldn't move like it should've. I got up and had difficulty walking and then I noticed I couldn't feel anything on my right side. From my head to my toes. My neck, ear, face, torso."

They were all numb and tingly. Bilecky ended up going to the ER and was told to see a neurologist, who sent her for an MRI.

"He told me there are two lesions on the left side of my brain and that I should go to the hospital to start steroids while they do another MRI, a spinal tap and some blood work," she says. "The only way to diagnose MS is to rule out everything else. The blood work for similar diseases like Lyme disease and lupus were negative. My spinal tap was all clear."

She also began developing what she thought was a sore throat. Bilecky, who lives in New Jersey, was discharged from the hospital unable to speak or swallow, and went to her primary care physician, who said it was strep.

"She gave me a shot of antibiotic and she told me to come back the next day for another shot and a prescription and it should clear it right up," Bliecky says. "'Great,' I thought. This started on a Thursday and by Saturday night, I collapsed. My legs gave out on me. I couldn't move my arms. It felt like my head was moving inside my skull. I couldn't feel the bottom half of my body. I was taken back to the ER."

Doctors soon realized Bilecky did not have strep, but they didn't know what was wrong. It took a third MRI to lead them to an MS diagnosis. At this point, even though Bilecky had what she called a love-hate relationship with running, she was determined to keep moving.

"I remember the first time I ran a mile without stopping -- I felt like the world was mine," she says. "I did get pretty good at running and I actually liked it at one point. I would sometimes go for a few months without running but I would always put my shoes back on and try again. Some days were harder than others, but I never gave up. I think this new part of my life is going to be the same way. Running was training for MS."

Bilecky wants to have her diagnosis be a positive thing.

"Ever since I was little I've wanted to change the world, and I believe this is the way I will do it," she says. "MS is extremely under-studied, under-researched and under-funded. Many people don't know what the disease even is. All people know is that people can live with it. Yes, but how well can they live? The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Twitter page only has 35K followers. Most celebrities have more followers than that. And compared to the American Cancer Society that has 511K, and American Heart Association with 135K. So much of this disease just seems unacceptable to me and I want to change that."

Bilecky has her family's support along with friends. She says Twitter has also contributed to outpouring love and support.

"If I were to give advice to anyone out there, it would be to live each day as if it were your last because you think you have time, but you don't," she says. "Life and your health are the two most precious things. It's the most unpredictable thing-- it can change in an instant.

"The way I've been functioning for 22 years is no more. I was a normal 22-year-old reporter one day, and the next day my life completely changed. When a life-changing event like this happens, it opens your eyes to just how precious life is ... and our bodies. They're incredible things: walking, talking, eating, thinking all seem so simple until they're impaired."

Caroline Craven was traveling in Guatemala for a month with some friends in 2001. She says she had a backpack and no agenda. But during the trip she started losing her vision and balance.

"By the time I came home on the plane, I looked like I had a three-martini breakfast," Craven says. "I went to a neurologist and was confirmed Multiple Sclerosis in three tests. I was forced into an early retirement, moved back in with my parents, and my life changed forever."

Now Craven, 47, is trying to help improve the lives of others battling MS.

In addition to working as a marketing and operations consultant for local businesses in the Los Angeles area, Craven is a wellness coach through her website Girl with MS. She can connect with others because she understands what it takes to live with MS.

"I could barely think straight," Craven says. "My short-term memory was gone. One night I fed my dog five times in five minutes while my family was amused. My memory has returned as well as my ability to walk and see. But all of these can disappear in a day if the MS deems it so."

But family and friends have kept Craven motivated to fight this disease.

"When I was diagnosed there was one question only that I cared about since I knew nothing about MS: 'Will it take my life?'" she says. "When the doctor said no, a wave of relief and comfort came over me. Bring it on. I can do this."

Among the items on her bucket list is kayaking in Iceland. She recently checked off fly fishing and horseback riding.

"I've fished pretty much my whole life," Craven says. "But fly fishing is newer to me. After taking about 15 years off from fishing, I recently started up again. I am a member of the Pasadena casting club and often fish the Los Angeles river."

Craven says she follows her own protocol for nutrition as a certified nutrition educator and wellness coach. She has come to understand what works for her and what doesn't.

"I've used essential oils with great success for helping with pain and living a more holistic life, she says. "I use dōTERRA oils and either diffuse, apply or ingest as needed. ... I've recently added Kangan purified water to my routine. I'm looking for a better bounce-back rate after activities.

"Activity for folks with MS can be quite random," she explains. "Each morning I wake up, I scan my body. How does it feel? What's working what's not? Then I look at my options of activities and choose what I can do that day.

"In a former life I was quite active: Horse trainer, river guide, white water kayaker, mountain biker, back country skier, rock climber, overall adventurer. Today I have limits and boundaries. I can't risk putting other peoples lives, let alone my own, in danger."

Courtney Galiano was dancing before she was in kindergarten, and it led her to some of the biggest stages in the world. Galiano was a Knicks City Dancer, and she was featured in So You Think You Can Dance on Fox. Then she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, the disease that her grandmother is also battling. Galiano worked with her doctor to figure out a way to keep on dancing. Here's her story, in her own words:

After losing 160 pounds through better diet and exercise, Neil Brennen hoped he could inspire others to reach their health goals. He began a blog called A Taste For The Woods "for people who want to experience the outdoors despite challenges."

Through his blog, Brennen, 48, has been documenting the exploits of a man named Adam, who is hiking the Appalachian Trail despite battling Multiple Sclerosis.

"He's a decade younger than me, half my weight," Brennen says. "A soldier. Outdoorsman."

Adam was diagnosed with MS a decade ago, but he just climbed Mount Washington in New Hampshire, the tallest mountain in the northeastern United States and has hiked more than 700 miles, a third of the total distance of the Appalachian Trail. Adam suffers from some neuropathy (nerve pain) in his legs from MS, but he was determined to continue.

"He's had to give up his career since his symptoms come and go, and he can have a very bad couple of months at any time," Brennen says of Adam. "When he is feeling good, he still has to think about the disease -- for instance, hot weather can bring out the worst in his symptoms. He's been hospitalized repeatedly and at one point was so bad doctors suggested he prepare his will."

Instead Adam showed his willpower. He told Brennen that the Pennsylvania section of the trail "is like a walk through a mall" compared to Vermont and New Hampshire but it was good preparation.

The portion of the Appalachian Trail from the Wind Gap in Pennsylvania to the Delaware Water Gap at the New Jersey border is considered to be one of the toughest stretches. Adam had a flare-up with some symptoms that prevented his continuing past Wind Gap, but he covered all but 16 miles of the trail in Pennsylvania.

After New Hampshire, Adam will attempt to his finish his journey in Maine by climbing Mount Katahdin. If he makes it, he will plan to celebrate the way he usually does, by rewarding himself with a big steak dinner.

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