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athletic trainer
May 22, 2024

Hiring an athletic trainer to your department

Hiring an athletic trainer for your school is one of the most important hires an athletic director makes in his or her career. Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who are specifically trained to care for injuries and illnesses suffered ...


heat-related
April 23, 2024

The telltale signs of heat-related illness in student-athletes

With summer right around the corner, it's important to keep in mind the signs of heat-related illness in your student-athletes. Each year, an estimated 240 people die from heat-related illnesses, and heat stroke is the third-ranked cause of death ...


maine
April 8, 2024

Maine Athletics unveil new fueling station

Maine Athletics, in conjunction with Hannaford Supermarkets, is excited to officially announce the opening of the Black Bears Fueling Station in Memorial Gymnasium. "We are excited to continue to enhance the student-athlete experience at UMaine wi...


washington
April 8, 2024

Study: suicide second-leading cause of death for college athletes

University of Washington researchers have shared the findings from a 20-year study on the mental health of college student-athletes. The findings show that suicide is the second-leading cause of death for college-aged student-athletes with the...


aeds
March 13, 2024

Michigan bill would require public schools to have AEDs

Michigan lawmakers have brought forth a series of bills that would require schools to have automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and an emergency action plan around student-athletes suffering a cardiac event. Earlier this week, the Michigan Hou...


concussion
February 13, 2024

Study: Adolescents with concussion may benefit from early activity

Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital have found that when it comes to concussion recovery, activity type matters. In a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers found that limiting screen time and returning to sc...


brain changes
February 5, 2024

New study suggests brain changes in football players who are subject to head impacts

A study published recently in the JAMA Network Open involving MRI research that adolescent football players are susceptible to a variety of brain changes due to head impacts from playing. Researchers reviewed findings from structural MRI for 205 h...


safesport
January 9, 2024

SafeSport unveils 2024 Athlete Culture & Climate survey

The U.S. Center for SafeSport recently launched the 2024 Athlete Culture and Climate Survey. The survey is intended to solicit input from adult athletes across all levels of sport related to any experiences of abuse or misconduct while participating ...


concussion
January 3, 2024

Illinois med student helping bridge the gap in concussion research for high schoolers

New research from the Carle Illinois College of Medicine suggests there are new ways to improve detecting concussions in high school student-athletes. A recent story from WCIA.com detailed the research being done at the Carle Illinois College of M...


free throw
January 3, 2024

Study: Biomechanical traits of the best free throw shooters

Basketball season is in full swing, and in a close game, the team that makes the highest percentage of free throws can often eke out the win. A better understanding of the precise biomechanics of the best free-throw shooters could translate into crit...