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January 23, 2019

Indiana senator wants drug testing for high school athletes

An Indiana senator has introduced a bill that would allow for random drug testing of the state's 153,000 high school athletes. Republican State Sen. Jean Leising said she wants to give schools another tool to combat drug use among student-athlete...


January 22, 2019

Texas bill would require heart screenings for HS athletes

A Texas lawmaker has proposed a bill that would require the state's high school students to undergo a heart screening before participating in sports. Under State Rep. Dan Huberty's bill, "cardiac assessments" would be required before the athlete'...


January 21, 2019

Patriots players talk benefits of playing multiple sports

We write often about the benefits of playing a variety of sports. Numerous studies favor multisport participation for physical and mental health, yet some young athletes still believe specialization provides the best path toward a college scholarship...


January 18, 2019

Free ACL injury prevention course available from NFHS

A new online education course regarding ACL injury prevention is now available on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Learning Center, thanks to a partnership between the NFHS and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Th...


December 19, 2018

Study: Rule change leads to decline in cheerleading injuries

A recently published medical research study demonstrated how cheerleading rules can effectively maximize the safety of its participating athletes. The study examined the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA, now k...


November 16, 2018

Researchers examine how availability of ATs affects athletes

From the University of Wisconsin Student-athletes attending high schools with limited access to athletic trainers are far less likely to have a sport-related concussion identified, assessed and managed properly, compared to schools with athletic...


October 10, 2018

Holy Cross adds new aqua therapy room

The College of the Holy Cross' new sports medicine facility demonstrates the high level of commitment the school has to their students and student-athletes. The newly renovated and expanded Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex features an aqua th...


October 10, 2018

New WVU football training room meets space needs

New football training rooms in the Milan Puskar Center at West Virginia University are giving the team much needed operational space. The new training space alleviates cramped conditions for all aspects of training, from table space to hydrotherapy a...


October 10, 2018

Preventing football injuries requires multifaceted approach

Football seems to have a reputation for causing a high incidence of injury. Due to the nature of the sport, it’s easy to understand why. But with a strict, thoughtful approach, teams can go a long way toward preventing football injuries. Footbal...


October 8, 2018

New law reduces barriers to athletic trainers

After several years of collaborative work with members of Congress, the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) announced Friday that the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act was signed into law. The new law significantly improves legal ...