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October 16, 2019

NATA offers 6 recommendations to reduce specialization-related injuries

From the NATA In anticipation of National Youth Sports Specialization Awareness Week (third full week in October) the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) released an official statement with health-focused recommendations to reduce the...


October 16, 2019

Study identifies 3 sports with highest concussion rates

A new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics found that concussion rates in football games are on the rise. However, the rates of football practice concussions and recurrent concussion in all sports have declined. The study included...


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October 14, 2019

PSA compares youth tackle football to smoking cigarettes

The Concussion Legacy Foundation last week unveiled its "Tackle Can Wait" PSA, comparing the dangers of youth tackle football to smoking cigarettes. The Boston-based organization hopes to change how we handle and understand concussions in sports. ...


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September 25, 2019

Study: Sport specialization comes with increased risk for injury

From Brown University A new study finds that kids who specialize in a chosen sport tend to engage in higher levels of vigorous exercise than their peers and may be more likely to sustain injuries, such as stress fractures, tendinitis and ACL tears...


August 1, 2019

Is it heat exhaustion or a concussion?

{Sponsored} The news is full of stories of sports-related concussions and how they impact health. Coaches and parents are going to great lengths to reduce student-athletes’ risk of brain injuries. However, a hidden danger lurks this time of year, a...


July 28, 2019

Tips for creating a sanitary environment for athletes

Schools would be amazed at what a difference a clean facility can make. They might be more surprised by what can happen if they neglect their duty to create a sanitary, safe atmosphere. Part of the equation is the cleaning products and methods use...


July 28, 2019

MRSA: What you need to know

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a potentially dangerous type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics and may cause skin and other infections. As with all regular staph infections, recognizing the signs and rec...


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July 17, 2019

Study: Rugby-style tackling may have lower force of impact than football style

From the American Academy of Neurology The style of tackling used in rugby may be associated with a lower force of impact than the style used in football, according to a preliminary study of college athletes released Tuesday. The study will be pre...


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July 11, 2019

Colorado mandates mental health training for all coaches

Colorado high school coaches will now be required to take a course that improves their abilities to help student-athletes who may be struggling with mental health difficulties. The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) adopted the re...


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June 25, 2019

Study: 52% of college programs follow medical model of care for student-athletes

A new survey of college and university athletic trainers shows that 51.7% of their collegiate-level sports programs follow the NCAA-legislated independent medical model of care. In addition, 76.3% of respondents feel they have medical autonomy — th...