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vata
January 23, 2023

VATA Holds Annual Conference; Highlights Importance of ATCs at All Levels

The Virginia Athletic Trainers Association (VATA) held its annual conference over the weekend and used the gathering to localize the events of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin's cardiac arrest two weeks ago. One of the main takeaways highlighted ...


January 23, 2023

Army ATC Saves Hockey Player’s Life after Inadvertent Neck Slash

When an Army hockey player had his neck slashed inadvertently during a hockey game against Sacred Heart, the Black Knights athletic trainer's quick actions saved a life in early January. Rachel Leahy, a second-year athletic trainer with the West P...


recovery
January 23, 2023

On-the-Go Recovery Device Aids Athletes While Being Academic Compliant

Collegiate football programs across the country are taking advantage of sustained acoustic medicine (sam®) — a low-intensity, long-duration ultrasound treatment developed by ZetrOZ Systems — to aid in the recovery process while not sacrificing ...


florida
January 10, 2023

Florida Teenager Shot after High School Basketball Game

One Florida teenager was shot during an altercation after a high school basketball game in Orange County. The shooting happened Friday night after the basketball game at Wekiva High School, a game between Wekiva and Edgewater High. According to po...


nevada
January 10, 2023

Nevada High School Athlete Dies after ‘Medical Emergency’ during Competition

A female high school student-athlete from Nevada died late last week after suffering a "medical emergency" during an athletic event. The information was shared by the Desert Oasis (NV) High School principal, Ian Salzman. A recent report from KE...


vaping
December 14, 2022

Study: Athletic Participation Linked to Increased Odds of Vaping

Teenagers who play team sports are more likely to vape, according to new research. Vaping increases the risk of respiratory problems and can be deadly in rare cases. A study in the journal Pediatrics examined more than 30,000 high school studen...


therapy dog
December 12, 2022

Meet Loch, Augusta University’s Therapy Dog

Augusta University student-athletes are benefiting from some cuddles and friendly energy as they bond with the department’s therapy dog, Loch. A recent article from Jagwire.Augusta.edu detailed how Loch the therapy dog has become a key fixture ...


wrestlers
December 12, 2022

Losing Weight Quickly Increases Injury Risks to Wrestlers

When wrestlers use tactics like "crash dieting" to lose weight quickly before a match to make weight, they are more like to increase the risk of injury according to a new study. The study, entitled "Association of in-competition injury risk and th...