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sports medicine

September 14, 2015

Understanding and preventing football injuries

Football can lead to many injuries. It’s one of the most popular sports in the United States and leads all other sports in the number of injuries sustained, according to studies done in emergency rooms, doctors’ offices, clinics for football-rela...


September 3, 2015

The value of vitamins and minerals for athletes

Many athletes believe that their success hinges on taking “extra” of certain nutrients, including potassium, calcium, iron and zinc. Coaches, trainers and parents often advise athletic-minded teens to take supplements to meet the extra demands pl...


August 27, 2015

Survey: Most adults unable to recognize concussion symptoms

Results from a new survey show that most adults lack a basic understanding about concussion signs and symptoms. The Abbott's Concussion IQ Survey, conducted by KRC Research, polled more than 1,000 adults in the U.S. over the age of 18. "Based o...


July 2, 2015

Soft-tissue therapy for athletes

Injury prevention isn’t all about knee braces and shin guards. Athletic programs are exploring all avenues when it comes to keeping players healthy, and soft tissue mobilization is among those gaining popularity. For coaches that don’t have fo...


June 15, 2015

Nutritional Value: Relative Energy Deficiency in sports

The American College of Sports Medicine issued its first position paper on the Female Athlete Triad in 1997. The Triad was described as a syndrome of serious medical conditions that could occur in females who exercise. It was characterized by three i...


June 4, 2015

High schools showing greater commitment to sports medicine

While the spectrum of sports is far-reaching, the darker side of our games only occasionally comes into focus. Injuries and their long-term effects have garnered greater scrutiny in recent years, but several high schools are keeping up with the ti...


athletic trainer
May 26, 2015

Advocates present the case for putting ATs in every school

Dr. Javier Cardenas was tired of the bickering. As chair of Arizona’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, Cardenas was wedged in the middle of several institutions that all assumed it was someone else clogging the pipes of progress when it came ...


May 21, 2015

The risks of overhydrating

Football coaches will hear a lot leading up to summer practices about how to keep athletes safe in the sweltering heat. That places an emphasis on hydration, but even water consumption can pose risks. Water intoxication, or hyponatremia, doesn...