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Optimum Performance
July 25, 2017
The need for quality sleep can get overlooked, but several recently published studies highlight its importance.   
Sports Medicine
July 13, 2017
In Florida, a football player for Riverdale High School has passed away. He suffered heat stroke while participating in drills at the school last month and had been on life support.
Sports Medicine
July 11, 2017
Bridgewater State University staged a mock overdose in order to prepare athletic trainers for handling such an event.
Strength and Conditioning
July 11, 2017
At Ohio State University, the men's basketball program has brought Quadrian Banks on board as its strength and conditioning coach.
Sports Medicine
July 11, 2017
Looking for a way to better engage athletes with rehab, the University of Alabama is using virtual reality as part of treatments.
Injury Prevention
July 5, 2017
In Florida, a new rule will require female high school lacrosse players to wear helmets during play. Some coaches disagree with the change.
Optimum Performance
June 28, 2017
Student-athletes at West Virginia University are using WHOOP, a bracelet that monitors sleep, heart rate, and other metrics with the aim of avoiding overtraining and promoting recovery.
Sports Medicine
June 26, 2017
A look at the work of Curtis Self, Athletic Trainer for Creighton University's baseball team, who is serving as medical coordinator during the College World Series.
Leadership
June 22, 2017
The disbursement of the one-time $640,000 fund to NCAA Division I members is being used in a variety of ways. The University of Maine will be launching a new initiative aimed at student-athlete mental health. 
Sports Medicine
June 21, 2017
A new "panic button" app helped save a high school baseball player's life in Arkansas.
Injury Prevention
June 19, 2017
Using 3D motion tracking technology, Watertown (Tenn.) High School recently launched a collaborative program to reduce ACL injuries on its girls' basketball team.
Sports Medicine
June 14, 2017
Arizona State University is furthering its partnership with Adidas through the Global Sport Alliance, which will research issues in sports science and health.
Sport-specific
June 13, 2017
USA Football is rolling out a pilot program called Rookie Tackle as a means to ease youth players from flag to 11-man tackle football.
Sports Medicine
June 9, 2017
The state budget crisis in Illinois is leading two hospitals to stop providing athletic training services for several high schools.
Optimum Performance
June 7, 2017
Preliminary results from a new study show that an extra hour of sleep for a week had a positive effect on athletes' reaction times.
Strength and Conditioning
June 5, 2017
Tim DiFrancesco, the departing strength and conditioning coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, wrote an open letter to fans about his past and future experiences.
Concussions
June 1, 2017
Virtual reality is not just for gaming. It may be the next step for concussion testing.
Sports Medicine
May 30, 2017
Two years after suffering a skull fracture due to a foul ball hitting him in the head, Duke University pitcher Nick Hendrix has returned to the team.
Sports Medicine
May 30, 2017
Having an offseason has become elusive to athletes and athletic trainers alike. Texas Christian University Head Athletic Trainer for Football David Gable discusses the now year-round demands of the job.
Leadership
May 25, 2017
Even the most dedicated athletic trainer can get exhausted by the demands of the job. Maria Hutsick has some tips on ways to keep burnout at bay.
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