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Leadership
November 16, 2017
Mountain View High School, in Tucson, Ariz., honored Athletic Trainer Leah Oliver, who has been at the school for 28 years, with a surprise ceremony.
Sports Medicine
November 16, 2017
Athletes who suffer from vocal cord dysfunction or exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction can now breathe easier, thanks to new breathing techniques that can help control symptoms. 
Sports Medicine
November 13, 2017
After 57 years on the sidelines at Killeen (Texas) High School, Al “Doc” Wilson will retire in May. The school celebrated the longtime athletic trainer last Friday night during a special halftime ceremony.
Concussions
November 10, 2017
In use for the first time this year, high-tech football helmets that track head impacts are getting positive reviews from athletic trainers and coaches at Omaha (Neb.) Public Schools.   
Optimum Performance
November 8, 2017
Using new testing methods, the University of Nebraska's Athletic Performance Lab is helping Husker student-athletes improve their performances.
Sports Medicine
November 7, 2017
Many high school athletic trainers are expected to cover both teams during varsity football competitions. Medfield (Mass.) High School Head Athletic Trainer Maria Hutsick thinks this is unreasonable and wants to see the policy changed.
New Research
November 3, 2017
With elite athletes using stem cell therapy and receiving platelet-rich plasma injections, regenerative medicine treatments are making headlines. But researchers say they may not be good for youth and adolescent athletes.
Sports Medicine
November 3, 2017
Thanks to a collaboration with the Towson Research Academy for Collaborative Sport Science (TRACS), the Towson University athletic department is now able to put its athletes through comprehensive physiological and performance assessments.  
Sports Medicine
November 2, 2017
A campaign aimed at high school athletes in New Jersey aims to stop opioid misuse and abuse before it starts.
Sports Medicine
October 31, 2017
Texas Christian University Head Athletic Trainer for Football David Gable shares his thoughts on how the removal of two-a-days changed his approach to summer training camp.  
Concussions
October 24, 2017
A new brain health toolkit is being used by athletic trainers in 11 Ohio high schools, and it claims to offer a more comprehensive approach to managing head injuries.
Sports Medicine
October 20, 2017
A study of female soccer players found that specializing in the sport was related to higher ratings of stress, soreness, and fatigue.
Concussions
October 20, 2017
The data is in: An experimental rule in the Ivy League that moves kickoffs up five yards produced a significant drop in injuries and concussions throughout the 2016 season.
Sports Medicine
October 16, 2017
Three health care professionals in Sturgis, Mich., have established a group that seeks to help injured high school students regardless of whether they compete on a school team.
Concussions
October 14, 2017
To help athletes who are struggling to recover from repeated concussions, a clinic in Southern California is using pulsed magnetic field stimulation (PMFS).
Wearable Technology
October 11, 2017
To help reduce arm injuries, the strength and conditioning staff at Purdue University has started placing arm sleeves on quarterbacks that track the number of throws they make.
Concussions
October 10, 2017
After nine months, preliminary observations from the ConTex concussion registry in Texas are available. Here, we break them down and address some of the challenges faced thus far.  
Sports Medicine
October 9, 2017
While wildfires persist in California, Oregon is creating new air quality guidelines for high school sports, in response to its surge or wildfires last month.
Strength and Conditioning
October 6, 2017
Hiring a professional strength and conditioning coach might seem like a low priority for high schools struggling with finances. But the benefits far exceed the cost.
Optimum Performance
October 4, 2017
At Butler University, the athletic department brings sports psychologists to campus twice each week to work with student-athletes.
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