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Concussions
June 14, 2018
This past spring, Pelham (N.H.) High School instituted a rule requiring female lacrosse players to wear helmets.
Strength and Conditioning
June 14, 2018
At its national conference in July, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) will honor three individuals with its 2018 career awards.
Sports Medicine
June 12, 2018
Up until recently, some high schools in Tennessee’s Hamilton County had access to athletic trainers while others did not. Thanks to a new contract with a local hospital system, every school will receive coverage.  
Sports Medicine
June 8, 2018
A research team at the University of Wisconsin has developed a wearable device that could help with determining return to play following tendon injury. 
Sports Medicine
June 7, 2018
When a young girl experienced a cardiac event on the baseball field, this high school athletic trainer immediately took action. Here, she shares what was going through her mind as she worked to save the victim’s life. 
Concussions
June 5, 2018
As the football season goes on, the severity of reported concussion symptoms increases, says a study from the Vanderbilt University Sports Concussion Center. 
Sports Medicine
June 1, 2018
In 1993, Hawaii became the first state to require athletic trainers for all high school athletic departments. Since then, the state has become a national leader in collecting injury data. 
Feature
June 1, 2018
A look at the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind initiative, which provides high schools with a comprehensive and state-of-the-art fitness program.
Sports Medicine
May 31, 2018
Countering the theory that female athletes tear their ACLs more often due to their knees moving differently, a recent study says ACL injuries occur the same way in both females and males. 
Feature
May 29, 2018
To ensure he had time with his sons despite his long hours as Athletic Trainer at Ewing (N.J.) High School, David Csillan had a lunchtime date with them through their high school years.
Injury Prevention
May 22, 2018
At Samford University, wearable motion sensors have helped the women’s soccer team reduce its rate of noncontact ACL injuries. 
Concussions
May 21, 2018
On the girls' soccer team at Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School's in Fort Worth, Texas, the head coach requires all players to wear protective headgear, which he has found to cut down on concussions.
Concussions
May 18, 2018
A new study has found differences between the brains of athletes who play contact sports and those who play noncontact sports.
Leadership
May 17, 2018
Athletic directors and coaches would like the athletic training room to be open all the time. For athletic trainers, that would cause burn-out and a terrible environment. What is the solution?
Concussions
May 11, 2018
A new study says concussion baseline testing can have a high proportion of invalid results, prompting researchers to urge caution when using these evaluations. 
Optimum Performance
May 11, 2018
At the University of Maryland, six student-athletes participated in research on augmented reality and body movements as they relate to increased self-awareness.
Sports Medicine
May 4, 2018
By creating the Athletic Training Research Lab at the University of Alabama, Dr. Lizzie Hibberd is hoping to both conduct evidence-based research and build bridges with her local community.   
Leadership
May 3, 2018
Syracuse University has added a full-time therapist to its sports medicine department to help student-athletes with mental health issues.
Sports Medicine
May 2, 2018
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) recently made a controversial ruling regarding high testosterone levels in female athletes.
Sports Medicine
May 1, 2018
Earlier this week, the Florida High School Athletic Association voted to strengthen heat safety education requirements for students and coaches, but postponed voting on whether to require cold water tubs and wet bulb thermometers.
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