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Concussions
January 15, 2019
After his son suffered a concussion, this athletic training professor was inspired to look into the prevalence of return-to-learn plans at the high school level. He found that most states are sorely lacking in this area. 
Sports Medicine
January 11, 2019
Louisiana State University football players regularly return from ACL reconstruction in roughly five months. The secret to their success might lie in the method used to repair the damaged ACL.
Strength and Conditioning
January 11, 2019
The NSCA recently honored Robert Jones, Ashley Jackson, and Ray Ganong at its January Coaches Conference.
Sports Medicine
January 10, 2019
Going from the sidelines to being sidelined can be tough when athletic trainers suffer an injury. But as Ewing (N.J.) High School Athletic Trainer David Csillan discovered, it’s the perfect time to practice being a good patient. 
Concussions
January 8, 2019
The FDA has granted approval for the commercialization of EyeBox, a non-invasive, baseline-free tool to aid in the diagnosis of concussion.
Strength and Conditioning
January 7, 2019
A survey examining the salaries and education level of strength and conditioning professionals around the country was recently released by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Facilities
January 4, 2019
At Clayton State University, a great relationship with a local sports medicine group led to an upgraded space for the athletic training staff. 
Sports Medicine
December 18, 2018
A video that showed high school football players receiving IV fluids on a school bus and in a hallway has sparked controversy. Here, members of the medical community weigh in.   
Facilities
December 14, 2018
The University of Mississippi’s Center for Health and Sport Performance used to just provide services to Rebel athletes. Now, it's expanding to offer consultations, education, and concussion testing to the surrounding community. 
Sports Medicine
December 11, 2018
Athletes continue to use smelling salts to provide a jolt during games. But do sports medicine professionals support this practice? 
Strength and Conditioning
December 7, 2018
At Stonehill College, Strength and Conditioning Coach Mark Zabicki hosted a bench press competition aimed at raising awareness for sexual assault and domestic violence.
Concussions
December 5, 2018
A new initiative will require every high school in Arkansas to implement the CrashCourse concussion education program, which is partly taught in virtual reality.
New Research
December 4, 2018
It’s common for young football players to intentionally try to gain weight for their sport. However, according to a recent study, it may put them at risk for health problems later in life.
Sports Medicine
November 30, 2018
Returning to play after an ACL tear is one of the most difficult tasks an athlete may face. At Creighton University, a men’s basketball player is attempting to come back from his third ACL injury.
Concussions
November 27, 2018
A new rule in Texas says all Class 6A high schools will have to report the number of concussions suffered in every sport. 
Technology
November 21, 2018
A shoe sensor developed by Purdue University researchers that measures impact forces on the foot may help prevent injuries and improve performance for runners and other athletes.   
Sports Medicine
November 20, 2018
If one of your players is transported to the hospital during a road game, do you have a protocol that determines who will stay behind and provide support? Bowling Green State University recently learned that such a policy is necessary.
Concussions
November 16, 2018
New research by the NATA has found that student-athletes at rural and inner-city schools are more likely to have a sports-related concussion that goes un-identified, un-assessed or mismanaged.
Optimum Performance
November 13, 2018
A new study finds that using VR headsets during exercise can reduce the perception of pain and effort. 
Sports Medicine
November 9, 2018
In California, a physician and physical therapist who have been holding free sports medicine clinics on Saturdays for 30 years saw their dream come true with the opening of Sweetwater Union High School District's new Sports Medicine and Wellness Center.
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