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Sports Medicine
March 24, 2017
Currently, half of the NATA's members are women. But it has been a slow road for female athletic trainers to gain access to the top jobs in their field.
Facilities
March 23, 2017
Thanks to some outside help, Brockton (Mass.) High School was able to transform its weightroom into a state-of-the-art facility.
Concussions
March 20, 2017
At Georgia Tech students have created a device known as the Wobble, which helps determine whether athletes have recovered from a concussion.
Sports Medicine
March 18, 2017
In Pennsylvania, new guidelines for opioids suggest that athletes who are taking painkillers not be allowed to return to play.  
Sports Medicine
March 17, 2017
Veteran Athletic Trainer Larry Cooper provides a case study of rehabbing a female cross country runner who had suffered a significant stress fracture.
Concussions
March 16, 2017
A recent study's findings show a higher rate of concussions among female high school student athletes than males.
Sports Medicine
March 16, 2017
Creating an athletic training student aide program or teaching a sports medicine class can leave a lasting impact on high school students. As Maria Hutsick explains, it can also have a profound effect on the athletic trainer.
Sports Medicine
March 13, 2017
How can a school best respond when an athletic trainer resigns and leaves the staff short-handed? Castleton University recently lived out the scenario.
Nutrition
March 13, 2017
California State University, Northridge has become the first in the Big West Conference to offer student-athletes a fueling station.
Sports Medicine
March 8, 2017
Following complaints that Yale University is not offering its student-athletes proper sports medical care, the school has announced it will add two full-time athletic trainers to its staff. 
Sports Medicine
March 7, 2017
A new meniscus replacement procedure is gaining traction, showing promising results and getting athletes back to activity without lasting knee pain.
Sports Medicine
March 3, 2017
A Colorado school district is merging its sports medicine services with a local orthopedic center. Some athletic trainers in the district are worried about how this will affect care.  
Facilities
March 1, 2017
The Santa Cruz Valley (Ariz.) Unified School District is upgrading its training and sports medicine facilities in order to attract more students.
Sports Medicine
February 24, 2017
A bill that would require all Utah high schools to have full-time athletic trainers on staff was halted in committee.
Sports Medicine
February 24, 2017
A recently published study validates the TACO method as an effective way of cooling an athlete suffering from exertional heat stroke.
New Research
February 24, 2017
A new study suggests that when student-athletes have foot and ankle injuries, it may be best to get a second opinion or further imaging.
Sports Medicine
February 24, 2017
A new study reveals that a greater percentage of U.S. public secondary schools than private secondary schools offer athletic training services to their student-athletes.
Injury Prevention
February 23, 2017
As baseball spring training gets underway, the Cleveland Indians’catchers will be testing out a prototype facemask to shield them from potential head trauma.  
Sports Medicine
February 20, 2017
The Marshall University Sports Medicine Institute recently held a sports combine as a fundraiser to help local schools get AEDs.
Leadership
February 16, 2017
At Miami (Fla.) Sunset High School, Athletic Trainer Erin Cernuda is helping students learn about nutrition and sustainability through organizing a gardening club.  
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