In the latest head injury news, two studies recently revealed new information about how high school football players perceive concussions and the level of protection provided by modern football helmets. Meanwhile, one state legislature is considering measures to streamline the process of identifying and treating concussed athletes while another is giving parents the chance to insure against head injuries. Here's a summary of the developments.Read more...
A strength coach at the University of Oklahoma was among those who lost their homes during Monday's tornado.Read More...
Montana and West Virginia recently became the 47th and 48th states to pass youth-concussion laws.Read More...
The director of sports medicine for a professional indoor football team resigned after being arrested on charges of trafficking in controlled substances.Read More...
The May/June 2013 issue of Training & Conditioning includes feature articles on:
- Florida State's implementation of massage therapy
- Updating screening protocols for female athlete triad
- Myths and truths of going gluten-free
- Investigating a career change
- Preseason basketball training for postseason goals
And a Q&A with R.T. Floyd, University of West Alabama
This issue will be available for online viewing May 27th.
From the Publishers of Training & Conditioning, topics covered in The Athlete's Guide To Nutrition include:
- The amount and kinds of calories athletes need
- How to make sure athletes are properly hydrated
- "When" athletes eat is as important as "what" they eat
- Recovery nutrition
- A close look at nutritional supplements
Parents' Guide to Sports ConcussionsThe world is starting to understand that a concussion is an extremely serious injury with potential long-term ramifications. But there is still much work to be done when it comes to parents, coaches, athletic trainers, physicians, teachers, and the athletes themselves all being on the same page. We've created this comprehensive guide on sports concussions specifically for athletes' parents. See the Book...
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