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Nutrition
By Emily Edison
High school athletes are often confused about how best to fuel their bodies. Sports dietitian Emily Edison breaks down how to balance carbs, protein, and fat and provides a sample meal plan.

Professional Development
By Nik Berger and Amy Bernard
If an ice hockey player went down with a serious injury, would you know how to best approach the situation? One Ohio health system recently held a workshop to make sure its athletic trainers would be prepared to respond.

On the Sidelines
At the University of Alabama, the sports medicine staff goes to great lengths to ensure the football players receive top-of-the-line care.

Concussions
The impact of a concussion may last far longer than previously expected, with a recent study showing cognitive delays more than a year after injury.

Leadership
By Larry Cooper
NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers’ Committee Chair Larry Cooper says the best way to prove your value and maximize your care is to document, document, document. Here are his tips on how to do it.

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