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Concussions
The parents of a high school student who allegedly suffered a concussion while playing football two years ago have filed a $38 million lawsuit against the Hermiston (Ore.) School District.

Hydration
By Lindsay Langford
Interested in performing sweat testing analysis with your athletes to help individualize hydration? There are a number of options to consider.

Leadership
By Timothy Neal
To put student-athlete well-being front and center, this author suggests developing a mental health work group in your athletic department or conference.

New Ideas
With sports betting now legal, the NATA believes it’s time for college football to institute a national injury report. Here’s a breakdown of their recommendations.

Treating the Athlete
A new study suggests female athletes who have been sexually or physically abused are 12 times more likely to experience a sports injury.

Concussions
After reviewing 25 years of research, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new clinical recommendations for treating children with mild traumatic brain injury.

Professional Development
By Amber Giacomazzi
Becoming certified in more than one country can open a lot of doors for athletic trainers. This athletic trainer describes the process—and perks—of obtaining certification in the U.S. and Canada.

Optimum Performance
The sports medicine staff for the Navy football team is working to keep players healthy for the long road ahead, as the team prepares to travel more than an unprecedented 26,000 miles this season.

Challenge of the Week
By Erin Cernuda
One year after Hurricane Irma hit South Florida, Erin Cernuda, Head Athletic Trainer at Miami (Fla.) Sunset Senior High School, describes how she made it through the storm while still supporting her athletes.

Challenge of the Week
By Dr. Erin Hassler
For those living and working in coastal regions, handling hurricanes is becoming a formidable prospect of late summer. In this article, former Texas Southern University Director of Sports Medicine Dr. Erin Hassler shares how she made it through Hurricane Harvey last year.

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