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Recenty, Virginia Tech Head Athletic Trainer Mike Goforth, MS, ATC, and the Hokies' medical team were featured in a video created by the NFL that looks at the program's use of the HIT system (High Impact Telemetry), which places sensors in football helmets to monitor and assess blows to the head that may trigger concussion symptoms. To view the video, click on the image below.
January 29, 2015
By Patrick Bohn Louisiana State University has an illustrious history in women's track and field. The Lady Tigers won 14 NCAA Division I Outdoor team championships from 1987 to 2008, and the squad added to that total in June, when it narrowly edged out Oregon to capture the 2012 crown. But LSU has now been forced to vacate the title due to one of its athletes testing positive for a banned stimulant.***
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In recent years, the use of ultrasound imaging in sports medicine has quickly gained in popularity. It is more cost-effective, safer, and more portable than more traditional imaging methods such x-rays and MRIs. Though its detractors claim ultrasound images lack accuracy and can only be read by skilled operators, physicians and sports medicine practitioners recently came together at the Ultrasound First Forum in New York to speak out in support of it.
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Colerain High School, Cincinnati, OhioBy Patrick Bohn Patrick Bohn is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. He can be reached at: pb@MomentumMedia.com.
January 29, 2015
Stress Ball for Improved Performance? Athletes everywhere dream of sinking a buzzer beater or scoring on a penalty kick to win a game. According to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, investing in a stress ball--and squeezing it in their non-dominant hand--may help athletes turn those dreams into reality.

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