January 29, 2015
Headlines were made this past summer when two high school football athletes died from exercise associated hyponatremia (EAH) after drinking too much fluid following preseason workouts. EAH is also suspected in the death of a 14-year-old football player in Florida. Caused by the overconsumption of fluids, hyponatremia, or low blood sodium concentration, can lead to swelling in the brain and eventually death.
January 29, 2015
Knee Geometry and ACL Risk When it comes to risk factors for sustaining a noncontact ACL injury, size matters. So says a study that appeared in the August issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine, which cites knee geometry as a significant predictor of noncontact ACL tears.
January 29, 2015
Allen (Texas) High SchoolIn Texas, the saying goes, football is king. Sports medicine professionals might argue, however, that athletic training shares the throne in the Lone Star State, which was the very first to implement licensure and has one of the highest percentages of high schools with athletic trainers.
January 29, 2015
At all levels of baseball, preventing pitching injuries is a hot topic. This author keeps his players at East Carolina University healthy through a collaborative and comprehensive approach.By Zac Womack Zac Womack, ATC, LAT, is Head Athletic Trainer at East Carolina University, where he has provided coverage for the baseball team since 2008. He spent the seven previous years working in the New York Yankees's minor league system. He can be reached at: womackz@ecu.edu.
January 29, 2015
Working overseas as an athletic trainer offers challenges, rewards, and a chance to blaze a new trail. In this three-part article, those who have made the leap offer their insights.By Joshua Euten
January 29, 2015
It may look similar to the indoor game, but sand volleyball requires a very different strength and conditioning strategy. Pepperdine University has been perfecting its program.By Matt Young Matt Young, MEd, CSCS, RSCC, USAW, is the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Pepperdine University, where he oversees the strength and conditioning for 17 sports and works directly with sand volleyball, women's golf, and men's basketball. He can be reached at: matt.young@pepperdine.edu.

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