Heat Stress

Breaks, Hydration At Higher Importance With Masks Worn

As more athletic organizations begin its resumption of activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the questions of masks worn by athletes have arose with the summer temperatures. While many workouts take place outdoors and consist of... more »

Florida bill requiring ice tubs in HS sports moves forward

Florida legislators are advancing a bill that would require the availability of ice tubs at high school games and practices… more »

Debunking heat illness myths

Here are 11 common heat illness myths among coaches and athletes, along with some ways to counteract these misconceptions… more »

Cool Off: Thermal behaviors may differ between genders

According to a new study from the University at Buffalo, men and women may be different when it comes to thermal behaviors… more »

Procedural Failure

If one of your players is transported to the hospital during a road game, do you have a protocol that determines who will stay behind and provide support? Bowling Green State University recently learned that such a policy is necessary… more »


Uniting ATs and EMTs

After a middle school football player was knocked unconscious during a game at Clover (S.C.) High School last October, both an athletic trainer and emergency medical services (EMS) responded… more »

Real-Time Temps

The University of Virginia used ingestible thermometers to monitor player temperatures in real time this summer — another tool in the fight against heat illness prevention… more »

Different Result

When a football player at Texas A&M University suffered heat stroke last spring, the sports medicine staff quickly modeled the correct reaction, in contrast to the recent reported actions at the University of Maryland… more »

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