Heat Stress

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

Study suggests that female athletes may need more cooling than males during and after workouts, which could have implications for performance and recovery… 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 »

Leading the Charge

After a local athlete died of heat stroke 10 years ago, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association revamped its heat plan. Now, the state is one of the nation’s leaders in heat-related preparations… more »


Call to Action

To reduce the number of catastrophic sports injuries in secondary schools, Ewing (N.J.) High School Athletic Trainer David Csillan urges athletic trainers to participate in the Korey Stringer Institute’s Raise Your Rank campaign.

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