Player Safety

New Guidelines

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… 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 »

Prepare for Impact

A look at how tense neck muscles and head position prior to an impact can influence concussion risk… more »

Spread the Word

The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society recently completed a four-year-long concussion management and care education initiative, and the impact was felt throughout the state and beyond… more »

More Athletes Fearful

The results of an annual survey indicate that today’s student-athletes have heightened concerns about concussions. 

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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 »

To Play or Not

With many parents today hesitant to allow their kids to play football for fear of head injuries, two married athletic trainers with a young son weigh in… 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 »

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