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3 Tips to Strengthening an Athlete’s Heart

Physical activity, in general, is a great way to maintain a healthy heart. In fact, it's one of the best tools to strengthen your heart muscle, maintaining weight, and fend off issues such as high... more »

Two Athletic Trainers Save Referee’s Life during Football Game

Two fast-acting athletic trainers sprang into action when a referee suffered a heart attack during a football game last week on Long Island, New York. During a weekend game between East Meadow High School and... more »

Saliva Concussion Tests Pave Way for Potential Non-Invasive Sideline Test

Distinct chemical 'signatures' for concussion have been identified in the spit of elite male rugby players, reveals research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. This potentially paves the way for a non-invasive and... more »

The High School Sports with Highest Risk for Head Injuries

Researchers outfitted high school athletes with head impact sensors to see which of four popular sports put them at the greatest risk of concussion. No. 1 for both boys and girls: Soccer, according to a... more »

Mobility Exercises to Stay in the Game

Range of motion, or mobility, during exercise varies depending on your goals and outlooks. While bodybuilders may prefer a short range of motion — it can help increase time under tension and help up quicker... more »

Nevada Creates ‘Alpha Fund’ to Improve Nutrition in Athletes

The Wolf Pack athletic department has created a program aimed at improving funding for its female athletes. The "Alpha Fund" campaign was the brainchild of UNR president Brian Sandoval. Nevada said it has raised nearly... more »

CFLAA Striving for Better Sleep Quality

Alaxo Airway Stents (Alaxo), providers of FDA-cleared and Health Canada-registered, internationally patented, innovative stent-based therapies to support healthy, natural, nasal breathing solutions to improve sleep, treat snoring and sleep apnea, and enhance athletic performance, announces a partnership... more »

FDA Authorizes Q-Collar Use to Help Protect Brains

The FDA announced last week that it authorized the Q-Collar, made by Q30 Sports Science, for protecting the brain during sports activities. Q30 Sports Science’s Q-Collar is a C-shaped collar worn around the neck designed... more »

UGA Trainer Fired & Arrested for “Illicit Conversation” Accusation

A University of Georgia athletic trainer has been fired from the school and arrested for charges related to an obscene online interaction with someone he believed to be a child, according to Georgia police. Jason... more »

NCAA Survey: Mental Health, More Impacted by Pandemic

As a follow-up to the NCAA Student-Athlete COVID-19 Well-Being Survey conducted in spring 2020, a similar survey conducted in the fall showed student-athletes continue to face heightened mental health concerns and barriers to sport participation. It also... more »

LSU Beach Volleyball Balancing Mental & Physical Health

Being a collegiate student-athlete, particularly at the NCAA Division I level, life is all about balance. They need balance in their diet, balance in their training, and a balance between life between the lines and... more »

Andrews Sports Medicine Launching New Podcast Series

Whether it’s cheering on a favorite team or competing in a community league, we all know the thrill of victory in sports. But there is a different type of victory that many athletes must pursue... more »

No-Contact Hydration System Reaches Super Bowl

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana-based business Wheelin’ Water, LLC, recently developed a new sports hydration system that requires no physical contact for users to operate it. The Wheelin’ Water No Contact, Hands-Free System,... more »

Men & Women Show No Difference in Concussion Recovery

Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania found female and male collegiate athletes take approximately the same amount of time to recover from a concussion, with subtle differences in recovery... more »

Study: Lack of Sleep, Stress Can Lead to Concussion-Like Symptoms

A recent study suggests that many people may be going through life with concussion-like symptoms despite never suffering a concussion. Furthermore, the study suggests that student-athletes recovering from a brain injury should be assessed and... more »

14 Minnesota Kids Collapsed Wearing Masks During Practice

A survey by Let Them Play MN has found that more than 2,5000 Minnesotans reported their child or themselves have experienced dizziness and shortness of breath while wearing masks, according to a report from KCTV-5... more »

Registration Open for ISVA 2021 Virtual Conference

Registration is now open for Joining Forces to Enhance Athletic Performance (www.isva2021.com), the 5th Annual International Sports Vision Association (ISVA) conference.  The 2021 conference will be live online on Saturday, February 20 – Sunday, February... more »

Health Tips For Resuming Sports

Kids and teens may be eager to return to their regular sports routines when it's possible to play again, after being sidelined by COVID-19 restrictions. But a sports medicine specialist in California says, for their... more »

Boise State Trainers Navigating Athletes Through Pandemic

On the campus of Boise State University, the school's athletic trainers have had much more on their plates than in previous years. Ever since the return of sports at Boise State, COVID-19 protocols have been... more »

NATA Recognized as a NYSS Champion by President’s Council

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to recognize National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) as a National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) Champion. The NYSS, released in September 2019, called for a national... more »

Benefits of the High School Strength Coach

A recent post from Tracy Baldwin, S.C.C.C., M.S.C.C. on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) website highlighted the benefits of having a high school strength and conditioning coach. Baldwin, the head strength... more »

Study: An Athlete’s Heart Differs Between Men & Women

According to a new study, the hearts of female athletes adapt differently to sports training than their male counterparts. This new revelation could change the way doctors evaluate women's heart health, according to a press... more »

USA Gymnastics to Provide Members Cutting-Edge Concussion Education Resources

USA Gymnastics has announced a new partnership with nonprofit education innovator TeachAids to provide members access to CrashCourse materials as part of the organization’s commitment to athlete health and wellness. CrashCourse content, which was created... more »

Study: Sports Can Help Boys with Behavioral Issues

Organized youth sports can be a great outlet for young boys who may have behavioral problems, according to a new study of Irish kids. The study, published in The Journal of Pediatrics, suggests that one-year-old... more »

The Cold Weather Athlete: Avoid Injuries & Keep Playing

The Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is proud to present a FREE virtual community lecture titled The Cold Weather Athlete: Avoid Winter Injuries and Keep Playing on Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 6 p.m. to 7... more »

Study: Racket Sports Worse on Knee Arthritis, Joint Degeneration

A recent study released by the Radiological Society of North American has found racket sports, like tennis, pickleball, and racquetball, are among the worst physical activities for your knees. This news is particularly alarming with... more »

Cal State Fullerton Trainer Addresses Mental Health Awareness Among Athletes

Jaime Potter, the interim head athletic trainer at Cal State Fullerton, knows the importance of maintaining one's mental health during the student-athlete experience — especially during a pandemic. In a recent interview with The Daily... more »

Athletic Trainers on the Front Lines for Fullerton College

Athletics on the campus of Fullerton College in California have been on hold through this point of the academic school year, but with the help of its athletic trainers, sports a preparing to return soon.... more »

Connecticut AT Weighs In On Basketball Mask Mandate

In the state of Connecticut, all student-athletes competing in moderate-risk indoor sports like basketball must wear a mask according to a mandate from Governor Ned Lamont. The question now being asked in the Constitution State... more »

Massachusetts Trainer Saves Referee’s Life at Game

A Massachusetts high school athletic trainer sprang into action last week when a soccer referee suddenly suffered a heart attack during a game. Amy Tessitore, athletic trainer for Hanover (MA) High School, acted and thought... more »

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