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The Press Enterprise shares a story of Corona High School’s Nick Mynes, a senior who was playing in his last football game and showing suspicious signs of head trauma.
Congratulations to Eli Hallak, CATA member and the director of St. Francis’ sports medicine program, who developed the National High School Sports Medicine Championships, covered in Glendale News-Press.
The Daily Breeze sat down with Dr. Sanjay Gupta to discuss the concussion epidemic in America and asked CATA member Eli Hallack to weigh in on the issue as well.
Tommy and Beth Mallon understand the importance of having a certified athletic trainer on-site at all times during athletic activities – they credit CATA member Riki Kirchhoff with saving Tommy’s life after a benign-looking hit during a lacrosse game sent Tommy to the ground. Now, the mother-son duo have started a national program called Athletes Saving Athletes which teaches student athletes basic life-saving skills that could be used to help their friends out on the field.
Torrey Pines H.S. Athletic Trainer, Christina Scherr Discusses the new CA Concussion Law on San Diego 6
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CATA President, Mike West and San Diego athletic trainer, Robbie Bowers were recently interviewed by The San Diego Union-Tribune about the importance of AED accessibility.
SDSU Head Athletic Trainer, Tom Abdenour Discusses Concussion Safety and State Regulation on NBC San Diego
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We’re so happy to say our efforts and contributions towards passing AB 25 have been successful: California has implemented a new Concussion Bill to protect student athletes. This is a good step, but it’s just a first step – we’ll continue to fight for state regulation of the athletic training profession in California in order to further ensure the safety of our student athletes.
Click here for more information about this bill.
KTVU-TV Sought CATA’s Expertise on Concussion Trauma Information
In light of the NFL lawsuit, our very own Mike Chisar of Diablo Valley College was interviewed by KTVU (Channel 2 in Oakland) health and science reporter, John Fowler, regarding the seriousness of concussion trauma and the prolonged risks of repeated blows to the head.
The Martinez News-Gazette published our article on youth sports safety and who’s watching out for your kids:
Parents take every precaution to keep their kids safe. They teach them to buckle up in the car, to look both ways before crossing the street and to never talk to strangers.
But what about safety during sports?
Without knowing it, many California parents are putting their children’s lives at stake each time they let them participate in school sports.
A recent study by Safe Kids USA shows that parents acknowledge that they do not have the information they need to protect their children from serious injury while taking part in team sports. Worse, only 17 percent of parents recognize that an athletic trainer is an expert source for such information. Aside from their family doctor, the majority of parents surveyed identified their child’s coach, websites or news publications as their go-to source for sports safety information. Read more »