Lakers head trainer Marco Nuñez did try this at home

The Los Angeles Lakers head trainer grew up a huge fan . . . of the Dodgers. Big dreams aren’t limited to the athletes on a basketball court. Sometimes the people on the sidelines, like Lakers head athletic trainer Marco Nuñez, have big aspirations. “Being an L.A. kid, I thought, Why can’t

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Reducing Risk in Sports: Finger, hand and wrist injuries

The hand is one of the most complex parts of your body. The movement of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints allows you to do a wide variety of tasks that involve both strength and dexterity. This includes simple sport-specific skills such as catching a ball, gripping a bat or

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High school boys fear looking ‘weak’ if they report concussions

(Reuters Health) – Male and female high school athletes have moderate levels of knowledge about concussion symptoms, but the boys are much more likely to not report concussions for fear of seeming weak, a small U.S. study suggests. The reasons boys gave for not wanting to report a concussion tended

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Experts warn parents about recent uptick in youth baseball injuries

As Little League season gets underway, experts are warning parents about a recent uptick in baseball-related injuries that have been appearing in younger and younger athletes. Former Olympic softball player and current ESPN correspondent Jessica Mendoza spoke to one 13-year-old athlete and to sports medicine experts for “Good Morning America,”

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Jamie Adams Receives Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The Far West Athletic Trainers Association is pleased to announce the spring 2017 winner of the Excellence in Athletic Training Award, Jamie Adams head athletic trainer at Cuyamaca College and California Athletic Trainers Association managing board member. SAN DIEGO – The FWATA Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce the

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Spit Test May Reveal The Severity Of A Child’s Concussion

A little spit may help predict whether a child’s concussion symptoms will subside in days or persist for weeks. A test that measures fragments of genetic material in saliva was nearly 90 percent accurate in identifying children and adolescents whose symptoms persisted for at least a month, a Penn State

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2 concussions, 30 doctors and 3 years of hearing ‘I don’t know.’

The pills accumulated for three years, reaching close to 30 a day at one point. They hadn’t done much for Morgan Decker, but she kept ingesting them on the recommendation of multiple physicians. Until one of the doctors told her the heavy dosage could kill her. “It was crazy,” said

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CSULB Athletic Training Intern Honored for Saving a Student’s Life

The California Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA) honored Cal State Long Beach athletic training intern and student Tori Mulitauaopele and Golden West College Athletic Trainer Pat Frohn with the “Lifesaver Award” for rescuing track athlete Javier Venegas after he collapsed at a Golden West College (GWC) track meet, officials announced Friday. Today,

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Out of tragedy, a heartfelt program that literally proves to be a life-saver

His “five minutes of being dead,” that’s what he calls them. And why not? It’s no exaggeration since more than once in the days that followed doctors told his parents he could have died during the procedures designed to save him. The fact Javier Venegas is alive today is a

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Trainers honored for saving student’s life

Two athletic trainers were honored Friday for saving the life of a Golden West College student who collapsed during a track and field practice. Golden West trainer Pat Frohn and Tori Mulitauaopele, a Cal State Long Beach student trainer, were presented with the Lifesaver Award by the California Athletic Trainers’

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