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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Four lifesavers honored for their quick actions

Four individuals who saved the life of an elderly man who suffered a cardiac arrest while he was watching a basketball game at Rancho Bernardo High School have been honored for their quick actions. Robbie Bowers, head athletic trainer at RB High; Christina Scherr, athletic trainer at Westview High and

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Athletic Trainers Honored for Heroic Act at Lifesaver Award Presentation

California Athletic Trainers’ Association Recognizes Athletic Trainers for Saving Life at Rancho Bernardo High School  Today, four San Diego-based athletic trainers (AT) were honored for saving a spectator’s life at Rancho Bernardo High School during a January 20 basketball game against Westview High. Recognizing their heroic actions, the California Athletic

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Special Issue of Journal of Athletic Training Focuses on Concussions

Sport-related concussion, one of the most complex injuries in sports medicine, is the focus of a new special issue of the Journal of Athletic Training, the scientific publication of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. “Over the last 20 years, our understanding of concussion mechanics, injury assessment and management has increased

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Video: Concerns Over Unqualified Athletic Trainers

San Diego’s ABC 10 News (KGTV) interviews athletic trainer Robbie Bowers and discusses the importance of regulating the profession through Assembly Bill 1510.

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