Who’s Taking Care of Your Kid on the Playing Field?

California Only State that Does Not Regulate Athletic Training Profession SAN DIEGO – It is expected that over 500,000 high school students will participate on athletic teams this year in California. Unfortunately for these athletes, there is also the likelihood of sports-related injuries, including some that could prove catastrophic. The

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Legislation urges California to require licensure of athletic trainers

Forty-nine states, as well as the District of Columbia, require athletic trainers to be licensed and certified, including those that work at high schools. California is the odd man out in this scenario, and Assemblymember Matt Dababneh is hoping to improve prep athletes’ safety with a bill that will be

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Assemblymember Matt Dababneh Urges Action; Introduces Legislation to Improve High School Athlete Protections

Study Finds California Ranks Second Worst in Nation for Student-Athlete Safety SACRAMENTO — The importance of Assembly Bill (AB) 1510, by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh, which would increase safety for student athletes, has become more urgent as a recent study by the University of Connecticut’s Korey Stringer Institute ranked California second

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CA ranked poorly in keeping high school athletes safe

When it comes to keeping high school athletes safe, a recent study ranked California almost dead last. The research was conducted by UConn’s Korey Stringer Institute and looked at state’s health and safety policies relating to the leading causes of death for student athletes: sudden cardiac arrest, traumatic head injuries, exertional heat

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Living Better in San Diego with the California Athletic Trainers’ Association

The California Athletic Trainers’ Association strives to improve the quality of health care for athletes, patients and clients. On the show today is California Athletic Trainers’ Association Public Relations Chair and Certified Athletic Trainer at Cuyamaca College, Jamie Adams and Rancho Bernardo High School Certified Athletic Trainer, Robbie Bowers.

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Study Shows Toll on Brain in Former Football Players

A new study shows that the vast majority of former football players whose brains were donated for research showed signs of severe trauma, reinforcing the dramatic toll the sport can take on its participants. The report in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 87% of the 202 donated

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California law hopes to save lives of teens with deadly heart conditions

Parents, student athletes and coaches will be impacted by a new law that went into effect this month. It hopes to educate families on the danger of heart conditions not tested for during regular physicals. Here in San Diego, three to five young people lose their lives each year because

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Fun in the sun safety: Are you protected?

Summer is in full swing, and there are many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you spend the day at the ballpark, soccer field or swimming pool, too much time in the sun can result in a skin injury such as sunburn. A sunburn occurs when the skin becomes damaged

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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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