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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Time For Calif. To Require Licensure Of Athletic Trainers

By Kevin Mayer Incredibly (and as noted by the California Legislature in its recently introduced Assembly Bill 1510), California is the only state in the union that does not regulate athletic trainers through appropriate (or any) licensure requirements. This astonishing state of affairs exists by virtue of California’s historical irresponsibility in

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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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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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