• Professors Win Grant to Develop Concussion Reporting Tool

    by John Newsom March 2016

    If a college athlete gets a concussion, there’s a good chance it goes unreported. Athletes often hide their headaches and dizziness from their teammates and coaches.

  • "Initiation" Results in Broken Nose for High School Player

    by Edmundo Carrillo March 2016

    The roughhousing that took place on a bus ride after a big Santa Fe High boys basketball team win led to a player getting his nose broken as a group of young members of the team were being "freshmanized," according to a report from the New Mexico State Police. A bus surveillance video also released by the State Police on Monday displays the extent of the horseplay while coaches sat oblivious at the front of the bus. The video shows players being hit, but with what does not appear to be much force or violence.

  • Youth Leagues Stress Concussion Safety

    by Zach Duncan March 2016

    The safety movement in youth sports has never been more prominent as concerns over concussions have grown. Football and soccer are two sports that have received much of the scrutiny, but new guidelines and procedures enforced at the local level are attempting to ease concerns. For the first time, the Boys & Girls Club’s football league had a certified trainer through United Regional at every game last fall to address any injuries that arose.

  • Iowa Bill Would Require Athletic Trainers at Prep Events

    by Stuart Goldman February 2016

    A bill in the Iowa Senate would require Iowa high schools to have a certified athletic trainer on site to identify concussions at all varsity football, wrestling and boys and girls soccer events.

  • Study: Concussion May Triple Suicide Risk

    by Takara Scott-Johnston February 2016

    The dangers of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE),  a degenerative neurological disease have been well known for many years. The disease has been been be linked to brain trauma as well as concussions.

  • U.S. Athletes Could Skip Olympics Over Zika Virus Fears

    by Stuart Goldman February 2016

    The Summer Olympics in Rio begin in less than six months, but there is growing concern about the health and safety of athletes who will compete there in the wake of the Zika virus outbreak.

  • Awareness Driving Athletic Trainer Student Aide Programs

    by Emily Attwood February 2016

    This article appeared in the January/February issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Former Athletic Trainer Claims Pressure from Coaches

    by Takara Scott-Johnston January 2016

    Former Texas A&M head athletic trainer Karl Kapchinski claims that he felt pressure from Aggie coaches that influenced his medical decisions.

  • Brain Disease Found in Deceased Ex-NFL Player Sash

    by Stuart Goldman January 2016

    Former New York Giants player Tyler Sash had a level of degenerative brain disease similar to that of former NFL player Junior Seau, according to a report Tuesday in The New York Times.

  • Report: NFL Confronted NIH on Brain Study Researcher

    by Stuart Goldman January 2016

    Last December, the National Football League backed out of a $16 million study on brain disease because it reportedly did not approve of the study’s researcher. The NFL denied that report. Now, that denial has come under question.