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Athletic Trainers Absent in Many Md. High Schools, Concerns Raised About Student Safety

Athletic Trainers Absent in Many Md. High Schools, Concerns Raised About Student Safety

Just four of Maryland’s 24 public school districts have athletic trainers working full-time with student athletes in all high schools, recent calls conducted by Capital News Service reveal. That means thousands of student athletes throughout the state are participating in practices and games without a licensed healthcare professional on hand for emergency medical situations.

Concussion Testing Program in Mo. Co. Is Sweeping, But Impact Still Unclear, Some Say

Concussion Testing Program in Mo. Co. Is Sweeping, But Impact Still Unclear, Some Say

It's difficult to say if concussions have decreased or increased in quantity, because the county now has a reporting system in place that did not exist before, says one high school athletic director.

Protecting Their Young: Youth Football Leagues Take Steps Toward a Safer Game

Protecting Their Young: Youth Football Leagues Take Steps Toward a Safer Game

The guidelines are part of increased efforts in youth football to improve safety and better protect players from head injuries in the wake of publicity over NFL players who suffered degenerative brain disease after years of playing the collision sport.

Win-At-All-Costs Mentality: A Sports Culture in Need of Reform?

Win-At-All-Costs Mentality: A Sports Culture in Need of Reform?

As concussion awareness grows, some sports leagues are finding ways to improve safety for athletes. Yet a lingering problem remains: The culture behind sports often pressures athletes to ignore injuries and to “tough out” what can be a life-threatening blow.

Teen Athlete’s Concussion Interrupted Life, But Didn’t Dim Future

Teen Athlete’s Concussion Interrupted Life, But Didn’t Dim Future

What seemed like a run-of-the-mill knock to the head during a Baltimore teen's junior varsity basketball game was a concussion that would drastically alter her freshman year and cause reverberations four years later.

US Lacrosse Works Toward Standard for Optional Headgear for Girls

US Lacrosse Works Toward Standard for Optional Headgear for Girls

A standard for optional soft headgear for girls' lacrosse may not be in place for another year.

Teen’s Concussion Recovery Slow, Mom Says ‘Lesson Learned’

Teen’s Concussion Recovery Slow, Mom Says ‘Lesson Learned’

A Reservoir High School athlete's concussion diagnosis marks the beginning of a months-long struggle to return to the sports and activities he loves.

UVa. Center Considers Use of Telemedicine to Assess Sports Concussions

UVa. Center Considers Use of Telemedicine to Assess Sports Concussions

Scientists at the University of Virginia are exploring using audio-video connections to allow doctors to assess sports-related concussions in rural areas.

Juggling Act: Two Schools, One Athletic Trainer

Juggling Act: Two Schools, One Athletic Trainer

Athletic trainer Michelle Priddy covers practices and games at both Queen Anne's County high schools. The job, she says, can be stressful but rewarding.

Some Worry Safer Football Helmets Could Lead to More Head Injuries

Some Worry Safer Football Helmets Could Lead to More Head Injuries

Despite advances in helmet design, some coaches say safer football lies in education.