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Each year, an average of 25 million lightning flashes strike the ground in the United States. Worldwide, lightning annually accounts for an estimated 24,000 deaths and approximately 240,000 injuries. Since lightning is more prevalent in the...
By Jeremy Hawkins, PhD, ATC, ATP Director, Colorado Mesa University Away from my day job I interact fairly regularly with individuals who own cows. Over the course of the last six months I have noticed something interesting about these cows. Last...
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During National Athletic Training Month, members embraced the 2016 theme, “A Safer Approach to Work, Life and Sport,” and helped raise awareness of the profession in creative and impactful ways. The Public Relations Contest recognizes outstanding PR...
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By Timothy Neal, MS, ATC, AT The athletic trainer is putting in long days at their place of employment. Along with the long daily hours, the AT has had few days off in the past three months. Add in the pressures from patients/athletes, coaches,...
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Last week’s Mental Health Awareness Month blog discussed the prevalence of diagnosable mental health disorders among adolescents and college-aged students. This week’s blog will look at the tools available to help athletic trainers care for athletes...
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By Rachel Brown, MS, ATC Integrating athletic trainers in Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs is a unique, yet sometimes overlooked, opportunity. ROTC programs are offered at more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the country...
Scott Hamilton is in the people business—no matter if it’s teaching young skaters, giving his time to a worthy cause or sharing his extensive ice skating knowledge with television viewers, he works to serve, motivate and enlighten others. “Pretty...
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In the United States, one in every four to five adolescents meets the criteria of a diagnosable mental health disorder, with 30 percent meeting criteria for an anxiety disorder, 19 percent for a behavioral disorder, 11 percent for a substance abuse...
National Athletic Training Month 2016 saw ATs far and wide promoting the profession to the public both in person and via social media. Use of the #NATM2016 hashtag generated over 12 million impressions. And the participation was not just limited to...
The Committee on Practice Advancement (COPA) is looking for individuals who are leaders in the field of administration to present a 15-20 minute message during the Healthcare Administrators’ Forum at the 67th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo on...