Patient Care

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In the results from a study conducted by researchers at George Mason University are finding that outdated patient forms may be hindering the ability of health care providers to monitor or discover medical conditions that can lead to cardiac arrest...
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Dear John: Someone at a holiday gathering made a claim about injuries in the NFL. The players’ association (NFLPA) has negotiated a training schedule that significantly limits the amount of scrimmage time preceding a game. The claim was that this...
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After two decades as the Jacksonville Jaguars’ head athletic trainer, Mike Ryan, ATC, PT, PES, has spent the 2014 football season not behind the sidelines but in front of the camera. As a sports medicine consultant for NBC’s Sunday Night Football,...
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For a pitcher to avoid coal in his stocking, he must throw lots of strikes over lots of innings AND stay relatively healthy.
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NATA and other entities supportive of athletic training came to the defense of the profession over the summer after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule that could have negatively affected athletic trainers...
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By John Doherty, ATC, PT As the World Series comes to an anonymous end (No Yankees, no Red Sox, no Cardinals, no Dodgers, and no Cubs means nobody is watching.), here is a tip for all those dads who hope their sons are good enough someday to play in...
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A Southern Professional Hockey League game was suspended 39 minutes into the night after a player suffered a serious injury that resulted from an on-ice collision.
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In partnership with the University of Connecticut's Korey Stringer Institute, MISSION Athletecare are attacking the issue of heat stroke head-on by donating $1 million in EnduraCool instant cooling products over the next three years to schools that...
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By John Doherty, ATC, PT Baseball, basketball and football may be our three biggest spectator sports. Beyond filling stadiums and arenas, they have plenty of participants at the youth and high school levels. Despite their popularity, these sports...