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With the latest news about heart issues among our coaches, it is a good reminder about the importance of being prepared for such situations.  In your coaching career you may never be confronted with a life or death heart problem in your class or with your team. However, if such a situation appears ...
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The 5 Most Common Football Injuries (and How to Prevent Them)By Maren AuxierThe crisp feeling in the air reminds us that football season is around the corner. Football games are a time to come together to cheer on our favorite teams and players. It's a good excuse to sip on an ice-cold beer and ove ...
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 Preventing Heat Exhaustionand DehydrationAuthor: Amadeus Mason, M.D.Heat-related illness and dehydration syndromes have always been concerns for coaches, athletes and their parents. Each year heat-related illness and dehydration syndromes affect thousands of athletes at all levels an ...
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Treatment following a Concussion DiagnosisExcerpt from the NCSS PREPARE ManualThe most important treatment following a concussion is absolute rest. Both physical and mental rest are extremely important components of concussion treatment. This means athlete/parent must be educated on "cognitive rest" ...
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