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NATA Sets Guidelines For Managing Sports Injuries in High School and College Settings

The National Athletic Trainers' Association inter-association task force recommendations on best practices for sports medicine management for secondary schools and colleges can be used by parents to evaluate whether their child's school is providing adequate sports medicine services for its athletes.

Ankle Sprains Most Common High School Sports Injury, Study Finds

Ankle sprains are the most common single injury in high school sports, accounting for one in six of all high school sports-related injuries, finds a new study.

Safety Comes First, No Matter Sport or Season

The winter sports season is in full swing, and spring sports are a ways off, but safety comes first, no matter what the sport or the season. Here's a sixteen-point safety checklist to keep athletes in the game.

Eliminating Dangerous Hits Focus Of New High School Ice Hockey Rules

The National Federation of State High School Association has approved changes strengthening the language of rules on dangerous hits and to give game officials discretion to penalize a player who illegally hits another player from behind with a game misconduct if the hit is deemed flagrant.

Many U.S. High Schools Unprepared For Cardiac Emergency

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of sudden death in exercising young athletes, but despite data showing that early defibrillation with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) can save nearly two-thirds of student-athletes who suffer SCA, many U.S. high schools are not prepared to respond to an SCA or have significant deficiencies that could be improved, a new study finds.

Parents and Teachers Want Mandatory Health and PE Classes, Says Poll

An overwhelming majority of parents and teachers want health classes and physical education to be mandatory parts of the schoolday, says a 2013 survery. The problem is that a significant number of schools don't offer health classes. And many schools that do have health and PE classes are not devoting enough time to the subjects or teaching them effectively.

Summer Camp Worries: ID Bracelets Can Help

Sending your child off to summer camp comes with a whole new set of worries and concerns for any parent. An identification bracelet designed especially for summer camp is one way to put your mind at ease while giving your child something cool to show off.

May 1 is Project ACES Day - All Children Exercise Simultaneously!

In conjunction with May as Exercise is Medicine® Month, "The World's Largest Exercise Class" is coming to children and schools around the world May 1, as millions of participants across the globe celebrate the 25th annual Project ACES® Day beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1.

Does More Time Spent in P.E. Class Make Kids Stronger?

An increase in time spent in physical education class helps kids develop stronger muscles and that increasing weekly physical activity does not increase the risk of bone fractures, says a new Swedish study. That's fine, but there's one problem: P.E. time in the U.S. is declining, not increasing, with predictable results.

ChildObesity180 Announces $1 Million in Grants to Revolutionize School Physical Activity

Active Schools Acceleration Project (ASAP), an initiative of ChildObesity180, has developed a creative grant opportunity to get kids moving in America's schools. ASAP Acceleration Grants totaling $1,000,000 will be awarded to 1,000 schools to award-winning and innovative physical activity programs. First Lady Michelle Obama is encouraging schools to apply for a grant through her "Let's Move! Active Schools" campaign.
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