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Meet MomsTeam's Heat Safety Expert: Dr. Susan Yeargin

Susan Yeargin, PhD, ATCDr. Yeargin is Assistant Professor in the Athletic Training Department at Indiana State University. An expert on child and adolescent hydration and heat illness, she is the author or co-author of sixteen peer-reviewed journal articles, and has made over 20 professional presentations at the local, national, and international level on thermoregulation and hydration behaviors. Read more.

Basketball player guzzling water bottleHeat safety is just as important in sports safety as any protective equipment. Heat illnesses are among the most dangerous sports injuries, as well as the most preventable.

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Together, we can go a long way towards eliminating heat illnesses in youth sports and keeping our kids properly hydrated and safe from the heat for peak performance.

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