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Roles Of Athletic Trainers In Basketball Injuries

Study tracks 2.5 million basketball injuries in teens, finds need for athletic trainers

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) April 2014 – A new study about injuries to high school basketball players has experts calling for some changes on the sidelines before next season.

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital studied injuries between 2005-2011 in the U.S. and found that more than 2.5 million high school basketball players were injured and there aren’t nearly enough athletic trainers were in schools to care for them.

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Syndrome In Female Athletes Worries Experts

More girls seeing "triad" of disorders involving food, menstrual cycles and weak bones

February 2014 – As the number of girls and women playing sports in the U.S. continues to grow, so do cases of a troubling medical condition known as Female Athlete Triad Syndrome.

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As Flu Season Persists, So Do The Myths

Millions suffer needless aches & pains after believing myths about flu vaccine

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) Winter 2014 – It’s been said that what you don’t know can’t hurt you, but that’s certainly not the case when it comes to the flu.  Every year millions of people are either uninformed about the flu or buy into long-held myths about it, and end up suffering needlessly.

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New Debate Over Food Allergies In Schools

Doctors say new “epinephrine in schools” law is more important than ever

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) February 2014 – A new debate over food allergies in schools is heating up after a mommy blogger on HuffPost Parents suggested that other kids shouldn’t have to suffer because of those who have allergies. The blog, “Why do your kid’s allergies mean my kid can’t have a birthday,” has sparked criticism by parents whose children suffer from food allergies. Doctors at Nationwide Children’s Hospital say these differing opinions underscore why the new law which allows epinephrine in schools is crucial.  Since 1997, food allergies in children have shot up 50% and it’s estimated that 1 in 4 experience their first allergic reaction to food while at school.

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High Chair-Related Injuries To Children On The Rise

Every hour, every day a child is taken to a hospital as injuries surge 22%

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) December 2013 – Researchers have conducted the largest and longest study of high chair and booster seat injuries in the U.S., and have found that injuries are on the rise. “We have more than 9,400 injuries a year in this country, that’s a child every hour of every day who is treated in an emergency department for an injury associated with high chairs,” said Gary Smith, MD, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

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