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Schools Join War on Cardiac Arrest

This past August, while in class at Roswell High School, 17-year-old Andrew Hawks suddenly felt his heart rate go up.

Concussion Campaign: Rob Andrew Admits RFU Must Do More to Tackle Head Injuries

Rob Andrew, the man charged with setting up a working group to examine rugby’s approach to concussion, has admitted that the Rugby Footba

What A Concussion Looks Like Inside Your Brain

Concussions and traumatic brain injuries have been receiving national attention lately.

Flemington-Raritan athletic trainer to address middle school concussions and other injuries

A certified athletic trainer has joined the Case Middle School staff to address head injuries and other student sports injuries in the di

Hits to the Head are Still Prevalent in the NFL

Almost once a game, an NFL player absorbs an illegal blow to the head or neck that could put his career -- or worse -- at risk.

ATSNJ Joins Fight Against Juvenile Diabetes

American Diabetes Month takes place each November as a way to come together as a community to Stop Diabetes. 

ATSNJ Completes 3 Year Fall Sports Concussion Survey

The Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey (ATSNJ) has recently completed a 3 year (2010-2012) online Fall concussion survey involving secondary school Athletic Trainers (ATs). The goal of this study was to examine the incidence of concussions in fall athletics at secondary schools in the state of New Jersey.

 

 

"This study highlights some of the issues that continue to affect our high school athletes. We need to address this problem from every possible angle and work together to create change" - John Furtado, ATSNJ President.

 

 

The Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey (ATSNJ) has recently completed a 3 year (2010-2012) online Fall concussion survey involving secondary school Athletic Trainers (ATs). The goal of this study was to examine the incidence of concussions in fall athletics at secondary schools in the state of New Jersey. The 3 year study involved 86 High School Athletic Trainers participating each year; 80/86 schools reporting had football as a Fall sport. Throughout the course of the study there were 3,161 concussions reported (avg. 1053.67 reported concussions per year). According to the study, football had the highest reported incidence of concussions at 57% followed by girls soccer at 18% and boys soccer at 14%, Cheering 6%, Field Hockey 4% and Gymnastics 1%.

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How to Detect Early Signs of Overuse Injuries

Here is an excellent article from the Asbury Park Press regarding

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