"The full scientific community should move from calling the statistical relationship between repetitive head impacts (RHI) and CTE an ‘association’ to ‘causation.’” — Chris Nowinski, Concussion Legacy Foundation
Preventing injuries is job one for the Region's athletic trainers.
Friday night's ceremony served as a reminder as to why honoring Gary's athletic history is so important.
It's been a crazy summer in Whiting, and I'm not talking about the run-up to Pierogi Fest.
Historically, athletes with other upper respiratory infections have been subject to the “neck check” to determine if playing was safe.
Young athletes who have any expectations of success will find the path of least resistance goes through the weight room.
The biggest takeaway for Lamarr Rogers in his first season back in the American Association after an eight-year break is it's a lot better than it used to be.
This week, John Doherty takes reader questions and comments about the risk of youth baseball pitchers throwing too hard, the safety of various football helmets, and how to limit knee and akle injuries.
Extraordinary is one way to Notre Dame’s 135 years of football, but the echoes from those years are sometimes extraordinarily unpleasant.
Their stories live on, the athletes who got their start in the Steel City and made their names from here to Hollywood and beyond.
Thanks to Dr. Stanley Herring's work, countless thousands of athletes are better protected from the effects of sports-related head trauma.
It took way longer than it should have, but Bob James is LaPorte's new head football coach.
It's been almost 50 years since Greg Kirby left his central Illinois hometown to climb the next rung of the coaching ladder.
According to a literature review in the May/June 2010 issue of Sports Health, 32-44% of groin strains are tied to a previous injury.
Exposure to sun and drowning are two very real dangers that are preventable.
Recent heat-related tragedies offer some lessons that are worth learning here rather than experiencing later in person.
Forcing the asymptomatic athlete to go through a prolonged return-to-play progression, the experts believe, will actually lead to unnecessary deconditioning.
The RailCats home opener served as an opportunity to celebrate baseball and the respite it brings from the pandemic, inflation and the other hard realities of everyday life.
Charles Small was a high school basketball player in Detroit 20 years ago, trying to make a name for himself, when he went to the high-profile ABCD camp.
Athletes' performance after knee operations can be a mixed bag.
At the time, the decision did not attract much notice.
Even though they are there to prevent and treat injury and illness among participants, traditional athletic trainers are close to the action and occasionally suffer mishaps of their own.
The average age of the former players at the time they were surveyed — between December 2018 and May 2019 — was 67.
Aaron Ferguson's latest conversation with Jessica Carrothers showed a deeper meaning to her career that revealed a lesson worth applying to our own journeys.