Health Tips

Protect Your Skin: Burn Injury Types and Treatments

Burns are injuries that can cause severe and prolonged pain, even if the injury site only consists of a small amount of skin. According to the American Burn Association, approximately 450,000 patients seek medical treatment from hospitals or emergency rooms for burns each year. Dry heat (open flame) burns account for 44 percent of all […]

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Developing Healthy Habits: What to Do and How to Do It

Habits control everything we do: where we get coffee, what we eat, where we shop, how we answer the phone, how we walk, how we brush our teeth. Breaking a bad habit can be hard, and creating a good habit can be even harder. Some people take 21 days to make or break a habit, […]

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Recovery Options for Competitive Athletes

Whether you are a golfer, cheerleader, or football player, there is always the possibility of injury during practice, during a game, or even after a game. Recovery after intense physical activity is essential for every athlete because it reduces the chance for major injury, reduces fatigue, and enhances physical performance. Some recovery methods include stretching, […]

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Cheerleading Injuries: Prevention and Treatment

Although cheerleading does not turn out more frequent injuries compared to other sports, it can produce the most catastrophic injuries among female athletes. Competitive cheerleading injuries range all over the body, with the most common injury sites being the neck, shoulders, wrist, head, and ankle. Here’s a list of prevention methods that have been put […]

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How to Prepare for a 5K

Marathons are a great way to stay active and challenge the body in unexpected ways. Preparing for marathons helps you set tangible fitness goals and keeps you motivated. 5K runs are a great introduction to longer marathon runs; however, don’t take these shorter races lightly. Extensive training is involved in making it to that finish […]

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What is Your BMI and What Does it Mean?

Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is the estimated tissue mass (muscle, fat and bone) in the body that is derived from the combined weight and height of an individual. The index ranges from ‘underweight’ to ‘obese’, and is used by health care professionals to determine the fat percentage in the body. The categories for BMI […]

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The Benefits of an Athletic Trainer at Your Child’s School

With the football preseason in full swing, young high school athletes across the state are working hard to improve their skills in order to be ready for the upcoming season. Athletic trainers are there to offer support and care for those who are training hard each day and to make sure they are maintaining a […]

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Concussions: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

  One of the most common injuries in the game of football are concussions, a highly contested topic because of the severity of such an injury and the frequency of it occurring among players. Rules and regulations have been modified in the hopes of preventing players from participating in rough play and possibly causing injury. […]

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Injury Prevention for Football Related Injuries

  The preseason has begun for football and with it comes the possibility of injury to its players. Knowing which common injuries can occur and ways to prevent can greatly determine if an athlete can stay in the game. ACL Injuries: This injury occurs when the anterior cruciate ligament is torn in the knee, limiting […]

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Beating the Heat

Beating the Heat By: Alex Dunn   South Georgia summers can be the gate way to overheating and exhaustion during training season. It can be pretty easy to ignore the signs of dehydration and fatigue while practicing for the new season, but it’s important to recognize those signs before they become a serious problem and […]

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