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Fitting fitness into your child’s day

Tara Zachgo, LAT Tara Zachgo, LAT December 6, 2012 0 Comments General News

There’s no denying it: American kids are getting bigger. In fact, the number of obese teens has tripled over the last three decades. If your kids aren’t getting the minimum 60 minutes of daily activity recommended for children younger than 18 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s time to involve them in […]

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Heat and the athlete

Tara Zachgo, LAT Tara Zachgo, LAT September 5, 2012 0 Comments General News

Late summer brings the kids back-to-school along with the heat and humidity we all dread. I look forward to this time of year because I love football!  As an athletic trainer, however, I see the dangerous effects this heat can have on young athletes; this is especially true when combined with dehydration. In a perfect […]

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The Importance of a Certified Athletic Trainer When Diagnosing a Concussion

Tara Zachgo, LAT Tara Zachgo, LAT March 7, 2012 0 Comments General News

Certified athletic trainers (ATC) do more than watch a sporting event from the sidelines or tape athlete’s ankles.  They are health care professionals trained to work in a variety of settings and with many different types of people – not just athletes.  An ATC collaborates with physicians to optimize the activity and participation of patients […]

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