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Relevant Information

Heat Related Illness:

Heat illnesses can range from minor dehydration, to life threatening heat stroke. Heat illnesses most typically occur during fall preseason in August, but can also occur on any un-seasonably warm days and while playing on turf fields. To protect your child from heat illnesses, please make sure they are hydrated before activity begins, have ingested a healthy meal the night before and the day of any activity, and are not doing too much too soon. It is important to make sure your child is staying properly hydrated; this means drinking before and after activities and when they are thirsty. Please be cautious of your child over-hydrating. If you suspect your child may be suffering from any heat illness, please take them to the ER immediately. To become aware of the symptoms of heat illness, heat illness prevention, and treatment, please click here: http://www.stopsportsinjuries.org/heat-illness.aspx

MRSA:

MRSA is an extremely serious skin condition that requires immediate medical attention. MRSA is a medicine-resistant form of a staph infection, so when present it must be treated right away. Athletes who participate in contact sports (football, wrestling, lacrosse) have the highest risk of acquiring the infection. To read more about MRSA and learn tips on what to look for and how to prevent the infection click here: http://www.cdc.gov/mrsa/community/team-hc-providers/advice-for-athletes.html

National Athletic Trainers’ Association:

If you are interested in learning more about athletic trainers, or would like to read up on current research on any/all relevant athletic topics, please visit the NATA’s website: http://www.nata.org/

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