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 •  November 17

Recent media attention on concussions in professional athletes has caused many parents and caregivers to have safety concerns regarding football and other sports. While researchers work to determine concussions’ long-term effects on players from Pop Warner to the NFL, it is important that parents and caregivers know how to recognize a...

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 •  April 1

Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program’s Project 17 initiative to put full-time certified athletic trainers in Duval County’s 17 public high schools by 2020 is becoming more and more of a reality. On Thursday, the group at the ground level of the project, the Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program, announced that First Coast, Lee, Stanton, White and...

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 •  April 8, 2016

A former Jacksonville University football player is suing the school and its current director of sports medicine for not being properly treated after suffering multiple concussions in his career. Jarrius Lindsey, who played running back for the Dolphins, filed suit against JU, former head athletic trainer Doug Frye and JU Sports Medicine, for...

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 •  March 26, 2016

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talks during a press conference at the NFL owners meeting in Boca Raton, Fla., Wednesday, March 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will be honored in Jacksonville next week as the inaugural recipient of the Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program Leaders in Sports Health, Safety and...

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 •  December 4, 2015

The program provides: A certified athletic trainer in each high school and one certified ... while athletic trainers from Preferred Physical Therapy will tailor their schedules to the specific needs of the schools they serve, according to the program.

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 •  July 30, 2015

The following month, the NFL reached a settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit with thousands of former players over their head injuries. Thursday morning, Amy Jorgensen, senior manager of health and safety policy for the NFL, said amid the ...