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 •  February 17

About a month ago, Holy Cross basketball player Marcellis Perkins underwent arthroscopic surgery to clean up his troublesome right knee, and since then he has been a regular visitor to HC’s sports medicine department. The newly-designed area, which opened in June and is located behind the Hart Center gym, includes a hydrotherapy room, separate...

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 •  April 10, 2017

SHREWSBURY — Jack Gardner arrived at St. John’s High as a freshman corner infielder who was, admittedly, not exactly in the best condition physically. Gardner’s story could have gone many ways, most of them with a less-than-happy ending. The story, however, took a turn for the better and it didn’t take long. During his sophomore season, thanks to...

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 •  November 13, 2016

A Massachusetts law passed in 2010 with the goal of reducing concussions in student athletes has seen some success, but many school systems still have not complied with reporting requirements and there are scant enforcement options for state health officials to make them comply. Moreover, a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics this month...

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 •  September 4, 2016

Dr. Brian Busconi got his assiduousness from his mom, Inez, and his unbound energy from his dad, Fred. The combination helped Busconi excel as a student and athlete at St. Mark’s School in his hometown of Southboro and at Harvard University, where he played hockey and lacrosse. Sure, Busconi would have loved to have played in the NHL, but his keen...

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 •  July 10, 2016

Washington Redskins athletic training academic intern Abigail Solis, a 2012 Algonquin Regional graduate, watches minicamp with equipment manager Anders Beutel. Washington Post photo/John McDonnell Telegram & Gazette Staff Follow @@JenTandG Updated at 5:32 PM The Washington Redskins were outfitting Abigail Solis with logoed apparel and khaki shorts...

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 •  July 6, 2016

From left, Ben Godbout, 14, of Sterling with his parents, Barri Lynn and Stephen Godbout, and Adam Thibodeau, 14, of Holden with his mother, Deb, on Tuesday. Ben and Adam both have heart conditions and their parents are lobbying for the passage of a bill that would ensure automated external defibrillators are present in all Massachusetts public...

Worcester Telegram

 •  October 6, 2015

... these numbers from the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: * In the past year alone,

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 •  September 2, 2015

Ideally, an athletic trainer should attend every practice and game to properly ... However, many schools cannot afford such sideline expertise even for games. Properly diagnosing a concussion can depend on knowing an athlete’s cognitive and physical ...

Worcester Telegram

 •  August 27, 2015

... like football and soccer, in which head injuries are most common. ... Any of these should be reported without delay to a coach, athletic trainer,