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 •  September 28, 2017

A former athletic trainer for Drake University has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Des Moines school, alleging he was wrongly fired because of a medical disability that caused him to urinate in a tub.Scott Kerr, 62, of Urbandale was the school’s head athletic trainer for 31 years before he was fired last September.The lawsuit, filed Monday...

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 •  September 5, 2017

NAME: Carolyn Eddy Langenwalter AGE AND DATE OF BIRTH: 55 years old (3/14/1962) PLACE OF BIRTH: Des Moines, IA GREW UP: Indianola CURRENT HOME: Indianola EDUCATION: Indianola High School – 1980 University of Iowa - 1984 WORK HISTORY: Actuary at Allstate Life Insurance Company – 8 years Life Actuarial Product Strategy Vice President at FBL Financial...

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 •  August 24, 2017

Rodney White/The Register High school football season is here. It’s time to cheer for the players, the coaches, the cheerleaders, the marching band, even the refs. And let’s hear it for the medical professional on the sideline. What medical professional, you say? That’s a problem. It’s time to require athletic trainers or other healthcare...

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 •  August 1, 2017

Cody Goodwin / The Register Sandy Hatfield Clubb strolled into the Drake Alumni House on Tuesday afternoon with two pieces of paper in her hands. When she walked inside, she saw coaches she'd hired and athletic staff she’s come to know. Then she turned and held up the pieces of paper, and told them all goodbye. After serving as the athletics...

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 •  July 27, 2017

Rodney White/The Register Brenda Easter awoke Tuesday to news that was sobering but hardly surprising. A Boston University researcher had discovered that the brains of 110 former NFL players — all but one she studied — showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The degenerative disease is believed to be caused by punishing blows to the...

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 •  July 24, 2017

Terrence Lewis’ transition into the Iowa State basketball program will proceed on schedule. The injury he suffered during a Sunday night game in the YMCA CapCity Summer League was not serious. That’s the word from team athletic trainer Vic Miller, who, through ISU athletics department spokesperson Matt Shoultz, said that Lewis suffered a “strained...

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 •  February 9, 2017

Rodney White/The Register Zac Easter is gone, but he left behind his diseased brain. He also left behind his anguished words so all of us — including football fans, lawmakers, parents, school administrators and coaches — could learn from his short life. The former Indianola High football player wrestled with what was happening in his head. He kept...

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 •  January 7, 2017

Mike Hadden, an athletic trainer at Simpson College, envisions a time when trainers can diagnose when athletes have recovered from concussions with not much more than a cotton swab. Rodney White/The Register

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 •  January 5, 2017

Mike Hadden, Program Director of Athletic Training at Simpson College, is working on a way to quickly diagnose concussions using a saliva test. Hadden says the test will also monitor when inflammation is reduced and athletes can safely return to play Rodney White/The Register Buy Photo ​ INDIANOLA, Ia. — Mike Hadden couldn’t comprehend what was...

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 •  January 5, 2017

Mike Hadden, Program Director of Athletic Training at Simpson College, is working on a way to quickly diagnose concussions using a saliva test. Hadden says the test will also monitor when inflammation is reduced and athletes can safely return to play Rodney White/The Register