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 •  December 18, 2017

Marci Abraham, an athletic trainer at East Lansing High School, said coaching and training staffs have put a greater focus in the last two years on recognizing and reporting possible concussions and head injuries in high school sports. But concussions aren’t the only injuries trainers and coaches see. She said a majority of the injuries she’s seen...

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 •  December 15, 2017

Zach Sgro A basic breakfast for football players like Hillsdale's Drew Rubick. 240 pounds while maintaining his footwork and speed. Rubick is given unlimited access to the cafeteria and $20 a day for snacks on his quest to gain weight. It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional athlete, a movie star or your average Joe, for most people, dieting is...

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 •  December 14, 2017

Athletes face a variety of challenges during games. But one many may never see coming is an injury. The most common injuries are bruises and contusions, which are not as serious. Chris Kuenze, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University, said more acute injuries include concussions, ACL tears, ankle sprains and...

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 •  December 10, 2017

Michigan high school sports report a rising number of sports concussions, with girls sports being some of the most dangerous. Head injuries in football have always been the main issue, but now almost all sports have shown they can be a health risk to their players. The Michigan High School Athletic Association first started tracking all concussions...

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 •  May 2, 2017

Female athletes in Michigan high schools have a much higher rate of reported concussions than males and researchers are asking why. One question is whether female athletes get hurt more or report more. The Michigan High School Athletic Association has played a large role in concussion safety and research. It requires all high schools to report on...