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Injury Prevention For Student Athletes

09/09/10 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Vermont's Kyle Curran, left, gets tackled by New Hampshire's Brett McAllister during the 2008 Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game in Hanover, N.H.

Soccer, field hockey, cross country and, of course, football. Student athletes have been practicing for the fall sports season for weeks, and injury prevention is a big priority in their training. We discuss what coaches, trainers and parents can do to help students stay healthy while they compete -- like avoiding concussion, overuse injuries and dehydration. Our guests are Dr. Matthew Gammons, who specializes in family and sports medicine at the Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic in Rutland, and Grant Wilson, a senior associate athletic trainer at the University of Vermont. Listen

Also in the program, UVM's freshmen enrollment has been increasing in recent years. Many students this fall have expressed frustration at how crowded the campus feels this fall. We talk with Zach Despart, an opinion columnist for the student newspaper The Cynic, about student concerns over enrolling required classes and finding adequate housing. Listen

And VPR's series Report from Afghanistan continues as we follow the Vermont Guard during their year in Afghanistan. Captain Larry Doane has been keeping an audio journal during the deployment. In today's entry, he describes joining a celebration for an Afghan marriage. Listen


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Related Links

Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic UVM Athletic Medicine Zach Despart's column in The Cynic Report From Afghanistan
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