Katie Boushie

Katie Boushie is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Double G's sports medicine and health writer. You can follow Katie on Twitter, @KatieScarlettB.

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By Katie Boushie On Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
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Planning For a Marathon Can Be Tricky; But Very Important For Your Health

Courtesy of teamtraining.org The NYC marathon is right around the corner! This Sunday, New York boroughs will be crowded with competitors. After months of careful training, specific race day preparation is often More...

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By Katie Boushie On Monday, August 26th, 2013
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The Importance of the Pre-Participation Physical Exam

As summer draws to a close, many fall sports are in the midst of preseason. One important aspect of safely partaking in sports is a complete and accurate pre-participation physical exam. Most schools require a More...

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By Katie Boushie On Monday, July 29th, 2013
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Lightning Safety for Summer

Courtesy of: http://www.insurevents.com Outdoor athletics can be one the most enjoyable parts of the summer. However, these activities are not risk free, and in previous posts I have discussed dehydration, heat More...

Be aware of the risks of exercising in severe heat.
By Katie Boushie On Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
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Health Concerns of Exercising in the Heat

Be aware of the risks of exercising in severe heat. Up and down the east coast we are in the midst of a heat wave. You can sometimes manage by spending more time inside in the AC and drinking plenty of cold drinks. More...

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By Katie Boushie On Monday, July 8th, 2013
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Cheat Sheet to CT’s and Other Diagnostic Imaging

Following a sports related injury, seeking a physician’s diagnosis is crucial to insure you rehabilitate as correctly and efficiently as possible to get you back into the game injury free. Frequently your doctor More...

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By Katie Boushie On Monday, July 1st, 2013
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MAKE HYDRATION A PRIORITY THIS SUMMER

Proper hydration for athletics is a year round concern, but athletes are at an elevated risk during these hot summer months. Severe dehydration can have uncomfortable early signs and symptoms, leading to decreased More...

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By Katie Boushie On Monday, April 29th, 2013
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HOW TO PREVENT OVERUSE AND BURNOUT IN YOUTH ATHLETICS

Organized youth sports are becoming more and more popular every year. Currently, there are approximately 45 million children and adolescents participating in organized athletics in the United States. Each year around More...

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By Katie Boushie On Monday, April 8th, 2013
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Little League Pitching Regulations; Important Protection for Young Arms

(Armando L. Sanchez | The Saginaw News) Spring is here! And with the warmer weather comes the return of baseball. A national pastime, millions of people play every year. As with many other sports, kids are starting More...

Sue Falsone, the first woman athletic trainer for a professional sports team.
By Katie Boushie On Thursday, March 21st, 2013
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Women’s History Month: Women in Athletic Training

Sue Falsone, the first woman athletic trainer for a professional sports team. In 2011 Sue Falsone was hired by the Los Angeles Dodgers to be their Head Athletic Trainer, a major milestone for women in athletic training. More...

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By Katie Boushie On Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
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Every Body Needs An Athletic Trainer

March is National Athletic Training Month, designed to promote awareness and knowledge of the athletic training profession. Not only athletes can benefit from the profession and this year’s theme, “Every Body More...

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By Katie Boushie On Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

February 24th through March 2nd is National Eating Disorders Awareness week. An often very serious and sometimes fatal illness, eating disorders affect 20 million women and 10 million men at some point in their More...

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By Katie Boushie On Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
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Young Athletes and Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Abrupt and life threatening, Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in young athletes. Because they are often assumed to be healthy, it can be a complete surprise when a child athlete has a SCA. More...