Environmental Issues
 
Every day, water is lost through breathing, sweating, urination, and bowel movements. If water and electrolyte losses are not replaced, then the individual will dehydrate....[Read More]
High-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) is an emergency in which swelling of the brain occurs because of high altitude. Early recognition is important as it is usually leads to death within 24 hours if left untreated. HACE occurs when people who are not used to being at high altitudes ascend to such places of elevation too quickly....[Read More]
Don't let it take you out of the game. Heat illness is a preventable sports injury. The symptoms of heat illness can range from mild to life-threatening. It's not time to tough it out. Recognizing mild symptoms early can help prevent more serious conditions....[Read More]
Frostbite is an injury that can occur after prolonged exposure to below freezing temperatures (< 0 C or 32 F)....[Read More]
Cold urticaria is an uncommon skin reaction to cold exposure, which can be environmental, from aquatic activities, handling cold objects, or even eating cold foods....[Read More]
It takes more than having water coolers around to keep your athletes safe and performing at optimal levels. Here are some tips to educate your athletes on maintaining proper hydration, especially as we enter the warmer summer months....[Read More]
Acute mountain sickness pertains to group of symptoms that can occur when one quickly gains altitude, like when traveling to the mountains to hike or ski....[Read More]
 
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