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NEWS & INFORMATION

Here you will find news reports, research, articles, and more that Cogent Steps finds useful to those in our profession. Shelly serves as the medical operations coordinator for the Marine Corps Marathon Organization and is a blogger for the International Institute of Race Medicine. Learn more about Shelly on Our Staff page.

U.S. hospitals less capable of providing acute care to kids

Urgent care for children is getting harder to find. A study from 2008-2016 shows hospitals are transferring children as they lack both the resources and specialists to treat many cases brought into their ERs.

Foul or fair play?

Foul or fair play? While attempting to stop Carson Wentz, Seahawks Jadeveon Clowney made helmet to helmet contact with Wentz. While not ruled a foul at the time, the NFL is reviewing the play for a possible unnecessary hit.

Joel Embiid to miss Thursday’s game due to finger injury, will see specialist

76ers star Joel Embiid dislocated his finger earlier this week. He was treated in the locker room before returning to the game, but now his status is in doubt.

Study: Concussions May Increase Risk of Suicide

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Everyone knows concussions are bad. Countless studies of athletes have proven concussions can effect the brain in various ways. Now, a new study has found a possible link between concussions and suicide.

Bandaids

Like many runners, October 27, 2019 will stick in my mind for a long time. In my 16 years as medical coordinator, it was the first time it rained- buckets- 2.5 inches, rivers of water on the road and then the sun came out and it was hot. We hit 80 degrees near the endContinue reading

A Tale of Two Races in One Day

Like many runners, October 27, 2019 will stick in my mind for a long time. In my 16 years as medical coordinator, it was the first time it rained- buckets- 2.5 inches, rivers of water on the road and then the sun came out and it was hot. We hit 80 degrees near the endContinue reading

The Cost of Resilience: Impact of Large Scale Biological Events on Business, Finance and the Economy

Yesterday I attended a meeting of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense, The Cost of Resilience: Impact of Large Scale Biological Events on Business, Finance and the Economy. Former Representative Jim Greenwood facilitated this meeting with the panel’s co-chair, former Senator Majority Leader Tom Daschle. Panel members included Former Senator Joe Lieberman, Former GovernorContinue reading

Physically Challenged Athletes in Tradition Running Events

More and more physically challenged athletes are participating in tradition running events. Requests for wheelchairs, handcycles, and “pushers continue to increase. Renowned wheelchair athlete, Craig Blanchette, a former Olympian and pioneer in wheelchair racing, sued race owner Competitor Group Inc. for gross negligence due to an injury at the 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon becauseContinue reading

At What Age?

5k: Ava Johnson, Megan Crum, Aaron Westrip, Daniel Skandera 10k: Ava Johnson, Carrie Garritson, Aaron Westrip, Grattan O’Neill, Caleb Hymans Half Marathon: Tabitha Francks, Nasiya Jobe, Matthew Feibusch, Charlie Westrip, Grattan O’Neill Marathon: Mary Etta Boitano, Tabitha Francks, Julie Mullin, Kevin Strain, Wesley Paul, Charlie Westrip According to the Association of Road Racing Statistics, eachContinue reading

2017 Marine Corps Marathon

The 2017 Marine Corps Marathon was one 2nd warmest on record and the second busiest in the medical tents. Temperatures started at 53.2 degrees F and reached a max of 77.3 degrees F. WBGT readings done every hour at three locations on the course. With a low of 53.2 at 0800 and a high ofContinue reading

Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act Signed into Law

After several years of collaborative work with members of Congress, the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R 302/S. 808) was signed into law by President Trump Oct. 5, a monumental event for NATA and the athletic training profession. Learn more at…. https://www.nata.org/blog/beth-sitzler/sports-medicine-licensure-clarity-act-signed-law

New Emergency Response for the Athlete

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Cogent Steps, LLC is pleased to announce the brand-new Emergency Response for the Athlete (ERA) course. This course has been deliberately designed and tailored for physical therapist and athletic training students, licensed providers in athletic training, nursing, physical therapy, and physicians who want specialized training in sideline and venue emergency management of the athlete. TheContinue reading

The St. Louis University EMR Experience

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In Mid-January Cogent Steps taught a course to a group of students at Saint Louis University. The group is full of determined and committed students on their way to becoming future Physical Therapists. Students in the program commit to becoming Physical Therapists upon entry, making the six year commitment is a big decision, and theyContinue reading