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Heat Illness Among High School Athletes: United States, 2005-2009

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Education,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5932a1.htm?s_cid=mm5932a1_w

Looks at the prevalence and severity of heat illness cases among high school athletes at a sample of 100 schools.  Estimates that more than 9,000 cases occur per year, with football players having the greatest vulnerability.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention