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Expert educates coaches, trainers on heat illness

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 17, 2014 at 7:17 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE — As football practice begins to ramp up throughout the state, a University of Arkansas professor is helping to educate parents, coaches and trainers about the dangers of heat-related illness.

Brendon McDermott, assistant professor of exercise science, studies heat and hydration issues and works to educate groups about ways to avoid illness — and possible death — while exercising in the heat.

McDermott, who is also a certified athletic trainer, is featured in an hour-long documentary about those potential perils produced by the Arkansas Educational Television Network.

The documentary airs Monday on the network.

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80sfan says... July 17, 2014 at 9:11 a.m.

It's good to see the sports administrators taking heat related injury/illness seriously.

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