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A Mingus Union athlete participates in part of VVMC’s HELPS program in 2012. The HELPS program is a comprehensive physical for student-athletes and administrators hope to expand it to prevention in the coming years. Photo courtesy of Starla Collins/VVMC

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VVMC expanding HELPS, informing parents

Bringing in student-athletes from three high schools, offering speakers to educate parents, hopes to expand to prevention of injuries in future

Physicals. A time honored tradition of student-athletes going to the doctors, having a limited array of tests done to get the okay for playing a sport.