Safety Measures Increase as Cheerleading Declared a Sport

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by Kathryn Searles

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The American Medical Association recently declared cheerleading a sport  - something that's been long debated. They say the rigor and risks of the athletes endure led them to the decision.

OrthoCarolina's sports medicine doctor, Mike Dockery, works closely with UNC Charlotte athletes.

He says the training regimen is increasing for cheerleaders.

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