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Register Now for Capitol Hill Day 2012!
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Join those working to promote the athletic training profession by signing up for Capitol Hill Day 2012, scheduled for Feb. 23-24 in Washington, D.C. In 2011, more than 225 athletic trainers and 150 AT students conducted 588 legislative meetings. Time is running out, so register now. More

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New Webinar on Nutrition and Weight Management
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Paula Sammarone Turocy, EdD, ATC, is presenting "Nutrition and Weight Management: Putting Theory into Practice" at 11 a.m. CT on Feb. 1. She was the lead author on NATA's newest position statement about weight management. This webinar will explain the physiological concepts that underlie the manipulation of diet and exercise and how to develop a systematic approach to the assessment, monitoring and improvement of athlete body compositions. It is worth one CEU. More

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National Student Committee Announces Vacancies
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The National Athletic Training Students' Committee will have opportunities for five new members this year. There will be vacancies in District Three, District Five, District Six, District Eight, and District Ten. The position of Committee Chair will also be available. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1. Contact current chair Audrey Bolt,, if you have questions. Find more information and the application at the NATSC section of the website. More

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Scholarship Applications Being Accepted:
Initial Submissions Due Jan. 23

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The NATA Foundation Scholarship Program is one of the organization's most highly regarded programs. Through this program, the NATA Foundation awards undergraduate, master's and doctoral scholarships. The number of scholarships varies annually with the amount of the award currently $2,300 per scholarship. Scholarship funding is secured through a variety of sources, including the organization's endowment program, as well as through corporate and individual support. We must have your initial submission before Jan. 23. More

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EDAC Call for Abstracts
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The NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee is issuing a call for poster presentation abstracts for the 2012 Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia. Presented during the EDAC Town Hall the evening of June 28, the abstracts must reflect the EDAC mission by identifying and addressing issues relevant to an ethnically diverse population. Abstracts are due by April 16. More

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New Grant Submission Deadlines!
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Beginning this year, the NATA Foundation will move to a single grant cycle for all General, Outcomes and Student Grant pre-proposal submissions. Please make note of the new deadline of Feb. 15. There will also be minor changes to the grant format guidelines, including shortened page limits. More

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Some NFL Players Still Willing to Hide Concussions
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Ask Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew whether he would try to play through a concussion or yank himself from a game, and he'll provide a straightforward answer. "Hide it," the NFL rushing leader said. In a series of interviews about head injuries with The Associated Press over the last two weeks, 23 of 44 NFL players — slightly more than half — said they would try to conceal a possible concussion rather than pull themselves out of a game. More

Why Ice May Be Bad for Sore Muscles
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Already, the benches in gym locker rooms and beside basketball courts are filling with 2012's early casualties, those of us who, goaded by New Year's resolutions, are exercising a bit too enthusiastically and developing sore muscles. Many of us will then drape ice packs over our aching muscles. But a new review article published this month in the journal Sports Medicine suggests that for sore muscles, ice is not always the panacea that most of us believe it to be and that, in some instances, it can be counterproductive. More

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Sidney Crosby's Concussion Troubles Alter the State of Hockey
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Amid the memorabilia of a glittering career – a hockey stick, NHL jerseys, a ticket from the 2010 Olympic final and photos of his Stanley Cup ring and Olympic gold medal – is a small sculpture of the word "believe." But one year after the concussion that took the sport's biggest star out of the game, it's hard not to note the desperation lurking in the inspirational message at the sprawling sports complex in suburban Halifax where a young Sidney Crosby worked on his shot, hustled in practice and began to chase his dream, in earnest, to play for the NHL. More

Arteries Still Healthy in Young Football Players
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Studies have found that retired pro football players may have an increased risk of heart disease. But new research shows that while they are still in the game, there are no signs of trouble in the players' arteries. After retirement, pro football players tend to have more heart risk factors, like high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol levels and obesity, than the general public. More

Spinal Manipulation, Exercise Trump Drugs for Neck Pain
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Spinal manipulation therapy and exercises that patients can learn to do at home are more effective than medication for relieving neck pain, both in the short and long term, according to results from a new study published in the January 2012 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. More

Exercise Linked to Better Performance in School
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Kids who get more exercise also tend to do better in school, suggests a new analysis of past studies published this week. Playing on sports teams and having more time to run around during recess is known to be good for kids' physical health, but whether it also gives them a mental boost has been a subject of debate — especially as schools cut physical activity time in favor of more academic test prep. More

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