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2013 Convention Preliminary Program Available Now
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Get a sneak peek of the educational content for Las Vegas in your 2013 Preliminary Program! The detailed information within the program will help you make plans to attend specific sessions and workshops. It's posted online, and you'll receive a hard copy within your February NATA News. More

Heat Policy Webinar This Wednesday
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Andy Wilkinson, MS, ATC, will be presenting "Preparing for August in January: Putting your Heat Policy into Action" at 11:30 a.m. CT on Jan. 23. The presentation will review current literature concerning EHI and EAPs. We will also work to help athletic trainers overcome the barriers to using appropriate methods in the prevention of EHI, including the use of core temperature assessment devices, cold water immersion and wet bulb globe temperature.

Modular Taping Stations With An EDGE!

The Athletic Edge introduces modular taping stations to fit any size training room and any budget. Our high quality hardwood or laminate stations are manufactured using dowel and glue construction for long lasting durability. AE modular systems allows you to customize the height, depth, seats and custom graphics for any taping station. MORE

Today is the Deadline for Scholarship Applications
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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. Personal information, Institutional Representative and Nominating Certified Athletic Trainer information must be completed by Jan. 21. More

Only a Few Days Left to Register for Capitol Hill Day!
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The last day to register for Capitol Hill Day 2013 is Friday, Jan. 25. Join your peers to promote the athletic training profession Feb. 24-25 in Washington, D.C. Last year, more than 200 legislative meetings were conducted by NATA members from 28 states. More


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New Journal of Athletic Training Website
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A new website for the Journal of Athletic Training was launched last week. New features include improved navigation, more search options and the ability to save favorite articles and searches. More

NATA Workgroup Needs Your Input!
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NATA has formed a workgroup to develop strategies for reducing the frequency of crown-of-helmet contact in high school and college football. You can help by submitting video examples of games in which players use the crown of their helmets to tackle. These will be shared with coaches, referees, medical groups, and athletic administrators to help get their buy-in on this important initiative. More


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Coming Up: Matthew Gfeller Neurotrauma Symposium at UNC
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Make plans now to attend the second Matthew Gfeller Neurotrauma Symposium, March 8-9 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The event features prominent experts on head injuries, including keynote speaker Dr. Christopher Giza, Dr. Robert Cantu, Dr. Micky Collins and Dr. Gerry Gioia. The cost is $175 for health care providers and researchers, and $75 for students. Make sure to register before the Jan. 31 early bird deadline! More

Free Ethics Webinar for Members Only, Coming in February
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Kimberly Peer, EdD, ATC, FNATA, and Gretchen Schlabach, PhD, ATC, will be presenting "Ethics: Across the Curriculum — An Innovative Model for Athletic Training Education" at 11 a.m. CT on Feb. 6. This presentation will introduce an ethics across the curriculum model for athletic training education and provide a framework for integration for athletic training education with practical design, implementation and activity strategies. More

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Kansas Professor Working with Olympic Committee to Study Sports Injury Patterns
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Phillip Vardiman, an athletic trainer and University of Kansas assistant professor of health, sport and exercise science, has conducted an epidemiological study on injury and illness data from athletes who took part in the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, to see how such events might bring different areas of medicine together to provide better treatment, according to a news release. More

USA Hockey Athletic Trainer Muses on Life, Career
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Recently back from Ufa, Russia, where he helped the U.S. world junior hockey team win a gold medal, USA Hockey athletic trainer and Fall River, Mass. native Stanley Wong relishes being back with family. When he has downtime between hockey tournaments, Wong, who resides in Boca Raton, Fla., often returns to his hometown and can be seen working with his family at the Oriental Chow Mein Co. More


A Check on Physicals
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"Go Beyond Your Father's Annual Physical. Live Longer, Feel Better." This sales pitch for the Princeton Longevity Center's "comprehensive exam" promises, for $5,300, to take "your health beyond the annual physical." But it is far from certain whether this all-day checkup, and others less inclusive, make a meaningful difference to health or merely provide reassurance to the worried well. More

Playing in The Cold? Bundle Up, With Lots of Layers
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Could an athlete in a cold-weather climate suffer from cold injury or hypothermia? Yes. But as long as the playing surface isn't dangerous — too icy, hard or uneven — and the athlete is well-prepared, practicing and playing in the winter months shouldn't be a problem. However, you need to be prepared. Hypothermia happens when the body’s heat loss exceeds the body's heat production. More

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Former Packers LB to Take Part in Marquette Concussion Forum
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Former NFL linebacker George Koonce will join a panel of experts at Marquette University for a forum on sports related concussions. Other panelists include a professor of neurosurgery and neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and an assistant athletic trainer at Marquette University. More

Early Signals Warn of Prolonged Sports Concussion Symptoms
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Researchers have found clear, identifiable factors that signal whether an athlete will experience concussive symptoms beyond one week. A blow to the head can result in a concussion, a condition in which the brain fails to function normally. The researchers sought to identify risk factors for prolonged concussion symptoms by examining a large national database of high school athletes' injuries. More

Former Redskins Learn All ACL Injuries are Different
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If timetables were assured, then Tim Hightower would have been a productive NFL running back in 2012. If the six-to-nine month recovery period projected for his left knee ACL reconstruction went as promised, then we wouldn't necessarily know Alfred Morris to be a burgeoning star in the Washington Redskins' backfield. Hightower, though, understands the reality of rehabilitation from major knee surgery. More

Playing Sports for Fun Results in Fewer Injuries
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In health news that should surprise no one, kids who engage in a variety of sports in unorganized play or "pick-up games" sustain fewer injuries than kids whose sports time is allotted to more structured competition, especially in a single sport. In other words, fun is healthy, according to an ongoing study conducted at the Loyola University Medical Center. More
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