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Nominations for 2011 Honors
And Awards Open Next Month

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Nominations for 2011 honors and awards will open Sept. 1, and we've made the online application process easier and faster this year. Now's the time to make sure your colleagues' good work gets the recognition it deserves! More

Resource of the Week…for ATs Interested in Clinical Setting

If You Wonder About Life in a Physician's Office, Read This!
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Athletic trainers work in hospitals, family clinics, pediatric clinics and sports medicine offices. If you've thought about working in a physician's office or another clinical setting, check out this comprehensive report entitled, "Athletic Training in the Physician Office Setting: An FAQ for Athletic Trainers." It covers reimbursement, salary information, qualifications and more. More

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NATA Info/Events

Philly Convention Posts Record-Breaking Numbers
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Attendance at the 2010 NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia set a new record, with more than 11,600 people participating. To find photos from the largest NATA convention in history, visit our NATA PhotoZone!  More

NATA Social Media Package Honored
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NATA's social media package has won two national awards this year, most recently an APEX Award of Excellence. Get the latest information within the profession and NATA by visiting our award-winning Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo and more!  More

Recess is Here!
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Congressional August recess began last week and runs until Sept. 10. That means now is a great time to meet with a member of Congress from your district in support of H.R. 1137. Set up a meeting or invite your local representative to visit your athletic training room. Please report the outcomes of your meetings to Amy Callender at More


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Students, Take Advantage of the NATA Study Guide
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The all-new NATA Study Guide for the BOC Exam (brought to you by ACES Preparatory Workshop) is online and active for students preparing to take the BOC credentialing test. The NATA Study Guide offers two practice exams that mirror the actual BOC testing process, plus individualized reports highlighting your strengths and weaknesses, so you can use your study time efficiently. NATA members get special pricing!  More

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The RumbleRoller is now available from OPTP!
The RumbleRoller™ surface contains 200 specially designed bumps that are firmer than muscle but softer than bone, making it perfect for deep massage and trigger point therapy. The RumbleRoller was molded with an antimicrobial additive and is 31" x 6", water-proof and latex free. For more information visit us online.

Disclaimer: These articles do not reflect NATA endorsement but are being provided as a way to ensure members remain informed about trending topics.

Panel Addresses Sports Concussion Guidelines and Management
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A panel of renowned medical experts in the field of sports related concussion presented the latest scientific evidence in practical concussion management techniques at the Athletic Trainers' Society of New Jersey (ATSNJ) 2010 Sports Concussion Summit in Plainsboro. The ATSNJ held the Sports Concussion Summit as a means to educate physicians and health care providers who play a role in the management of sports related concussion. More than 200 health care providers attended this event, which was held less than two weeks prior to the start of the 2010 fall high school sports season.  More

Kids, Head Injuries and the NFL
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NATA has contacted this news source to thank them for the important coverage and remind them of appropriate terminology to describe athletic training student aids.

The National Institutes of Health has declared that we are in the midst of a "national epidemic" of concussions and other head injuries, especially among the young. With football, where so many concussions — many of them undiagnosed and untreated — occur, the professional National Football League has a heavy responsibility. Coaches and young players look to the league and its players as role models. The "trickle down" effect of what the NFL does and does not do is tremendous, everything from the style of play to the way injuries are and are not treated. 

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Fractures a Costly Cause of High School Sports Injury
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Fractures are the fourth most common type of injury suffered by high school athletes in the United States and can be serious and costly, a new study has found. Ligament sprains, muscle sprains and bruising occur more often, but an analysis of 2005-2009 national data found that 95 percent of fractures required expensive diagnostic imaging (such as X-rays, MRIs and CT scans) and 16 percent led to surgery.  More

Newark, Ohio, Athletic Trainer Teaches EMTs About Sports Injuries
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Athletic trainer Mark Doughty shows emergency medical technicians three helmet types they might see if they are called to White Field on a Friday night. "This is the equipment you're going to see when you come to us," he said to a small group of EMTs on Thursday morning at the Evans Athletic Complex. At least every other year, the Newark fire department's EMTs go through a training session with the high school's athletic trainers, learning about new treatment methods and changes to equipment.  More

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Number of 300-Pound NFL Lineman Still Ballooning
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Ten or 20 years ago, Nate Newton and William "The Refrigerator" Perry were on a short list of larger-than-life rarities in the NFL. The 300-plus-pound behemoths made headlines simply for existing. Their every move shook the field and made people take notice. These days, though, players their size hardly make a dent. Such is life in the ever-expanding world of the NFL.  More

Land on Your Toes, Save Your Knees
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Anterior cruciate ligament injuries are a common and debilitating problem, especially for female athletes. A new study from U.C. Davis shows that changes in training can reduce shear forces on knee joints and could help cut the risk of developing ACL tears. The research was published online Aug. 3 in the Journal of Biomechanics. "We focused on an easy intervention, and we were amazed that we could reduce shear load in 100 percent of the volunteers," said David Hawkins, professor of neurobiology, physiology and behavior at U.C. Davis. Hawkins conducted the study at the U.C. Davis Human Performance Laboratory with graduate student Casey Myers.  More

Cheerleading Not a Sport Yet, Federal Judge Rules
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Competitive cheerleading is not an official sport that colleges can use to meet gender-equity requirements, a federal judge ruled in ordering a Connecticut school to keep its women's volleyball team. Several volleyball players and their coach had sued Quinnipiac University of Hamden, Conn., after it announced in March 2009 that it would eliminate the team for budgetary reasons and replace it with a competitive cheer squad.  More

Injuries a Common Side Effect of Athlete's Anxiety
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Athletic injuries and performance anxiety can go hand in hand. For some, the pressure to perform becomes so intense that they only gain relief through injury. Others compensate by pushing themselves too hard, sometimes leading to debilitating injuries that can even end their athletic careers. According to Dave Goltz, a Larkspur, Calif., based orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, while sports injuries are often just the product of bad luck, anxiety definitely plays a role in some injuries.  More

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One-Sport Athletes More Prone to Injuries, Study Says
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Athletes specializing in one sport instead of multiple sports are more likely to acquire injuries, experts say. Thirty million children participate in organized sports, according to Safe Kids USA. Safe Kids USA is a network of organizations that helps to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the leading cause of death and disability for children ages 1 to 14. Participation in high school athletics is increasing, with more than 7.3 million high school students participating annually, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that high school athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year.  More

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