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Youth Sports Safety Summit Coming in December
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The Youth Sports Safety Summit, the second annual event organized to combat youth sports injuries worldwide, is scheduled Dec. 6 in Washington, D.C. "Preventing Sudden Death in Youth Sports" will feature several industry experts and collaboration from nearly 50 health care organizations. NATA led the first such summit in January 2010 and followed with a report card at the end of the year. The 2011 Summit will focus on injuries that lead to sudden death, such as the sickle cell trait and heat illness. See coverage of these issues and video from previous summit events here. More

Resource of the Week…for All Athletic Trainers

New Evidence-Based Practice Online Course
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NATA and the Executive Committee for Education are proud to present the Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training web-based course. Developed by a team of experts, supported by the Old Dominion University Research Foundation and funded by NATA, the purpose of this course is to give ATs a structured resource that discusses concepts and components associated with evidence-based practice. Level 1 consists of 10 modules, and Level 2 will roll out in early 2012. More

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NATA Info/Events

Less Than Two Weeks Remain to Vote
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The electronic election for the 2012-2015 NATA President is now open and runs through Sept. 29. Certified members should have received an email on Sept. 1 with the subject "Vote now for the next NATA President!" If you did not receive an email, contact Holly McCauley at Check out the Election Page to learn more about this year’s candidates, Terry Noonan, MS, ATC, ART, and Jim Thornton, MS, ATC, PES. More

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2012 Award Nominations Open
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The Honors and Awards Committee needs your help to make sure our profession's top contributors are recognized in 2012! Any NATA member may nominate a colleague for one of the association's national honors or awards. Please visit the Honors and Awards main web page and select an award to view the description, past recipients, eligibility requirements and nomination procedures. Nominations close Nov. 1. Awards will be presented during the 2012 Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia in St. Louis. More

National Athletic Training Students'
Committee Video Contest Returns

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Earlier this year the NATSC gave students the opportunity to create a video that promoted the profession and have it judged against other school's entries. The contest was such a success that the committee decided to bring it back in 2012. The winners from the University of Michigan received a $300 prize from Cramer Products. Contest rules are available at the NATSC page. More

Sign Up for Medical Yoga Webinar
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Ginger Garner, MPT, ATC, is presenting Medical Therapeutic Yoga in America: Module 5- Respiration for Optimal Patient Outcomes at 11 a.m. Central on Sept. 22. Module 5 provides clinical applications for medical therapeutic yoga methods by teaching breathing techniques applicable for all patient populations. This webinar is worth one CEU. Register here. More

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Head Injuries on the Football Field
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College football players beware: Linebackers and linemen suffer more head impacts during a game than players in other positions, but running backs and quarterbacks endure the hardest and most severe blows to the head, a new study reports. The findings may not come as a surprise to ardent football fans familiar with the skirmishes between linemen and the devastating sacks that can lay quarterbacks flat on their backs. More

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Researchers Closer to Developing a 'Pain-O-Meter'
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Your arm hurts, but it's difficult for someone else to say just how much it really hurts. Scientists have been searching for a way to measure pain and new research suggests they are getting closer. Researchers at Stanford University trained a computer algorithm to interpret MRI data of the brain and determine the presence of pain, according to a new study published in the online journal PLoS ONE. More

Study Looks at Why Second ACL Surgeries Often Fail
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Sports medicine specialists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are leading a national study analyzing why a second surgery to reconstruct a tear in the knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) carries a high risk of bad outcomes. More than 200,000 ACL reconstruction surgeries are performed each year in the United States, and 1 percent to 8 percent fail for some reason. More

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Women on the Field
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Since its inception, when the ball was actually made of pigskin and the forward pass was a foreign concept, football has been a male-dominated sport. With rare exceptions, the players are almost always male and the coaching staffs follow suit. But what about in the athletic training room? While the current situation isn't nearly as dire as it was in the past, in many cases, women still aren't fully accepted into male-dominated environments, such as a football team. More

Brain Expert: Kids Shouldn't Play Contact Sports
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Children as young as 5 years old commonly play contact sports in the U.S. but one of the nation's pre-eminent on concussion research has issued a blockbuster warning saying kids should not be playing these types of sports at all. "We're going to be recommending that nobody under the age of 14 be involved in collision sports," said Dr. Robert Cantu, chairman of the Department of Surgery at Emerson Hospital and co-director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at the Boston University School of Medicine. More

Minimalist Shoes Are Not Just For Running
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For the past few years, minimalism has been the fastest-growing category in running. This year, it's become the fastest-growing category in training, too. There is a particular interest in wooing serious gym-goers who are drawn to the idea of working out every muscle in their body, including the ones in their feet. Vibram FiveFingers, which launched in 2006 (not specifically as a running shoe), has always advocated for its products being used for a variety of activities. More

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