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AT Gift Guide: The Gift that Gives Back
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Looking for the perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for colleague or the physician who has everything? As the holiday season approaches, the NATA Research & Education Foundation would like you to consider honoring the special people in your life with a gift that will help advance the profession and make sports safer for athletes at all levels. For a suggested minimum donation of $10 per recipient, the individual(s) you designate will receive a personalized holiday card from the NATA Foundation acknowledging that a gift has been made in their honor. The card will include both the giver and the recipient's names, but the amount of the donation will not be included unless specifically requested. Skip the long lines at the mall and let us take care of your giving this year! More

New 'Day in the Life' Episode
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Recently, we followed Kim Herbert, MS, ATC, of New Mexico State University, to see what life is like on the road for a college AT. Footage of the experience is the newest entry in our "Day in the Life" video series. Other settings we have covered in the series include secondary school, clinic, professional hockey, Professional Bull Riders and Cirque du Soleil.

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Jack Cramer Scholarship Deadline
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Do you have a student interested in a career as a secondary school athletic trainer? The deadline is approaching for applications for the Jack Cramer Scholarship. In conjunction with the NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Committee, one $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving high school senior who is planning a career as an athletic trainer in a high school setting. The deadline for applications is Dec. 1. More


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Join the Athletic Training Student Challenge
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The 2013 Athletic Training Student Challenge is kicking off now to offer college/university athletic training clubs a unique opportunity to support the NATA Foundation through fundraising efforts to help our organization meet its goals. This year, in addition to raising money for the Annual Fund, schools may elect to designate their donation to go directly to one of our NATA Foundation research or scholarship endowments. Not only will this help the endowment get closer to completion, the student club will be part of history by contributing to a research or scholarship that will be granted in perpetuity.

In addition to recognizing the top contributor, we will give three awards in 2013 — First Place: Highest Overall Contribution to the Annual Fund; Highest Overall Contribution to an Endowment and Highest Contribution from a First-Time Participant.

NATA Workgroup Needs Your Input!
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An NATA workgroup has been formed 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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A Tool to Show Your Worth
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The College/University Value Model outlines and highlights the value and worth of the certified athletic trainer in the college/university setting. Look for its rollout in January 2013. More

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Disclaimer: Headlines include recent stories in the media on athletic training and sports medicine and do not reflect NATA statements, views or endorsements. Headlines are meant to inform members on what the public is reading and hearing about the field.

Young Athletes, Not Just Pros, at Risk for Life-Threatening Concussions
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VideoBriefProfessional football players know all about playing through the pain. It comes with the job. But what about college athletes, or high school students, or 12-year-olds? Should a game put a child in danger? As ever younger players try to emulate the big guys, one injury is not only ending careers, but endangering lives. More


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Urlacher Says Again He'd Lie About Concussion
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Brian Urlacher wasn't backing down. Chicago's star linebacker would still lie to cover up a concussion. Urlacher raised a few more eyebrows when he reiterated what he told HBO earlier in the year, and it didn't seem to matter to him that Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is recovering from that same injury. His stance remains the same. "Yeah," he said when asked if he would lie to cover up a concussion. More

Houston Player Out of Hospital After Near-Fatal Injury
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A University of Houston defensive back left a hospital six days after a hit in practice tore a major vein that feeds his heart and left him in critical condition. The school said cornerback D.J. Hayden was discharged from Memorial Hermann-Texas Trauma Institute in Houston. Hayden and his family won't be available for comment immediately, UH athletics spokesman David Bassity said. More


Head Injury Fears a Threat to Football's Future?
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Nearly six million American children play youth football, and just over a million play in high school, and 75,000 play in college. But the growing controversy over head injuries is threatening football's future. It's an issue that's exploded as thousands of former players filed suit against the National Football League, claiming the NFL hid information linking football-related head injuries to permanent brain damage, a claim the league contests. More

ACL Injuries Common in Certain Sports
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ACL tears have taken out so many University of Maryland football players, you'd think the injury is contagious. Four Terps football players have suffered from the knee injuries this season. Dr. Michael E Trice, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins Cartilage Restoration Center at Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, says ACL tears aren't that uncommon in athletes. More

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In Sports Medicine, a Plea for Ultrasound First
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A 16-year-old softball pitcher felt a painful click in her elbow every time she threw the ball. Her doctors were perplexed: X-rays and MRI scans showed nothing amiss. But using a real-time ultrasound of her elbow as her arm went through the pitching motion, doctors discovered the cause of the troublesome click: the head of the radius partly slipped out of joint. More

Florida Athletes Feeling Impact of New Concussion Policies
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Cooper City, Fla., football player Tyler Sabine took a brutal hit in a game early this season. The sophomore was throwing up just before halftime. His coaches knew it was time to pull the linebacker from the game. Two days later, Sabine was diagnosed with a concussion. That diagnosis kicked into place new guidelines passed by the Florida Legislature eight months ago, establishing strict procedures to allow concussed athletes back on the field. More

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Giving Your Kids a Sporting Chance to Avoid Injury
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Parents who type the words "children sports injuries" into a search engine might be tempted to keep their kids hidden under their beds until they're grown. The Internet is filled with sites with scary data about sports injuries to kids. The National SAFE KIDS Campaign and the American Academy of Pediatrics estimate that of the 30 million children and teens in the country who participate in organized sports each year, 3.5 million sustain an injury. More

Mercyhurst Researchers Help NFL Medical Staffs with Cervical Spine Injury Treatment
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As a lifelong football fan, Brad Jacobson knows the NFL has some of the best medical people in the world on its sidelines each weekend. But after participating in more than two years of joint research on cervical spine injuries, Jacobson also believed he could help improve their response during the game's rarest catastrophic moments. More

Deep Tissue Massages Help Florida State Players Prepare and Recover
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Injuries are as much a part of the game of football as first downs and facemasks, and so, too, are the efforts to prevent such physical setbacks. While a lot of luck is involved in avoiding injuries in a sport defined by athletes violently crashing into each other, players work diligently to keep their bodies as conditioned, strong and in as good of shape as possible to limit the damage that can be sustained on game days and on the practice fields. More

Central Florida Girls Basketball Players Face Common Nemesis: ACL Injuries
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ACL injuries are becoming more common in girls basketball, high school coaches say. Dr. Bryan Reuss, a physician at Orlando (Fla.) Orthopaedic Center, said the reason for more ACL injuries among girls is simple. "More girls are playing sports,'' Reuss said. "More girls are playing basketball. It's just a product of that." More
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