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Educational and Leadership Conferences Coming Soon
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January 2013 promises to be an exciting month for athletic trainers and education!

Students planning to take the BOC exam for certification in the next nine months will want to attend the ACES Preparatory Workshop, while students involved in leadership opportunities will be interested in the iLead conference. In addition, athletic training educators will want to attend ATEC for engaging learning and networking opportunities.

Registration and housing are still open, so be sure to sign up today!

New Webinar on Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids in January
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Dr. Robert Kersey PhD, ATC, CSCS, will be presenting "NATA Position Statement: Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids" at noon CT on Jan. 15. The presentation summarizes the best available, peer-reviewed, evidence regarding anabolic-androgenic steroids. Sub-topics include defining these compounds, clarifying their efficacy related to anabolism and performance, briefly discussing AAS abuse epidemiology, identifying concerns with AAS abuse, as well as suggesting possible interventions for prevention and treatment.

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

National Student Committee Announces Vacancies
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The National Athletic Training Students' Committee will have opportunities for seven new members this year. There will be vacancies in District One, District Two, District Three, District Five, District Six, District Seven and District Nine. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1. Contact Jessica Lair if you have questions. Find more information at the NATSC section of the website. More


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Renew Early and Extend CEU Bucks
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If you have not used your CEU Bucks for 2012, you do not need to rush to do so before the end of the year. Renew for 2012 before Dec. 31, and you will be able to use you CEU Bucks from this year through the end of January 2013. More


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Accepting Applications for 2013 Scholarships
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We are now accepting scholarship applications for the 2013-14 academic year. The scholarship program is one of the NATA Foundation's largest, awarding more than $138,000 annually to deserving athletic training students. All personal information must be submitted by Jan. 21, 2013. More

Register Now for Capitol Hill Day 2013
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NATA is hitting the Hill on Feb. 25, and we'd love for you to join us. In 2012, more than 200 legislative meetings were conducted by NATA members from 28 states. The members spoke with their state's legislators about supporting ATEAM and concussion legislation. Registration and more information is available now. More

How is new, improved Biofreeze better?

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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.

Athletic Trainer Uses AED to Save Referee's Life
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VideoBrief Preseason basketball games are normally a chance for everyone from players to coaches to officials to get up to game speed, but luckily Westbrook, Maine, athletic trainer Anita Dixon was already in mid-season form when she was called upon to save a participant's life. Dixon was sitting with her four college interns, watching the waning minutes of the first half of a girls junior varsity contest, when she was pressed into action. More


NFL Uses EHRs To Tackle Player Injuries
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All 32 NFL teams now have access to the eClinicalWorks electronic health record system and are using the tool to streamline processes between locations and to coordinate care for players. "The NFL and its healthcare professionals pride themselves in maintaining a leadership role in sports medicine developments," said Tony Yates, MD, president of the NFL Physicians Society and member of the league's EMR committee. More

Concussion and Its Association with Contact Sports
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The JNS Publishing Group is pleased to announce that the December issue of Neurosurgical Focus is dedicated to "Concussion: Pathophysiology & Sequelae." Eleven articles were selected that focus on methods of diagnosing concussion and evaluating its consequences, structural and functional changes that can occur in the brain following concussion, and changing attitudes and legislation concerning sports that traditionally carry risks of brain injury. More

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Who are Athletic Trainers and What Can They Do to Help the Physically Active ?
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With Act 123 and 124 taking effect on Feb. 20, athletic trainers are now licensed healthcare providers within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This has prompted many individuals to ask the question "Who are Athletic Trainers and what can they do?" Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. More

New California Law Targets Brain Injuries in High School Sports
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Many school districts across California have long required high school coaching staffs to be educated about the dangers of concussions and brain injuries, but in August Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law that requires all high school coaches to complete concussion awareness training every two years. The on-line class is hosted on the California Interscholastic Federation website. More

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Study Examines Hip Injuries for Professional Hockey Players
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The most frequent intra-articular hip injuries in the National Hockey League are hip labral tears, according to a study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Researchers examined a database of injury surveillance for NHL players from 2006 to 2010 to identify athletes with hip or groin injuries. There were 94 reported hip injuries and 10.6 percent were identified as intra-articular injuries. More

The Real Concussion Protocol
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Dr. Stan Herring has diagnosed and treated his share of NFL player concussions during a three-decade career with the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. He's a clinical professor at the University of Washington, a team physician with the Seahawks and Seattle Mariners, co-director of the Seattle Sports Concussion Program, and member of the NFL's Head, Neck and Spine Committee. "If you've seen one concussion," he likes to say, "you’ve seen one concussion." More

Water Sports Injuries Don't Have To Ruin A Good Time
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Chronic misuse and overuse of the major muscle groups can lead to serious damage if swimmers are not careful, urge the Atlanta orthopaedic doctors at OrthoAtlanta. Each year, there are nearly 150,000 water sports related injuries, most occurring to swimmers who overuse muscles. With swimmers, the most overused joint is the shoulder, which accounts for almost 60 percent of injuries treated. More

Cheerleading Injury Prevention
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VideoBriefIf you've ever watched cheerleaders at a game, you know how dangerous some of those stunts can be. Head injuries have become common place in the sports world, but people don't always anticipate that cheerleaders can be at risk on the sidelines. Is cheerleading a sport? A new study thinks it should be. Cheerleading has moved from an after school activity to doctors calling for it to be considered a sport in order to cut down on injuries. More
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