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Several NATA Members to Serve on 2010 Olympics Medical Staff
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The United States Olympic Committee has announced its medical staff for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and Whistler, Canada, and several NATA members were highlighted. Included on the list released by the USOC are: Jim Cerullo, PhD, ATC, CSCS; Byron Craighead, MA, ATC; Joe Cygan, ATC; Josh Finley, ATC, MSPT, CSCS; Tetsuya Hasegawa, DC, ATC, CSCS; Justin Hunt, MS, ATC; Margaret Hunt, MS, ATC; Brian McWilliams, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS; Jill Radzinski, ATC; Christa Riepe, ATC; Josh Sandell, DC, ATC; Stacy Struble, ATC; Ray Tufts, ATC; Fikre Wondafrash, MS, ATC; Stan Wong, ATC; and Brandie Yeik, MS, ATC, OTC. More

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NATA's new Athletic Training Education Program finder sorts accredited programs by state and includes links to each program's Web site. This is perfect for athletic training student aides choosing where to study. Forward this to those students and let them search for the ideal college or university. More

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NATA Info/Events

Deadline Nears for Continuing Education Excellence Award
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Continuing education is squarely in focus this time of year -- which makes it the perfect time for you to nominate a colleague for the Continuing Education Excellence Award! Help recognize the people who are helping you advance your professional knowledge. The deadline to nominate is Jan. 5. More

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Another Lawmaker Jumps On Board H.R. 1137
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The Athletic Trainers' Equal Access to Medicare Act of 2009 (H.R. 1137) has gained Rep. Collin Peterson (MN-7) as a new co-sponsor, bringing the total of co-sponsors to seven. If you live in Minnesota, specifically in Congressional district seven, please take the time to call Peterson’s office or send him a letter thanking him for his support of the athletic training profession. More

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Kevin Carroll to be Johnson & Johnson Keynote Speaker
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NATA has announced that Kevin Carroll, AT Ret. will be the Johnson & Johnson Keynote Speaker at the 2010 NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia. Carroll will deliver a message entitled, "Rediscovering Play: Bringing Fun and Passion to Your Life…and Work!" Carroll is the author of three books published by ESPN, Disney Press and McGraw-Hill. Read more about Carroll at his Web site and in the December issue of the NATA News. More

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Health & Development

NSAIDs: Take 'Em Early and Often When Competing? Think Again
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Athletes' superstitions and rituals can help them get psyched up for contests, but when these rituals involve non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which many athletes gobble down before and during events, they could be causing more harm than good. "These agents are treatments for the symptoms of an injury, not the injury itself," says Stuart Warden, whose research at Indiana University focuses on musculoskeletal health and sports medicine. More

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Injury Rehabilitation

Shoulder Repair Technique Borrows From Cadavers
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Patients who frequently experience shoulder dislocations can benefit from a procedure that "sculpts" a new shoulder using bone and cartilage from cadavers, new research suggests. The study, published in the December issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine, finds that the procedure could be an alternative to methods that stabilize or reconstruct a shoulder joint by repairing ligaments and tissues. "In situations where there's missing bone…the soft tissues see forces that are much higher than they can withstand and they fail," Dr. Jon Sekiya, surgeon and associate professor at the University of Michigan Health System, said in a university news release. More

School Sports

Longtime Athletic Trainer Prepares for Last Game
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Larry Gardner, a longtime UT Dallas athletic trainer who helped form the Comets' full-time athletic training program back in 2001, has announced that his 40-plus year career will come to an end Dec. 31. Gardner, 69, whose athletic training career has included positions in the National Football League, Professional Rodeo Association, Stanford University, and professional auto racing, was honored at a departmental holiday luncheon recently. He will work his last UT Dallas athletic event on Sunday, Dec. 20, when the Comets host McMurry in a basketball doubleheader. More

11+ Program Reduces Severe Female Soccer Injuries by Almost Half
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Playing any contact sport entails a risk of injury, and studies on elite and non-elite female soccer players have reported rates of injury similar to those in men, the most common being injuries to the knee and ankle ligament and thigh muscle strains. Horseheads Dynamo Soccer Club implemented the "11+" program in February 2009 to help protect its players and members from the problems associated with sports injuries. More

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