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Last Day to Register for Capitol Hill Day!
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Today is the last day to register for Capitol Hill Day 2012. Join your peers to promote the athletic training profession Feb. 23-24 in Washington, D.C. Last year's CHD saw more than 225 athletic trainers and 150 AT students conduct 588 legislative meetings. More





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Concussion Program a Must See for ATs
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Each year, more than four million kids are playing football and endangering their brains every time they go head-to-head. A growing body of evidence suggests that kind of constant trauma is particularly dangerous for youth football players, whose brains are still developing. For some kids, that means long-term memory problems, depression and even early death. For two years, CNN's Sanjay Gupta has been investigating head injuries and their impact by following a high school in Greenville, N.C. His documentary, "Big Hits, Broken Dreams" will air at 7 p.m. (Central), Jan. 29, on CNN. More


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Young Professionals Looking to Fill Two Vacancies
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NATA and the Young Professionals' Committee is looking for two engaged and passionate professionals to serve as the representatives for District Three and District Nine. The term of service is one year, twice renewable, for a total service time of up to three years. If you qualify, submit your materials before the Feb. 15 deadline and get involved! More


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Join the Athletic Training Student Challenge
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The NATA Research & Education Foundation invites you to join the 2012 Athletic Training Student Challenge! Your athletic training student organization can compete by raising money for athletic training research and education. Last year's challenge raised more than $7,400 for the NATA Foundation. Intent to participate forms are due Feb. 28. More


ECE/CAATE Call for Proposals
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Is your program engaged in noteworthy and innovative practices relating to teaching and/or assessing specific competencies incorporated in the 5th edition of the professional competencies, or related to the six post-professional competencies? If so, consider submitting a proposal of your practice to be considered for presentation at the 2012 NATA Annual Meeting in St. Louis. More




Preliminary Program Coming in Two Weeks
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The Preliminary Program for the 63rd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia will be published in the February NATA News. The online version of the News hits Feb. 1. Don't forget that housing remains available for the June 26-29 event in St. Louis, and registration opens March 1. Get all your Annual Meeting information here. More


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Major League Soccer Discusses Concussion Protocol
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Major League Soccer is looking to take the lead with the best protocol for handling concussions. Team doctors and athletic trainers from both inside and outside the sport attended the MLS Medical Symposium. While football and soccer have each had their share of head injuries, men's soccer ranks fifth in terms of game-related concussions, according to Dr. Ruben J. Echemendia, a clinical neuropsychologist for the MLS who led the symposium. More


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The Fragile Teenage Brain
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Ithe sport of football ever dies, it will die from the outside in. It won't be undone by a labor lockout or a broken business model — football owners know how to make money. Instead, the death will start with those furthest from the paychecks, the unpaid high school athletes playing on Friday nights. It will begin with nervous parents reading about brain trauma, with doctors warning about the physics of soft tissue smashing into hard bone, with coaches forced to bench stars for an entire season because of a single concussion. More


Recovering From Multiple Sprained Ankles Involves Teamwork, Too
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Just saying athletes have sprains is not as simple as it sounds, according to David Maldonado, the University of Southern Indiana's head athletic trainer. It turns out there are all kinds of sprains — and strains — with treatments depending not only on the type of injury but on how cooperative the athlete is. An athletic trainer must establish a rapport and a trust with the athletes to get them to undergo the necessary treatment and physical therapy necessary for them to recover. More


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10 Trendy Sports Medicine Procedures That Will Blow Your Mind
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Kobe Bryant is just one of the past-his-prime athletes who's experiencing a career resurgence with the help of next-gen sports medicine. This summer, Kobe went to Germany to get an experimental knee treatment. And now, he's taking an injection in his wrist every night to play through pain. These procedures are part of the crazy new world of sports medicine — where athletes use enriched blood, bone marrow, and even egg-shaped space pods to improve performance. More


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Is Long-Distance Running Bad for Heart?
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Is running long distance hazardous to your heart? It sure was for Phidippides, the first marathoner. After the Athenian army defeated the Persians at the battle of Marathon in 490 B.C., Phidippides is said to have run in about three hours the 25 miles back to Athens to deliver the news. According to legend, he uttered the word "Nike" (victory) and expired. About one in every 50,000 marathoners dies during a race. The incidence of sudden cardiac arrest among the general population is 50 times as great. More




Bicycling and Exercise May Curb Parkinson's Symptoms
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Exercise of any sort has long been known to be helpful for Parkinson's. Before the development of effective drug therapy in the '60s, patients often improved with any exercise, even the act of folding laundry, according to Michael Okun, national medical director of the National Parkinson's Foundation, which emphasizes exercise as an important tool to fight the disease. Daily cycling and hard rowing, plus weight training twice a week with a personal trainer is the type of workout that is intriguing researchers. More


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