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CUATC Awards Deadline Approaching
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This year's nomination deadline for College/University Athletic Trainers Committee awards is quickly approaching. Nominate a deserving athletic trainer for one of eight awards by Jan. 31. Awards are given at the NATA Annual Meeting in the following categories: Head Athletic Trainer — NCAA Division 1; Head Athletic Trainer — NCAA Division 2; Head Athletic Trainer — NCAA Division 3; Head Athletic Trainer — NAIA; Head Athletic Trainer — Junior College/Community College; Assistant Athletic Trainer of Year; Above and Beyond Award and New Horizon Award. More





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Register Now for Yoga Webinar
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Ginger Garner, MPT, ATC, presents "Complementary & Alternative Medicine in Practice: Using Evidence-Based Yoga to Evaluate the Athlete" at 11 a.m. CT on Feb. 9. Participants will be able to apply evidence-based methods for incorporating medical yoga into rehabilitation programs. The webinar is worth one CEU and the cost is $15 for NATA members. More


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Today is the Deadline for Scholarship Applications
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The NATA Foundation Scholarship Program is one of the organization's most highly regarded programs. Through this program, the NATA Foundation awards undergraduate, master's and doctoral scholarships. The number of scholarships varies annually with the amount of the award currently $2,300 per scholarship. Scholarship funding is secured through a variety of sources, including the organization's endowment program, as well as through corporate and individual support. Initial submissions are due by Jan. 23. More


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Concussion Summit Scheduled March 9-10
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The University of Texas at Arlington, along with corporate partners Concussion Vital Signs, NeuroCom and Balanced Athlete, will bring together some of the nation's leading brain injury and concussion experts this March for the inaugural University of Texas at Arlington Concussion Summit. The event will feature the latest research on the biomechanics of concussions, testing methods, keys to making safe return-to-play decisions and the long-term effects of sports-related brain injuries. Organizers are inviting local physicians, athletic trainers, coaches, school administrators as well as parents and other health professionals to attend. More




Get A Peek at the Annual Meeting Preliminary Program
When You Read the February NATA News Online

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One of the most popular NATA News editions will hit our website on Feb. 1 and include the 63rd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia Preliminary Program. The program includes a comprehensive look at education offerings and the schedule for some of our biggest events, including J&J Day and the National Quiz Bowl. If you haven't booked housing for the June 26-29 event in St. Louis, this is a good time to start planning for the event. Visit our Annual Meeting website for information about the convention and learn a few things you might not know about St. Louis. More


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Sign Up for Professional Ethics Webinar
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Kimberly Peer, EdD, ATC, LAT, is presenting "Ethical Decision-Making Models in Athletic Training: Practical Approaches for Addressing Ethical Dilemmas" at 11 a.m. CT on Feb. 15. Peer will explain several different ethical decision-making models and lead a discussion on ethical leadership principles as they relate to athletic training. The webinar costs $15 for NATA members and is worth one CEU. Space is limited, so register today! More


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How much off-season training is too much?
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Kids have always wanted to be like their sports idols. They mimic their batting stances, end zone dances and signature fadeaway jumpers. Recently, kids have a found another way emulate their favorite athletes: getting sidelined with injuries that were once mostly reserved for professionals. Physicians, therapists and athletic trainers are seeing a rise in sports-related injuries among children and young adults. More


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Canadian government to help sports groups fight concussions
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The Canadian government will spend $1.5 million to help reduce concussions in kid's sports. Four groups will receive the funding to support efforts to lower the rate and severity of sports-related head injuries. The groups will work to increase awareness among coaches, players and parents. They hope to develop guidelines for properly fitted helmets, recognizing signs of head injuries and determining when it's safe to return to play after an injury. More


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Running marathons won't kill you
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In a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers explain the paradox of why a seemingly high number of marathoners have heart attacks. They analyzed heart attacks among 10.9 million racers running either half-marathons or marathons between 2000 and 2010, and found that such long-distance races actually did not lead to an increased risk of heart attack. In fact, the rate was relatively low. More


How fast does brain adapt to body injury? Quickly, study says
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Stories abound about the remarkable flexibility of the human brain: When a portion of it is injured, electrical signals can reroute themselves to restore lost function; with an amputation, brain cells dedicated to processing incoming sensory signals from the lost appendage get reassigned to do other work. But just how fast does such restructuring take place? Pretty darn quick, a new study in the journal Neurology has found. More


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New concussion bill takes effect in California
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According to a study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, high school athletes in a variety of sports sustained an estimated 400,000 concussions during the 2008-2009 school year. The California Athletic Trainers' Association supported the concussion bill that recently passed in California requiring all students suspected of a concussion to obtain written medical consent before returning to play. More




How exercise may keep Alzheimer's at bay
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Alzheimer's disease, with its inexorable loss of memory and self, understandably alarms most of us. This is especially so since, at the moment, there are no cures for the condition and few promising drug treatments. But a cautiously encouraging new study from The Archives of Neurology suggests that for some people, a daily walk or jog could alter the risk of developing Alzheimer's or change the course of the disease if it begins. More


Boston Bruins athletic trainer living his dream
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Don DelNegro happened to be in the right place at the right time. When he learned during a casual telephone conversation in 1993 that his former colleague — U.S. Olympic Committee head athletic trainer Ed Ryan — turned down an offer to become head athletic trainer for the Boston Bruins, DelNegro knew he had to jump on the job. More


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