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New Quiz Center Debuts!
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NATA is proud to unveil a new look for the NATA Quiz Center! We have improved the functionality and given it a modern, updated look.You can now filter the courses by many categories including level, domain and course format. As an added bonus, members can purchase quizzes with their CEUs and save them for future use. What’s more, you can preview how the course will be calculated (free CEUs, credits, payment, etc.). Browse the new NATA Quiz Center now! More



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Register for Webinar on Cervical Spine Injuries
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Michael Kordecki, DPT, SCS, ATC, will be presenting “Advances in Equipment Removal, On Field Management of Cervical Spine Injuries” at 11 a.m. CT on Feb. 13. The presentation will introduce new concepts in “on-field management” and pre-hospital care of cervical spine injuries as it relates to football players.




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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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NATA Foundation Seeks Grant Proposal Reviewers
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The NATA Research and Education Foundation is seeking external reviewers for its 2013 Research Grant Cycle. This is a unique opportunity for members to play an important role in the grant process while giving back to the profession at the same time. Each reviewer will be charged with evaluating one grant proposal in his/her research area of expertise over a 3-4 week period. Those interested in volunteering should send their CVs and research focus area to Patsy Brown (patsyb@nata.org) on or before February 15. More


Grant Opportunity from Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee
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The NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee awards Ethnic Diversity Enhancement Grants (up to $5,000) to educational institutions seeking to enhance ethnic diversity within the athletic training profession. The first category includes programs intended to recruit, retain and educate ethnically diverse athletic training students, and the second category includes efforts to disseminate information relating to health care issues and conditions relevant to ethnically diverse populations. The next deadline to apply for an EDAC grant is April 1, so get your application started now! More


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Free Ethics Webinar Next Week
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Kimberly Peer, EdD, ATC, FNATA, and Gretchen Schlabach, PhD, ATC, will be presenting "Ethics: Across the Curriculum — An Innovative Model for Athletic Training Education" at 11 a.m. CT on Feb. 6. This presentation will introduce an ethics across the curriculum model for athletic training education and provide a framework for integration for athletic training education with practical design, implementation and activity strategies. More


Feb. 15 Deadline for PCORI Cycle III Letter of Intent for Research Projects
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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute announced that Feb. 15 is the deadline for letters of intent for its Cycle III funding of research projects. National research priorities include "Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options — for projects that address critical decisions that patients, their caregivers and clinicians face with too little information" and "Improving Healthcare Systems — for projects that address critical decisions that face health care systems, the patients and caregivers who rely on them, and the clinicians who work within them." 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.


Obama Concerned About Brain Injuries in Football
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President Barack Obama has weighed in on the subject of brain injuries in football, saying that as a parent, he's not sure he'd allow a son to play. "I'm a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I'd have to think long and hard before I let him play football," Obama said in an interview with the New Republic. More


Quick Work by Athletic Trainer Saves Student Injury
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This is a story about a teenage boy pulling a dumb and almost tragic stunt as his mom watched, helplessly. The tale includes a hero, a moral and a mostly happy ending. One day last month, Sterling Staffin was horsing around with teammates after baseball practice at Texas' Richardson High School. A friend grabbed Sterling's jacket and jumped in his car. In what seemed like a perfectly logical response at the time, Sterling, 16, jumped on the hood of the car. More


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The Growing Role of Athletic Trainers in Orthopaedics
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Healthcare reform has forced orthopaedic surgeons to streamline office efficiency and search for new revenue streams. Adding certified athletic trainers is one option. Orthopreneur spoke to Forrest Pecha, Director of Clinical Residency at St. Luke's Sports Medicine, on how orthopaedic practices might incorporate athletic trainers as mid-level providers. More


Protein Imaged in Retired NFL Players Linked With Concussions
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An abnormal brain protein associated with concussions, called the tau protein, has been imaged in five retired professional football players, UCLA researchers reported. It is the first time the protein has been imaged in former players who are still living. If the results of the preliminary study, published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, can be duplicated, the method could lead to early diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. More



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Sidelined: The Story Behind Sports-Related Injuries
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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that children and adolescents get one hour or more of physical activity per day. But there can be too much of a good thing, especially when the child is bouncing back from an injury. According to the National Safe Kids Campaign, almost one-third of all injuries incurred in childhood are sports-related injuries. More


Rash of Girls Basketball ACL Injuries Underscores Need for Preventive Measures
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The soundtrack of recent Washington area girls basketball seasons has not been tweets of whistles, squeaks of sneakers or roars of crowds. It's been the popping of knee ligaments and the clang of crutches tapping aluminum courtside chairs as injured players plop into seats on the bench. Young female athletes are two to eight times more likely than young males to tear their anterior cruciate ligaments. More


Disordered Eating and Athleticism
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Disciplined training regimens, professional support for nutrition and performance coaching all give a developing athlete the tools they need to be healthy, compete well and achieve goals for themselves and their sport. But recent suicides and athletes' struggles with mental health issues have prompted the Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna Branch to raise questions about risk and protective factors for developing athletes. More




Idaho High Schools Report Head Injuries
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Nearly 450 student-athletes at Idaho high schools missed practice time or games this past fall because of potential or confirmed concussions, according to a new survey. And that's with only 45 percent of the state's approximately 152 schools responding to the concussion survey conducted by the Boise-based Idaho High School Activities Association. More


Fitness Resolutions Can Lead to Exercise-Related Injuries
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There can be a down side to those New Year's fitness resolutions. In the next few weeks, doctors say they will likely start to see a lot more patients with sprains and muscle injuries. The onslaught of injuries is apparently a yearly ritual for rehab therapists. Shows like the popular "Biggest Loser" may motivate people to get off the couch, but they can also convince folks to do more than they should in the gym. More


Georgia Concussion Coalition Wants More State Regulations
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The Georgia Concussion Coalition wants the state to regulate how coaches and athletes manage head injuries. In October, Katelyn Heck's series, "Concussions: A Real-Life Penalty," broke down a proposed bill that failed to make it out of committee during last year's General Assembly. That left Georgia as one of 10 states in the country without laws regulating concussion management. More
 
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