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Renewal Deadline This Week
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Renew your NATA membership by Feb. 15 to ensure that you retain all benefits and professional development opportunities. In addition to guaranteeing access to NATA's resources for another year, you will be qualified for prizes, including free registration to the 64th NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia. More



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Webinar on Spinal Injuries Wednesday
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Michael Kordecki, DPT, SCS, ATC, is 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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New Internship Database for NATA Members
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Not all athletes wear jerseys, and not all athletic trainers work in traditional job settings. NATA is proud to launch the Emerging Settings Clinical Rotation Database, a new online resource for students seeking clinical rotations in the emerging settings. If you're a student interested in an internship in performing arts, hospital/clinical, military, public safety and more, take advantage of this FREE new resource! More


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Start Planning Now for National Athletic Training Month
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Enter the Deloss Brubaker Student Writing Contest
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NATA undergraduate student members are invited to submit original manuscripts for the annual student writing contest. Prizes are awarded in each of the following categories: Original Research, Case Study and Literature Review. Entries are due March 1. Winning articles will be considered for publication in the Journal of Athletic Training. More


Grant Opportunity from the 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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Youth Organization: Students Need Athletic Trainers or Doctors at Every School
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Student athletes need access to health care professionals, better-trained coaches and up-to-date equipment, a coalition of groups recommended in a call to action aimed at protecting the nearly 8 million students participating in high school sports. The Youth Sports Safety Alliance released the proposed rules, which call for health providers such as athletic trainers or doctors available for every school, warnings about performance-enhancing substances for athletes and the creation of a national registry to track student athlete deaths. More




Texas Lawmaker Tackles Football in Public School Concussion Fight
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A state lawmaker who wants to make concussion screenings as routine as physicals in Texas public school athletics has taken direct aim at football. State Rep. Eddie Lucio III has filed a bill that would limit high school teams to one full-contact practice per week. The Brownsville Democrat admits the plan is a little shy on details, including what qualifies as such a workout. More



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Athletic Trainers Valuable Resource
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By Greg Lee: Licensed athletic trainers are a luxury at most Spokane, Wash. area high schools. Most of the bigger schools have them and they're the first responders when an athlete is injured. I talked with seven area athletes who suffered season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injuries for a pair of stories last week. In most of those cases, an athletic trainer was the first to treat. More


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Signs Your Kid's at Risk for Sports Injuries
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Kids who don't use or wear protective equipment are obviously more at risk for sports injuries (a huge problem, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, with 3.5 million children sidelined due to injury each year). But failure to wear the right body armor isn't the only thing that could send your little athlete to the hospital. Here are seven other things that raise the odds of your child getting hurt playing sports. More


Shockbox App Detects Traumatic Brain Injuries in Student-Athletes, Sends Mobile Alerts
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Each year, U.S. emergency departments treat more than 170,000 traumatic brain injuries in children and teens. And according to the Center for Disease Control, early detection can save your student-athlete's life. A new app called Shockbox boasts the ability to detect when a hit is too hard and alerts parents, coaches and trainers when medical attention is needed. More




Injuries on Rise Among Young Dancers
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Pirouettes, leaps and kicks can land a kid in the hospital. An increasing number of young dancers are being seriously injured, researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital discovered when they looked at a national database of emergency-department visits. Sprains, strains and injuries from falls are the most common dance-related problems seen in hospitals. Most of the patients are 15 to 19 years old. More


The Benefits of Hydrotherapy
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Hydrotherapy has it's roots deep in the oldest civilizations of humankind. Since that time, hydrotherapy has been used as a treatment for all sorts of ailments — from medical problems, sports related injuries, physical relief and relaxation, hydrotherapy has become a popular tool for all manner of "healers." More
 
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