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Busy Week for AT Legislation
NATA
Our legislative team was very busy last week! NATA supported the introduction of three separate bills: the SAFE PLAY Act, the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act and the Secondary School Student Athletes’ Bill of Rights. Visit the NATA Now blog for details about each piece of legislation and to find out how you can support these bills on a local level.
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Follow JAT and ATEJ on Twitter
NATA
There's a new way to get the latest updates and content from the Journal of Athletic Training and the Athletic Training Education Journal. Both of NATA's scientific journals just joined Twitter. Give them a follow: @NATA_Journals.
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2015 CEUs Available Now
NATA
NATA would like to thank its members for another successful membership renewal season. For those who renewed, your 10 free CEU bucks are available for use. CEU bucks may be used to purchase online course-based quizzes, including courses in the Evidence-Based Practice category, and may be used from Feb. 16-Dec. 31.
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Less Than Two Weeks to Student Writing Contest Deadline
NATA
The NATA Research & Education Foundation invites NATA undergraduate student members to submit original manuscripts for the annual DeLoss Brubaker, EdD, ATC, Undergraduate Student Writing Contest. One winner will be selected for each of the following categories: Original Research, Case Report and Literature Review. All submissions must be received by March 1. For more information, contact Angela De Leon at angelad@nata.org.
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Join the EDAC Mentor Database
NATA
The NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee has a mentor database for athletic trainers and is seeking ATs who want to be mentors to young professionals. Sign up today to help guide young ATs.

And if you're an athletic training student or young professional looking for guidance or career advice, make sure to take advantage of this great networking resource. The mentor database is sortable by state, job setting, professional interests and ethnic background. Find a mentor today!

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Preview NATA 2015 Sessions with Speaker Videos
NATA
Have you seen the latest additions to the convention website? You can hear from some of the speakers who will be presenting at this year's event in a new series of speaker videos. Two of the speakers included are NATA Board member Michael Goldenberg, talking about "Research Based Initiatives: Mentoring in Education," and Precision Athletic Training's Antigone Matsakis on "Resistance Training in Adolescents: Perilous or Imperative?"
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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.


Hygiene, Education Important in the Fight Against Staph Infection in Sports
Fergus Falls Journal
Early last week, it was announced that NBA All-Star forward Blake Griffin would undergo surgery to treat a staph infection in his right elbow. A timeline for his return is unknown but could be over one month. Griffin has had trouble with the elbow in the past. Although most staph infections are minor, they are a common cause of skin infections in the athletic population.
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Study: Educated Youth Football Coaches Can Cut Injuries
The Associated Press via Fox Sports
A new study shows young football players are less likely to get hurt or sustain head injuries when playing for coaches who have been trained in teaching proper tackling fundamentals. Last fall, researchers at the Indianapolis-based Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention collected data from 2,108 football players ages 5 to 15.
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Study: Achilles Tendon Can Adapt to Uphill and Downhill Running Better Than Previously Thought
News-Medical.net
Like many runners, former BYU track star Katy Andrews Neves has had her share of injuries. Unlike most runners, one of those injuries has been witnessed by millions of people around the world. In what is now one of the top sports bloopers of all time, Neves was caught on camera in 2012 crashing over the water barrier in a steeplechase race at BYU. She hit her head and got several other bruises, but was luckily spared any serious injuries.
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Quintiles to Track NFL Injuries for 5 More Years
Triangle Business Journal
Durham, North Carolina clinical research organization Quintiles reached a five-year extension with the National Football League to track player injuries. Called the Injury Surveillance and Analytics service, Quintiles tracks injuries to NFL players in an effort to provide the NFL with data on the impact the injuries have to the league.
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A Boxer's Brain and the Evolution of Sports-Related Head Injuries
WBUR-FM
For Ann McKee, every brain tells a story. And sometimes it's a tragic one. McKee, a professor of neurology and pathology at the Boston University School of Medicine, is the director of neuropathology for the Veterans Affairs New England Healthcare System, and also directs BU's Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a degenerative brain disease found in athletes with a history of repetitive brain trauma.
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Hometown 2031: The Future of Concussion Assessment
WAAY-TV
Concussions and head trauma are every parent's worst nightmare for their child. But over the last decade, there has been exponential progress in assessment for young athletes. Joseph Lemery became a certified athletic trainer in 2001 when standards were vastly different. "You could have a concussion and go back in that same day," said Lemery.
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New Research on Hockey-Related Brain Injuries Suggests Recovery Time May be Longer Than Thought
Vancouver Sun
As the minor hockey season shifts into playoff mode across British Columbia, there is yet more alarming medical evidence of the extent of the brain injuries that Canada's game inflicts on kids. According to a new research paper, young, otherwise-healthy male hockey players who had suffered a previous game-related concussion were given brain scans, which revealed consistent, detailed evidence of structural damage.
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