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'Athletic Trainer' Added to AP Stylebook
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After more than a decade of perseverance, we learned last week that the Associated Press will include a specific definition of the profession in its Stylebook — the definitive resource and gold standard for media when it comes to proper punctuation and general grammatical style and reference. It will appear in the online version/sports guidelines section in the next few weeks and in the hard copy book in May.

The power of this definition cannot be estimated, especially with regard to our public relations and general communications efforts. We now have a definitive response for media and others should they not reference athletic trainers correctly. We are confident this will change the landscape of the profession and how it is referenced. Thank you to those of you who have helped us champion this effort for the past 10-plus years.
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Register for Webinar on Laser Therapy
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Paul Borsa, PhD, ATC, will be presenting "Near-Infrared Laser as a Complementary Therapy During Recovery From Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue Injuries" at 11 a.m. CT on March 14. The presentation will discuss the concept of near infrared LASER as a therapeutic modality used as a complementary therapy during recovery from musculoskeletal soft tissue injury. It will also include a detailed presentation of the LASER's biological effects on tissues and the scientific evidence regarding its effectiveness in various clinical areas such as pain management, inflammation modulation and tissue repair and rehabilitation.


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Celebrate and Win with NATM Social Media Contest
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In honor of National Athletic Training Month, we're sponsoring a social media contest to see how our members are promoting the profession. Using resources provided by NATA or your own creativity, post a photo to one of our social media accounts that demonstrates how you're raising awareness about athletic training. Information including rules and the list of prizes is available at the NATA site. More


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Attend NATAPAC Fundraiser During Capitol Hill Day
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All Capitol Hill Day participants are invited to the NATAPAC Fundraiser from 8-11 p.m. on Feb. 24. We will do a night-time bus tour of the Washington, D.C. monuments. Cost is $50, which will include your seat on the bus for the guided tour, snacks and beverages. Highlights of the tour include the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Korean Memorial and more. This is an excellent way to see the sights of our nation's capital while enjoying some time networking with your colleagues. Seating is limited, so register now! More


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NATA Announces New Member Discount
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NATA is pleased to announce a new partnership with Hackney Publications, which will offer our members a subscription discount to Legal Issues in High School Athletics and Legal Issues in College Athletics. Its founder is journalist Holt Hackney, who has spent more than 20 years writing about sports, business and law. With more than 30 percent of NATA members in either the secondary or collegiate school setting, these publications have the potential to be very beneficial. More


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Call for ECE Submissions
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We invite submissions to present in the Executive Committee for Education session on interprofessional education at the 2013 convention in Las Vegas. This session will identify the benefits of IPE and strategies to integrate IPE into athletic training education at all levels. More




Upcoming webinar on Preventing Brain Injury
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Darcy Keith, BS, AU, AIS, CTM and Stacy Struble, MA, ATC will present "Silent but Violent: How to Sniff Out and Prevent Brain Injuries" at 11 a.m. CT on March 28. Darcy Keith blends her incredibly powerful personal story into a game plan on how to prevent brain injuries and will discuss the fastest and most effective path to safer youth sports. New research on Second Impact Syndrome will be discussed, and the results may surprise you. Finally, steps to protect the developing brains of young athletes will be discussed. 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.


AT: Cardiac Safety Legislation Well-Intended But Not Well-Aimed
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Over the last four years, the NFL and like-minded groups have had one success after another promoting youth concussion safety legislation in statehouses nationwide. It is no wonder then that Simon's Fund, a Pennsylvania nonprofit dedicated to preventing sudden cardiac death in children, has started a similar effort. More


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Fighting Impact with ImPACT: A New Test for Concussions
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In a world of miraculous accomplishments in the field of medical science over the past 50 years, the concussion remains a great mystery. Simply defined, a concussion is a big movement of the brain (called jarring) in any direction that could cause one to lose alertness, and possibly become unconscious. How long a person remains unconscious can be a sign of the severity of the concussion. More



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Overuse Injuries in Youth Sports
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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, an overuse injury is microtraumatic damage to a bone, muscle or tendon that has been subjected to repetitive stress without sufficient time to heal or undergo the natural reparative process. As the popularity of youth sports has surged, so has the incidence of overuse injuries. More




'Butterfly' Position Favored by NHL Goalies Leading to Injury
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It was the second period in Game 13, Toronto-Philly, Toronto looking fine, when the 6-foot-2, 208-pound goalie from Morweena, Manitoba, dropped to his knees, valgus position, as he has done hundreds if not thousands of times before. In its precise definition, the word valgus captures the scene as it then unfolded before Maple Leafs fans at the Air Canada Centre. More


Don't Count on Others to Come Back Like Peterson Did
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Adrian Peterson's run through the NFL last season on a reconstructed knee is inspiration to others coming off similar surgeries. But doctors say it's no guarantee of a similar type and time of recovery. "Adrian Peterson came back so well that in some ways it gives people somewhat unrealistic expectations," says Andrew Pearle, orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. More
 
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