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H. Res 72 Introduced & Live Coverage From Capitol Hill Day!
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On the heels of the advocacy efforts during the Youth Sports Safety Summit in early February, Rep. Jim Gerlach (PA-6) introduced H. Res. 72: Secondary School Student Athletes' Bill of Rights, cosponsored by Rep. Devin Nunes (CA-22). The resolution was introduced after NATA and the Youth Sports Safety Alliance released the Secondary School Student Athletes' Bill of Rights to legislators and the media on Feb. 5.

Today, your fellow athletic trainers are in Washington, D.C., to lobby for H. Res. 72 and raise awareness about the profession. Follow NATA on Twitter (@NATA1950) as we will be tweeting from the event with the hashtag #YouthAthleteSafety. And stay tuned for more coverage following the event in the NATA News and on the website.
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Register for 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.




Student Writing Contest Deadline is Friday
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NATA undergraduate student members are invited to submit original manuscripts for the Deloss Brubaker 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


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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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Join the NATA Foundation's Shoe Box Society
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The Shoe Box Society for Planned Giving is designed to honor those who utilize estate planning to support the mission of the NATA Foundation. These commitments harken back to the visionaries who founded NATA in Kansas City, Mo., in 1950. Those pioneers undoubtedly knew their efforts would benefit all who would follow them in the profession much more than themselves. More


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Use PDNA Tool, New Quiz Center
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The BOC has a new free Professional Development Needs Assessment tool designed to help you assess gaps in knowledge and skill within a particular practice area. Then take advantage of NATA's recently redesigned Quiz Center, now with improved search filters that make it easier than ever to find the courses you want to take. More





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Legal, Safety Questions Stem from NFL Concussions Crisis
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Former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau committed suicide in May by shooting himself in the chest. Seau's family donated portions of his brain to the National Institutes of Health where scientists detected chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Similarly, Dave Duerson, former Chicago Bears defensive back committed suicide in 2011 by shooting himself in the chest. He asked his family to have his brain examined for CTE, and the disease was found. More


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The Difference Between a Real Hernia and a Sports Hernia
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The human pelvis is a tight compartment, filled with muscles, nerves, bones and essential organs. It's easy to injury it, especially when you overuse your muscles during strenuous sports activity. If you stress the muscles in the region during the high-speed, twisting movements and directional changes of sports like hockey, football, basketball and soccer, small tears of your core muscles may occur. More


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NFL Explains New Protocol to Check for Concussions
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The NFL's Head, Neck, and Spine Committee announced its new standardized sideline concussion test will go electronic next season so team doctors can get results even faster. Last fall, the league introduced its standardized concussion assessment tool; a mandated battery of tests to check things like balance, confusion, vision, memory — anything that might point to a brain injury. More



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At Torre's Request, Monahan to Be Athletic Trainer for Team USA
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The voice on the other end of the phone said, "If we got a few pieces of the old gang back together, would you consider coming back for this?" and Gene Monahan knew he couldn't resist. This was, after all, Joe Torre. So when Torre last fall asked Monahan to be the athletic trainer for Team USA in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, well, "You can't turn Joe Torre down," Monahan said with a chuckle. More


Heart Screenings More Personal for MLS Team
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On Sunday, the Columbus Crew publicly honored the legacy of Kirk Urso with a memorial match against North Carolina, the late midfielder's alma mater. On the sixth floor of the McConnell Heart Hospital at Riverside, however, the club has done so more than two dozen times since preseason training started. There, the Crew has started going above and beyond what Major League Soccer requires its clubs to screen for when it comes to heart conditions. More




Concussions Are Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind
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In 2009, then 15-year-old Amanda Gilmore, now a sophomore secondary education major, suffered her first concussion. It was her first of four. Gilmore was small for her age, not that it slowed her down when she was bounding after a loose ball. Throwing herself to the floor she wrestled with the other girls, elbows flying and sneakers screeching on the cool gymnasium floor. Gilmore never saw the blow coming when another girl fell on top of her. More


Sports Medicine: Aches, Pains and Sprains
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From ankle sprains to compound fractures, athletic trainers see every injury possible and barely raise an eyebrow when they help to stop the bleeding or set a bone. How is that? Well, according to Christopher Newport University associate athletic trainer Corey Wingen, most athletic trainers are athletes that have been taken from the field or court by their own laundry list of injuries that got them heavily involved in injury recovery. More
 
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