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Changes for Payment of BOC Recertification Fee
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The end of 2011 marks a change for how BOC Certified Athletic Trainers (ATs) will pay the recertification fee. The BOC has always offered a discount on the BOC recertification fee to NATA members and will continue this practice. However, the way in which the NATA collects the fee on behalf of its members is changing.

NATA Message on BOC Recertification Fee
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NATA explains the details of how to maintain your discount on BOC recertification fees, plus why the change occurred and how it affects the profession. More

Resource of the Week…for All NATA Members

Webinar Addresses Psychology of Injury
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An April 20 webinar will help participants better understand psychological strategies to use during all phases of rehabilitation. The event, led by Weber State University's Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, ATC, LAT, offers CEU credit at a discount for NATA members. Space is limited, and registration is open. More


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NATA Info/Events

Get Your Annual Meeting Early-Bird Discount
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Early-bird rates are in effect for the NATA 62nd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia this summer in New Orleans. Sign up before May 1 to get the best pricing. Non-members can bundle convention registration into a professional development package that includes member dues. And members can earn additional registration discounts by signing up to volunteer at the event! More

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EDAC Deadline Approaching
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NATA, along with the Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee, is issuing a call for abstracts for poster presentations at the 2011 Annual Meeting. Abstracts must reflect the EDAC mission by identifying and addressing issues relevant to an ethnically diverse population. The posters will be presented during the EDAC Town Hall meeting on the evening of Tuesday, June 21. All abstracts will undergo blind review and are due by this Friday. More

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Madden NFL 12 a Concussion Teaching Tool?
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For too long, young kids were unaware of the dangers associated with football concussions. If your head got dinged, conventional wisdom favored just toughing it out and getting back in the game. Now it seems concussion awareness is about to reach a whole new level, because education about it is coming to game consoles everywhere. In the latest edition of the wildly popular, true-to-life Madden football video game, players who sustain a concussion will no longer be able to enter the game. More

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Institute of Medicine Recommends New Guidelines
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The Institute of Medicine has recommended eight standards for developing clinical practice guidelines and 21 standards for conducting systematic reviews of the comparative effectiveness of medical or surgical interventions. Congress requested the recommendations in the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008. Clinical practice guidelines are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options. "If guideline users had a mechanism to immediately identify high quality, trustworthy clinical practice guidelines, their health-related decision making would be improved – potentially improving both health care quality and health outcomes," IOM reported. More

High School Workshop Available
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Ball State University is hosting the Eighth Annual High School Student Athletic Training Workshop July 13-16, featuring both basic and advanced track sessions and labs to cover a wide range of experiences for high school students. More

New Summit Calls for Athlete Abuse Prevention
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USA Sports Safety and others are hosting "Athlete Abuse Prevention Summit: Addressing the Sport Safety Crisis in America, Special Focus on the Female Athlete" on April 29 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the State House in Boston. Register today. More


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Sudden Cardiac Death More Common In
Young Athletes Than Previously Thought

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Sudden cardiac death kills more young athletes in the United States than previously estimated, according to a new study. An analysis of news reports, insurance claims and data from the National Collegiate Athletic Association revealed that one in 43,770 NCAA athletes suffer sudden cardiac death each year, said the researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle. More

A Warning on Overuse Injuries for Youths
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Just as warming weather brings millions of young athletes back onto sports fields, a major athletics association has renewed this warning: Some school-age competitors who are inadequately prepared, or improperly coached, continue to develop serious overuse injuries. The risks often exceed those faced by adults who get carried away with a chosen sport because young athletes are still growing mentally and physically, and so are vulnerable to certain injuries, some of which can compromise growth. More


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Study: Girls in Some Sports Face Raised Risk of Stress Fractures
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Girls involved in high-impact activities such as running, basketball, gymnastics and cheerleading are at increased risk for stress fractures, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed seven years of data involving 6,831 girls, aged 9 to 15, in the United States. During that time, 267 (3.9 percent) of the girls developed a stress fracture. More

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