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NATA President Explains BOC Changes
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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. In this video message, NATA President Marje Albohm, MS, ATC, explains the change. Get all the specifics here. More

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Learn More About BOC Procedures, Changes
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The Board of Certification has completed a review of various policies, procedures, guidelines and feedback from you. As a result, the BOC will be revising the following recertification requirements: recertification fee, continuing education (CE) guidelines, simple reporting form, certification statuses and the recertification expiration date. Visit the BOC website for more details. Stay tuned for more information via email, BOC social media, NATA News and Certification Update. More

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NATA Info/Events

Register Now for this Athletic Hydration Webinar
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Brendon P. McDermott, PhD, ATC, will be presenting a webinar entitled "Athletic Hydration: Maximizing Health and Performance" at 11 a.m. (Central) on May 25. McDermott is an assistant professor and clinical coordinator for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is a member of the Medical and Science Advisory Board for the Korey Stringer Institute. This course is available for $15 for NATA members and $25 for non-members, and it is worth one CEU. Learn more and register here. More

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Save Big Bucks at the Annual Meeting
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Sign up to help behind the scenes this year at the NATA 62nd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia in New Orleans. The event is scheduled June 19-22, and volunteers can get a portion of their registration fee reimbursed. You must pre-register for the meeting. Lend a hand, and save some cash! More

PBATS Alumni Available to Students, YPs at Annual Meeting
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Want to know what it's like to work in professional baseball? Talk with somebody from the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers' Society. Young Professionals can chat with a PBATS member at 10:15 a.m. on June 21 at the Annual Meeting. Students are scheduled to meet with PBATS at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22. Don’t miss your chance to learn more about pro ball. More

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Help Victims of Last Month's Tornadoes
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The Alabama Athletic Trainers' Association is asking NATA members to help residents impacted by last month's tornadoes. ALATA has approved three charitable organizations. The Alabama Red Cross, Sweet Home Fund and UA Acts of Kindness Fund will accept donations and help the victims. Alabama was the hardest hit of seven states to suffer damage from one of the deadliest storm outbreaks in U.S. history. More than 300 people were killed. More

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Former NFL Star Dave Duerson Had Brain Disease
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Researchers at the Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy didn't announce anything surprising about former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson's brain. Duerson, who committed suicide in February at 50, was suffering from a moderately advanced case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease linked to repeated brain trauma, that likely contributed to his deteriorating condition in recent years. More

Kids Who Specialize in One Sport Have Higher Risk of Injury
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Today, to compete in a sport, it's almost necessary to play only a single sport year round, but such specialization could increase the risk of injuries. "Young athletes who were injured tended to have more intense specialized training in one sport," Dr. Neeru Jayanthi, medical director of primary care sports medicine at Loyola and senior author of the study said. "We should be cautious about intense specialization in one sport before and during adolescence. Parents should consider enrolling their children in multiple sports." More

Asthma Rates on the Rise in US
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The number of people with asthma has been rising in recent years, but CDC researchers say in a new report that they aren't sure why. The CDC says that the number of people diagnosed with asthma grew by 4.3 million between 2001 and 2009, when one in 12 Americans were told they had the lung disease. The proportion of people of all ages with asthma in the U.S. increased from 7.3 percent (20.3 million people) in 2001 to 8.2 percent (24.6 million people) in 2009. More

Athletes Looking To Meat As Performance Enhancer
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On a group of small farms in Monticello, Mo., John Wood is doing his part to revolutionize how meat is marketed. He's specifically pitching his U.S. Wellness Meats, from steaks to ground beef, to athletes. You see, Wood is part of the minority that raises his cattle on grass, instead of the grain American ranchers have been feeding them since World War II. Because grass is low in starch and high in protein its packed with more nutrients, its higher in Omega-3 fatty acids and an increased amount of CLA, which actually is believed to help reduce body fat and aid in weight management. More


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The High Cost of Living Dangerously
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Five months into his retirement, former ultimate fighter Gary (Big Daddy) Goodridge's massive fists and bulging biceps suggest he can still inflict serious damage, but he grapples with the lifelong effects of countless headshots and concussions. To navigate life after fighting, the 45-year-old depends on medication. Levoxyl for his thyroid. Cipralex for depression. Aricept for memory. More

Exercise Programs Help Control Diabetes
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A structured exercise program helped people with type 2 diabetes lower their blood sugar level more effectively than just receiving advice about getting more physical activity, according to a new review of data. After analyzing the results of 47 randomized clinical trials, the researchers also found that exercising for longer periods of time was better at bringing blood sugar levels down than exercising more intensively. More


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Medical: Progress in Determining Extent of Brain Injury
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Growing awareness of the toll that concussions and traumatic brain injuries reap on battlefields and playing fields is drawing new ideas from researchers across many disciplines. One of the greatest challenges for those treating soldiers, athletes or other trauma victims is simply determining whether a brain injury has taken place. Now a team of doctors and engineers at the University of Pennsylvania has developed a "blast badge" that changes color in a spectrum that reflects the intensity of an explosion to which a wearer has been exposed. More

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