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Please take a minute to fill out the 2011 Salary Survey. The data collected will assist NATA in promoting the athletic training profession and your fellow members in salary negotiations. Participants will be entered into a drawing for an iPod shuffle and NATA merchandise! Take the survey here. More

Resource of the Week…for All Athletic Trainers

NATA Position Statements Available in a Reference Book
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NATA Position, Consensus, Official and Support Statements is a critically important reference book that conveys the most effective clinical treatments and approaches for the various conditions and situations athletic trainers encounter on a daily basis. Topics covered are emergency planning, exertional heat illnesses, fluid replacement, lightning safety, spearing, disordered eating, concussion, sickle cell, sudden cardiac arrest, diabetes and asthma. Clinicians will want this indispensable resource to ensure their treatment and techniques are up to date, and educators can have their bookstore order this essential volume of evidence-based practices. Learn more about this important book. More


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NATA Info/Events

Secondary School Employment Strategies Workshop Scheduled
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Secondary school athletic trainers, mark your calendars for the Secondary School Employment Strategies workshop at 8 a.m. on June 22 in New Orleans. Learn new strategies to create or improve a secondary school position, demonstrate your worth to decision makers and improve your relationships with school boards, administrators and parents. There is no advance registration and attendance is free. For more information, contact Russell Lowe at or go to the website. More

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Archie Manning to Deliver Keynote
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Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning will deliver the keynote address during J&J Day at the Annual Meeting. Scheduled at 3 p.m. in Hall C of the Convention Center, the keynote is sandwiched between the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the National Quiz Bowl. Manning is an author, quarterback instructor, consultant and public speaker who participates in numerous charitable and civic causes throughout the United States. Family Services of Greater New Orleans recently named him as one of the city’s 10 outstanding residents. Read more about him on page 18 of the April edition of the NATA News. More

Volunteer Athletic Trainers Needed
at 2011 World Scholar-Athlete Games

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The Institute for International Sport is seeking volunteer athletic trainers to provide coverage for the 2011 World Scholar-Athlete Games scheduled for June 26-July 4 in Hartford, Conn. The University of Hartford will serve as the main host site. Prospective volunteers must be 15-19 in good academic standing (Honor Roll or minimum B average), and athletic trainers who travel more than 150 miles receive room, board and a $150 travel stipend. More

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Strengthening the Profession: BOC Recertification 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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New Test Estimates Concussion Risk for Helmets
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Football equipment managers nationwide received yet another reason to reassess their helmet inventory, when a Virginia Tech research report reveals that two models popular among teenagers might be allowing high rates of concussions. The Riddell VSR-4, a recently discontinued model still worn by about 75,000 high school and college players, and the Adams A2000, a less prevalent helmet now available for purchase, were the lowest-ranked models in a new testing regimen designed to estimate concussion risk. More

Yankees Athletic Trainer to Retire at Season's End
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Gene Monahan is a self-professed dreamer, saying that he'll sometimes let his mind wander and make things up, like a child might. And for the last 49 years, he has lived the most wonderful fantasy. The legendary head athletic trainer, who wrapped the limbs and iced the welts of everyone from Thurman Munson to Derek Jeter, announced that 2011 will be his final season with the Yankees. Monahan is the longest-tenured employee in the Yankees organization.

The Dastardly 'Dead-Arm Syndrome'
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The questions of why a pitcher experiences a "dead arm" and how doctors and athletic trainers should treat the condition remain about as mysterious now as they were when Jim Abbott, while with the Yankees in 1993 and 1994, saw his fastball drop from the low 90s to the mid-to-high 80s. The Yankees again have been searching for those elusive answers this season; their talented young right-hander Phil Hughes landed on the disabled list last month after his fastball was lifeless in three poor starts.

Observation After Head Injury Cuts Kids' CT Scans
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A period of observation in the emergency department after a minor childhood head injury can reduce the use of a CT scan by as much as half without affecting good care, according to a new study. As a result, the child may be exposed to less radiation. That reduces the long-term risks, such as the link with accumulated radiation exposure and cancers. More


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NFL Considers Forcing New Testing Standards
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The NFL has talked to the World Anti-Doping Agency about overseeing testing of players for performance-enhancing drugs if a federal appeals court forces the league to stop the lockout and put in place rules for operating the league this season, an N.F.L. official briefed on its planning said. That could even eventually include blood tests for human growth hormone, which have never been administered to NFL players but which the league has in recent years said it wants to include in the next collective bargaining agreement, the official said. More

A Year After Suicide of Penn Football Player, Many Questions Remain
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Just over a year ago, on April 26, 2010, Owen Daniel Brearley Thomas hanged himself in his off-campus apartment at the University of Pennsylvania. The star defensive end and team captain left no note. His cell phone and wallet remained in his pocket. He was 21. That night, after Kathy and her husband had been summoned to Philadelphia to identify the body, her cell phone rang. "Ma'am," a voice said. "Can we have Owen's brain?" More


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Study: Everyday Exercise Can Help Kids With Cystic Fibrosis
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Simple exercise routines can improve lung function and overall fitness in children and teens with cystic fibrosis, the results of a small new study suggest. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that causes a buildup of thick mucus in the lungs, resulting in frequent lung infections, breathing problems and decreased lung function. More

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