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This Week, You'll Find Us In St. Louis!
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The 63rd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia kicks off this week in St. Louis. With workshops, learning labs, the trade show, J.R. Martinez's keynote address, the Hall of Fame inductions, Quiz Bowl, Welcome Reception and the NATA Research & Education Foundation’s Block Party, you'll need a plan. If you haven't already done so, use our mobile application and piece together a schedule that fits your goals. More



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We'll be Tweeting Live from St. Louis
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Follow NATA on Twitter to keep up with the Annual Meeting live next week. We will be posting updates and photos from various events throughout the week on the NATA Twitter feed. And if you're going to be posting your own updates from the meeting, be sure to use the hashtag #NATA2012. More


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NY Times Features Letter From NATA President Albohm
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Last week, the New York Times ran a letter from Marje Albohm, MS, ATC, commenting on Pop Warner's announcement of new concussion prevention protocols. The letter voiced support for the measures Pop Warner was taking but went on to outline the other dangers with competition and called for sports facilities to utilize athletic trainers. More


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Post-Professional Education to Transition to the CAATE
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The NATA Board of Directors approved a joint recommendation of the NATA Executive Committee for Education and the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education to transition accreditation services for post-professional athletic training graduate degree programs and residency programs from NATA to the CAATE, effective July 1. This move brings all accreditation services together under the auspices of the CAATE. More


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Visit NATA's Revenue/Reimbursement Consultant in St. Louis
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Do you have questions about commercial insurance reimbursement and revenue issues? Please visit NATA Connect to schedule a personal consultation with NATA's National Manager of Strategic Business Development. Clark Simpson, MBA, MEd, ATC, will be available during limited times June 27-29 in St. Louis. NATA Connect is at the end of the 1100-1200 aisles on the trade show floor. More


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ATEC 2013 Proposal Deadline is This Week!
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ATEC is returning to Texas in early 2013, and now is the time to submit programming proposals and poster abstracts. The theme is "Athletic Training Education: Model Practice and Future Directions," and further details about the date and location are coming soon. Submissions are requested for the following areas: plenary presentation, breakout sessions, model practice showcase and poster presentations. 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.


North Carolina High School Program at Risk
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The presence of certified athletic trainers at a North Carolina county's 12 public high schools could be ending just 1 1/2 years into the high-profile initiative in Forsyth County. The trainers, who are full-time employees of either Forsyth Medical Center or Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, are assigned to a high school, where they assist coaches and players in practice and games. More


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Raiders Assistant Athletic Trainer Helps Save Woman
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Raiders assistant athletic trainer Chris Cortez and his neighbor, Taryn Griffin, helped pull a woman out of a sinking car in the Oakland estuary. A passerby recorded it on a cell phone. Cortez, his wife and Griffin were driving when they saw the car in the water. "We got the woman to roll down her window and the car started going under," Cortez told Raiders.com. More


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A Different Perspective
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After 35-plus years on the athletic training staff at West Virginia University, John Spiker can tell several stories ranging from best coaches to work under to the toughest gridiron players for the Mountaineers. And what about the most pain-tolerant football players he has seen in his tenure? "Chris Neild being one," Spiker said. "Way back a guy named Dave Oblak, and Grant Wiley was right there." More


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Study: Children with 1 Kidney Can Play Sports
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Children born with one kidney are often advised by doctors not to play sports, since there is fear that if they sustain an injury to the organ, they might need lifelong dialysis. However, those beliefs can be left behind, since the result of the analysis of a large database of sports-related injuries among varsity-level high school athletes showed that only 18 cases involved kidney injury. More


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Alcohol and Athletics Don't Mix
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Alcohol use and abuse is an ongoing problem on many high school and college campuses. And that includes athletes. Don't assume that they will avoid alcohol and drugs because they are in training or don't have time. "I know students drink, because we see the aftermath in the training room," says Maria Hutsick, Head Athletic Trainer at Boston University. "The fact is, kids on every team do it." More


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2 College Conferences Launch Concussion Study
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The Big Ten Conference and the Ivy League are combining their brain power to study the effects of head injuries in sports. The two conferences announced a major, co-sponsored research partnership to examine and address concussions and other head injuries among athletes. Each conference recently launched its own concussion research initiative, but the collaboration will pool academic resources. More


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New Law on Concussions Takes Effect in Kentucky
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Kentucky has just become the 38th state to have a concussion safety law for athletes in school. The measure comes as new attention is being focused on the danger of head injuries in sports, particularly football. The new law requires concussion education for coaches and concussion monitoring for potentially injured players. More


Celtics' Lacerte Wins NBA Award
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Ed Lacerte has been called the Celtics' MVP, but he was snubbed for the NBA award this season in favor of some guy named LeBron James. Lacerte, the Celtics' head athletic trainer, settled for a different honor when he was named the 2011-12 recipient of the Joe O'Toole Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. The award is given annually to a member of the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association for exemplary achievement or outstanding service to the NBA, NBATA or his community. More
 
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