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Coming Up: Proposal Deadline for 2014
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NATA is now accepting proposals for the 2014 convention in Indianapolis! There are three categories of proposals you can submit for educational programming: Clinical Evidence-Based Practice, Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice and Non-Patient Oriented. Proposal topics must fall within the five domains of athletic training: Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection; Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis; Immediate and Emergency Care; Treatment and Rehabilitation; and Organization and Professional Health and Well-Being. The deadline to submit your proposal is July 16, so act now! More



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New Webinar Coming Up on Career Longevity
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Todd Hirsch, MS, ATC, will be presenting "The Young Professionals Guide to Career Longevity as a Certified Athletic Trainer" at 11 a.m. CT on July 31. Objectives of the webinar include: gain an understanding of the issues Certified Athletic Trainers face to remain in the profession, be able to undergo a self-assessment of professional needs and goals and be able to create a plan to promote career longevity.


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NATA Study Guide Helps Prepare for BOC Exam
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If you are a non-certified student getting ready for the BOC Exam, take advantage of the NATA Study Guide. Brought to you by ACES Preparatory Workshop, the NATA Study Guide for the BOC Exam consists of two mock exams that will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and will give you a better understanding of what to expect on the certification exam. More


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New Member Logos Available
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New images are available on the NATA website that let you display the new NATA logo and promote your membership. There are a few options to choose from, so take a look and download one today! More




Free Brochure: Preventing ACL Injuries
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The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance with the aid and leadership of NATA has created a flyer to educate professional sport organizations in the importance of preventing ACL injury. More


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NATA Encourages Members to Comment on Team-Based Care, Patient-Centered Medical Home
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The National Committee for Quality Assurance is updating the Patient-Centered Medical Home standards and guidelines to reflect current trends in the health care field and place greater emphasis on outcomes measures. NCQA is seeking public comment on these updates. Reviewers are asked to submit their comments in writing via NCQA's public comment website by 5 p.m. (EST) on Monday, July 22. More


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Athletes' Recovery From Injury — Are They Set Up to Fail? Part II
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The healing process entails a remodeling of injured tissues, and things don't always go as planned. Though tissues adapt well to normal stresses, chronic overuse results in maladaptation that includes an increase in scar tissue. This has a number of implications, but the end result is weakening of the tissue — be it tendon or muscle — and an inability for it to function optimally. More


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Out of Touch? Stretching Has Backers, Too
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Everyone who makes an effort to exercise has heard fitness enthusiasts herald the benefits of stretching before and after working out. But is it really vital to stretch first? “Recent research has shown that static stretching — holding onto a muscle in an elongated, fixed position — could be detrimental to performance,” said Monica Schick, wellness director at the Francis Family YMCA in Temperance, Ohio. More




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Protect Eyes During Sports, Recreation
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Eye injuries from sports and recreational activities are relatively common, but not inevitable. In fact, 90 percent of serious eye injuries are preventable when using proper, protective eyewear. Eye injuries can occur from objects hitting the eyes and from head trauma that does not necessarily involve direct contact with an eye — heads hitting stationary objects, participants colliding, a boxing blow to the head or heading a soccer ball. More
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New Nebraska Research Center to Study Concussions
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One man's plan for dealing with possible concussions: When a football player takes a hit to the head, he comes to the sideline, takes off his helmet and slips on an electrode-covered mesh cap. The medical staff analyzes the player's brain waves on the spot and determines within minutes whether he can safely return to the game or whether he has sustained a concussion and, if so, how severe. The University of Nebraska's Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior is putting the finishing touches on such a device. More




Is Pronation Really a Problem for Runners?
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For years, you've been told pronation — when your foot flattens and rolls inward as it lands on the ground — is the enemy. It can cause running injuries in your legs and hips, they said, which is why you may have attempted to correct your stride, buy expensive shoe inserts like orthotics, and search for the best sneakers to support proper form. Myth-busting new research in The British Journal of Sports Medicine, however, claims pronation has been getting a bum rap. More


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The Impact of Concussions
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Concussions have existed since before the first "slobberknocker" was delivered. In the past five years, they have come to the forefront. A concussion, as defined by the Mayo Clinic, is "a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions. The effects are usually temporary but can include problems with headache, concentration, memory, judgement, balance and coordination." More


 
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Dream Job for New Montana Head Athletic Trainer
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The University of Montana hired its first head athletic trainer in 1935 and since then, only two men have held the position. Naseby Rhinehart, who the athletic training center is now named for, and Dennis Murphy, who recently retired after 31 years, are now joined in the post by JC Weida. UM recently promoted Weida to head athletic trainer, but he's not really a new face. Weida has worked as an associate trainer the last 17 years. More


Most Juvenile Facial Fractures Sports-Related
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Most sports-related facial fractures among children occur when they're trying to catch a baseball or softball, according to new research. These injuries are relatively common, and they can be serious. The new study examined how and when facial fractures occur in various sports. "These data may allow targeted or sport-specific craniofacial fracture injury prevention strategies," wrote study leader Dr. Lorelei Grunwaldt. More
 
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