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Sports Safety for Youth Coaches Course Available
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NATA's Sports Safety for Youth Coaches Course offers volunteer coaches of youth athletes a comprehensive sports safety guide from the health care professionals who work with athletes every day — athletic trainers. Students will learn essential tools in the prevention and care of common illnesses and injuries, emergency planning, risk management and more. This comprehensive guide to sports safety includes 14 modules, including a concussion module free of charge with purchase of the Sports Safety Course. More







Register for Webinar: Preventing Sudden Death During Collegiate Conditioning
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Doug Casa, PhD, ATC, FACSM, is presenting "Preventing Sudden Death During Collegiate Conditioning Sessions: The 2012 Task Force Recommendations" at 11 a.m. CT on July 11. Participants will learn the common causes of sudden death in sport and common systematic problems that lead to health and safety risks. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. Space is limited — sign up now!




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National Recovery Day is This Week!
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NATA and Gatorade are teaming up to declare July 11, 2012, a day when U.S. sports takes a break from competition, the first annual National Recovery Day. With high school athletes suffering 2 million injuries each year, National Recovery Day has been established to focus the attention on the importance of proper athletic recovery to prevent injury and continuously perform at the highest level. We hope National Recovery Day will serve as a reminder to athletes worldwide to stay safe by ensuring they are doing everything possible to set themselves up for athletic success. More


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Sport Safety International and NATA Partner
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Sport Safety International, a division of the Rehberg Konin Group, has combined efforts with NATA to offer a series of online continuing education courses focusing on the importance of sport safety and risk management. Five courses: Pediatric Sport Safety, General Medical Management, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Sports Safety and Concussion each contain current, evidence-based information. Each course has been peer reviewed by content experts. Athletic trainers who successfully complete all five courses can earn up to 10 BOC CEUs. To register for one or more of the courses, or to learn more about Sport Safety International, visit the NATA Knowledge Center. A portion of the proceeds from each course benefit the NATA Foundation. Now through July 11: SSI is extending its 20 percent NATA meeting discount. Enroll today! More


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Proposal Deadline for Las Vegas Coming Up
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Proposals are now being accepted for the 2013 NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia, June 24-27 in Las Vegas. Members and nonmembers are welcome to submit for Feature Presentations, Learning Labs, Special Topics, Researchers' Forum and Evidence-Based Forums. Submissions for other formats are invitation only. Proposals must be submitted by July 16. More


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AAOE Call for Speakers
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Share your knowledge and highlight your expertise at the 2013 AAOE Annual Conference (April 28-30, 2013, in San Diego). This premier meeting of orthopaedic executives and managers offers the perfect opportunity to share practice management tips and techniques and provides management solutions. Present an instructional course lecture, half-day course, panel discussion or webinar. Applications are due back to AAOE by July 16. More


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New York's New Student-Athlete Concussion Law Takes Effect
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When Dr. Jeffrey Bazarian tells parents that a kid "getting his bell rung" during a football game can lead to permanent brain damage, their mouths swing open. Doctors and youth athletic officials said a new law in New York will boost education and require more stringent regulations for dealing with concussions in student athletes. Bazarian said that when parents and students understand the seriousness of the injury, they're more likely to be honest about the symptoms. More


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Athletic Trainers are Expanding Roles in Fire Districts, Schools
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A typical day for athletic trainer Ruth Young of O'Fallon, Mo., begins by leading firefighters through a vigorous workout that mimics things they do on the job. She also counsels them on nutrition. Then, at 2 p.m., she heads to a local high school, where she works with student-athletes to prevent, treat and rehabilitate injuries and illnesses on the sideline and in the training room. More


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Conditioning Sessions for Improving Life, Not Ending It
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The National Athletic Trainers' Association used its 63rd annual meeting as the venue for the release of an inter-association consensus statement on "Preventing Sudden Death in Collegiate Conditioning Sessions." The impetus for developing the statement was the 21 football-related deaths that have occurred at the collegiate level since 2000, none of which happened during games. More


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The Dangers of Energy Drinks
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Energy drinks are generally formulated to deliver high concentrations of caffeine to generate a rush of energy. This may be OK for the 9-to-5 desk jockey who needs extra oomph to get through the afternoon; but for the high-performing athlete grinding through an intense workout, a caffeine rush can cause dehydration, which can increase body temperature and heart rate. Some energy drinks pose even higher risks due to the effects of other stimulants. More


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The Importance of Baseline Concussion Testing
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Dr. Kenneth Lawson said baseline concussion testing is not a magic bullet, but it's a valuable tool in treating head injuries and he'd like to see all high school athletes take the test. "It's nice to be able to compare you to you," said Lawson, chief of emergency medicine for Signature Healthcare in Brockton, Mass., and the medical director for Signature's SportSmart program, which provides free baseline testing to about 6,000 area students. More


Athletic Trainer Program Continues, for Now
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The certified athletic trainer program remains in place &mdash at least for now — at high schools in North Carolina’s Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system. The possibility that the 20-month-old program would be disbanded surfaced when school district officials said its contract with Forsyth and Wake Forest Baptist medical centers expired June 1. The 12 certified athletic trainers are full-time employees of the centers. More


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How Can You Protect Your Athlete From A Concussion?
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The consequences of concussions in athletes are rising to alarming levels. The suicides of professional football players Junior Seau and Dave Duerson were both linked to brain injuries suffered on the gridiron. Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed by former players who claim their quality of life has been destroyed by concussions. The national stories have filtered to local fields of play as parents, students and coaches are starting to pay more attention to traumatic brain injuries. More


Athletic Trainer an Olympic Qualifier
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Getting asked to be a part of the Olympics and represent your country on a world scale is possibly the greatest honor in sports. Reaching this milestone is neither easy nor earned without dedicating your life to the craft, but this accomplishment isn't limited to the athletes. The competitors rely on the expertise and skill of people behind the scenes. Erika Rice, an athletic trainer at the Orthopaedic and Spine Center of the Rockies, is one of these people. More
 
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