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Deadline Extended for JAT Editorial Office Location RFP
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NATA has extended the deadline to respond to its request for proposals for housing of the Journal of Athletic Training editorial office. The new deadline is Aug. 15 to submit a letter of interest and Sept. 1 to submit a proposal. The goal of this request for proposals is to identify an institution (i.e., university, teaching hospital or health care foundation) with a demonstrated record of achievement in athletic training education and research that is interested in housing the JAT editorial office. Direct any bids or questions to John Honaman at johnh@nata.org. More







Register Now for Concussion Management Webinar
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Johna Register-Mihalik, PhD, LAT, ATC, is presenting "Dual-Task Paradigms: Advances in Concussion Management" at 11 a.m. CT on Aug 8. Participants will learn existing evidence concerning dual-task and divided attention paradigms in concussion management and learn ways to design a dual-task paradigm for use in clinical practice. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. Space is limited, so register now!




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ATEJ Discusses Altering the Athletic Training Curriculum
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The newest edition of the Athletic Training Education Journal looks at introducing a unique curricular design to the undergraduate athletic training setting that is more flexible than the traditional curricular model. It also explores the opinions of employers and employees (recent graduates within the last 3-5 years) about the level of preparation and readiness for the work force of new athletic training graduates. More


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'Day in the Life' Video Portfolio
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The "Day in the Life" series is a collection of videos that display athletic trainers in various settings following them and documenting their daily tasks. Currently there are videos featuring the following settings: secondary school, clinic, professional hockey, Professional Bull Riders and Cirque du Soleil. There is also footage from Capitol Hill Day. And while you're there, check out all the other great video content we offer, including the Youth Sports Summit, webinars and Hall of Fame profiles. More


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Help STOP Sports Injuries
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Created by a coalition of organizations and corporations and supported by NATA, the STOP Sports Injuries campaign works to prevent athletic overuse and trauma injuries in kids. In addition, the Council of Champions has been established that includes business, sports and medical leaders to bring this message to and actively engage youth sports parents, coaches, athletes and health care provider. Check out the Community Outreach Toolkit and register your event to receive a free STOP Sports Injuries Campaign Starter Pack with more than 30 tip sheets on sport specific injury prevention and playing safe. 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.


Subsequent ACL injuries Linked To Pre-Injury Cartilage Biomarkers
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Army researchers made a surprising discovery while examining the impact of an anterior cruciate ligament tear, on four serum biomarkers associated with cartilage health. The researchers found that pre-injury concentrations for all but one of the four serum biomarkers studied were associated with the subsequent likelihood of ACL injury. The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. More


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Mandatory Test Tracks High School Concussions
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Throw, catch and tackle. It's all part of the game. And starting this fall, an exam, first introduced back in 2009, will have athletes at Marquette, Mich., Area Public Schools tackling another challenge. It's called a baseline test, a memory and response exam already used in hundreds of schools across the nation. The cost? Two dollars per student, per test. More


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Kansas Schools Explore Best Safeguards for Concussed Athletes
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The words themselves are jarring: traumatic brain injury. That phrase is the simplest definition of a concussion. No wonder the affliction has become a growing concern in the realm of sports, particularly in football. Just last month more than 2,000 former NFL players filed a lawsuit accusing the league of covering up information linking football-related injuries to long-term brain damage. More


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Ivy League Presidents Approve Concussion Recommendations for Lacrosse and Soccer
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The Ivy League presidents accepted a series of recommendations made by the League's Multi-Sport Concussion Review Committee aimed at limiting the incidence of concussion in men's and women’s lacrosse and men's and women's soccer. The Multi-Sport Concussion Review Committee oversaw the reviews in men's and women's lacrosse and soccer. More


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Today's Knee Injuries Aren't Career-Enders of Old
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Advances in technology and rehab protocol in ACL reconstruction the past two decades have improved the long-term prognosis for athletes and enabled them to return to competition significantly faster. A normal timeline for return from ACL surgery now is six to nine months, which is encouraging news for Twin Cities sports fans tracking the progress of three high-profile athletes in the midst of ACL rehab. More


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Female High School Athletes See Greater Injury Occurrence Than Male Counterparts
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It's no shock more injuries happen in football than any other high school sport. With its inherent physical nature, bodies repeatedly pay a physical toll. What is surprising is the difference in wounds between male and female high school athletes. Injury to female athletes is more likely than their male counterparts in six of the seven sports in which they both compete. More



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Rethinking Youth Sports to Prevent Kids' Head Injuries
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From Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn.: Youth sports are important. Now girls, as well as boys, have an opportunity to be physically active and learn new skills. Whether participating in an individual or group activity, sports teach children and young adults that hard work and personal discipline will help them achieve their personal best. My family and I know firsthand the benefits that sports can offer. More


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High School Students Battle Heat as Sports, Band Practice Begins
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With a new school year right around the corner, fall school activities have begun. The 90 and 100 degree heat has not stopped students from participating in high school sports or marching band. Many teams and bands in Fort Wayne, Ind., began practice this month. As of Tuesday, there has been 21 straight days of 90 degrees or higher. More
 
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