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Athletic Trainer Input Needed for Salary Survey
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Please take a minute to complete this short survey about athletic trainer salaries. Data collected from the 2011 Salary Survey 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





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NATA Study Guide 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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NATA Info/Events


Register for Sudden Cardiac Death Webinar
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Joe Rogowski, MA, ATC, LAT, of the Athletic Heart Cardiac Research Institute, will present "Sudden Cardiac Death: A Practical, Cost-Efficient, and Researched Look into the Screening of our High School, Collegiate, and Professional Athletes" at 11 a.m. (Central) on Aug. 10. This webinar, worth one CEU, will examine the inconsistencies in SCD testing standards while addressing liability issues and the cost effectiveness for the different settings. The registration fee is $15 for NATA members and $25 for non-members. More


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Keep Your Contact Information Current with the BOC
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Have you moved in the last couple years or changed your email address? Please make sure to update your information in BOC Central so that you can continue receiving important information from the BOC. More


Webinar: Concussions and Youth Sports:
Can the Law Help Prevent Injury?

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What legal interventions are appropriate at this level to address the problem of sports-related concussions? This free webinar scheduled at noon (Central) this Thursday addresses that question and discusses the physiology of concussions in young athletes, focusing on the particular features of this injury that make it difficult to diagnose. Various legislative approaches to addressing concussions in youth sports will be discussed, including ethical and legal implications. More




National Institutes of Health Looks to Fill
Vacancies in Council of Public Representatives

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The Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking nominations to fill vacant appointments to the 2011 COPR roster. Applications are due Friday and are available online. New members will be notified of their conditional appointments in time for the fall 2011 COPR meeting. More
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Former Players File Explosive Concussion Lawsuit Against NFL
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On the day that the NFL may get itself out of one court room, the league learned it may be forced to enter another. Seventy-five former NFL players filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging that the league has covered up the harmful effects of concussions since the 1920s. More


Ivy League to Limit Full-Contact Football Practices
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The Ivy League recently announced, in an effort to minimize head injuries among its football players, it will sharply reduce the number of allowable full-contact practices teams can hold. The changes, to be implemented this season, go well beyond the rules set by the NCAA and are believed to be more stringent than those of any other conference. More


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Overuse Injuries More Common As Kids Play Year-Round Sports
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Children today play year-round sports at younger ages, never giving their still-growing bodies a chance to recover. Consequently, doctors regularly see younger patients with overuse injuries that they rarely saw 10 years ago. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than half of all sports injuries in children are preventable, and overuse injuries are responsible for nearly half of all sports injuries to middle and high school students. More


Virginia Tech Helmet Research Crucial
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For years, football players, coaches and the parents of young players have been in the dark about which of the many helmets on the market may reduce the risk of concussions. The NFL does not mandate helmet types, while many NFL teams refuse even to reveal which helmets their players wear. The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, which certifies sports equipment, has been AWOL on the issue of helmets and concussions. There's been no place for the player seeking helmet safety information to turn. More


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Athletic Performance and the Monthly Cycle
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What makes a female athlete different from a male athlete? As a group, female athletes, like their male counterparts, display coordination, strength, grace, speed, stamina and a bracing competitiveness. But there is a signal difference between adult men and women, on the field and off. Women menstruate. And menstruation, with its accompanying fluctuating levels of the female sex hormone estrogen, can have a considerable effect on how a woman’s body responds to the demands of exercise and competition, as a range of provocative new science makes clear. More


How Extreme Heat Attacks The Body
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The moment you step into oppressive heat, the body senses life-threatening danger and starts fighting to keep things cool. The heart beats faster as it increases the flow of blood to the skin, trying to keep critical internal organs from overheating. But if your core temperature continues to rise, drastic measures kick in. Sweat starts dripping — then pouring — from your glands so evaporation can cool the body. More




Mike Leach Story Is One Of A Kind
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No matter what you may think of Adam James or his father, Craig - and nothing at the time or since paints the James clan in a favorable light - a concussion should never be mocked. Whatever else he might be, James had a concussion confirmed by a doctor. Former Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach sent a bad message to his other players. Inadvertently or not, he also put his athletic trainer in a bad position. He's hardly the first head coach to do so, but he should be the last. More


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