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Grassroots Toolkit Helps Support Lobbying Efforts
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Congressional August recess is fast approaching, and it is a great time to contact a member of Congress from your district in support of H.R. 2785, Athletic Trainers' Equal Access to Medicine (ATEAM). Recess runs from Aug.6-Sept. 10, so take advantage of this time to set up a meeting or invite your local representative to visit your athletic training facility. If you want to support the profession's lobbying efforts, but are not sure where to begin, we can help. You can use the new grassroots toolkit to learn how to write letters of support, host legislators and more. More







Register Now for Ankle Sprains Webinar
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NATA is offering a new webinar series focusing on treatment techniques for lateral ankle sprains and ankle instability. The first installment in this series, "Module 1 — Ankle Sprains and Instability: What Are We Trying to Treat?" will be presented by Erik Winstrom, PhD, ATC, at 11 a.m. CT on Sept. 12. Participants will learn the mechanical consequences of a lateral sprain and its sequela, discuss the sensorimotor dysfunction caused by a lateral ankle sprain and understand the implications these consequences have for rehabilitation decisions. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. Sign up now before space runs out!


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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


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Sports Medicine Symposium at Baylor Medical Center
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Get the latest information from leading experts on sport overuse injury, strength building and the psychology behind the professional student athlete. Learn to recognize the symptoms of steroid abuse and cope with everything from concussion to cardiac issues. Targeted breakout sessions will teach practical training techniques to maximize student potential. Coaches, athletic trainers, medical personnel and anyone interested in competitive sports are encouraged to attend. Discussion addresses both female and male injury in middle school and high school sports. More


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Watch ATSNJ Sports Safety Summit Live
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The Athletic Trainers Society of New Jersey will hold the 3rd Annual ATSNJ Sports Safety Summit on Wednesday, Aug. 1. The meeting will feature a nationally recognized faculty including Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, Chairman, Sports Neurology Section of ANA, who will deliver the keynote address. The Summit will be carried live by WorldWideTV on their ConcussionTV site. The newly formed channel is dedicated to providing concussion information to the world. More


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Get a Discount on Sports Health Magazine
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NATA members can subscribe to Sports Health for a discounted rate of $35 per year (a savings of $98) for six issues. Subscribers receive three CEU Bucks to use toward the purchase of special online quizzes based on articles published in Sports Health. To subscribe to Sports Health, select the Sports Health option during the renewal process. If you have already renewed, contact Membership or call Member Services at 214.637.6282 to take advantage of the discounted rate. More


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Kinesio Tape: The Latest Must-Have Treatment for Sports Injuries
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Athletes must be falling apart because, suddenly, everyone from Novak Djokovic to Mario Balotelli is taped up. Are these elaborate weaves of colored "Kinesio tape" a genuine leap forward in the treatment of sports injuries? Or is the tape, destined to be ubiquitous at the Olympics, the new Kabbalah bracelet? Kinesio Tex tape, a strong elasticated tape, was developed more than 30 years ago by a Japanese chiropractor, Dr Kenzo Kase. More


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Athletic Trainers, Medical Experts Discuss Sickle Cell Trait
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The Center for Disease Control estimates the blood condition known as sickle cell trait affects 90,000 to 100,000 Americans. In 2010, the NCAA introduced mandatory blood tests to screen Division I athletes for the trait. In the realm of high school sports, sickle cell trait retains a hazier potential for danger. Two years ago, the Alabama High School Athletic Association added a number of questions to its pre-participation physical evaluation form. More


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Pre-Season Fitness Not a Factor in Collegiate Sports Injury Risk
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Levels of pre-season fitness do not predict how quickly college athletes may be injured during the season, but their gender and the type of sport they play do, a new study indicates. Canadian researchers assessed preseason fitness among athletes on six varsity teams and found that women had a shorter time to injury than men. Certain sports, such as volleyball, also had a much shorter time to injury than other sports, including hockey and basketball. More


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Eye Injuries In Young Athletes Can Be Avoided With Protective Eyewear
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August is Children's Eye Health and Safety month and pediatricians are being advised to educate parents, coaches and young athletes about the dangers of eye injuries, urging them to wear protective goggles when they participate in sports, in particular for high-risk sporting activities, including fencing, boxing and ball sports, such as soccer, basketball, softball, lacrosse and baseball. More


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Heat, Drought Put Emphasis on Hydration
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Indianapolis Park Tudor School junior football player Chris Elbrecht never wants to experience an ice bath again. "I was shivering like crazy," Elbrecht said. "It was one of the worst things." Yet it was likely an experience he couldn't live without. That ice bath followed a serious dehydration incident during a game last season and might have saved his life, said his father, Chris Elbrecht Sr. More



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Why Some Olympic Athletes Need to Gorge
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Endurance athletes, unlike the rest of us, have the unusual problem of having to work hard to keep weight on. "In your super-high-calorie-burning sports, like distance running, cycling or the triathlon, elite athletes can burn 15 or 20 calories a minute," says Dr. Michael Joyner, a researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., who conducts studies of endurance athletes. At the peak of training, these athletes are working out four or five hours a day, he continues. More


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New York Sets Guidelines for Concussion Aftercare in High School Football
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For the most part, high school football is long past the time of kids "getting their bell rung" before "shaking it off" and getting back on the field. A wave of new data accompanied by sad true-life anecdotes of the long-term effects of head injuries suffered on the gridiron has helped take care of that. Now a New York state law is introducing guidelines to insure concussions are treated with the utmost care and caution before high school athletes are allowed to return to action. More


Kentucky High Schools Practice with Eye on Heat, Safety
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As soccer players from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, Ky., gulped from water bottles during a quick break, coach Todd Bretz said it can easily feel 10 degrees hotter on the field than on the sidelines, even at 7 a.m. The temperature might be in the low 90s, but as cleats sink into the synthetic turf field and the cloudless sky beats down on sweat-stained jerseys, the heat index quickly soars. More
 
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