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ATEC, iLEAD, Hill Day Combine in 2011
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Save the dates for Capitol Hill Day, iLEAD (for students) and the Athletic Training Educators' Conference next year in Washington, D.C. Capitol Hill Day gets the ball rolling on Feb. 25, followed by iLEAD and ATEC events Feb. 25-26. Registration opens in early September. More

Resource of the Week…for Students

NATA Exam Study Guide Now Online
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The all-new NATA Exam Study Guide, brought to you by ACES Preparatory Workshop, is online and active for students preparing to take the BOC credentialing test. The NATA Exam Study Guide offers two practice exams that mirror the actual BOC testing process, plus individualized reports highlighting your strengths and weaknesses, so you can use your study time efficiently. NATA members get special pricing!  More

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STOP Sports Injuries By Keeping Kids Hydrated
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NATA President Marje Albohm, MS, ATC, helped issue a warning last week to parents, coaches and athletes about proper hydration for kids during hot summer sports. Albohm and Doug Casa, PhD, ATC, FNATA, a leading heat illness researcher from the University of Connecticut, spoke on behalf of NATA as part of the STOP Sports Injuries campaign. STOP Sports Injuries, launched in April, was formed to arm the public with information and tools to prevent, recognize and treat the long-term consequences of sports overuse and trauma injuries to children.  More

Use a Screening Test for Eating Disorders
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As you review your Emergency Action Plans and protocols in advance of the academic year, be sure to add the Physiological Screening Test Manual for Eating Disorders to your toolkit. The PST was developed to help ATs identify collegiate athletes who may be at risk of disordered eating. It's the first screening instrument available that is specifically designed for athletes. Find it in the NATA Store.  More

Grassroots Star of the Week: NATA's Young Professionals
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Young Professionals went above and beyond with its legislative efforts at the 2010 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, collecting nearly 300 postcards to send to representatives in support of H.R. 1137. Have you made an effort to support athletic training legislation lately? Never underestimate the power of grassroots effort!  More


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State of the Association Speech On Video
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Watch NATA President Marje Albohm, MS, ATC, give her State of the Association speech from the Annual Meeting. In the 10-minute clip, Albohm shares details about the NATA-APTA Fair Practice lawsuit settlement and offers congratulation to West Virginia for the signing of H.B. 3152 in law.  More

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The RumbleRoller™ surface contains 200 specially designed bumps that are firmer than muscle but softer than bone, making it perfect for deep massage and trigger point therapy. The RumbleRoller was molded with an antimicrobial additive and is 31" x 6", water-proof and latex free. For more information visit us online.

Two ACL Studies, Two Outcomes—Which One Wins?
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Tearing the anterior cruciate ligament — better known as the ACL — sometimes results in early surgery, sometimes in later surgery and sometimes in no surgery. But which scenario has the best outcome? Two studies released this week seem to contradict each other. One study found that for children younger than 14 who needed ACL reconstruction, early surgery was better than delayed surgery. But for 18- to 35-year-olds, early surgery with rehabilitation was no better than rehab plus later surgery if it was needed. Confused yet? Let's review.  More

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Concussion Statistics in High School Athletes Still Hard to Monitor
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About 300,000 kids, and one in every four athletes 18 or younger, suffer some form of concussion, said Dr. Eric Coris, the head medical team physician for USF athletics and a member of the university's new concussion center. But Coris said those numbers are low because they include only reported cases. Many times an athlete doesn't lose consciousness when sustaining a concussion.  More

Preparing Now for Emergencies Later
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NATA has contacted this news source to thank them for the important coverage and remind them of appropriate terminology to describe athletic trainers.

Three times last week, Adam Hager, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound graduate assistant athletic trainer, was lifted to a stretcher and wheeled off the field at Carter-Finley Stadium. But Hager, dressed in full football gear and appearing unconscious, was perfectly fine despite the repeated medical attention. The treatment for Hager, 23, was part of a joint drill between the N.C. State athletic training staff and Wake County Emergency Medical Services, part of the preparation for the football season. The goal was to review procedures on how to safely handle injured players with possible spinal cord injuries. 

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Young Athletes Playing With Pain
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Injuries are a risk in any sport. A misstep, a fall, a collision, an errant throw, an unexpected bounce, all of these things and more can and regularly do occur. But the injuries that have most bedeviled young athletes usually weren't the ones caused by such mishaps. Instead, doctors believed the injuries occurred because their young bodies had been overtaxed.  More

Studies: CPR Without Rescue Breathing OK
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Bystanders who perform CPR on patients with suspected heart attacks can safely skip the rescue breathing — typically called mouth-to-mouth resuscitation — and just perform the chest compressions, according to two new studies. The suggestion to skip the mouth-to-mouth part of CPR does not apply to emergency medical personnel, but only to laypeople who may be able to provide CPR after a suspected heart attack while waiting for professional medical help to arrive.  More

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Tips to Help Athletes With Eating Disorders
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Eating disorders can be devastating to not only teams but also to families. Coaches and parents alike want their athletes to eat well and be healthy. The struggling athletes just want people to stop policing their eating and exercise. The athletes have difficulty talking about why they struggle with food; they instead communicate unhappiness by starving or stuffing their bodies. This distracts them from the pain of feeling "not good enough" and other hard feelings.  More

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