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Honors and Awards Nominations Open, View Helpful Tips
NATA
The submission period for NATA Honors & Awards nominations opened Aug. 1 and concludes Sept. 15. The deadline to return all application and support materials is Oct. 1. The Honors and Awards page has award descriptions, past recipients, eligibility requirements and nomination procedures. We also have a new post at the NATA Now blog with helpful hints for awards candidates and nominators.
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Register for Next Week's Webinar on Hip Arthroplasty
NATA
Scott Cheatham, DPT, PhD(c), ATC, will present "Hip Arthroplasty: Advances in Surgery and Post-Operative Management" at 11 a.m. CT on Aug. 12. This webinar will review new advances in hip arthroplasty surgical procedures and post-operative management. Surgical techniques discussed include the total hip arthroplasty, hemiarthroplasty, hip resurfacing and more. The most current evidence for post-operative strategies will be discussed for each surgical procedure. This lecture is for the clinician who desires a more in-depth understanding of emerging hip arthroplasty procedures and post-operative management.
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Professional Degree Decision Session Video Online
NATA
Questions regarding the professional degree decision were answered at the convention during the "Professional Degree Decision — What's Next" session. The event was recorded in its entirety, and the video can now be viewed as part of a NATA Now blog with all post-convention resources.
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Hydration and Heat Illness Handout Available
NATA
With preseason practices starting around the country and temperatures soaring, it is more important than ever to consider heat-related illnesses and keep others informed of the related dangers. For this purpose, NATA created a hydration and heat illness handout to help you keep community members informed. You can find it in the July NATA News on pages 22-23, as part of a two-page spread on heat illness and heat acclimatization. You can also print copies from the NATA Now blog.
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NATA, AAOS, AMSSM and AOSSM Collaborate on Sports Medicine Field Manual
NATA
The Sports Medicine Field Manual is a downloadable reference tool for on-site evaluation and management of athletic injuries and conditions, as well as education beyond the point of care. Developed in partnership with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), NATA, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), each section was written by a collaborative team of experts, including orthopedic surgeons, athletic trainers and primary care physicians with expertise in caring for athletes at all levels. You can download the manual from iBooks and Google Play.
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Renew ATrack Subscription This Month
NATA
Your ATrack subscription will expire Aug. 31, so renew now! You don't want to miss the benefits, including course matrix tracking, the online form generator, document portfolio system and student clinical experience hours tracking. NATA has created an online order form to make renewal easy.
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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.


Florida School District Announces Plan to Provide Athletic Trainers to All High Schools by 2020
KOFV-FM
The Duval County public school district is addressing the lack of athletic trainers to ensure a safer and healthier environment for student athletes. DCPS announced a plan to provide full-time athletic trainers to all high schools within the next five years. The district partnered with several big names, including the Jacksonville Jaguars, the NFL and Jacksonville University that are working to provide the funding and training needed to make this happen.
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Big 12 Limits Full Contact to Twice a Week, Including Games
Al.com
The Big 12 announced that it will limit in-season contact to twice a week — including game day — beginning this fall. NCAA rules currently allow for two contact days a week year-round, which is in addition to game day during the season. Contact is defined by the NCAA as including tackling to the ground or full-speed blocking, regardless of whether the players are in full pads or just helmets and shoulder pads.
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Procedures Putting Athletic Trainers, Responders on Same Page for Sports Spinal Injuries
The Cabin
The light came on to Jason Carruth during a murky emergency situation at a Conway (Arkansas) Christian football game. A player lay on the ground with a possible spinal injury. Initially, the situation seemed to require the removal of a helmet and pads. Carruth, an athletic trainer for Conway Regional Therapy Center who also serves as athletic trainer for CCS, rushed onto the field along with first-responders from the Conway Fire Department.
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Team of Medics Work to Keep Rodeo Athletes in Top Form
Omaha World-Herald
In a room behind the bustling chutes and alleys of the Sidney Iowa Championship Rodeo arena, members of the Justin Sports Medicine program are hard at work. These men and women, more than 90 percent of them volunteers, are dedicated to treating or preventing injuries to rodeo athletes. "If it wasn't for these guys, I don't know how many of us would be able to continue down the road every day," said professional freestyle bullfighter Tate Roads.
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Latest NFL Draftees Could Benefit From New-Age Concussion Test
Reuters via Fox News
The 2015 NFL Draft class has now been welcomed into the league, one that could grow safer as their careers unfold through new-age research into identifying concussions. Following a final settlement of a lawsuit brought by former players over concussions that could cost the league $1 billion, and a stunning retirement by a young player concerned about brain injury risks, there is high-tech hope for the future.
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Could Ohio Be Next to Implement High School Baseball Pitch Count?
Telegraph Forum via USA Today
With the concussion epidemic slowly losing steam, the next national sports story may be gaining traction. Overuse injuries are hurting high school aged athletes all over the country and baseball and softball seem to be the main suspects in the sources of overuse injuries. For that reason, pitch counts in baseball are no longer a matter of if, but when they will become a rule.
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Restrictions in Place in Georgia for Football Players Due to Extreme Heat
WSB-TV
The first high school football games of the season are still weeks away, but practices are underway in the peak of summer's heat. At Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Georgia, practice began this week for the more than one hundred freshman, junior varsity and varsity football players. The air temperature is in the 90s; on the artificial turf field, it's even hotter.
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Head, Face and Eye Injuries Common in Women's Field Hockey
Reuters via Fox News
Head, face and eye injuries happen regularly in women's collegiate field hockey and can often lead to concussions, a study suggests. Researchers reviewed injuries reported by NCAA schools sponsoring women's field hockey teams and found most of these types of injuries involved contact with a ball or stick. Concussions accounted for about 43 percent of injuries.
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Korey Stringer's Sacrifice and the Battle to Stop Football Heat Stroke Deaths
Bleacher Report
We can never forget Korey Stringer, who collapsed on a Minnesota practice field on a sweltering July afternoon in 2001, died of heat stroke early the next morning and reminded the world that football players are not indestructible. Stringer died 14 years ago, a victim of oppressive heat and national misunderstanding of — and indifference about — a dangerous-but-preventable ailment that still claims the lives of too many young athletes each year.
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