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Official Statement on 'Time Out' System Released
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With preseason practices now underway and the start of fall sports schedules around the corner, last week NATA issued an Official Statement recommending athletic health care providers conduct a "Time Out" before athletic events to ensure emergency action plans are reviewed and in place. 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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Caught on Camera in St. Louis
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Our cameras were everywhere in St. Louis, and now we've got more than 2,500 pictures posted to NATA PhotoZone! Included in the photo library: 2012 award winners, Hall of Fame inductees, trade show pictures, action shots and much, much more. Use PhotoZone to order your favorite prints — you can even have them blown up into a poster or printed on a coffee mug. The options are endless. Our entire photo library now houses more than 5,400 photos, so take advantage of this great resource! More


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Attention College/University Athletic Trainers:
Explanation of NCAA Drug Testing Protocol

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The NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports recently released its 2012-13 drug testing program book. Along with the release of the latest protocols, the NCAA clarified that drug testing takes a team effort and is considered a compliance responsibility rather than a medical issue, adding that "assigning primary drug testing administrative duties to sports medicine staff may interfere with medical coverage roles and responsibilities." NCAA Head ATs – be sure to read the memo from the NCAA and share with your staff. More


Career Center Survey
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Attention job seekers! If you attended the on-site Career Center at the 2012 Annual Meeting in St. Louis, please take this quick 10-minute survey. The survey will be available until Tuesday, Aug. 14. More

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August Issue of NATA News is Online!
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The August issue of the NATA News features our wrap-up of the 63rd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia. Read about everything that happened in St. Louis from June 26-29. The magazine features coverage of all the big events and includes an extensive gallery of photos of award winners, Hall of Fame inductees, the trade show, J&J Keynote Speaker, Opening Day Reception and more. You'll see the changing of the guard as Marje Albohm, MS, ATC, passed the role of NATA President to Jim Thornton, MS, ATC, PES. So if you weren't able to get to St. Louis — or even if you were and want to see if we caught you on camera — be sure to check out the August issue of the NATA News, available now. More

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AT Invited to Present at AOSSM 2012 Annual Meeting
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Forrest Pecha, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS, participated at American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting, held July 12-15 in Baltimore, Md. The AOSSM Education Committee invited him to participate with this instructional course titled "Optimizing and Balancing Your Practice: The Role of Physician Extenders." He presented July 12 and has already been asked to present at AOSSM 2013 with "Optimizing your Practice with Physician Extenders," a look at athletic trainers and physician assistants. NATA staff was there to speak to orthopedic surgeons about employing ATs in the physician extender setting. More

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Weather a Hot Topic as Football Season Kicks Off
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Eleven years ago, Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Korey Stringer died of heat-related complications during NFL training camp. As NFL football training camps kick off in the hot summer weather, the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut is making sure teams and coaches country-wide are taking measures to avoid a repeat of the tragedy. More


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Massachusetts Schools Slow to Provide Head-Injury Records
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Massachusetts schools have been slow to comply with a new state regulation requiring them to report the number of concussions suffered by their students, sidelining a public health effort aimed at preventing potentially lethal head injuries. With a new school year approaching, only about 40 districts have submitted the data, mandated for the first time, for the 2011-2012 school year. More

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Kids Getting the 'Heads Up' Treatment on Concussions
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When National Football League players say they wouldn't let their own kids play the sport, the next sound you're hearing is a hush across Pop Warner and Junior All-American fields. The hush isn't youth football leagues losing numbers or folding up tents, at least not in the Riverside, Calif., area. The hush is from less contact, the desired elimination of helmet-to-helmet hits and, perhaps, coaches and parents keeping a keener eye on their 5-to-15-year-olds. More


New Mexico High Schools Must Follow Heat Index for Practices
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There is a new section in the New Mexico Activities Association handbook this year that addresses heat. This summer, member schools approved a referendum that discusses heat illness prevention protocol, starting with 2012-13. At every school, the athletic trainer and the head coach of each sport must monitor head indexes prior to the start of a practice. More

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Recurring Shoulder Instability Injuries Likely Among Young Athletes Playing Contact Sports
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Summer is a peak season for many sports, and with that comes sport-related injuries. Among those injuries is shoulder joint dislocation. According to a literature review in the August 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, most incidences of shoulder joint instability are the result of traumatic contact injuries like force or falling on an outstretched arm; a direct blow to the shoulder area; forceful throwing, lifting or hitting; or contact with another player. More

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Florida High School Football Players' Cognitive Skills Tested
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South Florida public high school football players are having their cognitive skills assessed before their season starts. The Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing is a 20-minute, computerized evaluation often administered by an athletic trainer. It gives doctors a baseline assessment of an athlete's mental abilities so that after an injury, the test can be retaken for a true measure of recovery. More

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Running Still Popular, But With Adjustments
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When asked if the running craze has dissipated in the last few years, some Southern Illinoisans associated with sports fitness had one answer: Hardly. Running remains a physical fitness activity for many, they said, but it has undergone some refinement and training method adjustments because of widespread news that the repetitive pressure it puts on the body, if not monitored carefully, could be a prime factor leading to knee, hip and lower back injuries later in life. More

Olympic Divers, What's With the Hot Tubs?
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From Jennifer LaRue Huget: Why do Olympic divers hop in that hot tub after completing a dive? I've found it amusing to see those sleek divers, male and female alike, climb out of the big pool and lower themselves into the tiny tub nearby. But I was curious to know whether the hot tub provided any particular benefit to the athletes, other than just feeling good. More
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