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New Journal of Athletic Training Now Online
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The latest issue of the Journal of Athletic Training (Volume 47-4) is now available online. It features the new Consensus Statement "The Inter-Association Task Force for Preventing Sudden Death in Collegiate Conditioning Sessions: Best Practices Recommendations." An article about the evidence for rest, ice, compression and elevation therapy in the treatment of ankle sprains in adults is also featured, along with an editorial from new Editor-in-Chief Craig Denegar, PhD, PT, ATC, FNATA. More



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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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Career Center Survey Closes This Week
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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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AT Chosen for CDC's Brain Injury Workgroup
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Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, has been chosen to be part of the CDC's Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Guideline Workgroup. This group, established by the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's (Injury Center) Board of Scientific Counselors, will work to create clinical diagnosis and management guidelines for acute mild TBI among children and teenagers that happen both on and off the sports surface. More


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ATrack Users: Time to Renew!
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Your ATrack subscription will expire Aug. 31, so renew now! You don't want to miss the benefits, including the Edition 5 competencies, an expandable course matrix, a free freshman program and the ability to customize your own grading/scoring scale. NATA has created an online order form to make renewal easy. If you need more information about ATrack, click here. More


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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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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.


New Rules have Texas Schools Cutting Back on 2-A-Days
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Football players are hitting the field once again. Monday was the first day of summer practice in Texas. With new rules set by the University Interscholastic League, some schools are cutting back on the amount of time players practice. "When it gets to 105, 106, it sucks, but what are you going to do? It's football," said William Anderson, a senior at Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth. More


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The Doctor Is In
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The saying is "You can't keep a good man down." To call John "Doc" Baxter a good man may be a gross understatement. Though he may argue otherwise, Baxter would easily be thought of as such and then some by students, peers and co-workers alike; and they may be just touching the surface. After serving Emporia State University for over 40 years, he continues to be a fixture in the athletic training room in the HPER building. More


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Love Of Sports Can Start Early; So Can Injuries
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AudioBrief Concussions make up about 15 percent of all high school sports injuries, according to Children's Hospital Boston. But how can parents decide whether children should play sports, and how to keep them safe? Host Michel Martin talks with three "sports" moms, including a pediatrician who studies concussions in children. More


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Kinesio Tape: The Latest Olympic Accessory
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Beach volleyball players, particularly Olympians, are known all around the world for their incredible skill with the ball. They've also been known for wearing those skimpy uniforms. Now, something that's covering their skin is getting a lot of attention. It's called kinesio tape. The tape has been around for decades, but during the London 2012 Olympics, it has been spotted stretching and spiraling in interesting patterns on some athletes. More


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Heading Off Concussions
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As the national spotlight shines with greater fervor on head injuries in sports, California legislation will require all high school coaches to receive training in concussions that could affect the way local schools handle this type of injury. Last week, Assembly Bill 1452 passed through the state assembly 65-0. The bill would require high school coaches to receive training every two years on recognizing the signs of concussions and responding to them appropriately. More


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Why Do Girls Suffer More Knee Injuries than Boys?
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It's an alarming trend happening every day on playing fields and basketball courts: a young girl jumps, or pivots, and collapses in excruciating pain. Teenage girls are suffering serious knee injuries like ACL ruptures at much higher rates than boys playing the same sports. The "why" is pretty complicated. There are a lot of differences between boys and girls. More



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Sports Experts Devise Plan to Keep Teen Athletes Safe in Heat
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The brutal heat wave of 2012 has had a profound effect on Illinois residents, from farmers to lifeguards. With preseason fall sports practices getting under way this month, add high school athletes to the list. Without proper oversight and safety, the consequences can be fatal. Some states — Illinois is not among them — have put guidelines in place to ensure that teens are practicing appropriately in sweltering conditions. More


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New Florida Law Protects Young Athletes Recovering from Concussions
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Lacrosse player Benjamin Buchanan ran down the field, dodging an opposing player who was trying to block him. Then, without warning, another opponent blindsided him from the right. Their helmets collided, and 14-year old Benjamin fell back and hit his head on the ground. His teammate, Cord Bishop, went to help him up, but he was unresponsive. More


Athletic Trainers Are Unsung Heroes on Sports Fields
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As high school teams take to the fields and courts for pre-season practice these next few weeks, all eyes will be on the quarterbacks, the leading scorers and the top playmakers. But while many fans look at those star athletes as the most important people at the practices, another figurehead on every sideline is just as important. And it's not the head coach. Athletic trainers are vital not only in the treatment of injuries, but in preventing them. More
 
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