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Presidential Election Starts This Thursday
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The electronic election for the 2012-2015 NATA President opens Thursday and runs through Sept. 29. Certified members should look for a Thursday email with the subject "Vote now for the next NATA President!" The email will contain a unique registration code and instructions for casting your vote for your choice between Terry Noonan, MS, ATC, ART, or Jim Thornton, MS, ATC, PES. If you do not receive an email, contact Holly McCauley at Check out this web page that includes speeches from the candidates and recordings of last week's live candidate webinars. More

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ATrack Users: Two More Days to Renew!
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Your ATrack subscription will expire Wednesday, so renew now! You don't want to miss the new benefits, including the new 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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NATA Foundation Accepting Nominations for Research Awards
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The NATA Research & Education Foundation is committed to encouraging research among athletic trainers who can contribute to the athletic training knowledge base and has established an awards program to recognize and reward those individuals whose work helps fulfill that goal. Nominations are being accepted until Sept. 15 for the Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research, New Investigator Award and the David H. Perrin Doctoral Dissertation Award. To nominate a researcher for one of these prestigious honors, review the criteria and process here. More

ZAMST Thermo-plastic Thumb Guard

The ZAMST Thumb Guard is made of a unique, washable Thermo-plastic material that conforms to the thumb shape for perfect support and can be reshaped up to 30 times for multiple users or different hands. Its short length and low-profile, compact design enables natural movements and flexibility.

New Athletic Training Educator Journal Online
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The latest edition of the Athletic Training Education Journal is online. Read the original research about student perspective on burnout and an article about performance feedback. An article about perceptions of the evidence-based teaching model in undergraduate athletic training education is also included. More

Still Time for Suspended Members to Renew
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If you haven't renewed your 2011 membership, renew today and continue receiving the benefits and services offered by NATA. We're expanding our affinity partners program and increasing the ways you can earn CEUs through our new webinars. Take advantage of our new membership monthly newsletter next month as well. If you are experiencing financial hardship, contact member services to learn about payment options. More

Don't Miss This Cold Exposure Injury Webinar
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Register today for a webinar that investigates treatment options and explains responses to cold exposure. Scheduled for 11 a.m. (Central) on Wednesday, Sept. 15, the 75-minute session features Thomas Cappaert, PhD, ATC, CSCS, from IUPUI. Cappaert will help athletic trainers identify signs and symptoms of injury associated with cold exposure, describe appropriate immediate care guidelines for environmental cold injury, analyze extrinsic and intrinsic risk factors for cold injury and develop risk management plans. He'll explain basic physiological response to cold exposure and factors that affect the ability to maintain normal body temperature. More

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With Record Breaking Temps, Heat Safety Must be a Priority
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VideoBrief High school sports like football are a rite of passage for many kids all across the country. But getting ready for the season in 100 degree weather and full pads can put an athletes health in serious danger. More

Certified ATs Key to Diagnosing and Treating Concussions
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Concussions always will be a reality in high school sports. There's no antidote. The key for school districts, then, becomes preventing athletes with concussions from returning to the playing field, where a second concussion may cause more devastating - and long-term - consequences. More

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Therapeutic Hypothermia: Keeping Cool in Emergencies
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Emergency cooling, known as therapeutic hypothermia, is growing in popularity as a treatment for cardiac arrest. In fact, "it's the single most important advance in resuscitation science in the last 10 years or so," said Dr. Prediman Shah, director of cardiology at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. At the same time, doctors are slowly expanding cooling's uses for other crises, such as situations where someone has suffered a traumatic injury to the brain or spinal cord. More

Schools Keep Eyes Open for Concussions
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Though she closely watches every minute of Skyline High School's football games from the sidelines, Athletic Trainer Lian Yuen may seldom know the score — or sometimes even who won the game. But she could tell you the exact time a linebacker suffered a head-to-head collision on a play, or the very moment a defensive tackle gave another player whiplash. More

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Despite NFL Limits, HS Football Programs Keep Two-A-Day Tradition
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Football has long been about bone-crushing hits and a rub-some-dirt-in-it mentality. But in an effort to help rid itself of that image and curb the rate and severity of concussions, the NFL this offseason eliminated the longtime tradition of two full-contact practices on the same day — a summer ritual known as two-a-days. More

Monitor Broken Bones With A High-Tech Cast
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VideoBriefWhat's preferable to a plaster-cast on your broken arm? Well, obviously an unbroken arm, but if you don't have that option this high-tech orthopaedic cast is next in line. It uses electromyographic sensors so doctors can monitor muscles from afar. More

Study: Milk Better Than Water to Rehydrate Kids
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Active children need to be watered with milk. It's a more effective way of countering dehydration than a sports drink or water itself, say researchers at McMaster University. That's particularly important during hot summer weather, says Brian Timmons, research director of the Child Health and Exercise Medicine Program at McMaster and principal investigator of the study. More

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