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NATA Virtual Newscast Debuts
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Catch up on the latest news from your association by watching our newest communication tool, the NATA News Video Update! This newscast features student and professional profiles and the latest grant opportunity from EDAC, plus information about how to become a CAATE site visitor. More



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Ankle Sprains Webinar This Wednesday!
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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 Wikstrom, 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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NATA Twitter Closing in on 6,000 Followers
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The NATA Twitter account has grown to 5,900 followers as of Friday, Sept. 7. Help us reach the 6,000 followers milestone by signing up for a Twitter account and following us at NATA1950. Get your association and health care news before it reaches our website and print publications. More


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NATA Professional Liability Insurance
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Have you insured your career? As a NATA member in good standing, you can qualify for a 10 percent discount on professional liability insurance through Marsh. They have a variety of coverage options that allow you to tailor a policy to your practice's specific needs. Visit here for a free 3-step Instant Online Quote! More


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Act Now to Take Advantage of Free CEUs
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Have you taken advantage of your 10 free CEUs yet? The NATA Quiz Center offers many ways to earn your CEUs, including convenient and affordable webinars and online courses. More


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Occupational Outlook Quarterly Features Athletic Training in 'More Than Play' Article
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Athletic training is one of the fields highlighted in the article from the Bureau of Labor Statistics publication examining careers in sports. The first section provides an overview of each occupation, including what workers do, how much they earn and what qualifications they need for an entry-level job. The second section explains how to prepare for these jobs and what to expect if an individual gets the job. Sources for more information are listed at the end of the article. 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.


Taking Sports Injuries Seriously
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According to a six-month study conducted by the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association, knee injuries topped the list of injuries among youth athletes last year, followed by shoulder overuse, back pain, wrist injuries and concussions. Sports medicine experts agree that while physical activity is important, over-training and lack of rest between seasons has adverse effects. More


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Goodell on Player Safety: 'We All Have to Do More'
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The NFL announced the largest donation in its history on Wednesday — $30 million to the National Institutes to Health. The funding is to be used at the discretion of NIH, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This act of generosity was not generated in a vacuum. Previously, the league announced a partnership with the U.S. Army in pursuit of a similar core goal — gaining a greater knowledge of the brain injuries that affect players and soldiers. More


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Fear of Brain Damage Sidelining Young Athletes
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Tyler Layer doesn't remember the hit that took him out of football for good last August or the two weeks that followed. The hit knocked him out for a minute or two and caused him to miss the season. When he suffered a second concussion after a fall at home this summer, his doctor made it official: No more football. The risk of further injury to his brain was too great. More


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Experts Offer Tips to Help Keep Fall Sports Injury Free
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Fall sports such as soccer, football and volleyball are in high gear and players need to take steps to prevent injuries, experts say. In 2011, there were about 1.2 million people treated for football-related injuries in U.S. emergency rooms and doctors' offices, along with more than 581,000 treated for soccer injuries and more than 170,000 treated for volleyball injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. More


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Eating to Exercise: How Food Consumption Affects Workouts
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From Marco Boscolo, AT: How do you fuel your body for your exercise? Usually, no one thinks about eating before, during or after exercising. Maybe it's because we exercise to burn calories so why add more calories to what you are trying to burn off. Recently I gave a presentation at the Gibson Area Hospital Community Wellness Center in Paxton entitled "Eating to Workout," at which I discussed the importance of fueling your body before, during, and after exercise, healthy eating, and eating strategies. More


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The Safety of Young Athletes Takes Center Stage As Football Season Gets Underway
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It's football season and for many young athletes that means lots of practices and training to get in shape for the big game every week. It's also a prime time for these players to get injured. Drew Ferguson is a licensed athletic trainer and Director of Sports Medicine at Children's Hospital of Alabama. Ferguson says extra care needs to be taken at youth levels to keep players safe because they lack the resources of the older counterparts. More



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Ex-NFL Players More Likely to Die of Alzheimer's
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On the opening day of the NFL season, a first-ever government study finds retired football players are three to four times more likely to die from diseases of the brain compared with the general population. The findings come from a new analysis of a 1994 study on 3,439 former players with at least five seasons in the NFL and add to a growing body of research detailing the harmful effects contact sports can have on the brain. More


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Concussion Screenings for Marquette Student Athletes
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It's that time of year for Marquette Senior High School student athletes — concussion screenings. It's through a computer program called ImPACT from Marquette General Sports Medicine, and every athlete takes it every two years or their first year competing in a sport. All athletes are in danger of getting injured during games and practices, even in non-contact sports like cross country. More
 
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