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Vote Today for the Next NATA President
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The electronic election for the 2012-2015 NATA President is now open and runs through Sept. 29. Certified members should have received an email on Sept. 1 with the subject "Vote now for the next NATA President!" If you did not receive an email, contact Holly McCauley at Check out the Election Page to learn more about this year's candidates, Terry Noonan, MS, ATC, ART, and Jim Thornton, MS, ATC, PES. More

Resource of the Week…for All Athletic Trainers

New Journal of Athletic Training Now Online
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The latest issue of the Journal of Athletic Training (Volume 46-5) is now available online. Read new research about lateral scapular slide tests and scapular mobility in volleyball players. An article about shoulder external rotation fatigue and scapular muscle activation is also featured, along with research about reaction time in NCAA Division I athletes. More

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NATA Info/Events

Register Now for Environmental Cold Injury Webinar
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Thomas Cappaert, PhD, ATC, CSCS, will be presenting "Preventing, Assessment and Immediate Care of Environmental Cold Injury: Evidence-Based Recommendations at 11 a.m. Central on Sept. 14. This webinar will discuss the basic physiology of cold exposure and risk factors associated with hypothermia, frostbite and non-freezing cold injury. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and the webinar will be worth one CEU. Register here. More

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ACL Research Retreat Coming in March
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ACL Research Retreat V is scheduled March 22-24 in Greensboro, N.C. The retreat will feature presentations from those doing cutting-edge research in the field and 15-minute podium presentations of original research related to ACL injury epidemiology, risk factor assessment and prevention. Significant time will be provided for group discussion. At the meeting's conclusion, the consensus statement from the 2010 retreat will be updated. Learn more here. More

New Evidence-Based Practice Online Course
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NATA and the Executive Committee for Education are proud to present the Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training web-based course. Developed by a team of experts, supported by the Old Dominion University Research Foundation and funded by NATA, the purpose of this course is to give ATs a structured resource that discusses concepts and components associated with evidence-based practice. Level 1 consists of 10 modules, and Level 2 will roll out in early 2012. More

NATA Foundation Research Awards Deadline is Thursday
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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 currently being accepted 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, please complete the appropriate form by Sept. 15. More

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
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To help draw public attention to the issues surrounding childhood obesity, join the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and their partner American College of Sports Medicine by spreading the word and taking action for National Childhood Obesity Month in September. It's not too late for our kids to have healthier lives and brighter futures. Learn more about how we can solve the problem of childhood obesity together. More

As Sports Medicine Surges, Hope
and Hype Outpace Proven Treatments

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Until she tore her hamstring a year and a half ago, Tina Basle ran marathons. Since then, she has been on a desperate search for a cure. It took her from doctor to doctor, cost her thousands of dollars and led her to try nearly everything sports medicine has to offer — an M.R.I. to show the extent of the injury, physical therapy that included ultrasound and laser therapy, strength training, an injection of platelet-rich plasma, a cortisone shot, another cortisone shot. Finally, in February, she gave up. More

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Football Players to Help in Study of Hits to Head
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Thanks to an NFL-backed study under way at the University of Rochester in New York, football players at every level of the sport — high school, college and pro — may very well have a better idea about how the brain is affected long-term by continual impact on the field. From the first practice in mid-August through the final snap of their last game, 10 members of the UR Yellowjackets football team will wear special helmets that detect every significant hit to the head. More

MLB Pitchers Find Quicker Return From Elbow Surgery
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Washington National Stephen Strasburg was back on a major league mound right on schedule, a year and three days after having Tommy John elbow surgery. That timetable, however, has narrowed significantly from years past. Pitchers who have the operation are told to expect the rehab to last 12 to 18 months, but most are returning around the one-year mark, thanks to refinements in the surgical technique. More

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Freezing Athletes to Speed Recovery
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American sprinter Justin Gatlin showed up at the World Outdoor Track and Field Championships in South Korea with frostbite on his feet. This condition was painful — he told reporters that he had blisters on both heels — but it was also improbable, given that he'd developed the frostbite in Florida in August. But Mr. Gatlin had been sampling one of the newest, trendiest innovations in elite athlete training. He'd gone into a whole-body cryotherapy chamber, and his feet had frozen there. More

Former NFL Players Talk Concussions, Program That Targets Teens
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Concussions have been a growing problem in sports—not just football. Today, Dan Fouts, along with former NFL players Doug Flutie and Jerome Bettis, are backing an initiative from Dick's Sporting Goods that targets middle school and high school students for baseline testing. The program, called PACE (Protecting Athletes through Concussion Education), has a goal of testing up to one million students. More

Nearly Half of Runners May Be Drinking Too Much During Races
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Nearly half of recreational runners may be drinking too much fluid during races, according to a survey of runners by Loyola University Health System researchers. Expert guidelines recommend runners drink only when thirsty. But the Loyola survey found that 36.5 percent of runners drink according to a preset schedule or to maintain a certain body weight and 8.9 percent drink as much as possible. More

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