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NATA and Datalys Center Launch Injury Study
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The NATA Foundation and Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention have teamed up to conduct the first study integrating injury surveillance, treatment and patient outcomes using data gathered by athletic trainers in public high schools. Datalys Center, an Indianapolis-based non-profit organization, received a grant from the NATA Foundation for this study, named NATA NATION (National Athletic Treatment Injury and Outcomes Network). The research will be conducted over the next three years using a national population sample. Read the news release. More

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Journal of Athletic Training Focuses on ACL
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The Journal of Athletic Training's September edition shares the results of the ACL Research Retreat V, held at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Experts from around the nation weigh in on ACL risk factors, injury epidemiology, special considerations for the adolescent athlete and more.  More


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Renewal Invoices To Be Sent Via E-mail This Year
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Renewing your NATA membership will be even easier this year as the invoice will be sent directly to you. If we do not have your current e-mail address, be sure to let us know so we can update it in the database.  More

Protect Your Athletes from Eating Disorders
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Reserve your spot now in our upcoming webinar, "Detecting, Managing & Preventing Disordered Eating in Athletes." Spend just more than an hour on Wednesday, Oct. 6, reviewing the subtle signs and dangerous behaviors that could threaten your athletes’ health. Registration is now open!  More

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Save the Date: Capitol Hill Day
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NATA's Capitol Hill Day 2011 will be held Feb. 24, in Washington, D.C. Plan now to attend the annual event where NATA members get the chance to meet with legislators in support of athletic training legislation.  More

Dance Medicine Publication Features Role of ATs
from NATA and the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The September 2010 edition of the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science focuses on the role athletic trainers can play in keeping performers healthy and active. Guest edited by Katy Ewalt, MS, ATC, HHP, this special edition shines a light on the value of athletic training services and the skill athletic trainers can bring to the setting. All authors included in the edition are athletic trainers.  More

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Federal Guidelines to Protect Student Athletes From
Concussions Pushed in Congressional Hearing

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A former National Football League offensive tackle, two doctors, a high-school athletic trainer and an educator testified this week at a Congressional hearing about the need for federal guidelines and funds to help protect student athletes from the potentially devastating consequences of repeat concussions. But the most eloquent comments came from a 17-year-old who once lived for basketball and may never play again.  More

Pro Football Players Double as Medical Test Subjects
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The Stanford University Medical Center is undertaking an ambitious and technologically advanced study on the biomechanics of the vicious hitting and physical trauma of NFL football. The San Francisco 49ers will be their live test subjects. Daniel Garza, an emergency and sports medicine physician at Stanford Hospital, as well as the 49ers' medical director says "It's unprecedented for an NFL team to support research at this level."  More

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Phys Ed: How to Fix a Bad Tennis Shoulder
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For a study published a few years ago in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers at the High Performance National Training Center in Argentina X-rayed the shoulders of 18 elite older tennis players, both men and women. Each of the 18, between the ages of 51 and 75, had at one time played professionally, and all were still active in tennis, as either competitors or teachers. None had experienced any unusual shoulder pain or problems. But when radiologists reviewed the players' X-rays, they found signs of osteoarthritis, or loss of joint cartilage, in a third of the players' dominant shoulders (generally the right).  More

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Heart Problems a Possible Cause of Player's Death
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Why would a seemingly healthy 15-year-old collapse and die at the end of football practice? Medical experts say Wekiva High School (Fla.) football player Olivier Louis may have succumbed to heatstroke after practice on a muggy day, but statistics suggest a different culprit: an undiagnosed heart ailment. "There are multiple reasons for sudden death," said Dr. Brian Vickaryous, an Orlando orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. "About 90 percent of the time, the cause is cardiac-related."  More

School Districts Say Budgets Limit Hiring Athletic Trainers
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Like other area athletic directors, Framingham High, Mass., School's Gary Doherty encourages his coaches to call 911 first if they have any worries about an athlete's safety or condition. But the cell phone-equipped coaches also have another resource to summon, both for emergencies and less critical care: a certified athletic trainer who walks or drives to games and practices. "That's the idea, to get as much coverage as you can afford," Doherty said of the position, hailed by athletic directors and safety advocates but also an occasional victim of budget crunches still plaguing school districts.  More

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Opinion: Genetic Screening Could Become Discriminatory
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Students head back to college this fall as the NCAA implements the first mandatory civilian genetic screening program for adults in the United States. Rather than based on scientific evidence, this policy resulted from a lawsuit settlement and is motivated by concerns about legal liability. The intent of this mandatory requirement is protecting athletes with SCT from sudden death during conditioning. Instead the NCAA's decision institutes a public policy of genetic screening driven by legal liability concerns.  More

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Head Games and Youth Sports: Have We Gone Too Far?
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"Hit em! Take him down — harder! Knock him out." Are you among crazed spectators at a boxing match? Far from it — these comments are coming from "normal" parents at middle school or high school football games around the country. Worse yet, they may even be thrown around at Pee Wee Youth football games on Saturday mornings.  More


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