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NATA and Neuropsychology Group Launch
Program to Raise Concussion Awareness

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NATA and NAN have launched a campaign to educate the public, athletes, health professionals, coaches, parents, administrators and others about concussion in football. The objective is to raise awareness of the importance of identifying concussions and implementing appropriate management when they do occur so athletes can participate in sports safely. As a centerpiece, a 12-minute educational video titled "Concussions in Football: Signs, Symptoms and Playing Safe" has now been released nationally. The video, funded in part by the National Football League, is narrated by Steve Young and features comments from Ryan Clark of the Pittsburgh Steelers and retired NFL player Trent Green. The video follows last year's release of a similar educational DVD focusing on concussion safety in hockey. It is available as a free online download on affiliated websites.  More

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Save the Dates for Upcoming Webinars
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NATA will offer three additional webinars this fall, including a free, members-only session on nutrition before, during and after exercise. Be sure to sign up for these 75-minute CEU opportunities early, as space is first-come, first-served!  More


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Grassroots Star of the Week: Mike Prybicien
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Mike Prybicien, MA, ATC, CSCS, provided testimony for NATA at the House Energy & Commerce Field Hearing on Concussion Management. NATA appreciates his willingness to speak for the profession on a national level.  More

Apply for the Preventive Services Task Force
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NATA urges members to apply for a spot on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, or USPSTF. This group reviews scientific evidence related to the effectiveness and appropriateness of clinical preventive services and develops recommendations for the health care community. Nominations are due by Oct. 1. For details about how to get letters of recommendation, contact NATA Associate Executive Director Cate Brennan Lisak, CAE, at More

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Shine a Light on Good Work
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Nominations for 2011 NATA honors and awards are now being accepted! The online application process is easy and fast. Now's the time to make sure your colleagues' good work does not go unnoticed.  More

School Nurses Association Calls for Research
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Abstracts are due this week for the National Association of School Nurses 43rd Annual Conference. NASN is a liaison organization with NATA. Oral presentation abstracts are due Sept. 24 for the 2011 conference. Poster presentation abstracts are due Feb. 11. The conference, "Vision, Voice, Visibility: Setting Sail Toward Healthy Horizons," is slated June 29-July 3, 2011, in Washington, D.C.  More

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Disclaimer: These articles do not reflect NATA endorsement but are being provided as a way to ensure members remain informed about trending topics.

Suicide Reveals Signs of a Disease Seen in NFL
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A brain autopsy of a University of Pennsylvania football player who killed himself in April has revealed the same trauma-induced disease found in more than 20 deceased National Football League players, raising questions of how young football players may be at risk for the disease.  More

White Americans Living Longer with
Muscular Dystrophy than African-Americans

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A new study shows that white men and boys are living longer with muscular dystrophy due to technological advances in recent years, but that the lives of African-American men and boys with muscular dystrophy have not been extended at the same rate. The research will be published in the Sept. 14, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.  More

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Basketball-related Brain Injuries On The Rise
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A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital examined basketball-related injuries treated in emergency departments among children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 19 from 1997 to 2007. According to the study, more than 4 million basketball-related injuries were treated in emergency departments during the 11-year study. More

Bid to Identify Sickle-Cell Carriers: Not Ready For Prime Time?
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An initiative launched by the NCAA to screen close to 167,000 college athletes for "sickle cell trait" is "full of potential pitfalls" and should be recast before taking effect, two experts from the National Human Genome Research Institute and a leading pediatrician have warned.  More

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Injured Player Encourages Schools to Include ATs at Practice
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NATA has contacted the source of this article to thank them for the coverage and remind of the correct terminology when identifying athletic trainers.

Doctors say 17-year old Josh Haddock is well on his way to recovery after a brain injury playing football. The North Forsyth High School senior collapsed while on the practice field on Aug. 25. At first, his mother was told to expect the worst. Roth now wants to use Josh's story of suvival to urge high schools throughout Georgia to place athletic trainers at football practices. 

Splint May Be As Good As Cast For Kids' Wrist Fractures
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A splint may work just as well as a cast in helping children with non-severe wrist fractures heal, a recently published study suggests. The findings, researchers say, should encourage parents to ask their doctor whether a splint — which is removable and more convenient than a cast — is an option for their child's broken wrist.  More

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Marathon Deaths Make Headlines But Are Rare, Experts Say
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A question often reverberates long past a race, particularly among weekend warriors for whom running is more an occasional hobby than a daily routine: Is this safe? Most experts say the overall rate of deaths among race runners is relatively small. In some cases, there's not much you can do to prevent them. In others, controversy over cost and practicality of screening keeps more from being done.  More

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Curing Winter Sports Injuries With...Stem Cells?
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For winter sports athletes, nothing can ruin a season quite like a knee or other joint injury. At best, you're looking at 6-12 months on the sidelines: going under the knife, working through months of rehabilitation and then trying to get back in shape before the snow melts. But a doctor in Colorado is promoting a somewhat new technique as a way to treat athletic injuries with minimal down time and little or no rehab. His secret? Stem cells. More


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