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Las Vegas 2013: Check Out Our New Convention Website!
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It's time to start making plans for the 2013 NATA convention in Las Vegas! The convention website is up and running, so mark your calendars now and continue to check back often for details on housing, registration, programs and more. Housing opens Monday, Oct. 8! More







Register Now: Medical Therapeutic Yoga Webinar
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Ginger Garner, MPT, ATC, will present "Module 10.6 Holistic Rehabilitation: Integrative Rehabilitation & Medical Therapeutic Yoga for Osteoarthritis" at 11 a.m. CT on Oct. 18. This CE will review epidemiology, identify high risk populations and risk factors for development of OA, and identify critical new developments in research concerning inflammatory processes in the body which greatly impact rehabilitation and prevention and wellness programming. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. Sign up now!






Athletic Training Student Challenge — A NEW Way to Give in 2013
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Your college/university athletic training club has a unique opportunity to contribute to the NATA Foundation through the Athletic Training Student Challenge and, in 2013, YOU get to determine how your gift will be used! Your school's donation can support our Annual Fund, which is critical to initiatives such as the Research Mentor Program, Free Communications Program and our Building Blocks series, or you can contribute to the endowment of your choice and be part of history by helping fund a grant or scholarship that will be granted in perpetuity. Your gift — your choice! Learn more about the challenge and sign up today! More


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Opinions Needed for Nomenclature Survey
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Have you responded to the Nomenclature Survey yet? The NATA Nomenclature 2012 Work Group wants your feedback on the name of the profession. The survey will only be open until Oct. 8, so make sure you take this opportunity to weigh in. Survey participants will be entered for a chance to win free registration to the 2013 Las Vegas convention! More


Jack Cramer Scholarship Available
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Applications are being accepted from high school seniors for the Jack Cramer Scholarship. In conjunction with the NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Committee, one $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving high school senior who is planning a career as an athletic trainer in the secondary school setting. The deadline for applications is Dec. 1. More


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Webinar on Future of AT Education Available
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The NATA Executive Committee for Education (ECE) has published the most recent board-approved "Future Directions in Athletic Training Education," and ECE Chair Sara Brown conducted a free informational webcast that discussed the document and answered common questions. View the webcast on NATA's Vimeo page now! More


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Nominate Your Colleagues for National Awards!
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Do you know an athletic trainer who is worthy of national distinction? Consider nominating them for a national award! NATA offers many ways for its members to receive professional recognition. Our extensive awards program features varying levels of recognition and culminates with our top honor, the NATA Hall of Fame. Visit our website to learn more about our honors and awards criteria and to nominate your deserving peers. 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.


NATA Publishes Position Statement on Steroid Use
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The National Athletic Trainers' Association published a position statement on the use of anabolic-androgenic steroids in the September Journal of Athletic Training. According to the statement, improved understanding of AAS in sports medicine and athletic communities is needed. Robert Kersey, the lead author of the position statement, projects there are an estimated 750,000 high school AAS abusers in the United States. More


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Would Youth Football Survive a Tackling Ban?
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Fourteen can be a time of total transformation. It is an age when gangly adolescent limbs may morph into lithe, stronger ones. It is when the first signs of adulthood — breasts, hair (on faces and other places) — start cropping up. Fourteen is also the soonest any child should be tackling on a football field, heading a soccer ball or body checking an opponent on an ice hockey rink, according to a leading concussion expert. More


Syracuse Among First in Nation to Use Neck Injury Reducing Equipment
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You won't be able to see it, but the next time the Syracuse football team takes the field a handful of players will be sporting cutting edge technology aimed at making the game safer. The team is among the first in the nation to start using something called the Kerr Collar to reduce neck and spinal injuries. The collar was used for the first time by the team in a recent game at Minnesota. More


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Outside the Huddle: Athletic Trainers Vital to Player Safety
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While Friday nights in Texas are about what happens on the gridiron, none of it would be possible without the help of volunteers off of the field. Athletic trainers do everything from stretch to bandage the football team, and deliver much-needed water to the hard-working teams. "The whole time we are out here we are wrapping, stretching and preparing them, so they don't get hurt in games," Austin High School athletic trainer Erica Sepeda said. More


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A Day in The Life: Sports Medicine
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As a Certified Athletic Trainer in the NCAA Division II setting, days can be long and hard but very rewarding. A typical day during the school year begins promptly at 8 in the morning. In providing athletic training services to 11 varsity sports and 180 student-athletes, our staff of three Certified Athletic Trainers maintains a schedule from 8-12 filled with evaluations, treatments, rehabilitation and education of athletic injuries. More


Athletes Play Through Pain at Their Own Peril
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It's the making of a sports legend: Rajon Rondo, the Celtics' star point guard, crashes to the floor in a do-or-die game with the Miami Heat in the 2011 playoffs. He dislocates his elbow, but returns to play the fourth quarter, with his left arm hanging limply at his side. Celtics chief medical officer Brian P. McKeon attributed Rondo's heroics to the "fight or flight" response, and the endorphins "that help us achieve tremendous things in pain." More


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Making Dollars and Sense of ACL Injuries
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According to the current issue of the Journal of Athletic Training, the average cost of the surgery for a torn ACL is $25,000. Investing in prevention is far more economical than surgery and/or rehabilitation. The investment involves time AND money because, supervised improperly, a prevention program is worthless. More



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Biggs and Keppler: 65 Years of Athletic Training at Bucknell
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Organized athletics at Bucknell dates back to the 1860s, but it was not until after World War II when the university hired a full-time athletic trainer to tend to the health and safety of its student-athletes. When Edgar "Hal" Biggs took the position at Bucknell in 1948 after completing his degree at Ohio State and a stint as an army medic in France during the war, the football players were still wearing leather helmets. More


Education Nation: Not Playing So Hard
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Thanks to a dramatic shift in sports culture over the past decade many student athletes are no longer "playing through the pain," having learned instead to take injuries seriously. It's also led to the growing popularity of hiring athletic trainers in high schools. Students are benefiting, both on the playing field and in the classroom. More
 
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