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NATA Endorses Proposed Concussion Legislation
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NATA has endorsed the Protecting Student Athletes from Concussion Act of 2010 (H.R. 6172), which was introduced on Sept. 23, by the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee. A separate piece of concussion legislation, H.R. 1347: Concussion Treatment and Care Tools (ConTACT) Act, passed the House on Sept. 30. Learn more about NATA's legislative efforts. More

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Annual Meeting Learning Labs Available on DVD
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Newly released DVDs from Healthy Learning help bring the 2010 Annual Meeting into your living room. Learning Labs recorded in Philadelphia are now available in the NATA Store. For a limited time, get a 50 percent discount on select DVDs! Use coupon code "LAB50," valid until Oct. 15. More


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Donate to the NATA Foundation During Membership Renewal
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Before you submit your membership renewal information, think about donating to the NATA Research & Education Foundation. Contributions received during the renewal process support the Foundation's unrestricted funds. Without these unrestricted funds, the Foundation wouldn't be able to hold Research Committee meetings to fund research grants, update the website to include new information or provide the Student Leadership Event at the NATA Annual Meeting. More

Housing & Registration Open for ATEC, iLEAD, Capitol Hill Day
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Sign up now for ELA 2011: Educate, Lead, Advocate! ELA 2011 encompasses the Athletic Training Educators’ Conference, iLEAD, Capitol Hill Day events and the CIE Seminar – all slated in February in Washington, D.C. Find program details in the October NATA News but register online today. More

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5th Edition Competencies Feedback Due Soon!
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A little more than a week remains to offer feedback on the "5th Edition, Athletic Training Education Competencies." The feedback period ends Oct. 15. More

Nominate a YP for the National Distinction Award
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Nominations are being accepted for the National Distinction Award, an annual award given to a Young Professional athletic trainer. If you work with an athletic trainer 35 and younger who goes above and beyond each day, don't miss this chance to recognize an outstanding AT. We are taking nominations for several other awards as well, and the application process is easy and fast. More

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ER Visits for Kids' Ice Hockey Injuries Soar
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Emergency department visits for ice hockey-related injuries among U.S. children aged 9 to 14 soared from 2,935 in 1990 to 7,713 in 2006 — an increase of 163 percent, researchers have found. Meanwhile, during that same time period, the number of injuries among teens aged 15 to 18 jumped 85 percent, according to the study published in the September/October issue of the Journal of Athletic Training. More

Virginia High School League Bans Energy Drinks
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The Virginia High School League's executive committee voted to ban the use of energy drinks by student athletes during games and practices. The rule, which was adopted by a vote of 24-2, goes into effect immediately, said Mike McCall, a spokesman for the VHSL. The rule stipulates that "athletes not consume energy drinks during participation in VHSL practices and competition," because of "potential serious safety and health issue." More

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Phys Ed: Are Bad Knees in Our Genes?
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Are fragile knees inherited? That intriguing question motivated a new study published last month in The British Journal of Sports Medicine, during which researchers looked at one family's propensity for shredding anterior cruciate ligaments during sports. The report was part of a much larger, ongoing study of risk factors for ACL injury, led by researchers affiliated with the Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Ohio State University, which involves thousands of young athletes. More

NFL Player's Suicide Casts Light On Athletes' Risk of Depression
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NATA has contacted the source of this article to thank them for the coverage and to remind about the correct terminology when referring to an athletic trainer.

To the uninitiated, depression in professional athletes makes no sense. Aren't these young, sculpted, famous, rich gladiators antithetical to the whole concept of depression? Aren't pro athletes supposed to be impervious to all manner of pain? Don't they collide violently against each other, and need to be talked out of playing with the kinds of injuries that would incapacitate most of us for weeks? In the macho, less-than-enlightened Republic of Sports, depression and other mental illnesses are often stigmatized as maladies for the weak.

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Drug Police Say New EPO-like Drug On Their Radar
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A drug that mimics EPO as a way to help patients with kidney problems is in the late stages of development, one in an long list of new pharmaceuticals that anti-doping authorities are monitoring as they struggle to keep sports clean. The drug, called Hematide, is in Stage 3 development, meaning it could be on the market by 2012. Anti-doping authorities say there's a chance some version of the blood-boosting drug could already be available on the black market. More

More Doctors Prescribing Exercise
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If some health advocates had their way, exercise would be the most widely prescribed "drug" in the country. In Chicago, for example, any resident with an exercise prescription from a doctor for an obesity-related disease — including diabetes, high blood pressure and asthma — can receive a free three-month membership to Chicago Park District fitness centers. More

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Despite Law, Town Finds Concussion Dangers Lurk
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A Washington State law that mandates strict procedures for handling youth athletes' concussions has served as a template for similar policies. It has helped shape laws in several other states and will be discussed at a House Education and Labor Committee hearing on the subject. But examples of the way concussions are handled in one community in Washington, regarded as perhaps the most enlightened state on the issue, demonstrate the limits of such legislative action and how persistent football culture, as well as questions of legal liability and resources, can leave young athletes in danger. More

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Understand Travel Fatigue and Jet Lag
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Elite athletes are regularly called upon to travel large distances to participate in international or interclub competitions. Teams may also participate in closed-season tournaments or friendly games overseas as part of preseason training. Such engagements are made possible by the speed of contemporary air flight. Although travel is routine nowadays for recreational purposes, it is not without attendant problems for the traveling athlete, which should be recognized in advance. More


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