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Check That In Box For Your E-mail Invoice
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Renewing your NATA membership will be even easier this year. Your invoice will be sent right to your e-mail inbox. The invoice will be sent out by Nov. 1, so if we do not have your current e-mail address, be sure to update it. You can update your info on the website or by e-mailing and giving your information to the Member Services Department. More

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Pay In Installments
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When renewing online, you can choose to take advantage of our installment payment option if you do not want to pay the full year's dues all at once. You can pay in two, three or four installments, depending on when you renew. Sign up by Nov. 14, to qualify for the four-payment option. More


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Renew Early and Extend CEU Bucks
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If you have not used your CEU Bucks for 2010, you do not need to rush to do so before the end of the year. Renew for 2011 before Dec. 31, and you will be able to use you CEU Bucks from this year through the end of January 2011. More

New Benefits
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By renewing your membership, you will retain all your NATA benefits, which include some new additions this year. These include: webinars that provide CEU credits and the Career Development Experiences (CDEs) program, which provides opportunities for experience in emerging career fields. More

More Free CEUs
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Subscribe to the Sports Health journal when you renew, at a significantly reduced rate of $35 ($129 value). With your subscription you get access to three Free CEU Bucks to use in the NATA Quiz Center. More

Dues Discount
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If are looking for a way to lower the cost of membership, NATA continues to offer alternatives for reducing your dues. These options include the shared/green discount and the two-year dues payment discount. Contact member services. More

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New Laws Address Concussion Dangers Among Youths
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From high school playing fields to National Football League stadiums, increased awareness about the serious long-term impacts of sports concussions is changing attitudes about an injury once casually dismissed as "getting your bell rung." Lawmakers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut all passed new laws this year designed to make sure that student athletes who suffer suspected concussions get the proper treatment and do not return to action too quickly. More

ACSM, USADA Lead Call For Declaration Against Doping
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Continued controversy over the use of banned substances by elite athletes has prompted leading medical and sports organizations to call for stringent ethical principles for physicians, allied medical professionals, coaches, athletic trainers and others. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and a growing list of other organizations have formed Professionals Against Doping in Sports (PADS) to unite in their commitment to drug-free sports. More

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Sports Medicine: You Should Warm Up to Stretching
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Let's face it: Stretching is not in vogue. It's usually the last thing people think of when they work out and the first thing to be dropped from the routine when they're pressed for time. It can't make us stronger, faster or more likely to win at a competition. Or can it? Like many things, there is a right and a wrong way to stretch. Much of this depends less on how we stretch and more on when we stretch. More

Increased Number of Flying Helmets Raises Concerns
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Helmets are flying off college football players during games with alarming regularity. Though evidence is anecdotal, the supervisor of Southeastern Conference officials says that in the course of watching games on a recent Saturday afternoon he counted 15 to 20 times helmets came off. The trend is raising injury concerns, generating equipment questions and could lead to a rules change. More

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Physician Revives a Dying Art: The Physical
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Dr. Abraham Verghese, senior associate chairman for the theory and practice of medicine at Stanford University, is on a mission to bring back something he considers a lost art: the physical exam. The old-fashioned touching, looking and listening — the once prized, almost magical skills of the doctor who missed nothing and could swiftly diagnose a peculiar walk, sluggish thyroid or leaky heart valve using just keen eyes, practiced hands and a stethoscope. More

Could Late-Night Exposure to Light Be Making You Fat?
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If you stay up late watching TV or bathed in the glow of a computer screen, you probably aren't doing your waistline any favors. A new study finds that exposure to light at night may contribute to weight gain, independent of diet or exercise levels. More

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Phys Ed: Do Marathons Hurt Your Knees?
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About this time every year, with the fall marathon season at its zenith, racers in training begin to hear the refrain, "You are going to ruin your knees." The idea that distance running inexorably leads to arthritis is deeply entrenched, despite the publication of a number of recent studies that have found otherwise. More

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Ultra-Endurance Athletes Suffer No Cardiac Fatigue,
Even After Six Days of Non-Stop Exercise

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In a research project aimed at understanding the effect of prolonged exercise on the heart, the Karolinska Institutet and the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences studied a group of competitors taking part in the Adventure Racing World Championship. The results, presented at the European Society of Cardiology's Congress 2010 in Stockholm, show no evidence of cardiac fatigue despite the fact that this is a continuous endurance event lasting between five and seven days. More


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