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Now's the time to sign up for the 2013 Athletic Training Educators' Conference, iLEAD student leadership development program, and the ACES preparatory workshop for the BOC Exam. All these events take place in Dallas in January. Let's make an impact on the future of the profession! Register today for these important opportunities.
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Register Now: Ethics Webinar
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Kimberly Peer, EdD, ATC, FNATA and Gretchen Schlabach, PhD, ATC, will be presenting "Ethical Leadership: Awareness, Action and Reflection" at 11 a.m. CT on Nov. 6. Anchored in leadership development, this presentation will utilize a case-based approach to highlight key ethical leadership theories while dispelling the myths of ethical leadership.


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Call for ATEJ Editor
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The call for the Athletic Training Education Journal Editor is open. The ATEJ strives to provide the latest information on the ever-evolving topic of athletic training education and regularly includes original research, commentaries and columns. The ATEJ serves as an interface between the theory and practice of athletic training education. If you would like to be considered as the next ATEJ Editor, click here to learn more. More


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College Value Model Being Finalized
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The College Value Model is a new tool designed to help college/university athletic trainers improve their position by quantifying their worth by analyzing medical services, risk minimization, organization administration, cost containment and AT influence on academic success. Keep your eyes and ears open for the official release of the CVM. It could help you bring in the big bucks and show your true worth! More


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During Membership Renewal Season, Remember NATAPAC
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Do you want to support athletic training legislation? Consider donating to NATAPAC, NATA's political action committee, during membership renewal season. There is even a feature on the NATAPAC site that allows members to make a recurring credit card donation. More


More Free CEUs
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Subscribe to Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach when you renew, at a significantly reduced rate of $35 (a savings of $98). Published bimonthly, Sports Health is an indispensable resource for all medical professionals involved in the training and care of the competitive or recreational athlete, including primary care physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers and other medical and health care professionals. With your subscription you get access to three CEU Bucks to use toward the purchase of special online quizzes based on articles published in Sports Health. 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.


Young Athletes Not Worried About Concussions
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Despite a media blitz, most high school football players are not concerned about the consequences of a concussion. A new study shows fear of losing valuable playing time keeps many high school football players from telling a coach or parent about symptoms of a concussion. Researchers found 32 percent of high school football players said they had concussion-like symptoms over the last two years, but did not seek medical attention. More


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High Schools with Athletic Trainers Have More Diagnosed Concussions, Fewer Overall Injuries
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High schools with athletic trainers have lower overall injury rates, according to a new study, "A Comparative Analysis of Injury Rates and Patterns Among Girls' Soccer and Basketball Players," presented Oct. 22 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. In addition, athletes at schools with athletic trainers are more likely to be diagnosed with a concussion. More


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Animal Feces Not All That's in NFL Players' Mouthguards
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Athletic mouthguards are a crucial football equipment item. They protect teeth, tongues and lips. They act as shock absorbers to prevent concussions. And they are a rich delivery system for a range of bacteria, fungi and yeasts associated with a wide variety of diseases and infections. Mouthguards are exposed, through handling, to whatever elements are found on football fields. It's a scary lot. More


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Sleepy Athletes More Likely to Be Injured
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Adolescent athletes who don't get enough sleep at night might be placing themselves at risk for a sports injury, researchers found. At a private school in California, student athletes who said they slept less than 8 hours per night were significantly more likely to suffer a sports injury over a 21-month period (RR 1.7, 95 percent CI 1.0 to 3.0, P=0.04), according to Matthew Milewski, MD, of Children's Hospital Los Angeles. More


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New Moves for Female Athletes Aimed at Preventing ACL Injuries
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Tearing the ACL ligament is the most common knee injury in soccer and basketball players, and very high in volleyball and team handball players. It's rampant in everybody from elite athletes to weekend warriors, says Doug Gilroy of Sherwood Park Sports Physiotherapy in Sherwood Park, Alberta, but it's "an epidemic" in females 14 to 19 years of age. Young women in that age group are nine times more likely to have an ACL injury than males. More



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Doctors Push Baseline Tests for Athletes
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With growing frequency, doctors are recommending that high school athletes take a computerized baseline test that can later help determine when youths are ready to return to their sport after a concussion. At some schools, entire teams are being offered the test. When given individually, the test can cost about $50 per athlete. More


Sports Medicine's Education Payoff
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It's all about education. If you're looking for reasons why sports medicine has become an athlete's best friend today, it's simply because those in the field know more than they did years ago. "What we’ve gotten better at is identifying factors that cause certain types of injuries," said sports medicine physician Dr. James Vailas. More




Spinal Cord Injury Patients Gain Strength by Sailing
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For many people with spinal cord injuries, keeping fit is tough. Exercises and rehabilitation don't always help patients maintain strength. But now new programs are being designed to give these patients outlets that provide movement and stimulation, not only for the body but for the mind. More


Head Injuries Focus of University of Florida Efforts
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Ask a Florida Gator fan about the hit that gave Tim Tebow a concussion in a 2009 game against Kentucky, and many still cringe. Jordan Giberti likened his first sports-induced concussion to that memorable blow. Immediately, he was nauseous and confused and stumbled to the bench to sit. His most recent major hit was on Sept. 6. Giberti said he felt so sick afterward that the sound of the school band, the lights — any stimuli — hurt. More




Mental Fight for Injured Players
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When Dan O'Neill, a physician specializing in sports medicine, hears about an athlete who is reeling emotionally after a serious injury, it's like a call to action. Several times each week, he drives down to Boston from the Plymouth, Mass., area to help broken athletes heal their minds. "Ten years ago, I felt like everybody was talking about the mind-body connection," O’Neill said. "I wanted to learn a lot more about that." More


ACL Injuries on Rise With Return of Fall Sports
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During the fall sports season, doctors in Sioux City, Iowa, say they're seeing more cases of knee injuries in athletes. Dr. Ryan Meis, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with CNOS, says ACL tears are common. "We are certainly seeing a larger number of ACL tears over the course of the past five to 10 years," according to Meis. "It's not because they weren't being diagnosed 15 years ago. It's purely a matter of how much people are playing sports." More
 
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