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Renew Early, Qualify for Prizes and Extend CEU Bucks
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All members who renew by Dec. 31 will be included in a drawing for great prizes including free registration, airfare and lodging for the 2013 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. If you pay for your 2013 Professional Development Package in full by Dec. 31, and you will be able to use you CEU Bucks from this year for an extra month, through the end of January 2013. More







Ethics Webinar Next Week, Free for Members Only
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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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Nominations Open for College/University Awards
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The College/University Athletic Trainers' Committee awards are open for nominations. Nominate a deserving athletic trainer for one of eight awards in the following categories: Head Athletic Trainer — NCAA Division I; Head Athletic Trainer — NCAA Division II; Head Athletic Trainer — NCAA Division III; Head Athletic Trainer — NAIA; Head Athletic Trainer — Junior College/Community College; Assistant Athletic Trainer of Year; Above and Beyond Award and New Horizon Award. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 31, 2013. More


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Grassroots Star of the Week
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Kathy Koshansky, MS, ATC, is the NATA Grassroots Star of the Week! Koshansky attended a political event for Rep. Tim Bishop on behalf of the NATA Political Action Committee. Koshansky spoke with Bishop and invited him to tour the athletic training facilities at Stony Brook University. Have you done your part to support the athletic training profession lately? Never underestimate the power of grassroots effort! More


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Nominations Being Accepted for Distinguished Educator Award
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Nominate a friend or colleague for the Sayers "Bud" Miller Distinguished Educator Award before the Dec. 15 deadline. The Distinguished Educator Award honors individuals who exemplify excellence in athletic training education beyond the local level through service and publishing on athletic training issues. Nominees must be NATA members in good standing with at least 10 years as a member of a teaching faculty in athletic training. More


Installment Payment Option
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You can qualify for the four payment option by renewing your NATA membership before Nov. 14. Although the four payment option expires after that date, you will still have the opportunity to pay in up to three installments. The sooner you renew, the more installments you can make to lower your monthly payment. More


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Injuries Lower When Athletic Trainer on Hand
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Sports teams at high schools with an athletic trainer on staff or available had fewer injuries — particularly recurrent ones — and better identification of athletes with a concussion, researchers found. Compared with high schools that did not have access to a trainer, those that did had significantly lower overall rates of injury in girls' soccer and girls' basketball. More


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Cheerleaders Need Safety Rules, AAP Says
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Following its evolution into an activity that often requires difficult acrobatics and tumbling, it's time for cheerleading to gain acceptance as an official sport, with all the safety precautions that go along with that designation, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Over the past 3 decades, the complexity and popularity of cheerleading have increased, leading to an uptick in both the number and severity of injuries. More


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Weight Training Safe for Kids, Experts Say
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Children as young as 7 years old can experience the benefits of weight training, medical experts say. That's not to say children should try to lift the heaviest weights they can, doctors say. But if they start with light weights or exercises that use their body weight, they can strengthen muscles and even help prevent injuries. More


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Exercise May Protect Against Brain Shrinkage
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Remaining physically active as you age, a new study shows, may help protect parts of your brain from shrinking, a process that has been linked to declines in thinking and memory skills. Physical exercise not only protected against such age-related brain changes, but also had more of an effect than mentally and socially stimulating activities. More


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Stanford Researchers Working to Combat Concussions in Football
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VideoBriefWe've written extensively on Scope about concussions in football. Numerous researchers here are investigating and working to prevent the problem, and in the accompanying video some of them describe their efforts. Athletic trainer Scott Anderson says of one of their studies, "by doing this ... we're really looking at, for the first time, what happens to the head and the neck when someone runs into somebody else." More



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A Town's Passion for Football, a Retired Doctor's Concern
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The agenda for the school board meeting in Dover, N.H., did not call for anything exciting. But during a segment called "Matters of Interest," Paul Butler, a retired doctor, floated an idea: end the football program at Dover High School. Said Butler: "I’m beginning to believe, from what I've read of the literature, that as governors of the school district, we have a moral imperative to at least begin the process of ending this game in Dover." More




Athletic Trainers Using Technology on Sidelines to Help Diagnose Head Injuries
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Head injuries can happen anytime, anywhere. In sports, athletes are at risk for concussions every time they step onto the field. The Georgia Health Sciences University Sports Medicine program provides athletic trainers to high schools in South Carolina's Aiken County. They are the first in the area to use technology to help diagnose head injuries on the field. More




North Carolina at Center of Concussion Research and Progress
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Bryn Renner's got a lot of things on his mind, like mastering coach Larry Fedora's new playbook, setting the system's desired fast-paced tempo and leading UNC into the end zone. Just steps away from UNC's Kenan Stadium, research is being conducted daily on concussions suffered by athletes and the long-term, life-altering health effects athletes, particularly football players, have exhibited as a result of head trauma. More
 
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