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Youth Sports Safety Alliance to Issue Report Card
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Register now for One Year Later: A Report Card on the Youth Sports Safety Crisis, which will take place Dec. 7, in Washington, D.C. Eight expert speakers will discuss exertional sickling, brain injury, heat illness and sudden cardiac arrest. See the entire schedule, which includes a resource fair and networking event, and register early. More



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Order Your Annual Meeting DVD
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The official NATA 61st Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia DVD is now for sale. This year's DVD includes the keynote speech by Kevin Carroll, AT Ret., which featured Carroll's journey from athletic trainer to speaker and global catalyst for change through sports and play. Relive the Hall of Fame ceremony, and check out scenes from the Opening Day Reception. While filling out the DVD order form, browse all of NATA's brochures, posters and informational materials. More


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BOC Seeks Input on Recertification Requirements
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The Standards Committee of the BOC, the certifying body for the athletic training profession and a separate organization from NATA, is seeking public comment on proposed recommendations for changing recertification and continuing education requirements for athletic trainers. All athletic trainers are urged to provide feedback. Review the proposed changes and submit your comments before Nov. 15. More


Get Range of Motion on Your iPhone
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By downloading the free MultiView application through the Apple iTunes store, you can quickly get the latest NATA newsletter in an easy-to-read format designed especially for your device. Range of Motion also is available in a mobile version if you don't have an iPhone. Just click on "Mobile Version" in the top left corner of the Range of Motion home page. More


Register for ATEC, Capitol Hill Day, iLEAD and More
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Now's the time to sign up for the 2011 Athletic Training Educators' Conference, iLEAD student leadership development program, Capitol Hill Day 2011 and the CIE Seminar. All these events – collectively called ELA: Educate, Lead, Advocate – take place in Washington, D.C., in February. Let's make an impact on the future of the profession! Register today for these important opportunities. More




Continuing Education Stars: Get Recognized!
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Do you know someone who has raised the bar in continuing education? Nominate him/her for the prestigious Continuing Education Excellence Award! Deadline is Nov. 15, so start nominating now. More


ATEJ Discusses Career Decisions of AT Graduates
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The newest edition of the Athletic Training Education Journal looks at the career decisions of athletic training graduates, plus poses the question: should instructors utilize grades when evaluating students' clinical performance? More


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More than $10K in Grants Available
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The Allied Health Research Institute is awarding two $10,000 research fellowships and four $5,000 research papers in 2011. Proposals are being accepted now, with priority given to research focusing on the key questions identified by AHRI work groups. Find out the list of priority research and download an application. More


Purdue Research Highlighted by Sports Illustrated
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Concussion research from Purdue University suggests that, while the NFL is going to unprecedented lengths to control the violent collisions that produce concussions, brain trauma in football may start much earlier, and much less conspicuously, with hits that never raise an eyebrow, much less a penalty flag. The findings of this research will be published in the Journal of Neurotrauma. More


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Big 12 Suspends Nebraska LB for Helmet Hit
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The Big 12 suspended Nebraska linebacker Eric Martin for their game against Missouri for a hit he put on Oklahoma State's Andrew Hudson. Martin blindsided Hudson with a block during Niles Paul's 100-yard kick return in the first quarter of last week's 51-41 Nebraska win. No penalty was called on Martin at the time. Commissioner Dan Beebe said if a subsequent review of the game reveals a flagrant personal foul officials did not call, the conference can impose sanctions. More


Do Cortisone Shots Actually Make Things Worse?
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A major new review article, published recently in The Lancet, could revive and intensify the doubts about cortisone's efficacy. The review examined the results of nearly four dozen randomized trials, which enrolled thousands of people with tendon injuries, particularly tennis elbow, but also shoulder and Achilles-tendon pain. The reviewers determined that, for most of those who suffered from tennis elbow, cortisone injections did, as promised, bring fast and significant pain relief, compared with doing nothing or following a regimen of physical therapy. More


Major League Baseball Studying 7-day DL For Concussions
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Major League Baseball is studying the implementation of a seven-day phase to the disabled list specifically to accommodate players who suffer concussions. A special committee will analyze the impact of head injuries this offseason and may make a recommendation on the subject. More


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Spinal Injury Shines Light on NCAA Rules and Enforcement
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His helmet lowered, Rutgers tackle Eric LeGrand suffered the type of catastrophic spinal injury that longtime athletic trainer Charles Thompson is surprised doesn't occur more frequently. "They think they're invincible in that helmet," said Thompson, head trainer at Princeton University and chair of the National Athletic Trainers' Association's College and University Athletic Trainers' Committee. "They think it's a video game. I guess they feel the need to put their head down and I don't think it's always because they are trying to hurt the other guy."
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After a Crackdown, Few Crunching Hits
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In the first weekend of games since the NFL cracked down on banned hits to the head and neck, there were no penalties for improper hits to the head and a few examples of players altering their play to conform to the kinder, slightly gentler NFL. Despite predictions that big pass plays would develop, there were no obvious examples Sunday. More


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High School Football's Medical Tightrope
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Football accounts for nearly three times more injuries than any other high school sport, according to an annual study by the Center for Injury Research and Policy in Columbus, Ohio. Yet, in Southern California, there is no standard for medical care at hundreds of games played each weekend.
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Women's Hockey, A Most Dangerous Game
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In terms of concussions, women's ice hockey is the most dangerous NCAA sport. Addressing the Mayo Clinic conference on concussions in hockey last week, the University of North Carolina researcher Jason Mihalik outlined some of the theories surrounding the astonishingly high concussion rates in women's hockey, a sport in which body checking is not allowed. More


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