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H.R. 1137 Gains New Sponsor
from NATA
Rep. Steven Rothman (NJ-9) has signed on as the latest co-sponsor for H.R. 1137, the Athletic Trainers’ Equal Access to Medicare Act. It’s important to say, “Thank you,” to new co-sponsors, especially if you live in that representative’s district. Heads up, New Jersey members! This means you. To thank Rep. Rothman for the support, call his office at (202) 225-5061. More    E-mail this story


Resource of the Week…for All Members

Journal of Athletic Training Launches New Site
from NATA
The Journal of Athletic Training is launching a new Web site at Visit the new site tomorrow for the latest edition of the Journal, plus improved navigation, increased search options, citation manager, customizable user profiles and more!  More    E-mail this story

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Otho Davis Moves Up The List
from NATA
NATA Hall of Famer and former professional athletic trainer Otho Davis has moved into sixth place in Fan’s Choice voting among preliminary nominees for the NFL Hall of Fame. Davis is just behind former Oakland punter Ray Guy. An Elgin, Texas native who died in 2000 at the age of 66, Davis served 18 years as NATA executive director and was head athletic trainer for the Philadelphia Eagles for 22 seasons. Your vote could help get Davis on the ballot! More    E-mail this story

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Abstract Deadline Approaches for ACL Research Retreat V
from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Abstracts are due Nov. 23 for the 2010 ACL Research Retreat V, a prestigious annual summit examining non-contact ACL injury, treatment and rehabilitation scheduled March 25-27 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A panel of speakers will address topics ranging from injury epidemiology to special considerations for adolescent athletes to success stories and challenges. Read the instructions for abstract submissions. More    E-mail this story

Ethnic Diversity Grants Available
from the NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee
Apply now for a Diversity Enhancement Grant from the NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee and get up to $7,500 for your athletic training program. Grants are awarded in three categories, all focused on helping to develop an ethnically diverse professional population and to improve health care for ethnically diverse patients. Grant deadlines are Dec. 1, April 1 and Aug. 1. More    E-mail this story

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School Sports

NFL's Influence on Safety at Youth Levels is Cited
from The New York Times
The voices belonged mostly to N.F.L. executives, N.F.L. doctors, N.F.L. players and United States congressmen. But as they clashed recently in a House Judiciary Committee hearing on football brain injuries and how the league and its players union have handled the issue, consensus emerged on one point: How the N.F.L. evolves from here will invariably influence safety at the youth football level. More    E-mail this story

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Health & Development

Getting Behind the Face Mask
from The Detroit News

The protective masks being worn on basketball courts and playing fields have nothing to do with the spooky Halloween season. Designed to take a punch, not deliver a scare, they are a protective measure. A pilot study done this summer by a team from Wayne State's sports injury biomechanics lab in Michigan reinforces what athletes say about the masks: They significantly reduce the risk of serious injury to the face. More    E-mail this story


Big, Beefy Football Players May Face Heart Problems Later
from Medline Plus
Crushing the notion that you can be both fat and fit, new research has found that current professional football linemen already have some risk factors for heart disease. In a study comparing professional football players to minor and major league baseball players, researchers found that football linemen were more likely to have higher fasting blood sugar levels, larger waist circumferences and a greater waist-to-height ratio. Although the idea that a football player could be at risk for heart disease might seem paradoxical because football players have to be in top physical condition, the lineman position also requires players to bulk up, with many tipping the scales at more than 300 pounds. All that extra weight may put players at risk later in life. More    E-mail this story

Screening for Cardiovascular Diseases Difficult, but Necessary
from Medical News Today
Cardiovascular diseases are difficult to screen for, but the practice of doing so is critical to ensure safe athletic participation. This fact is emphasized by the recent deaths of three individuals in the Detroit Marathon on October 18th, 2009. A new study discusses the issues of cardiovascular screening. More    E-mail this story

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The Shoulder Spider is a professionally engineered, dynamic therapeutic support for the muscles that stabilize the shoulder. It uses advanced therapeutic tape technology to decrease pain and enhance support without any restriction of range of motion. Athletes who wear the Shoulder Spider experience improved performance and receive immediate feedback about their shoulder stability and muscle activation. It's ideal for anyone dealing with arthritis, muscle spasms, joint strain, or post-surgery rehabilitation. More info


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