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Registration is Open for Capitol Hill Day 2013!
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NATA is hitting the Hill on Feb. 25, and we'd love for you to join us. In 2012, more than 200 legislative meetings were conducted by NATA members from 28 states. The members spoke with their state's legislators about supporting ATEAM and concussion legislation. Do your part to support the athletic training profession — register now! More







Free webinar for members only, last chance to register!
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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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November NATA News
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In the November issue, we examine the pros and cons of preparticipation cardiac screening from multiple perspectives. You'll also find a great story on how an AT used our salary survey to negotiate a raise and an update on the NATA partnership with Sharecare.com. More


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Continuing Education Stars: Get Recognized!
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Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to continuing education in athletic training? Nominate them for the Continuing Education Excellence Award! Candidates are evaluated on creative works, volunteer service related to continuing education, speaking engagements and other contributions to continuing education. Nominations are being accepted until Dec. 15. More




Submit Student Video Contest Entries in December
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The National Athletic Training Students' Committee will accept submissions for the second edition of its video contest from Dec. 1-30. The goal of the contest is to promote the field of athletic training by capturing the heart of the profession on film. Select entries will be screened at the 2013 convention in Las Vegas. Stop by the committee webpage to take a look at the rules and regulations. More


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Nominate a YP for the National Distinction Award
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Nominations are being accepted for the National Distinction Award, an annual award given to a Young Professional athletic trainer. If you work with an athletic trainer 35 years old or younger who goes above and beyond each day, don't miss this chance to nominate them for national recognition. 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.


Sports Sensor Can Gauge Impact of Head Injuries
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While Reebok and the Cambridge, Mass.-based company MC10 are still very hush-hush about their thin adhesive fitness tracking sensor sticker, both companies announced the invention of a new wearable sports impact indicator that can gauge how serious a head injury might be when playing sports. While details are scant, the technology is said to be housed inside a thin, breathable mesh skullcap that can be worn under any helmet. More


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San Francisco Questions Maker of Energy Drinks About Their Safety
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In the latest action aimed at the energy drink industry, the top lawyer for the city of San Francisco has asked one major producer to provide evidence that supports the advertising and marketing claims it made for its highly caffeinated drinks. In a letter sent to Monster Beverage, the city attorney of San Francisco, Dennis J. Herrera, told the company to substantiate its claim that large daily quantities of Monster Energy were safe. More


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Q&A: Combating an Injury Epidemic
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum, the team physician for U.S. Soccer national teams, has been a pioneer in researching ACL injury trends among female athletes and creating injury prevention methods for soccer players. Soccer America talked to him about what youth coaches can do to decrease the chances of injuries and the FIFA 11-plus warmup procedure that he's promoting through the Sports Injury Prevention Program. More


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Preventing Sports Injuries Begins Off The Field
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For today's athletes, the fight against injury doesn't begin with treatment and rehabilitation, it starts far earlier. Many athletic trainers, physicians and exercise physiologists agree that perhaps the most important step in treating an injury is preventing one before it even happens. For Ohio Bobcats Running Back Beau Blankenship, proper strength and conditioning training has been key to his success on the football field and in staying healthy. More


NATA President Emphasizes Vital Role that Athletic Trainers Play in Recognizing and Managing Concussions
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On the heels of the Concussion Management and Awareness Act going into effect in New York State on July 1, and the concurrent release of the NYS Education Department compliance guidelines, the President of the National Athletic Trainers' Association stressed the value of the athletic trainer in being the premier health care provider for student-athletes and the integral role that they play in concussion management when he spoke recently in Syracuse, N.Y. More



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Video Views Verify Hits' Hurts and Healing
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It was the talk of the Indiana Athletic Trainers' Association's annual fall meeting. The "it" was the right knee injury suffered by South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore. The video evidence was clear. He had suffered a dislocated knee joint. Potentially catastrophic but fortunately rare, it was clearly a season ender. The question among the athletic trainers was whether he would ever play again. And as bad as it looked, he very well may. More


Cheerleading: Sports' Most Hazardous Event?
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If you go to a college or high school football game, you'll see dedicated athletes giving their all in a pastime that in some cases, unfortunately, leads to tragic injuries. And we're not talking about the guys in pads and helmets. Those young people on the sidelines exhorting the crowd with chants and acrobatics are actually at more risk of grave damage than the running back hitting the hole. More




Researchers Examine Characteristics of Athletes Who Return to Sport After ACL Surgery
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A recent study, published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, examined the differences in clinical variables between those who return to pre-injury level of sports participation and those who do not one year after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. More


Q&A: Exploring Big Ten Research on Concussions
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The subject of concussions and head injuries has become a white-hot topic at every level of football, and the Big Ten is doing its part to better understand the issues and make things more safe. The league has had a concussion management plan since 2010. But the Big Ten took things to another level in the summer when it joined forces with the Ivy League to better understand concussions and head injuries in football and all sports. More




Brain Injury Risks Deter Parents from Contact Sports for Kids
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Pop Warner recently instituted new rules designed to educate coaches and players on how to hit safely. But as quickly as youth leagues adjust, the catalyst for those changes — research about hard hits to the head — is providing new reasons for parents to re-think contact sports. "There is more brain trauma going on at the youth level in contact sports than anybody conceived of," said Lisa McHale. More


Student-Athletes Are 'Under a Watchful Eye ...'
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As a coach or parent, there's no better feeling than having a knowledgeable athletic trainer on site at your school. Whether someone's son or daughter sprains an ankle, cuts their arm, twists their knee, or, more seriously, injures their head, a school district's ability to provide that particular student-athlete with the proper care is an enormous value. More
 
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