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Housing Is Open!
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Annual Meeting housing opened Nov. 1. Book your room through NATA's Official Housing Bureau, Global Reservations, to secure NATA's discounted hotel rates. Also on Nov. 1, the new annual meeting website launched. Keep these dates in mind as you plan to attend the premiere athletic training event of the year.

December 2011    Sneak peek at the preliminary 2012 educational program
March 1, 2012    Registration opens!
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Resource of the Week…for All Athletic Trainers


Learning Dynamics Webinar
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Andrew Winterstein, PhD, ATC, will present "The Clinician as Educator: Learning Dynamics in Clinical Settings" at 11 a.m. CT on Nov. 9. The webinar will discuss pedagogic strategies to enhance interaction among learners and clinicians in patient care environments. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. More


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2011 Youth Sports Safety Summit
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NATA has finalized details for the 2011 Youth Sports Safety Summit. The first Summit on the Youth Sports Safety Crisis in America was held in January 2010 in Sacramento, Calif. A year later, NATA and nearly 50 Alliance members issued a report card on the progress. This year, the summit continues with an ongoing goal of preventing injuries in youth sports. It's scheduled on Dec. 6 in Washington, D.C. More


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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 this week, 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


ATs Encouraged to Obtain NPI Number
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NATA strongly encourages all athletic trainers to register for their National Provider Identifier number. Applying for an NPI number is quick, easy and free. The National Provider Identifier is the result of the mandate in the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) that the Secretary of HHS establish a standard national provider identifier. Though all healthcare providers will be eligible to receive NPI's, covered healthcare entities will be mandated to use the NPI as the sole provider identifier on all HIPAA electronic transactions. The 10 digit number will be assigned by a CMS-funded NPI "Enumerator" through the NPPES (National Provider and Plan Enumeration System). More




Webinar on Pediatric Overuse
Injuries Coming Soon

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Tamara Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA, will present "Prevention of Pediatric Overuse Injuries: The NATA Position Statement" at 11 a.m. CT on Nov. 15. This webinar will discuss the epidemiology, risk factors and prevention strategies for pediatric overuse injuries while summarizing NATA's position statement on the subject. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. More


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LA Dodgers Hire Sue Falsone as First Female AT in Majors
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The Dodgers named Sue Falsone their head athletic trainer, making her the first female to hold that position for any team in the four major professional sports leagues. Falsone, 37, was the first female physical therapist in the majors when she was hired by the Dodgers. She served in that role from 2008-10 and was a consultant to the team last season. More


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NFL Instructs Refs to be Alert to Concussion Signs
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The NFL will instruct game officials to be more alert to concussion symptoms this week in the wake of the head trauma and subsequent seizure suffered by San Diego Chargers guard Kris Dielman on Oct. 23. The NFL Injury and Safety Panel wants game officials better educated on obvious concussion symptoms. The weekly training tape that crews review with their referees before each game will include instruction on identifying concussion symptoms, and the league will provide officials with more detailed information about concussion symptoms. More


Female Athletes at Greater Risk for Iron Deficiency
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Nearly every living creature requires iron to carry out life functions; humans are no exception. Humans, much like many animals, require iron to maintain a healthy circulatory system and blood flow. Specifically, iron is used within the bloodstream to aid in the transportation of oxygen throughout the body. Iron also plays a critical role in the growth and development of cells within the body. A deficiency of iron can be incredibly dangerous for anyone, but especially so for female athletes. More


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Key to Avoiding Ankle Re-Injury May Be in the Hips and Knees
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Nearly all active people suffer ankle sprains at some point in their lives, and a new University of Georgia study suggests that the different ways people move their hip and knee joints may influence the risk of re-injury. In the past, sports medicine therapists prescribed strengthening and stretching exercises that targeted only ankle joints after a sprain. The study by UGA kinesiology researchers, published in the early online edition of the journal Clinical Biomechanics, suggests that movements at the knee and hip joints may play a role in ankle sprains as well. More




Helmets Popping Off at Alarming Rate in College Football
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Plenty of attention has been focused this college football season on alternate uniforms (see Maryland, Georgia, Boise State and countless others). But really attracting notice, at least from referees, are helmets that are popping off with stunning regularity. There's been anecdotal evidence about a growing number of helmets hitting the ground the previous two seasons. As a result, the NCAA Football Rules Committee discussed the issue in February and decided to count the number of occurrences. More


Sports Medicine Said to Overuse MRI's
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Dr. James Andrews, a widely known sports medicine orthopedist in Gulf Breeze, Fla., wanted to test his suspicion that MRI's, the scans given to almost every injured athlete or casual exerciser, might be a bit misleading. So he scanned the shoulders of 31 perfectly healthy professional baseball pitchers. The pitchers were not injured and had no pain. But the MRI's found abnormal shoulder cartilage in 90 percent of them and abnormal rotator cuff tendons in 87 percent. "If you want an excuse to operate on a pitcher's throwing shoulder, just get an MRI," Andrews says. More


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Ohio Steroid Operation Targeted High School Athletes
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Authorities released more information this week after 32 people were indicted as part of an investigation into trafficking of anabolic steroids in Ohio high schools. The Warren County, Ohio, Drug Task Force said the investigation started two years ago after two complaints of possible steroid use at the Countryside YMCA in Lebanon. The tip said steroids were getting into the hands of high school students. More


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