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Register Now for Capitol Hill Day 2012
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NATA is hitting the Hill on Feb. 24, and we'd love for you to join us. During last year's Capitol Hill Day, more than 225 athletic trainers and 150 athletic training students conducted 588 legislative meetings. Registration and more information is available now. More



Resource of the Week…for All Athletic Trainers


Register Now for FREE Webinar — Limited Space Available
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Kimberly Peer, EdD, ATC, LAT is presenting "Professional Ethic for Athletic Trainers: Practical Strategies for Challenging Dilemmas" at 11 a.m. on Dec. 7. This webinar is FREE for NATA members, but space is limited. It is worth one CEU. Peer will discuss the discovery and integration of professional ethics throughout one's career. More


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Add NATA on Google+
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Google+ just launched their Brand Pages and the NATA page is already active. You can follow us to get the latest from the industry in the form of association announcements, news articles, video updates and more. Hope to see you there. 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. Nominees must be NATA members in good standing with at least 10 years as a member of a teaching faculty in athletic training. More


Act Now to Take Advantage of Free CEUs Before 2012
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Have you taken advantage of your 10 free CEUs yet? The end of 2011 is quickly approaching, so take advantage of this benefit while the offer lasts. The NATA Quiz Center offers many ways to earn your CEUs, including convenient and affordable webinars and online courses. More




Reserve Your Annual Meeting Housing
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Annual Meeting housing opened earlier this month. You can book your room through NATA's Official Housing Bureau, Global Reservations, to secure NATA's discounted hotel rates. We also have a new annual meeting website. And in December you will be able to get a sneak peek at the preliminary 2012 educational program. More


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Too Few Doctors Screen Young Athletes for Hidden Heart Trouble
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Tragic stories appear in the media about seemingly healthy young athletes dying on the playing field due to an undetected heart problem. In response, the American Heart Association issued guidelines aimed at helping doctors and coaches detect these problems early on and prevent such senseless deaths. More


Hip Procedure Grows Popular Despite Doubt
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It is one of the most popular operations in sports medicine. It comes in various forms, all with the same name: Hip impingement or bone shaving surgery. World-renowned athletes have had the operation — the Yankees' third baseman Alex Rodriguez had it about two years ago and the sprinter Tyson Gay had it last summer. But some sports medicine researchers are asking: where is the evidence that shaving bone helps? More


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After 16-Year-Old Hockey Player Dies, Safety Debate Begins
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In the NHL last season, 24 of its 30 teams blocked more than 550 shots during the 82-game regular season. It's become an essential facet of team defense at the pro level: Sacrificing the body, and one's own safety, to deflect a speeding puck, hoping that a player's equipment sufficiently protects them. Kyle Fundytus, 16, played defense for the Don Wheaton Midget AA team in Edmonton. Last weekend, he slid to the ice to block a slap-shot from an opponent, something his coach, Nathan Papirny, said he'd do with regularity. What happened next, according to Papirny, was a "once in a 10 million" accident that cost Fundytus his life. More




Former Football Players' Brains May Benefit From Healthy Lifestyle
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A healthy lifestyle may help reduce football players' risk of cognitive problems later in life, a new study suggests. Due to repeated head trauma, football players are more likely than athletes in non-contact sports and non-athletes to suffer cognitive problems as they age. In this study, researchers assessed former college football players and found that those who ate high-fat foods had greater difficulty with recalling information, orientation and engaging and applying ideas, compared to those who ate less fat and had healthier diets overall. More


In NHL, Disclosure of Concussions Is Lagging
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Concussions continued to cast a long shadow over the NHL. The league has earned praise this season for taking measures to reduce concussions, including introducing stronger rules against boarding and checks to the head, and strictly enforcing those rules through fines and suspensions. But questions persist about a league policy that allows teams to be vague about disclosure of injuries, and a recent incident suggested that in-game concussion protocols might be inconsistently applied. More


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