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Competencies to be Discussed at ATEC
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A session at the Athletic Training Educators' Conference in February will offer insight to how the Competencies can be used to teach evidence-based practice. ATEC, planned Feb. 25-27 in Washington, D.C., also features a roundtable discussion with CAATE, BOC and NATA officials. Attend ATEC while your students attend iLEAD, then stay for Capitol Hill Day. More

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Read About Hits, Helmets and Pickles
In the New Journal of Athletic Training

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The new edition of the Journal of Athletic Training, released this month, reports that an average college football player will sustain more than 1,400 hits to the head in a single season. Additional articles examine facemask removal, core-temperature monitoring, the effects of pickle juice and more. More

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ATs Urged to Share Knowledge at World Summit
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Athletic trainers are encouraged to submit abstracts for the Athletic Care and Interdisciplinary Sports Medicine World Summit, July 28-30, 2011, in Germany. NATA is a participating organization in the World Summit, which brings together a wide range of disciplines involved in caring for athletes. Abstracts are due Jan. 31! Help represent athletic training on a global platform. More

Parent Heart Watch: Upcoming Conference
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Parent Heart Watch, which joins NATA as a member of the Youth Sports Safety Alliance, is having its 6th Annual National Conference Jan. 14-16 in San Diego. Parent Heart Watch works to educate and protect youths from sudden cardiac arrest. The conference will feature medical experts on SCA and testimonials by families that have experienced and coped with SCA. Register here. More

Looking for Grasstops
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The 2010 midterm elections are over, and there will be at least 95 new representatives and 16 new senators in Washington, D.C., this January. Do you have a personal connection to any of these new legislators? You could be a candidate for NATA's Grasstops, athletic trainers who personally know legislators and would be willing to help find support for our legislative initiatives. For more information, contact Amy Callender at or visit the legislative home page. More

SEATA Student Symposium Coming Up
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The SEATA Athletic Training Student Symposium is scheduled Feb. 3-5 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel in Atlanta. Advance registration for the symposium is $85. To qualify for the pre-registration price, online registration must be submitted by Jan. 21. More

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NFL, Manufacturers Agree There's No Perfect Helmet
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As Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson prepared to return last weekend from his second concussion in less than a year, he was given a special, new helmet. While he hoped to be better protected, the helmet's maker certainly wouldn't — and couldn't — guarantee Jackson will be completely safe from brain injuries. The truth is, no helmet can provide that sort of absolute protection in the NFL. More

External Defibrillators To Get A Safety Upgrade, FDA Says
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External defibrillators are lifesavers for thousands of people who keel over annually from sudden cardiac arrest, but they also fail often enough to worry regulators. In a bid to improve the performance of the devices, the Food and Drug Administration recently announced a program to promote safer defibrillators through improved design and manufacturing practices. More

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Phys Ed: The Workout Enigma
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Recently, researchers in Finland made the discovery that some people's bodies do not respond as expected to weight training, others don't respond to endurance exercise and, in some lamentable cases, some don’t respond to either. In other words, there are those who just do not become fitter or stronger, no matter what exercise they undertake. More

Athletic Trainers Use Baseline Testing For Student-Athletes
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NATA has contacted the source of this article to thank them for the coverage and to remind about the correct terminology when referring to an athletic trainer.

College athletic trainers have enough of a strenuous and pressure-packed job without the scrutiny of treatment on head injuries. The public awareness of sports-related concussions is at an all-time high, with trainers erring on the side of caution to ensure the safety of the athlete. Years ago, an injured football player would come off the field and emphatically deem himself all right to return to the game. Those days are gone.

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Everyday Athletes Embracing Triathlon
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There's a fast-moving trend towards the sport of triathlon, which, according to Mike May of the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, is becoming the "new marathon." According to May's data, the sport has grown more than 50 percent just in the last two years. More

Do Protein Sports Drinks Work?
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Could sports drinks be improved with the addition of protein? That question has long gripped physiologists and nutritionists. It’s well established that the carbohydrates (sugars) that sweeten most sports drinks aid performance. More


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Simple Steps Can Cut Deadly Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds
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For those concerned about death from cardiovascular disease, heart experts have some good news: Regular exercise, a healthy diet and five other simple measures can cut one's near-term risk of death by more than half. And here's the bad news: In a nationwide study of more than 17,820 adults, only two met all of the criteria for top-notch cardiovascular health. More

Controversy Over Male Field Hockey Player
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Wyoming Seminary in Forty Fort, Pa., is a traditional field hockey powerhouse, so it's no surprise that it's back in contention for a state title, with a berth in the state championship game on the line in Seminary's faceoff with Crestwood (Pa.) High. What is surprising is how Seminary is advancing through the playoffs, on the back of a male player who is singlehandedly dominating all Seminary's opponents. More

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