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Support the Profession this February
At Capitol Hill Day, ATEC and iLead

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Reserve your hotel room early for Capitol Hill Day, the Athletic Training Educators' Conference and iLEAD student development seminar, all held Feb. 24-28 in Washington, D.C. The profession needs a strong voice on Capitol Hill! Plus, educators can get a first look at the new Competencies during ATEC, and students can network with the top brass at iLEAD. Collectively, these events are known as ELA: Educate, Lead, Advocate. More

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New Annual Meeting Facebook Page Has Launched
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NATA has launched a Facebook fan page for the 62nd Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia next June in New Orleans. Stop by and join 200 athletic trainers who have already "liked" us. Check back regularly. We will be adding more photos, videos, and other great content. More

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Youth Sports Safety Alliance Grades Progress as a C+
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With support from nearly 40 sports and health organizations, NATA (as the driving force of the Youth Sports Safety Alliance) this week will issue a report card on the progress of youth sports safety initiatives. The report is part of YSSA's second summit on youth sports safety. During the event, held Tuesday on Capitol Hill, a panel of experts, athletes and parents will outline ways to cut the number of deaths and catastrophic injuries among young athletes. More

Renew Today, and Pay in Installments
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When renewing online, you can choose to take advantage of our installment payment option if you do not want to pay the full year's dues all at once. Sign up by Dec. 14, and you can choose to pay in two or three installments. More

Annual Meeting Microsite Breaks Down New Orleans in Detail
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Our new Annual Meeting site offers video about New Orleans, a glance at the program, housing information, registration details, ways to get involved and much more. You can also link from the site to all of our social media outlets. Use this resource to reserve your hotel room and plan your itinerary. More

Make Recurring NATAPAC Donations
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Would you like to support athletic training legislation? Consider donating to NATA's Political Action Committee during membership renewal season. There is a new feature on the NATAPAC site that allows members to make a recurring credit card donation. More

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To Prevent Head Injuries, Athletic Trainers Are First Line of Defense
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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.

There's a heightened health concern surrounding Western Pennsylvania football in particular and scholastic sports in general. At a time when the number of concussions diagnosed is spiking, at a time when a lagging economy causes budgetary cutbacks, local school districts continue to spend $30,000 or more per year for a certified athletic trainer — and some retain two, three, even four. To school administrators, it's an investment to protect the brains and bodies of their students and athletes.

Cadaver Legs Give New Insights into Athletes' Ligament Tears
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Knee ligament injuries can strike at any time and be utterly devastating to an athlete's career. A former Harvard wide receiver–turned–orthopedic surgeon is dedicated to finding new ways to prevent such an ailment from dashing players' dreams of professional stardom, but it's the methods in his Long Island lab that might give Mark Drakos a leg up on his fellow academics. More

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Sports Medicine Linked To First Olympians
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Sports medicine originated in ancient Greece and Rome and is generally associated with the first Olympians. During this time "team physicians" began to develop theories about the use of therapeutic exercises used to maintain optimum physical health and to treat diseases of their athletes. More

Shoulder Surgery Can Curtail an NFL Career
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A problem shoulder might shorten the career of college athletes who are talented enough to get drafted by a professional football team, according to a new study. The study focused on college players drafted into National Football League teams. By the time they were drafted, all of the athletes had already had shoulder dislocations serious enough to require surgery to stabilize the joint. More

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'Virtual Biopsy' May Detect Athletes' Brain Injury
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Football players with memory and behavior problems have no way of knowing for sure if getting hit too many times caused brain damage. The only test to diagnose their condition is done after death in an autopsy. But now, researchers are experimenting with an imaging technique to detect a debilitating condition caused by repeated concussions. And a study in Boston of five retired athletes - three NFL players, a boxer and a wrestler - is being called a preliminary first step toward diagnosis and maybe even treatment. More

Eating Disorders Strike Younger and Younger
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Anorexia and its sister-disorder, bulimia, have historically been thought of as striking white, middle to upper class teenage girls. But a recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics warns doctors that eating disorders are happening to younger girls — and boys — at an alarming rate. More


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