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NATA President Marje Albohm
Responds to NY Times Op-Ed article

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Last week the New York Times ran an Op-Ed article by former NFL player Nate Jackson titled "No Pain, No Gain? Not So Fast." In the piece, Jackson commented on a lawsuit being brought against the NFL by other former players in which they claim the NFL and its teams failed to warn of the side effects of the drug Toradol. Jackson also called into question the concern the athletic training staffs around the league have for the long term health of the players. The next day, NATA President Marje Albohm, MS, ATC, wrote a letter to the editor supporting the NFL's athletic trainers and their commitment to the health of the league's players. More

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Google+ recently 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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NATA Foundation Scholarship Applications Being Accepted
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The NATA Foundation Scholarship Program is one of the organization's most highly regarded programs. Through this program, the NATA Foundation awards undergraduate, master's and doctoral scholarships. The number of scholarships varies annually with the amount of the award currently $2,300 per scholarship. Scholarship funding is secured through a variety of sources, including the organization's endowment program, as well as through corporate and individual support. We must have your initial submission before January 23, 2012. More

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When Booking for St. Louis, Remember Advanced Track Seminars
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If you're planning to attend the Advanced Track Seminars at the 63rd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia this summer in St. Louis, don't forget to book your hotel for an extra night. Advanced Tracks will be held on Tuesday, June 26 (6 CEUs) and Saturday, Jun 30 (4 CEUs). The regular Annual Meeting Programming ends on Friday, so be sure to account for Saturday's Advanced Tracks schedule. Advanced Tracks are a great way to get CEUs and listen to valuable case study presentations. More

Take Advantage of Renewal Incentives
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All NATA members who renew by the end of the year will be included in a drawing for these great prizes: Free 2012 Annual Meeting Registration, with airfare up to $500 and three nights of free lodging at the hotel of NATA's choice (one winner); free 2012 Annual Meeting Registration (two winners), free subscription to Sports Health (two winners); one free NATA Webinar (one winner). Keep your career up-to-date, and renew today! More

Donate to the NATA Foundation This Holiday Season
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Looking for the perfect gift for your friend or coworker who has everything? The holiday season is upon us, and the NATA Research & Education Foundation would like you to consider honoring your family and friends with a gift to the NATA Foundation in their name. Your donation will go toward helping the NATA Foundation continues its mission of advancing the profession of athletic training through research and education. The recipient will be notified of your gift through a special written acknowledgement from the NATA Foundation. For more information, contact Holly McCauley at More

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Scientists Kick Off Debate Over Barefoot Running
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A surge of interest in "natural," or barefoot, training has seen runners around the world kick off their arch-supporting, motion-controlling, heel-cushioning shoes and try to feel the ground beneath their feet. Top scientists — from sports physicians to podiatrists to evolutionary biologists — are jumping in too. At a recent sports science conference in London, hundreds of participants, many of them shod but a few daringly barefooted, flocked to a two-hour-long discussion about the merits or otherwise of running without shoes. More

NBA Institutes New Concussion Policy
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The NBA has put in place a concussion policy that will determine when players return from head injuries. The protocols went into effect with the start of training camps "for the safety and protection of our players," the league said. If a player is diagnosed with a concussion, he will have to complete a series of steps to confirm that he's healthy enough for competition. More

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Treating Neck Pain With a Dose of Exercise
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Do your neck and shoulders ache? Not long ago, you would have been told to rest, maybe use a neck brace, and wait until the pain had ebbed away. Doctors have changed their song about the best treatment for neck and shoulder pain. They now recommend movement instead of rest. As described in Neck and Shoulder Pain, a newly updated Special Health Report from Harvard Health Publications, there is mounting scientific evidence for the role of stretching and muscle strengthening in treating people with neck and shoulder pain. More

Study: High-Tech Suits May Have Given Swimmers Advantage
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Remember those full-body high-tech swimsuits worn at the 2009 World Swimming Championships in Rome — the event that saw an unprecedented 43 world records set? A study examining the event finds that the suits may have offered a distinct advantage. This isn't the first time the polyurethane suits have been implicated in allowing swimmers to break so many records; after it was alleged that the suits decreased drag through the water, compressed the muscles and increased buoyancy, they were banned from competition. More

AT Touts Chocolate Milk as a Healthier Alternative
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The idea of supplying young athletes with chocolate milk as a recovery drink will not earn Phil Hossler the distinction of a white mustache. But the seasoned athletic trainer from East Brunswick, N.J., High School has been tapped by the National Milk Mustache "got milk?" Campaign to be featured early next year in trade magazines that target coaches, trainers and athletic administrators. More

Study: Running Economy May Not Decline With Age
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Older runners may not have the speed of their younger counterparts, but they do have the same running economy, a study finds. Running economy is a gauge of how efficiently the body uses oxygen at a given pace. Researchers used various tests to see how age affects factors of running economy in competitive distance runners. Running economy was about the same for all groups at various treadmill speeds. Results from the other tests gave a better idea of where older runners fell short. More

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