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Register for Youth Sports Safety Summit and Capitol Hill Day
NATA
It's that time of the year again! The 5th national Youth Sports Safety Summit and Capitol Hill Day will be held March 10-11 in Washington, D.C. Represent your profession by attending this important event.

This annual conference is proving to be very critical to keeping the public's attention focused on ALL sports injuries, which highlights the importance of the athletic training profession. Attendance will help educate policymakers and the public about sudden cardiac arrest, exertional heat illness and sickling, cervical spine and organ injuries, as well as concussion. We will continue to promote the National Action Plan for Sports Safety and the Student Athletes’ Bill of Rights.

The conference will be held on Monday, March 10, and attendees will take the message about the importance sports safety to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, March 11. You can register for both events together or sign up separately for just the Summit or Capitol Hill Day. Early registration ends Jan. 17, and the registration deadline is Feb. 6. If you have any questions about registration, please contact us at judyp@nata.org.
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New Presentation on ATs and the Affordable Care Act
NATA
The Affordable Care Act makes a number of important health care changes, including expanding health care coverage options for Americans who currently lack health insurance. NATA recently posted the presentation "What Athletic Trainers Need to Know about the Health Care Law" to inform ATs and answer questions about the new policy.
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Day in the Life Video: Dance Theatre of Harlem
NATA
Our NATA News team recently had the chance to spend time with Alison Deleget, MS, ATC, athletic trainer for the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She told us about her role as an outreach athletic trainer for the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries and why she loves working with professional dancers. Watch our video now and look for a feature story in your upcoming January NATA News!
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Deadline for Renewal Incentives Dec. 31
NATA
All NATA members who renew by the end of the year will be included in a drawing for these great prizes: free 2014 convention registration, with airfare up to $500 and three nights of free lodging at the hotel of NATA's choice (one winner); free 2014 convention 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!
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Participate in Physician Extender Survey
NATA
Are you an athletic trainer working as a physician extender in a physician's office? Please ask your practice administrator to complete the Athletic Trainers in Offices of Physicians Survey, a study funded by the National Athletic Trainers' Association and conducted by The George Washington University. We are recruiting participants to complete the survey by Dec. 31. The survey respondent will be entered for the chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.
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Jack Cramer Scholarship Applications Due
NATA
The deadline for the Jack Cramer Scholarship is almost here. Applications are due by Dec. 31. In conjunction with the NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Committee, one $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving high school senior who is planning a career as an athletic trainer in a high school setting.
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Disclaimer: Headlines include recent stories in the media on athletic training and sports medicine and do not reflect NATA statements, views or endorsements. Headlines are meant to inform members on what the public is reading and hearing about the field.


Youth Sport Injuries May Lead to Adult Brain Disease
ABC News
The degenerative brain disease being blamed for suicides and mental illness in pro athletes may have started when they were young athletic children and absorbing knocks in grade school and high school, experts say. The theory also suggests that many people who are not elite athletes playing contact sports, but did play sports as children, may be at risk for developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.
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What Happens in the Brain After a Concussion
The New York Times
A remarkable recent experiment allowed scientists to see inside the skull and brain of animals that had just experienced a concussion, providing sobering new evidence of how damaging even minor brain impacts can be. While the results, which were published in Nature, are worrisome, they also hint at the possibility of treating concussions and lessening their harm.
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Partnership Keeps Student Athletes Safe and in Game
St. Louis Review
Two high schools have teamed with St. Louis University in a three-year pilot program to provide on-site sports medicine for athletes during competition and practice. "They're in the city. They're our neighbors. It makes sense to reach out," said Anthony Breitbach, director of the athletic training program at SLU's Doisy College of Health Sciences. The program is provided to the schools free of charge by SLU Hospital through a grant.
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Athletic Trainer from Maine Gets Ready for Olympics
WCSH-TV
It's not just the athletes that are getting ready for the Olympics in Sochi next year. An athletic trainer from Maine is making the trip with the U.S. team, too. Ben Towne, who teaches at the University of Southern Maine, starts his trip east this week, as the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton team takes part in the World Cup in Europe. Towne, who has to get through finals week with his students here in Maine first, has been working with the U.S. team for about 6 years.
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