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Early Look at Convention Programming
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Our 2013 Las Vegas convention, held from June 24-27, will be here before you know it! We have several exciting speakers and topics already lined up for the convention: Management of Traumatic Brain Injury, Emergent Care Techniques, Scapular Dyskinesis, Instrumented Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques and Manual Therapy of the Thoracic Spine. More topics and speakers will be added in the near future, and you can always check our official site for up-to-date convention news. Also, make sure you sign up for housing. Hotel rooms are going fast! More







New Webinar on Heat Policy Implementation
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Andy Wilkinson, MS, ATC, will be presenting "Preparing for August in January: Putting your Heat Policy into Action" at 11:30 a.m. CT on Jan. 23. The presentation will review current literature concerning EHI and EAPs. It will also work to help athletic trainers overcome the barriers to using appropriate methods in the prevention of EHI, including the use of core temperature assessment devices, cold water immersion and wet bulb globe temperature.




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NATA and the NATA Foundation Participating in Youth Concussion Study
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The National Athletic Trainers' Association and the NATA Research & Education Foundation have announced their participation and partial funding of the Consensus Study of Sports-related Concussions in Youth, which is being conducted by the Institute of Medicine. The 15-member IOM Committee on Sports-Related Concussion in Youth was recently formed to study concussions in youth, from elementary school through young adulthood, including military personnel and their dependents. The final statement is expected to be issued in December 2013. More


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New Athletic Training Education Journal Online
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The latest edition of the Athletic Training Education Journal is online. Read the original research about how leadership is positively related to athletic training students' clinical behaviors. An article about the use of cloud technology in athletic training education is also included. More


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Ring in the New Year with Special Discount on Risk Management Continuing Education Courses
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Sport Safety International has combined with NATA to offer a series of online continuing education courses focusing on the importance of sport safety and risk management. Five courses — Pediatric Sport Safety, General Medical Management, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Sports Safety and Concussion — each contain current, evidence-based information. Each course has been peer reviewed by content experts. Athletic trainers who successfully complete all five courses can earn up to 10 CEUs. To register for one or more of the courses, or to learn more about Sport Safety International, visit the NATA Knowledge Center. A portion of the proceeds from each course benefits the NATA Foundation. Use discount code "NEWYEAR" now through Jan. 15 and save 20 percent on the purchase of the Sport Safety Risk Management Course Bundle. Enroll today! More


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Register for Steroids Webinar
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Dr. Robert Kersey PhD, ATC, CSCS, will be presenting "NATA Position Statement: Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids" at noon CT on Jan. 15. The presentation summarizes the best available peer-reviewed evidence regarding anabolic-androgenic steroids. Sub-topics include defining these compounds, clarifying their efficacy related to anabolism and performance, briefly discussing AAS abuse epidemiology, identifying concerns with AAS abuse, as well as suggesting possible interventions for prevention and treatment. More





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Big Pharma Cashing in on HGH Abuse
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A federal crackdown on illicit foreign supplies of human growth hormone has failed to stop rampant misuse, and instead has driven record sales of the drug by some of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies, an Associated Press investigation shows. The crackdown, which began in 2006, reduced the illegal flow of unregulated supplies from China, India and Mexico. More


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Longtime North Dakota State athletic trainer Isrow passes
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North Dakota State won a big football game Friday night, but lost a legend just over a day later who was like a founding father of the school's success. Longtime athletic trainer Denis Isrow died early Sunday morning after a battle with cancer. Isrow was 78 years old and saw the rise of NDSU's athletic department in the 1960s to what it is today. More


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Father of Injured Hockey Player Recommends Recording Games
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Minnesota may be the state of hockey, but the number of serious injuries among young players is raising some serious concerns. Now, one father whose daughter may never play again has a recommendation. Many efforts are already underway to try to prevent concussions and spinal injuries, but after his 15-year-old daughter suffered a season-ending injury, John Basill says more must be done — and he thinks taping all games could help find better solutions. More



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Ohio governor signs youth concussion rules into law
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Everyone from T-ball players to budding young soccer stars soon would need clearance from a doctor or other medical expert before returning to play if they show signs of a concussion. Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich signed the state's new youth concussion rules — House Bill 143 — into law after passage by legislators earlier this month. The rules, which go into effect in 90 days, apply to all youth athletes statewide. More




Sports Physicians Worry About Concussions
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A blow to the head can be serious, especially for young people involved in sports. Several Tampa, Fla., area physicians concerned about the health of Pinellas County's youth who participate in sports talked to Pinellas County Commissioners Dec. 11 about the need to do more to protect against concussions. More


Adrian Peterson's ACL Tear: A Closer Look at His Injury and Incredible Recovery
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Make no mistake about it, some athletes never return from injuries such as Adrian Peterson's ACL tear. Last year, if someone would have told those in the NFL community that Peterson would be in the running for the 2012 MVP, most, if not all, would have laughed. Except for Peterson. More
 
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