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NATM 2015 Ends Tomorrow!
NATA
We're getting down to the end of National Athletic Training Month, but it's not over just yet. There are still two days left to spread the word about athletic training and to qualify for some great prizes. Post a photo of how you're celebrating with the hashtag #NATM2015 to be part of the Social Media Contest drawing, or use the hashtag with a photo of your NATM 2015 poster to be included in the poster contest. And don't forget you can also submit your NATM efforts to the NATM Public Relations contest. The contest recognizes outstanding PR achievements by NATA districts, states, individuals or student groups. Check out the most recent NATM update on the NATA Now blog, which features a special appearance on Wheel of Fortune.
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Connect With NATA and Other ATs on LinkedIn
NATA
Now is a great time to join the NATA group on LinkedIn. Our group is more than 11,000 members strong, which provides ample networking opportunities with your fellow athletic trainers. Build your professional network by joining the conversation!
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AT Spotlight: Chelsea Davis
NATA
We're starting a new series where we spotlight an athletic trainer or AT student each month. Our first AT Spotlight is Chelsea Davis, a senior AT student (who recently passed her BOC exam!) at Montclair State University. You can read about her unconventional route to the profession on pages 36-37 in the April issue of the NATA News. We had even more questions for Chelsea that we didn't print in the magazine, and you can find this bonus content on the NATA Now blog.
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Latest News from NATA 2015
NATA
If you're going to be in St. Louis for the 66th Annual NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo, we have some new information that might interest you at the convention site. You can read updates about the NATA Foundation 5K, St. Louis attractions, a discount to Circus Flora and more.
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Diversity Enhancement Grant Deadline April 1
NATA
NATA's Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee offers grant proposals for Diversity Enhancement Grants up to $5,000. Grants are awarded to those developing programs intended to recruit, retain and educate current or future ethnically diverse ATs or to those developing research related to the health care conditions relevant to the ethnically diverse population. The third grant category includes the development of programs to enhance the professional development of ethnically diverse ATs. There are two grant cycles each year, and the next deadline is April 1.
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CATA Conference This May
NATA
The Canadian Athletic Therapists Association cordially invites you, your staff and your family to come experience CATA's 49th National Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The conference will be held at the Westin Nova Scotian, May 28-30. The core conference will take place on Friday and Saturday. A pre-conference workshop, "Return to Play — Clearance to Performance," will be held Thursday. May 29 is the Exhibitor Day, and the evening will close with the Gatorade Annual Awards Banquet.
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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.


Safety Symposium Finds Optimism, Room for Improvement in State Policies
USA Today
Awareness of health issues in youth and high school sports is quite high, and there is better access to life-saving materials, knowledge and planning than there has been, but young athletes continue to die in ways that would be preventable if treated more responsibly. That message from a panel of medical experts applies to a full range of potentially catastrophic health incidents in teens.
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    Pressing Need for Full-Time Athletic Trainers in High Schools
    UConn Today
    Last year, 15 high school athletes died playing or practicing sports, and thousands more suffered injuries, some of them career-ending. Many of those fatalities and long-term injuries could have been averted, say researchers with UConn's Korey Stringer Institute, if more school systems hired full-time athletic trainers and adopted other important health safety protocols.
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    Owners OK Changes for Safety, Replay
    ESPN.com
    NFL owners have voted to prevent another Julian Edelman situation, giving a third party power to stop a game if a player appears disoriented. The league announced that the owners voted to allow a certified athletic trainer at each stadium to call a medical timeout if a player appears to be disoriented.
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    Professional Athletic Trainer Mark Shires Talks Shop
    Philly.com
    In celebration of National Athletic Training Month, I had the opportunity to interview professional baseball athletic trainer, Mark Shires. Mark has been a certified athletic trainer for 17 years and provided great insight into the required education and responsibilities for an athletic trainer in professional baseball. He has worked as an AT since he obtained his Bachelor's degree from West Chester University in 1998. He also received his Master's from California Univ. of PA in 2004.
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    Athletic Trainers Do More Than Taping Ankles
    Aberdeen News
    Being an athletic trainer isn’t all about taping extremities and diagnosing muscle pulls, said a Presentation College athletic trainer who recently handled a much more serious situation. In early March, Blake Spindler, a Webster native and PC alum who works with the Saints athletic teams, saw Chris Alban, a Saints defensive back who was having discomfort in his right leg.
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    Athletic Trainers Play Key Role in Health Care Community
    Columbus Telegram
    Since March is National Athletic Training Month, we would like to take this opportunity to highlight the role of athletic trainers in the health care community. Certified athletic trainers are medical professionals who specialize in injury prevention, evaluation, emergency care and rehabilitative treatment for a wide range of sports-related injuries.
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    Does Kinesiology Tape Really Work?
    The New York Times
    "There is no solid, independent scientific evidence that kinesio tape does what it is supposed to do," said Jim Thornton, the president of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the head trainer at Clarion University in Pennsylvania. "It is possible that it has health benefits" like improving muscle flexibility and reducing pain, he added, "but we just don’t know yet."
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    High School Athlete in Georgia Dies After Being Hit by Baseball
    Valdosta Daily Times
    Injured in an accident Wednesday night, Valdosta High School freshman baseball player Colton Shaw passed away Thursday afternoon. Shaw, 14, was struck in the head by an errant throw between the fifth and sixth innings at Ike Aultman Field in Moultrie while in the visitor's dugout during the junior varsity baseball game.
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