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Nominate a Colleague for NATA Lifesaver Recognition
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Each year, NATA members are involved in saving the lives of athletes, officials, spectators, coworkers and the general public. NATA recognizes and applauds these heroic efforts through its Lifesaver Recognition Program. Details for submitting nominations are available at the NATA website.
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Sports Medicine Field Manual
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The Sports Medicine Field Manual is a downloadable reference tool for on-site evaluation and management of athletic injuries and conditions, as well as education beyond the point of care.

Developed in partnership with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and NATA, each section was written by a collaborative team of experts, including orthopedic surgeons, athletic trainers and primary care physicians with expertise in caring for athletes at all levels.

Be ready for anything — with practical and reliable medical information to best manage the injuries and health issues of your athletes where and when you need it. Available on iBooks and Google Play.

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NATA News Survey: Help Us Improve the Magazine
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Please take time to provide your feedback on the NATA News in our member survey. Your unique input helps us improve the magazine so it continues to be a valuable member benefit that meets your needs. Survey participants will be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card.
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Gatorade Secondary School AT Award Nominations Open
NATA
Gatorade, in partnership with the NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Committee, sponsors the Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award. This award recognizes certified athletic trainers from each NATA district who have made outstanding contributions in furthering their school's athletic care program and/or advanced the overall profession of secondary school athletic training. Winners will receive a $1,000 grant toward the program featured in their submission; a Gatorade G Series Performance package, a Sidelines Cart and an all-expense-paid trip to the 2016 NATA convention. Gatorade is proud to support the hard work and dedication of athletic trainers at the secondary level. For more information please visit the NATA website to nominate a deserving athletic trainer today!
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Live EBP Webinar on Hip Arthroscopy in October
NATA
Scott Cheatham, DPT, PhD(c), ATC, will present "Hip Arthroscopy for Labral Tears and Femoral Acetabular Impingement: The Latest in Post-Surgical Rehabilitation" at 11 a.m. CT on Oct. 7 and 14. Hip arthroscopy has become an emerging technique for the treatment of various intra-articular pathologies such as labral tears and femoral acetabular impingement. This presentation will discuss the latest techniques in hip arthroscopy and post-surgical rehabilitation. The latest evidence on risk factors will be discussed along with suggested strategies for reducing future pathology. This presentation is for the clinician who desires a more in-depth knowledge of post-operative management after hip arthroscopy.
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Submit 2016 Award Nominations Now
NATA
Nominations for 2016 NATA Honors & Awards opened Aug. 1 and will be accepted until Sept. 15. The deadline to return all application and support materials is Oct. 1. Any NATA member may nominate a colleague for one of the association's national honors or awards. Please visit the Honors and Awards web page and select an award to view the description, past recipients, eligibility requirements and nomination procedures. We also have a post at the NATA Now blog with helpful hints for awards candidates and nominators.
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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.


NFL Donation Helps Launch Institute on Sports Health, Safety
The Associated Press via Fox Sports
Dr. Stan Herring found a personal calling when he helped champion the first youth concussion law in the country in the state of Washington. Similar laws were eventually enacted in all 50 states and during that process, Herring and Dr. Richard Ellenbogen started pondering the next steps in promoting the benefits of youth sports while helping to make them as safe as possible.
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Avoiding School Athletic Injuries in The New School Year
CNN via WWLP-TV
It's the first game for the freshman football squad at Fairfax County high school in Virginia and already a player from the opposing team has broken his arm. It's a pretty serious injury, but he's in good hands. That's because the county has two certified athletic trainers at each high school in case an injury occurs.
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Studies Show Concussion Can Have Devastating Effects
Los Angeles Daily News
Studies linking the devastating effects of brain trauma and football have been among the most-discussed issues surrounding America's favorite sport. The recent saga surrounding the fight led by the family of former USC and San Diego Chargers great Junior Seau to allow his daughter to speak at the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony only intensified the scrutiny.
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Don't Fall for The Season's Sports Injuries
Medical Xpress
High schools, colleges and even youth sports athletes have already begun practicing and playing in the fall's most popular sports, such as football, volleyball, cheerleading and cross country. With these sports, and any physical activity, medical professionals advise athletes to wear proper equipment, train properly and adhere to appropriate stretching and warmup routines to maximize endurance and minimize sports injuries on the field.
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Color-Changing Helmet Would Indicate Possible Brain Injuries
Tech Times
Men — and women — whose work or daily routines include strenuous physical activity that may lead to some few hits in their bodies, like those in the military or those who do sports, can momentarily tolerate a couple of physical injuries, but in the long run, may be faced with serious illnesses, like those that affect the brain.
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Protective Gear Cuts Eye Injuries in High School Field Hockey
Reuters Health
A 2011 mandate requiring high school field hockey players to wear protective eyewear reduced eye injuries due to hits from balls and sticks, according to a new study. The mandate from the National Federation of State High School Associations applied only to high school field hockey players at NFHS-sanctioned competitions. Protective eyewear is still voluntary in other organizations like the NCAA.
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