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#ATsAre Contest Winners Are ...
NATA
After an unprecedented voting response the winners of the #ATsAre Social Media Contest have been chosen. Congratulations to West Chester University's Amy Toner (@93AmyT), who will receive the grand prize of free registration, airfare and lodging for NATA 2015. The second place winner is Danae Daellenbach (@DDaellenbach6) from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, who will receive free registration and housing. And third place goes to Texas Lutheran University's Christina Fry (@Frenchafry16) who will receive free registration. You can see the winning entries at the NATA Now blog.
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Webinar on Useful Apps for ATs Next Week
NATA
Dr. Jordan Utley, PhD, LAT, ATC, will be presenting "App Use to Improve Patient Care," at 11 a.m. CT on Dec. 3. The presentation will highlight a series of apps that can be implemented into clinical practice with the aim of improving patient care. Theory and literature on patient expectations of their care providers and predictors of successful rehabilitation outcomes will be utilized to provide a framework for clinical application. Finally, the talk will suggest how to extend patient care beyond the treatment session through the utilization of various apps and patient education avenues.
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Last Week for ATEC/iLEAD Early-Bird Rate
NATA
If you are planning to attend the Athletic Training Educators' Conference or iLEAD Athletic Training Student Leadership Conference, be sure to register before this Friday (Nov. 28) to take advantage of the early-bird rate. The events will take place Feb. 27–March 1, 2015, at the Anatole Hotel in Dallas.
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Accepting Applications for 2015 Scholarships
NATA
The NATA Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2015-16 academic year. The NATA Foundation Scholarship Program is one of the organization's most highly regarded programs, awarding undergraduate, master's and doctoral scholarships. The number of scholarships varies annually (from 50 to 75), with the amount of the award currently $2,300 per scholarship. All demographic information must be submitted by Jan. 19, 2015.
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Don't Forget to Use Your Free CEUs
NATA
Check out our Quiz Center and remember to use your 10 free CEUs before they expire Dec. 31. Members can purchase quizzes with their CEUs and save them for future use, but the quizzes must be taken and completed in order to count toward certification hours.
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Student Membership Campaign Offers Cash & Prizes
NATA
The NATA Student Membership Campaign benefits both students and their athletic training educators! Cash and other prizes will be awarded to qualifying participants and can be used to benefit the ATP or athletic training student group.
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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.


The Most Common Exercise Injuries (and How You Can Avoid Them)
Lifehacker
Exercise can have some massive benefits, but injuries will turn a good thing into a terrible thing. Because this is a serious topic, we contacted some experts to identify some of the more present dangers of exercising. Associate Professor Brian Parr, PhD and Head Athletic Trainer Brandon Aiken at the University of South Carolina Aiken took some time to help us keep you in fit and working condition.
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Study Points to 'Significant,' Potentially Long-Lasting Brain Damage to Football Players
The Blaze
Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell made news earlier this month when he called football a "moral abomination" due to the debilitating brain injuries impacting a significant percentage of players. A new study by an Israeli university appeared to bolster Gladwell's assertions on the serious and potentially long-lasting medical impact on some athletes.
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Arizona Super Bowl Group Funds Athletic Trainers for High Schools
The Arizona Republic
Tohono O'odham High School, about 100 miles west of Tucson in the heart of the Tohono O'odham Nation Reservation, has never known what it's like to have an athletic trainer. Coaches pull double duty, directing their players and playing the role of trainer. The problem? "It's just tough getting people out here," Athletic Director Chris Dorman said.
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Parent Dilemma: When A Kid's Concussion Lingers On
WBUR-TV
When Eli Davis was 15, his ski popped off in the middle of a steep, bumpy slope and he went suddenly airborne, then landed hard, the back of his head slamming down against unyielding ice. That was his first concussion. A few months later, at soccer camp, he was defending the goal when a breakaway player took a shot from just five feet away and it rocketed right into his face.
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Schools' Preparedness for Kids After Concussion Can Vary
Reuters via WHTC-TV
When kids are ready to resume classes after being out for a concussion, schools' preparedness to handle them can vary widely, a new study suggests. The study, conducted in Ohio, found variations in high school principals' resources and management strategies for students returning to school after a concussion. "We have a lot of guidelines for returning to (sports after a concussion), but we have no guidelines for returning to school," said Dr. Geoffrey Heyer, who led the study.
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Concussions Having Devastating Impact On Football
Texas A&M Times
Brain injuries suffered by NFL players are now becoming commonplace and many more cases are almost certain to occur with tragic results, said an expert from Boston College during a sports medicine symposium at Texas A&M University. Dr. Ann McKee, director of neuropathology at Boston College, also serves as a member of the Mackey White Traumatic Brain Injury Committee for the National Football League.
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