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Looking for a Special Holiday Gift?
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As the holiday season approaches, the NATA Foundation would like you to consider honoring the special people in your life with a gift that will help advance the profession and make sports safer for athletes at all levels. For a minimum donation of $10 per recipient, the individual(s) you designate will receive a personalized holiday card from the NATA Foundation acknowledging that a gift has been made in their honor. To finish your holiday shopping early, visit the NATA Foundation website where you can complete your gift 24/7. Simply choose "Holiday Fundraiser" under "Designation" and enter the recipient name(s) in the "In Honor/Memory of" box.
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Learn online with Ron Courson, ATC, PT, NREMT and Andrews Education through an on-demand course and earn four continuing education credits. This course offers a great opportunity for members who are on the field working with athletes and may still need CEUs before the end of 2013.
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Grassroots Star of the Week: Chris Snoddy
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Chris Snoddy, ATC, LAT, who works at Goodpasture High School in Nashville, Tenn., went above and beyond with his legislative efforts, collecting postcards to send to representatives in support of H.Res. 72. Have you made an effort to support athletic training legislation lately? Never underestimate the power of grassroots effort!
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Athletic Training Student Challenge
NATA
The 2014 Athletic Training Student Challenge is kicking off now to offer college/university athletic training clubs a unique opportunity to support the NATA Foundation through fundraising efforts to help our organization meet its goals. This year, in addition to raising money for the Annual Fund, schools may elect to designate their donation to go directly to one of our NATA Foundation research or scholarship endowments. Not only will this help the endowment get closer to completion, the student club will be part of history by contributing to a research or scholarship that will be granted in perpetuity.

In addition to recognizing the top contributor, we will give three awards in 2014 — First Place: Highest Total Contribution to the Annual Fund; Top Contribution to an Endowment and Top Contribution from a First-Time Participant.

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Reserve Your Convention Housing
NATA
Convention housing opened earlier this month. You can book your room through NATA's Official Housing Bureau, Global Reservations, to secure NATA's discounted hotel rates.
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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.


Congress Wants Answers About NCAA Concussion Policy
The Washington Times
Congress wants answers about how the NCAA handles concussions. Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) wrote NCAA president Mark Emmert after learning about the August 2011 death of Frostburg State football player Derek Sheely from brain injury. "Something is clearly wrong when a player like Mr. Sheely is allowed to return to the playing field despite suffering a head injury," Sanchez said in a statement.
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Action in Arena Often Away From Athletes
Northwest Times
From Friday night in suburban Indianapolis to Sunday afternoon in Chicago, sports medics had their hands full on a recent weekend — with the athletes being the least of their worries. When it was all said and done, it could be argued that those at the high school level did a better job — under much more trying conditions — than was done by those in the NFL.
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Massachusetts Schools Report 4,400 Sports-Related Head Injuries
The Boston Globe
Students across Massachusetts suffered more than 4,400 concussions or other head injuries while playing school sports during the last school year, according to surveys submitted to the state by about 360 public and private schools. The most head injuries were reported by large schools with robust sports programs. Boston College High School, an all-boys private school in Dorchester for grades 7 through 12, cited 63 head injuries, followed by Needham High with 58 and Andover High with 55.
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NYS Athletic Trainers' Association Encourages Healthy Weight Loss in Sports
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Body weight and body composition (percent fat versus lean muscle) are factors in a number of athletic activities, including wrestling, gymnastics, swimming and running, as they influence aesthetics and can affect physical performance. However, there are few in which they play such an integral role as in the sport of wrestling, where competition is determined by a pre-established weight classification system.
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Riddell Introduces InSite Impact Response System
Sports Illustrated Kids
One of the biggest topics in football today is head injuries. And it's become more important than ever to find ways to make the game safer. Solutions have ranged from stiffer penalties for head hits in the pro game to teaching safer tackling at the youth level. But technology is playing an important role, too. Athletic equipment companies have worked to develop sensors and alert systems to track especially heavy hits and warn of possible head trauma.
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MIT Medical Responds to Meningococcal Meningitis Outbreak at Princeton
MIT News
News organizations have reported on an outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease at Princeton University and on the school's decision to inoculate students with a vaccine that is available in Europe but has not yet received approval for use in the U.S. The Princeton outbreak began in March 2013. On Nov. 14, the New Jersey Department of Health announced the sixth and seventh cases, indicating an ongoing epidemic.
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SF State Head Athletic Trainer Takes Pride in Recovered Players
Golden Gate Express
In 2007, San Francisco State Head Athletic Trainer Bryce Schussel helped former SF State basketball player David Van Someren return from a torn ACL that cost him most of the 2006-2007 season. At a game against Cal State Bakersfield the next year, Schussel watched Van Someren sink a game winning shot. "He looked up at me and gave me that smile saying, thanks for getting me back," Schussel said.
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