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Latest from NFL Foundation's AT Grant Initiative
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A new post at the NATA Now blog provides the latest news about the NFL Foundation's AT Grant program, which is a partnership between the NFL Foundation, NATA and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers' Society to place ATs in underserved schools. The initiative was also given special recognition by Sports Illustrated's Peter King in his Monday Morning Quarterback column this morning. Take a look at No. 5!
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Sports Health Journal Discount
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Subscribe to Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach when you renew your NATA membership to receive a significantly reduced rate of $35 (a savings of $98). Published bimonthly, Sports Health is an indispensable resource for all medical professionals involved in the training and health care of the competitive or recreational athlete. Your subscription provides access to three CEU Bucks to use toward the purchase of special online quizzes based on articles published in Sports Health.
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New Issue of Journal of Athletic Training Available
NATA
The latest issue of the Journal of Athletic Training (Volume 49-6) is available online. It features a new clinical study on altered knee and ankle kinematics. An article on the prevalence of osteoarthritis following ACL reconstruction is also featured, along with an observational study on social support from the AT and symptoms of depression and anxiety at return to play.
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Rehab and the Rockettes
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Find out what it's like to work as an AT for the world's most famous precision dance troupe! Elaine Winslow-Redmond, MS, ATC, EMT, talks about her job as head athletic trainer and director of athletic training and wellness for the Radio City Rockettes in a video feature on the NATA Now blog.
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Renew By Dec. 31, Get CEU Extension
NATA
Renewing your membership by Dec. 31 will qualify you for a number of renewal incentives. An additional benefit you will receive is extending the time you have to use your 2014 CEUs into next year. You will have an extra month to use the CEUs, with a new deadline of Jan. 31, 2015.
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NATA Foundation Scholarship Deadline Next Month
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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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.


Big Ten to Place Neutral Athletic Trainer in Replay Booth to Look for Possible Concussions
The Associated Press via Star Tribune
An independent athletic trainer stationed in the video replay booth will be on the lookout for players who show visible signs of a concussion during Big Ten football games in 2015. The Big Ten announced that its Council of Presidents/Chancellors approved the change Sunday at a meeting in Indianapolis.
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Review Finds Best Exercises to Prevent Women's Knee Injury
Fox News
Some training methods are better than others at preventing knee ligament injuries in young women, researchers advise. Based on 14 previous studies, the researchers say training programs that focus on strengthening the legs and hips and stabilizing the abdomen are the most effective for preventing injury to the anterior cruciate ligament, and doing more than one type of exercise is also important.
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Tommy John Surgery a Hot Topic
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As Major League Baseball descended on downtown San Diego on Sunday night/Monday morning for this week's Winter Meetings, MLB medical staffs were wrapping up their weekend here. Stan Conte, the Dodgers' head athletic trainer, was among those passing through the lobby of the Manchester Grand Hyatt on Sunday night. Conte said Tommy John surgery continues to be a hot topic among the doctors, trainers and strength and conditioning coaches.
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NHL Needs Heightened Vigilance With Mumps
Sportsnet.ca
Mumps is a funny-sounding name. Depending on your sense of humor, the sight of the badly swollen glands on the right side of Sidney Crosby's face might also have elicited a few chuckles as well. But the outbreak that has put NHL teams on high alert is no laughing matter. Crosby is the 13th player to be diagnosed with the viral disease and New York Rangers center Derick Brassard followed him soon after.
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Track Deaths Rare, But Happen
Ithaca Journal
Ithaca College indoor track coach Jim Nichols was inside Barton Hall when an accident in the throwing area claimed the life of track official Douglas Koban. And when Nichols heard what happened, his first thought was, "Oh, no, not again." Nichols, who is in his 29th year as the Bombers' head coach and has been a USA Track & Field-certified official for more than 30 years, has seen this type of tragedy before.
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Why are Canadian Universities Blocking Concussion Research?
The Globe and Mail
Recent studies have proved conclusively that hits to the head during sport can have short and long term effects on our young athletes. Studies by the Hockey Concussion Education Project have also shown that athletes under-report their injuries because they want to keep playing and that many coaches are biased or not well-enough informed to use protocols that protect athletes when they are injured.
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Guarding Against Knee Injuries
Mystateline.com
Tearing an ACL is one of the easiest ways for an athlete to end his or her season. Harlem (Illinois) soccer player Suzy Pelayo knows that firsthand. "It was the first round of sectionals. It was horrible, painful. I just went down screaming," recalls the senior. "At first I was just like oh my gosh it might be my ACL." And it was. "I got my MRI results back and from there, when I heard the news, I bawled my eyes out," says Pelayo.
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Football Playoff Picture Has New Look as Safety Takes Precedence
The Newtown Bee
The days of leather football helmets gave way to hard-shelled head protectors three-quarters of a century ago — just one example of how football equipment has been improved for safety reasons, particularly with the head in mind, throughout the years. So, why not some schedule alterations as part of the efforts to limit injuries among hard-hitting athletes, too?
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