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Certain CEUs Will Never Expire
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NATA is excited to announce that Sports Health Journal CEU Bucks scheduled to expire at the end of the year will be redeemable throughout 2010 and beyond. NATA makes it convenient and affordable for members to maintain their CEUs. Please remember that you must earn a certain number of CEUs to keep certification. More

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Post Your Event on NATA's Expanded Calendar
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Check out NATA's Web site calendar and see what events and educational opportunities are coming in 2010. The calendar will be updated regularly, so visit often in case something near you gets added. CEU Course Listings are just a few of the featured items. More

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NATA Info/Events

Sign Up For Hill Day!
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Register for the 2010 Capitol Hill Day event scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Washington, D.C. There's nothing like a one-on-one, in-person meeting to help advance NATA's legislative agenda. Come with your friends and colleagues to our nation's capital and show lawmakers the strength of athletic trainers. More

We Have Another Grassroots Star
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Christopher Shaddock, ATC, LAT, contacted his childhood neighbor, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), and met with him to discuss H.R. 1137. NATA salutes Shaddock for going above and beyond to support athletic training legislation. Have you done your part to support H.R. 1137? Never underestimate the power of grassroots effort! More

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NATA Issues Challenge to Help Solve Youth Sports Safety Crisis
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Since January 2008, there have been at least 111 sports-related deaths of student-athletes in more than 30 states. NATA is poised to target widespread audiences with a call to action to improve medical care during a summit entitled the Alliance to Address the Youth Sports Safety Crisis in America. Scheduled Jan. 12 in Sacramento, this summit will coincide with the introduction of athlete safety legislation in several states, and a California legislator will announce the introduction of a health safety bill. More details and the organizations joining NATA at the summit will be announced in the weeks to come. More

Chronomix Interval Timers
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NATA Members Get a Discount!
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Healthy Learning offers all NATA members a discount on educational materials, DVDs, posters, logo merchandise and other products available in the NATA Online Store. Go to the Members section to get the newest coupon code! Then shop online. More

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Health & Development

Blazers' New Year's Resolution: Avoid More Injuries
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Brandon Roy was smiling, but he wasn't happy. And he was laughing, but there was nothing funny. In Dallas, the Trail Blazers guard stood above fallen teammate Joel Przybilla, whose right knee was like an unfinished jigsaw puzzle, scattered and fragmented. Before the team even reached Christmas, there had been eight surgeries, which had left bruised psyches on even the healthy players. The players said they thought it. The coaching staff admitted thinking it. And athletic trainer Jay Jensen said he was bracing for it. More

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Company Recalls Tylenol for Arthritis
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All available lots of Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplet 100-count bottles, packaged with a distinctive red cap, are being recalled, the drug's maker said. The move expands an earlier partial recall of the product in November, when five lots were called back after consumers complained of an "unusual moldy, musty, or mildew-like odor," McNeil Consumer Healthcare said in a press release. More

Injury Rehabilitation

Study Analyzes Reliability of Pre-Season Concussion Testing
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With the NFL's recent concussion policy changes and the rising rates of sports-related concussions (approximately 300,000/year) baseline testing is becoming a critical piece of the treatment and prevention puzzle. A new study, published in the January issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine investigates baseline concussion testing two years after the initial test and provides insights into the reliability of pre-season evaluations. More

Player's Ankle Sprain Showcases Prevalence of this Injury in NBA
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The Orlando Magic know all too well just how easily NBA players can injure their ankles. The team received another reminder when Vince Carter sprained his left ankle for the second time this season. The injury occurred as Carter drove to the hoop; as Taj Gibson was guarding him, Carter's left foot stepped on one of John Salmons' feet. He's not the only star NBA player who has battled ankle injuries since training camps opened in late September. More

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