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National Athletic Training Month Toolkit Available
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We're just a few weeks from the start of National Athletic Training Month, so it's time to finalize your plans. Use the NATM Toolkit, complete with sample press releases, images, flyers and more! The theme for 2012 is "Athletic Trainers Save Lives." More

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Sign Up Now for Medical Therapeutic Yoga Webinar
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Ginger Garner, MPT, ATC, is presenting "Complementary & Alternative Medicine in Practice: Using Evidence-Based Yoga to Evaluate the Athlete" at 11 a.m. CT on Feb. 9. Participants will understand how medical yoga can be used to help evaluate and treat athletes and will be able to evaluate existing yoga programs from content, safety and validity. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and the webinar is worth one CEU. More

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ECE/CAATE Call for Proposals
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Is your program engaged in noteworthy and innovative practices relating to teaching and/or assessing specific competencies incorporated in the 5th edition of the professional competencies, or related to the six post-professional competencies? If so, consider submitting a proposal of your practice to be considered for presentation at the 2012 NATA Annual Meeting in St. Louis. More

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Enter the Deloss Brubaker Student Writing Contest
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NATA undergraduate student members are invited to submit original manuscripts for the annual student writing contest. Prizes are awarded in each of the following categories: Original Research, Case Report and Literature Review. Entries are due March 1. Winning articles will be considered for publication in the Journal of Athletic Training. More

Pre-Conference Workshops Focus on Emerging Setting
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Learn more about emerging settings such as the performing arts, industrial and military in workshops scheduled before the official opening of the 63rd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia in St. Louis. Registration opens March 1. Housing is now available and members can get the best rates by reserving early. More

CACTIS Foundation Hosts Symposium
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The Second Annual Current Topics in Sports Medicine Symposium will take place March 16-17 in Scottsdale, AZ. The keynote speaker will be Christopher Nowinski, co-founder and president of the Sports Legacy Institute. Nowinski will speak about concussions in youth sports. Registration information and the full list of sessions can be found at the CACTIS Foundation website. More


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California's Concussion Law Puts Teams on Spot
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The threat posed by unrecognized concussions — which can lead to long-term cognitive impairment and mood disorders — led California to pass a law in October requiring that high school athletes with a suspected concussion be pulled from play and not allowed to return until they receive a physician's approval. But observers say the law has a big weakness: It asks coaches to recognize symptoms of a concussion, a judgment they're not always trained to make. More

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Coach Could Face Criminal Charges for Handling of Concussions
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A Pittsburgh-area high school football coach finds himself defending past actions in an attempt to avoid criminal charges for interfering with in-game medical treatment of players who may have had concussions in an attempt to keep them in games. Peters Township (Pa.) High football coach Rich Piccinini finds himself the subject of an investigation by the Peters police department after it received a complaint from Washington County Children and Youth Services. More

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Army Studies Workout Supplements After Deaths
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The United States Army is investigating whether certain dietary supplements for athletes, available until recently at stores on military bases in the United States, may have played a role in the deaths of two soldiers. Both soldiers died last year after having heart attacks during fitness exercises, according to a spokesman for the Army's assistant secretary of defense for health affairs. More

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How Colleges Treat Concussions
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Athletic trainers at Georgia, Georgia State and Georgia Tech follow similar practices in the prevention, diagnoses and treatment of concussions. UGA's Ron Courson, GSU's Bob Murphy and Tech's Jay Shoop say everything starts with education — for the students and for themselves. More

For Children, Pressure Vs. Fun in Sports is Balancing Act
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Young athletes striving for greatness face a lingering issue: "burnout." Chicago-area athletic departments and athletic trainers recognize the problem and work with coaches, parents and children to prevent injuries and mental stress from overtraining. These days, athletic trainers ask two questions, said Dr. Cynthia LaBella, medical director at Children's Memorial Hospital's Institute for Sports Medicine. "'Is the child having fun?' and 'Does the child have time for other things, like sleep?'"

Can Exercise be Addicting?
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Think not getting enough exercise is the only problem Americans face? People who exercise too much may be troubled as well. When time is stripped from work, family and friends to excessively exercise, addiction may be to blame. This is no chocolate addiction: 47 percent of American adults suffer some type of addictive disorder, and exercise can be one of them. More

Medical Group Opposes NCAA Sickle Cell Test
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The American Society of Hematology issued a policy statement opposing mandatory screening of athletes for sickle cell trait as a prerequisite to athletic participation. Instead ASH, the world's largest organization devoted to the study of blood disorders, is urging athletics programs to adopt universal preventive interventions in their training programs to protect athletes from exertion-related illness and death. More

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