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NATA Office Hosts Member Reception
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The NATA office will be opening its doors to members on Dec. 3. Members are invited to stop by from 6-7:30pm. They will have the opportunity to meet staff and other members as well as getting a tour of the national office. Drinks and refreshments will also be served. Members who would like to attend do not need to RSVP and can contact Holly McCauley ( with any questions. More

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Pediatric Overuse Injuries Webinar Tomorrow
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Tamara Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA, will present "Prevention of Pediatric Overuse Injuries: The NATA Position Statement" at 11 a.m. CT on Nov. 15. Participants will understand the potential risk factors for pediatric overuse injuries and how to prevent them, in addition to providing recommendations from the NATA Position Statement. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. More

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Submit Student Video Contest Entries in December
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The National Athletic Training Students' Committee will accept submissions for the second edition of its video contest from Dec. 1-30. The goal of the contest is to promote the field of athletic training by capturing the heart of the profession on film. Select entries will be screened at the 2012 Annual Meeting in St. Louis. Stop by the committee webpage to take a look at the rules and regulations which were recently revised. More

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Renew Early, Qualify for Prizes and Extend CEU Bucks
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All members who renew by Dec. 31 will be included in a drawing for great prizes including free registration, airfare and lodging for the 2012 Annual Meeting in St. Louis. Also, if you have not used your CEU Bucks for 2011, you do not need to rush to do so before the end of the year. Pay for your 2012 Professional Development Package in full by Dec. 31, and you will be able to use you CEU Bucks from this year through the end of January 2012. More

Save the Date: Capitol Hill Day
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Capitol Hill Day 2012 will be Feb. 24 in Washington, D.C. Mark your calendars now and make plans to attend NATA's banner legislative event! Last year's attendees conducted 588 legislative meetings to promote athletic training legislation. More information Capitol Hill Day 2012 will be available soon. More

New Features Added to NATA News
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If you haven't seen the latest NATA News, you have missed several new features we've added to the award-winning publication. Profiles of members and students are running each month, and we've added a new two-page recap of association events, a social media report and national news placement. There is a new column by president Marje Albohm, MS, ATC, and beginning with the November issue, a bi-monthly Day in the Life video/magazine package. More

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Marines Use ATs to Treat Boot Camp Injuries Instead of Dismissing Them
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The Marine Corps, while still reveling in its reputation for having the toughest recruit training of any military service, has realized that boot camp injuries cost time and money and can be demoralizing to injured recruits and their buddies. To reduce the number of injuries, the Marines have hired 27 certified athletic trainers — most with experience tending professional and college athletes — to oversee training for enlisted recruits and officer candidates at sites throughout the United States. More

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Study Reveals Leather Helmets May Help Reduce Concussions
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Century-old leather helmets are as good as and sometimes better than modern helmets at protecting against concussion from routine football hits, according to a study published by the Journal of Neurosurgery. Cleveland Clinic researchers conducted impact tests in their biomechanics lab comparing two leather helmets from the early 1900s with 11 of today's polycarbonate helmets. They simulated on-field collisions of 75 g-forces or less, which they say covers 95 percent of the hits common in college and high school games. More

New Laws on Concussions Protect Student Athletes
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Thirty-two states now have laws addressing student-athlete concussions and several others could eventually follow suit, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Most legislation requires an athlete to leave competition or practice when a concussion is suspected, returning to play only when a doctor or other medical expert consents. Most also require school athletic officials to educate coaches, athletes and parents about concussions. More

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A Focused Warm-Up Program May Stave Off Female Athletes' Injuries
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Lower extremity injuries can derail a young athlete, but a study finds that a 20-minute neuromuscular warm-up might go a long way in preventing that damage. The study, released in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, looked at the effect of a comprehensive warm-up on lower-body injuries among high school female soccer and basketball athletes compared with a regular warm-up routine. More

Yoga Can Help Undo Damage Running Does to Your Body
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It's no secret that running is hard on the body. Yoga, with its perfect mix of postures and breathing exercises, may offer just the right balance you're looking for. Tiffany Cruikshank, an experienced registered yoga teacher at Nike, says many runners come to her seeking yoga moves to heal an injury but end up considering it a crucial part of their training routine. More

Knee Arthritis Strikes at Younger Age, Weight Loss May Help
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Arthritis of the knee is striking Americans at younger ages, new research has found, but shedding a few pounds if you're overweight may reduce your risk. The studies were to be presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting, in Chicago. Nearly 6.5 million Americans between the ages of 35 and 84 will receive a diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis in the next decade, according to these new projections. More

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