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The February NATA News cover story examines the occupational health setting and the athletic trainers who are caring for this unique active population. In it, Jose Morales, MA, ATC, CEAS, a safety specialist at the Toyota plant in San Antonio,...
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H.R. 302: The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (formerly H.R. 921) was passed by voice vote in the House of Representatives, only three days after being reintroduced Friday, Jan. 6. This is the second time this piece of legislation has reached...
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Reps. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Cedric Richmond (D-LA) reintroduced H.R. 302 (formerly H.R. 921), the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act, to the House of Representatives. All NATA members are encouraged to contact their representatives to ask him/...
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By Ellen K. Payne, PhD, ATC, EMT, David C. Berry, PhD, AT, ATC, and S. Robert Seitz, MEd, RN, NRP This is an extended version of the article "The Use of Topical Hemostatic Agents in Athletic Training," published in the January NATA News . The...
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The January NATA News featured a story on the successful 2016 Safety in Football Campaign held by the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association toward the beginning of the football season. The multifaceted campaign aimed to demonstrate leadership and...
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By Shelly Jones, ATC Last spring, I received a message from our school district office that struck immediate fear and elicited some tachycardia. “I’d like to meet with you regarding concussions.” After double checking my record keeping and return-to...
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It seems as though America’s pastime is on its way to becoming a little safer for those who pitch. There has been a renewed focus on pitch count associated with baseball and softball. The research is skewed toward baseball and the throwing mechanics...
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By Meg Schneider, MS, ATC Assistant Athletic Trainer- Radio City Christmas Spectacular Athletic Trainer- Chicago Bulls Entertainment team Most ATs are prepared for teams that traditionally play and practice outdoors, but what would happen if all of...
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By Jeremy Hawkins, PhD, ATC Colorado Mesa University This fall I took on some new responsibilities at work. I now serve as the head of the Department of Kinesiology in addition to my role as the athletic training program director. I have enjoyed...
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NATA staff conducted an interview with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban about the importance of athletic trainers. The full interview will be posted to the At Your Own Risk website next spring. At Your Own Risk is a public awareness campaign aimed...