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Recognition, Prevention & Management of Asthma in Athletics

6-12-2005

Asthma is commonly seen in athletes in all levels of competition. For a majority of people who have chronic asthma, exercise is a trigger. Certified athletic trainers (ATCs), as well as other allied health care professionals, are in a unique position to help coaches, parents and athletes, recognize, prevent and manage asthma. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has issued its first ever position statement on Management of Asthma in Athletics, which will appear in its entirety in the September issue of the Journal of Athletic Training.

NATA Welcomes Terry Noonan and Jim Thornton to its Board of Directors

6-12-2005

INDIANAPOLIS, June 12 – During its 56 th Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia at the Indiana Convention Center, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) welcomed Terry Noonan, MS, ATC, and Jim Thornton, MS, ATC, PES, to its board of directors. Elected in February 1999 as District Five president, Noonan will move into the position of district director, succeeding Lynn Bott, MS, ATC. Thornton, elected in November 2004, will represent District Two, succeeding Joe Iezzi, ATC.

NATA Inducts 5 ATCs into NATA Hall of Fame During 56th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis

6-12-2005

Organization Bestows Highest Honor to Leaders in Profession

NATA Partners with American Public Health Association in Educating Americans to Live Stronger and Longer

4-05-2005

DALLAS, April 5, 2005 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has partnered with numerous health care organizations in recognizing National Public Health Week, April 4-10, 2005. This year’s theme is “Empowering Americans to live stronger, longer.” “National Public Health Week is about empowering Americans to live stronger, longer lives,” said NATA President Chuck Kimmel, ATC.

New Study Finds Collegiate Female Athletes Do Not Exhibit More Disordered-Eating Symptoms Than Their Non-Athletic Peers

4-05-2005

DALLAS, April 5, 2005 – As the number of female college students participating in athletics has increased by more than 500% in the past three decades, sports medicine health care providers, including certified athletic trainers (ATCs), have become more aware of the unique health concerns of female athletes. Such concerns include disordered eating, menstrual disorders and osteoporosis – a group of conditions collectively known as the “female athlete triad.” Together, they are intricately related and combine to influence the health of female athletes.

Certified Athletic Trainer Provides Congressional Testimony on Steroid Use in Sports

3-28-2005

DALLAS, March 28, 2004 – Representing the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s (NATA) 30,000 members, Sandra Worth, ATC, head athletic trainer for the University of Maryland, provided key testimony to the recent Congressional hearings on steroid use in sports.

National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Issues Official Statement on Steroids and Performance Enhancing Substances

3-24-2005

Organization Supports Bans on Controlled Substances, Severe Penalties for Violators and Increased Education for Professional and Student-Athletes, Parents and Coaches

NATA Suggest Healthy Tips on How to Stay Sane During 'March Madness'

3-21-2005

Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) Help Keep College Basketball Players and Fans Fit and Stress-Free

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