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NATA Supports Correcting Collegiate Drinking Norms

DALLAS, Oct. 18 – This month, students at more than 1,000 college and university campuses around the country will celebrate National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW), October 17-23, 2004. The week, supported by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), promotes personal responsibility and respect for the law when it comes to the consumption of alcohol beverages. NCAAW has grown to become the largest single alcohol-education event in all of academia because students take ownership in designing and implementing this observance for their campus communities.

National Athletic Trainers' Association Supports US Bone and Joint Decade's National Awareness Week

Association Remains Committed to Health Care Initiative DALLAS (October 11, 2004) – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), a not-for-profit organization representing and supporting 30,000 members of the athletic training profession, supports the United States Bone and Joint Decade and is helping celebrate the Decade’s National Awareness Week, October 12 to 20, 2004. During the week, states, local community groups and health care professionals, including certified athletic trainers, will promote the Decade to the public and patients.

How to Reduce Severity of sport-Related Concussion and Imporve Return to Play Decisions

In recent years, new scientific research and clinical-based literature have given the athletic training and medical professions a wealth of updated information on the treatment of sport-related concussion. To provide certified athletic trainers (ATCs), physicians, other medical professionals, parents and coaches, with recommendations based on these latest studies, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) issued a new position statement – “Management of Sport-Related Concussion” – in the Fall 2004 issue of The Journal of Athletic Training.

National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Offeres Guidelines On How to Prevent Lightning-Related Injuries

DALLAS (September 24, 2004) -- Lightning has been one of the top three causes of weather-related deaths in the United States over the past century. The recent death of an 18-year- old Grapeland, TX high school football player from a lightning bolt, has drawn renewed national attention to the dangers of this severe-storm hazard. Every year, millions of lightning flashes strike the ground, causing nearly 100 deaths and 400 injuries in this country alone.

Medicare Considers Adopting New Policy that Would Restrict Who Physicians Can Hire to Provide Outpatient Therapy Services

Measure Could Increase Medical Costs and Restrict Access to Therapy for Many Patients.

National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Issues Position Statement on Seriouis Risks Associated with Head-Down Contact and Spearing in Tackle Football

Statement Offers Guidelines That Decrease Risk of Cervical Spine Fractures and Dislocations in High School and College Football Players

Steps to Take to Decrease Cervical Spine Fractures and Dislocations in High School and College Football Players

With high school and college football practice getting underway, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has issued a timely position statement to enlighten coaches and players alike on the seriousness of head-down contact and spearing – dangerous techniques which can lead to catastrophic cervical spine injuries (CSIs) and paralysis. The position statement, authored by Jonathan F. Heck, MS, ATC and other noted health care professionals, can be read at its entirety at http://www.nata.org/publicinformation/files/spearingps.pdf .

ATCs Help World's Top Women Tennis Players

ATCs Among WTA Tour Primary Health Care Providers in Prevention and Treatment of Tennis-Related Injuries at U.S. Open & Tournaments Throughout Year

Mike Huang Appointed Deputy Minister of National Council on Physical Fitness and Sports in Taiwan

DALLAS, AUGUST 30 -- Chi-Huang "Mike" Huang, PED, ATC, a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) International Committee since 1996, and the NATA International Affair Task Force from 1994-1996, was named deputy minister of the National Council on Physical Fitness & Sports in Taiwan. The Council is the highest administrative unit within the government, and is the country’s policy making body for all sports-related affairs.

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