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NATA, NCAA, to Host Summit on Sudden Cardiac Deaths


Dallas, July 29, 2005 – NATA, in conjunction with the NCAA, will host a summit on commotio cordis, a syndrome caused by blunt, non-penetrating chest blows that leads to cardiac arrest and often death. The summit begins at 7:30 a.m. central time, Monday, August 1, 2005, at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis. The summit will assess the prevalence and risk of commotio cordis among student-athletes, as well as its etiology and practical prevention strategies.

Court Decides It Lacks Jurisdiction to Consider NATA's Lawsuit Against Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services



Collegiate Baseball Athletes are Less Likely to Initiate Smokeless Tobacco Use with Proven Intervention Program


National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and Other Organizations Seek Methods to Decrease its Use and Reduce Adverse Heath Effects

National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Offeres Heat Illness Prevention Tips for Youth Football Players


Organization Suggests Additional Summer Health & Safety Tips for Active People of All Ages

All-star Athletic Trainers at MLB All-Star Game Among the Finest in the Game


Detroit, Mich. – As Major League Baseball’s brightest stars gather in Detroit for the 76 th annual mid-summer classic, their home teams can be assured that the players will be well cared for by four of baseball’s most talented certified athletic trainers. Kevin Rand, ATC and Steve Carter, ATC of the host Detroit Tigers will be serving the American League All Stars, while Barry Weinberg, ATC of the St. Louis Cardinals and Mark Mann, ATC of the Cincinnati Reds will be serving as athletic trainers for the National League team.

National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Issues Advance Release of Its First Ever Asthma in Athletics Position Statement


Recommendations Offered During Tuesday, June 14, Press Conference at Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome

Recognition, Prevention & Management of Asthma in Athletics


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


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


Organization Bestows Highest Honor to Leaders in Profession

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