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


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


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


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'


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

New Study on Hamstring Stretching Finds Both Standing


Article Appearing in Winter Issue of Journal of Athletic Training Concludes Supine Stretching May Be Preferable for Unsupervised Athletes and Patients

BOC Announces Two New Directors


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 10, 2005 – Omaha, NE – Today, the BOC formally announces Dr. Vito Anthony Perriello, Jr. as Physician Director-Elect and Jerry Diehl as Public Director- Elect. Their terms begin in July. Dr. Vito Anthony Perriello, Jr. resides in Charlottesville, Virginia with wife Linda and their four children, Elizabeth, Vito III, Paige and Thomas. Dr.

National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Suggests Healthy Party Tips for Super Bowl Sunday XXXIX


DALLAS, Jan 26 – For millions of Americans, Super Bowl Sunday has become a national holiday. Throughout the country, elaborate parties and festivities are planned around the television set, where families and friends usually lounge around, eat, drink and cheer on their favorite team. For Super Bowl XXXIX, which takes place Sunday, Feb. 6, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) suggests stirring things up a bit.

National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Offers Tips on How to Shovel Safely Throughout the Winter Months


DALLAS, Dec. 21 – Having a “White Christmas” can be a dream come true, but cleaning up after one can be very physically challenging. To help kids and adults alike avoid injury while shoveling snow and ice this winter, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), a not-for-profit organization that represents 30,000 members of the athletic training profession, has compiled the following suggestions:


  • Sufferers of angina, other heart conditions and hypertension
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