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National Athletic Trainers' Association Receives Gold Circle Award


DALLAS (February 15, 2002) - The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) was recently awarded a 2001 Gold Circle Award for Excellence and Innovation in Association Management by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The NATA's winning entry, a scientific paper entitled, "Fluid Replacement for Athletes," presents guidelines on maintaining proper hydration while participating in physical activity.

2002 National Athletic Training Month Theme Selected: Prevention: Avoid Injury - Stay Active


DALLAS (December 13, 2001) - The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) has announced that injury prevention will be the focus for National Athletic Training Month - March 2002. Certified athletic trainers (ATCs) nationwide will be recognized during the national health event, celebrated each March, with the theme "Prevention: Avoid Injury - Stay Active." This summer, several tragic sports-related deaths dominated headlines across the country reporting a need for increased focus on injury prevention.

New Research Suggests Hormones Put Females at Higher Risk of ACL Injury


DALLAS (December 4, 2001) - A new study commissioned by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Research and Education Foundation found that gender specific differences account for the high occurrence of ACL injuries in females. Results of the study were presented at the NATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia in June and an abstract was recently published in the Journal of Athletic Training, the quarterly scientific publication of the National Athletic Trainers' Association.

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