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Exertional rhabdomyolysis, an excessive breakdown of muscle fiber during physical activity, is a dangerous health and safety issue – and one that is preventable. To shine a light on exertional rhabdomyolysis, NCAA Chief Medical Officer Brian...
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By Timothy Neal, MS, ATC, CCISM In the past several years, conflicts of interest have arisen from providing quality athletic medical care to student athletes, and the sense of duty or fear of unemployment on the part of athletic trainers and team...
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By Chase Paulson, MS, ATC Are you prepared to be a good host? No, I’m not talking about finger foods or beverages, but rather being prepared for when visitors arrive to your field or stadium with a mutual understanding of what is to come when the...
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Skin diseases are common among athletes for several reasons, including environmental factors, trauma to the skin, close quarters and sometimes questionable hygiene practices. Educate parents, coaches and student athletes about the three common types...
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Helmet safety was a hot topic in the October NATA News . In addition to the cover story on research being conducted at the University of Southern Mississippi related to football and warfighter helmets, the edition features a new infographic handout...
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As athletic trainers continue to gain recognition and credibility in the health care arena, new standards are being placed on those in the profession—one such being documentation. To ensure these expectations are being met, members of the NATA...
The NCAA Sports Science Institute recently produced “Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention: An Athletics Tool Kit.” This new resource is supported and endorsed by NATA. According to NCAA, the kit was developed in collaboration with athletics...
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Today’s NATA convention schedule is packed with content! From BOC-approved EBP programing to the keynote presentation, get ready for a day full of events in Hall C of the George R. Brown Convention Center. The EBP programing, “Leaving the Lab and...
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Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youths ages 10 to 24, with approximately 4,700 young people dying by suicide annually in the U.S. Suicide is preventable, and NATA has created an infographic handout to bring more awareness to the...
reimbursement, clinical care, transition to practice
Steve Allison, LAT, and his staff at Divine Savior Health Care in Portage, Wisconsin, were featured in the June NATA News as a key clinical site for NATA's Third Party Reimbursement Project. Allison started working on achieving third party...