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Study Finds That Sudden Death in Middle School Age Student Athletes Most Common While Playing Basketball

The majority of sudden death in American youth sports (ages 6-17) from 2007-2015 were cardiac-related (heart) and occurred during practice within organized middle school sports according to a first-of-its-kind study published in the National...
16-May-2019 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

School District Implements New Health Model That Reduced Student Athlete Injuries by 22 Percent and Insurance Premiums by 50 Percent

After a school district partnered with a local health system to implement a new systematic and continuous health care model, injury rates for student athletes decreased by 22% and insurance premiums by more than 50%, according to a recent study...
25-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Athletic Trainers to Meet with Federal Legislators During Annual Capitol Hill Day

Members of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will meet with members of Congress to educate them about the profession and to ask for support on the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act (S 680, H.R. 1679) and for language...
3-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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March Is National Athletic Training Month: Five Things You Should Know About Athletic Trainers

Five things you should know about athletic trainers during National Athletic Training Month.
8-Mar-2019 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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The Road to a Healthy Super Bowl

NATA had the pleasure of speaking with the Director of Sports Medicine and Performance for the Los Angeles Rams and National Athletic Trainers' Association member, Reggie Scott, MS, ATC, PES, ahead of the Super Bowl and he shared with us some key...
1-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Five Reasons Why Military Veterans Should Become an Athletic Trainer

The Department of Defense Released Video of Military Veteran and Athletic Trainer for The Los Angeles Chargers. Additional commentary and information on the athletic training profession and it's potential unique fit for veterans. Interviews with AT...
22-Jan-2019 8:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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5 Things Santa and His Elves Have to Do to Avoid Christmas Disaster

As you and the elves at the North Pole prepare for your busiest and biggest night of the year, we know that you and your team will face challenges including extreme weather, dangerous and slippery rooftops, hauling heavy packages and maneuvering...
18-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Tips to Avoid and Address Environmental Cold Injuries

The cold can have a “chilling” effect on student athletes’ muscles and joints, this includes decreased range of motion, increased tightness and stiffness, decreased reaction time and reduced circulation to extremities and skin surface. There...
12-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


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