Sept. 28, 2009

New NATA Career Center Coming This Thursday
from NATA
NATA is excited to announce its revamped Career Center. The new center launches this Thursday and offers several new features, including access to job postings from the National Healthcare Career Network and its 170-plus healthcare organizations. For questions, contact Russell Lowe at russl@nata.org. More

NATA Google Search Engine
from NATA
NATA’s Web site now has a Google search engine. Find what you’re looking for by simply typing in the keywords and clicking "Search" in the upper right-hand corner of the site. More

Submit Your Abstracts for "ACL Research Retreat V"
from the NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee
Beat the deadline for submitting abstracts to the prestigious "ACL Research Retreat V," hosted by UNC-Greensboro. Abstracts are due Nov. 23. The retreat is scheduled March 25-27 in Greensboro. Check the October NATA News for more details! More

Free Illinois Conference Offers AED Raffle
from From The Midwest Community Heart Association
The Midwest Heart Foundation and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association will award a free AED to one lucky attendee of "What You Need to Know About: Illinois AED Requirements and Cardiac Emergency Response Plans." This free conference is Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare near Chicago. More

Three Days Left to Vote in NATA’s Presidential Election
from NATA
Voting for the NATA Presidential Election ends Wednesday. Candidates are Marjorie J. Albohm, MS, ATC, and Joseph A. Iezzi, MS, ATC, PES. If you are an eligible member and haven’t received your ballot, contact Amy Callendar at amyc@nata.org. More

IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness
from NATA and the IOC
The conference scheduled April 7-9, 2011, welcomes proposals for keynote lectures, symposia, and workshops. Held in Monaco, the conference will present evidence-based information on how to prevent injuries and other health problems in sport. Deadline for session proposals is Nov. 1, 2009. Find more information at the international section of the NATA Web site. More

Football Fever: It's Catching…Literally
from ESPN
Several high-profile flu cases have been reported in the world of college football as of late: from Texas Longhorns quarterback Colt McCoy to three Florida Gators players. With each passing day, it seems, new reports of flu-like symptoms hitting football teams crop up on the sports pages. According to medical experts, the flu that's hitting those athletic fields and locker rooms is in all likelihood the swine flu, the well chronicled virus technically known as H1N1. So why are all these sick people playing football on Saturdays in an environment that seems perfectly suited for further contagion, especially when the experts advise anyone with the symptoms to stay isolated from the general public until 24 hours after the fever has passed? More

New Way To Calculate Body's "Maximum Weight Limit"
from Science Daily
Most of us are familiar with the term, Body Mass Index, or BMI, as an index to determine healthy body weight. But, calculating BMI involves a complex formula: weight in pounds is multiplied by 703, and then divided by height in inches squared. Charts or online calculators are then used to show a "healthy weight range" given an individual's height that corresponds to the "healthy range BMI." For example, a BMI chart indicates that a healthy range BMI of 19 to 24 translates to a "healthy weight range" of 120 to 150 pounds for a 5-foot, 6-inch individual. More

FDA Acknowledges Mistakes in Knee-Device Approval
from the U.S. News & World Report
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration violated procedures last year when it approved a knee repair device even though its own scientists recommended against approval, agency officials said Thursday. The device, called Menaflex, is made by New Jersey-based ReGen Biologics and is used to help surgically repair knee damage -- specifically, damage to the meniscus. But, a report released by the agency Thursday found that some FDA scientists had recommended against approval. More