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Early Bird Annual Meeting Discount Ends Tomorrow!
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Early-bird rates are in effect for the 64th NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia this summer in Las Vegas. Sign up by April 30 to get the best pricing. Non-members can bundle convention registration into a professional development package that includes member dues. And members can earn additional registration discounts by signing up to volunteer at the event. The Preliminary Program is available on the convention website so you can start planning your itinerary now. More



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Webinar on Ankle Sprains Coming Up Next Week
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Todd Evans, PhD, LAT, will be presenting "Outcomes Following Lateral Ankle Sprains: Update and Challenges" at 1 p.m. CT on May 9. The content will include: a brief overview of outcomes assessment, a LAS epidemiology review, an update on the current status of LAS outcomes, a discussion regarding the challenges athletic trainers face when addressing LAS outcomes as well suggestions for meeting those challenges.

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Letter From Boston Marathon's Finish Line Medical Team
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Last week, NATA received a letter from Chris Troyanos, ATC, who was the medical coordinator for the Boston Marathon. In it, he and other members of the Finish Line Medical Team thanked NATA members for the support they received after the tragedy. You can read the letter in its entirety at the NATA website. More


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Deadline for Foundation Mentor Program is Wednesday
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The NATA Foundation is accepting applications for its Research Mentor Program. This initiative helps provide guidance and mentorship to junior faculty members involved in athletic training research by pairing them up with more experienced investigators. Applications are being accepted through May 1. The new class of mentors and mentees will convene in Las Vegas for a luncheon with a where they will meet, network and hear a presentation from a leading researcher. Learn more about the program and complete an application on the Foundation website. More


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Imminent Deadline For Student Membership Campaign
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The Student Membership Campaign offers an easy way for athletic training education programs to qualify for prizes, including cash for the athletic training club and free annual meeting registration. In order to qualify, students must join NATA before April 30. Full qualification and submission details are listed on the website. More


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Deadline for BOC Discount is April 30
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If you have any remaining balance for your 2013 membership dues, make sure you pay in full by midnight CST on April 30 and you can still receive a discount on your BOC fees as part of NATA's Professional Development Package. If you're planning on attending our convention in Vegas this year, choose the Professional Development Package to bundle your registration fees and save! More


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Disclaimer: Headlines include recent stories in the media on athletic training and sports medicine and do not reflect NATA statements, views or endorsements. Headlines are meant to inform members on what the public is reading and hearing about the field.


Athletic Trainers Played Key Role in Boston Marathon Medical Response
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Like so many on the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Lehigh University director of sports medicine Jack Foley could not initially process what he heard at 2:49 p.m. on April 15. He thought a transformer had blown. He smelled smoke. He saw a runner in his 70s wobble and fall from the sonic shock that traveled through the pavement. Instinctively, Foley ran toward him, and as he did, he heard yelling off to his right that quickly became louder and more insistent. "Medical! Medical!" More


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More States Blow the Whistle on High School Football Heat Illness
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Spring football practice started this month for high schools across the country, and teams are drawing up game plans for the heat as well as this fall's opponents. Football players are 11 times more likely to suffer heat related illnesses than all other high school sports combined, according to a recent University of North Carolina study. To block heat illnesses, several big-time high school football states have new policies for practicing in intense heat. More


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Pitt Athletic Trainer Wraps Up National Award
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Pitt athletic trainer Rob Blanc can tell you, quickly and accurately, when a ligament is torn or a bone is broken. But Blanc wasn't named the 2013 NCAA Division I Head Athletic Trainer of the Year because of what he learned in school. He was awarded his profession's ultimate annual honor by the National Athletic Trainers' Association for an acquired skill. "He puts people at ease," said Kevin Conley, the assistant dean for undergraduate studies in Pitt's school of health and rehabilitation sciences. More


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Study: Focusing on One Sport Increases Young Athletes' Injury Risk
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Young athletes who spent more hours per week than their age playing one sport — such as a 12-year-old who plays tennis 13 or more hours a week — were 70 percent more likely to experience serious overuse injuries than other injuries. Loyola University Medical Center sports medicine physician Dr. Neeru Jayanthi presented findings from his ongoing study April 19 at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine meeting in San Diego. More


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NCAA Works to Prevent Brain Injuries
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Hone in on a defenseless opposing player and make contact above the shoulders? You're ejected. That's just the latest in a series of rules changes that the NCAA has made in recent years to try to safeguard against brain injuries in football. Tweaking with the rules has worked well for the NCAA over the last few seasons, said neurologist Dr. Brian Hainline, the NCAA's newly appointed Chief Medical Officer. More




Sports Injuries Benefit From Positive Mental Attitude
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When Doug Smith felt a sharp pain in his left knee at a softball tournament, he feared he might never play his favorite sport again. The 32-year-old real estate investor spent three months with a physical therapist. "But every time I tried to go back out on the field, I couldn't stop thinking about the moment when I felt that pain in my knee," Smith said. Advances in sports medicine have made the physical recovery from sports injuries faster and easier, but a person's mental attitude is actually one of the most challenging factors. More


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Next Wave: Detecting CTE in the Living
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With the issue of brain injuries in football nearing fever pitch, former San Diego Chargers quarterback Wayne Clark has become one of the first five living athletes in the world to be diagnosed with markers of chronic traumatic encephalopathy — otherwise known as CTE. CTE is a degenerative brain disease that sets in over a period of time after repeated bouts of traumatic brain injury. Symptoms include depression, emotional instability, disorientation, erratic behavior and memory loss. More


 
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Anti-Steroid Crusader to Unveil Results of Study on Teen Steroid Abuse
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Anti-steroid crusader Don Hooton said that abuse of muscle-building drugs is a little like an iceberg. Everybody knows that many professional athletes have been linked to steroids, but not enough people are aware of the hidden dangers. "We're focused on Lance Armstrong and other professional athletes and we miss the most important problem," said Hooton, who founded the Taylor Hooton Foundation after his son — a 17-year-old baseball player who used steroids — committed suicide. "Too many kids are using steroids." More




3-D Motion Detection System Could Prevent Shoulder Injuries in Pitchers
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A new 3-D motion detection system could help identify baseball pitchers who are at risk for shoulder injuries, according to a new study. The system can be used on the field and requires only a laptop computer. Other systems that evaluate pitchers' throwing motions require cameras and other equipment and generally are confined to indoor use. Loyola University Medical Center sports medicine surgeon Pietro Tonino, MD, is a co-author of the study, published in the journal Musculoskeletal Surgery. More
 
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