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Convention Discount Deadline Next Week
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If you haven't registered for the upcoming convention in Las Vegas, don't miss your last chance to save on registration fees. Register before June 8 and you will receive a $75 discount off the onsite rate. To see what is being offered in Las Vegas, take a look at the abstracts posted at the convention website. You can get information on the educational sessions there as well as the schedule for all of our biggest events. More



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Register Now for Concussion Webinar
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Steven Broglio Ph.D., ATC, will be presenting "Sport Concussion: From Bench to Bedside" at 11 a.m. CT on July 18. Objectives of the webinar include: understanding the location and magnitude of head impacts, knowing the appropriate tools and their limitations for acute injury management and understanding the relationship between concussion and long term cognitive health.


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New 'Day in the Life,' Military Edition
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Our NATA News team recently spent time with Auburn University's Warrior Athletic Training Program to see what it's like to work in the military setting. Footage of the experience at Fort Benning is the newest entry in our "Day in the Life" video series. Other settings we have covered in the series include secondary school, clinic, professional hockey, Professional Bull Riders and Cirque du Soleil. Look for the accompanying article in your June NATA News, arriving in your mailbox soon! More


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Pre-Conference Career Workshops Set
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Learn more about working as an AT in the performing arts, clinical, physician extender and public safety settings! The NATA Pre-Conference Career Workshops are scheduled for Monday, June 24, and feature a networking social at the end of the day. Attend these sessions to hear some of the nation's leading experts in the emerging practices. More


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Merril Hoge Autograph Signing
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Merril Hoge will be available after he delivers the J&J Keynote Address on June 26 to sign copies of his book Find a Way. A limited quantity of books will be available to purchase on-site. Hoge will be speaking about the concussions that led to his retirement from football and his fight to beat cancer. More


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Pediatric Musculoskeletal Medicine Course in July
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The American Academy of Pediatrics offers a course featuring prominent faculty presenting topics that highlight musculoskeletal disorders from July 19-21. The Pediatric Musculoskeletal Medicine Course is a collaboration of orthopedics, rheumatology, and sports medicine that will educate the attendee on how to be better prepared to assess and diagnose musculoskeletal disorders. More


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ACL Injuries No Longer Spelling Doom for Football Careers
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Michael Mauti has to laugh at what seems to be his good fortune. "If I were lucky," he said with a forced chuckle, "I wouldn't be in this situation in the first place." The former Penn State linebacker has had three ACL reconstructions — two on his left knee and one on his right — in the past five years. If not for that, he might have been a second- or third-round pick in April's NFL draft. More


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Athletic Shoes Can Contribute to Knee Injuries ... And So Can Playing on Artifical Turf
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Sports medicine researchers in Canada found that athletic shoes that gripped turf tighter contributed to higher injury rates in football players than shoes that didn't grip as tight. What they supposed was that scientific advances in athletic shoes are the culprit of increased injury rates solely blaming the shoes. What I think from reading the Canadian study is that their research was good but their conclusion may be too far reaching. More


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New York Athletic Trainers Introduce Legislative Bills to Update State Practice Act
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April 3 and April 12 were big days for athletic trainers across New York State. The culmination of over one year's work and preparation came to fruition when bill S4465 was introduced into the NYS Senate and bill A6678 was introduced into the NYS Assembly on those dates. Behind the scenes, leaders within the New York State Athletic Trainers' Association have worked long hours to draft the specific language of the proposed Practice Act. More


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Bill Would Force South Carolina Schools to Be More Careful With Athletes' Concussions
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A high school athlete who suffers a concussion will have to get approval from a physician before returning to sports activities, according to a bill being considered by the South Carolina state Senate. The bill, H.3061, has passed the House, but it was amended by a Senate committee. If the full Senate approves the bill, the House must approve the amended version before it goes to Gov. Nikki Haley. More


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Teamwork in Concussion Management
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It is said it often takes a village to raise a child. Quite often, it seems like it takes several members of that village to treat a pediatric or adolescent athlete with a concussion. As the scholastic year winds down, I would like to discuss the members of the healthcare team who treat concussion and give some idea what the roles of these clinicians may be, so next year parents may have some idea what to expect if their child is treated for a concussion. More


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Doctors Worry About High Injury Rates With Young Athletes
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More and more young athletes start focusing on a single sport too early — causing an increase in sports injuries. That was the consensus of three professional team doctors at a discussion on the impact of sports. The Rothman Institute hosted the event, which featured team physicians from the Flyers, Phillies and Sixers. More




Illness Risk Increases as Temperatures Rise
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As temperatures rise and summer draws near, sports practices head outside, but with those skyrocketing temperatures, the risk of heat-related illnesses increases. According to the Arkansas Department of Health, 17 Arkansans died as a result of heat-related illnesses in 2011. Heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke can occur from prolonged exposure to the extreme heat that accompanies an Arkansas summer. More


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Forethought, Caution Make for Fun, Safe Summer
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Warmer weather signals a wonderful time for young athletes. With school nearly finished, the ball fields will soon overrun with active children and adolescents. As medical practitioners, we remind parents of two specific risks children face participating in organized sports, overuse injuries and heat exhaustion. More


 
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What is Sports Medicine? Students Learn on Field, in Classroom
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Prescott (Ariz.) High School junior Caitlyn Berg had worked in the athletic training room last year when she decided to enroll in the Medical Professions program at the school. "I thought it would be cool to learn all the actual terminology, what to do for different injuries, learn more about taping and get more hands-on skills," Berg said. "I like interacting with the athletes and doing real hands-on stuff instead of just scenarios. This class gives me a step ahead of everyone else." More


 
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