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AMCIA Calculator Now Online!
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NATA has unveiled a new online resource based on the Recommendations and Guidelines for Appropriate Medical Coverage of Intercollegiate Athletics. The interactive AMCIA tool, developed by the College/University Athletic Trainers' Committee, includes an online calculator, the definition of appropriate medical care in the college and university setting, strategies for using the calculator and a list of frequently asked questions. A list of mentors who have successfully used the AMCIA in the past is included in case new users need help. Look for a story on this helpful new resource in the May issue of the NATA News More

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NATA Introduces New Building Blocks Resource
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The NATA Research and Education Foundation has started a new initiative, "Building Blocks of Clinical Practice," in which a different athletic training issue is detailed each edition. The first is about fungal infections of the skin. Check out all the educational resources in this program.  More

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Eastern Washington Qualifies for Quiz Bowl
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New teams are being added to the 2010 National Quiz Bowl roster every month! The latest to qualify is the team from Eastern Washington University. EWU students Caitlin Kokot, Catie Fairgrieve and Jake Ritter won the District 10 competition to qualify for the national event during the 61st NATA Annual Meeting & Clinicial Symposia. The convention runs June 22-25. The Quiz Bowl is at 4:45 p.m. on June 24.  More

Biodex Balance System SD
Shows athletes their weakness and challenges them to improve. Also provides standard baseline evaluations, comparing to normative data.

Visit Biodex at NATA, Booth #1525.

Cheer on the Phillies during the Annual Meeting!
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For only $35, watch the defending National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies battle Cleveland on Tuesday, June 22, as part of an NATA Foundation fundraiser. Reserve your tickets on page two of your 61st NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia registration form under "Special Activities" and "Foundation Fundraiser."  More

Save Money by Volunteering in Philadelphia!
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NATA couldn't organize and host an event the size of this year's Annual Meeting without help from great volunteers like you. Sign up to help in Philadelphia and get a portion of your registration fee reimbursed. Volunteers must pre-register for the Annual Meeting.  More

Philly Tip of the Week
"My best budget-saver advice is this: if you load up on soft pretzels and Tastykakes you'll stay full."
– 2010 Johnson & Johnson Keynote speaker Kevin Carroll, AT Ret.

Grassroots Star of the Week: Greg Holm, MS, ATC, CSCS
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Greg Holm seized the opportunity to talk to Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) about H.R. 1137 at a local town hall meeting in Denver, Colo. Holm received great feedback from Polis and asked him to send more information about the bill. NATA thanks Holm for seizing the moment to lobby for H.R. 1137 at the grassroots level.  More

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Athletic Training: A Profession on the Fast Track
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When student athletes from Oveido's Hagerty High School are in action, chances are you'll find Titusville resident and certified athletic trainer Sarah Lufcy on the sidelines, helping to keep players hydrated and conditioned, plus standing ready if there's an emergency. Certified athletic trainer Sarah Lufcy assesses a football player's knee at Hagerty High School in Oviedo. "We're the first line of defense when an injury occurs," explains Lufcy, who got her bachelor's degree in athletic training from UCF's College of Health and Public Affairs in 2005, going on to get a master's in health services administration two years later.  More

Up Close: OSU Sports Medicine
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With the construction of the new west end zone of Boone Pickens Stadium came an array of new facilities for the Oklahoma State athletic department. One of those facilities is the sports medicine center, which is state-of-the-art and rivals the training rooms used by NFL teams. The sports medicine center boasts a digital x-ray machine, an on-site pharmacy and four hydro-therapy pools with differing depths and temperatures.  More

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The Controversy Over Aluminum Bats
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A governing body for high school baseball in Northern California says aluminum bats are still OK for now. The recent nearly fatal injury of a 16-year-old baseball player in Marin County prompted a call for a ban on aluminum bats. He was hit in the head by a line drive. NPR's Richard Gonzales looks at the controversy over whether aluminum bats add power and speed to the ball in a way that makes the game more dangerous.  More

Long-term Steroid Use Damages the Heart, Research Shows
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Long-term use of anabolic steroids damages the heart more than researchers previously believed and could be setting up many users for heart disease and death, researchers reported Tuesday. The drugs, which include testosterone and related hormones, are taken by weight lifters and other athletes to boost muscle mass. Research reported in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure shows that they can severely impair the heart's ability to pump blood throughout the body.  More


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More Concussion Education for Youth Football
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USA Football has strengthened its education courses on concussions, hydration and equipment. The governing body for youth football in the United States is adding new material to its tackle and flag football coaching courses. By the start of the 2010 season, the organization will have helped educate more than 50,000 youth coaches spanning all 50 states through its online courses and full-day coaching schools.  More

Big Ten Medical Staffs Will Examine Concussion Policies Next Week
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A Big Ten medical professional says the classroom shouldn’t be ignored when NCAA athletes are diagnosed with a concussion. Concussions are a hot topic in college sports. An NCAA safety panel recommended this week that schools create a detailed plan to handle concussions. In December, the same panel recommended a policy that athletes be sidelined until cleared by medical staff if they display concussion-related symptoms. Both the National Football League and NCAA also recommend that an athlete sit out the rest of the game or practice if diagnosed with a concussion.  More

Bradford Looks to STOP Sports Injuries
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Sam Bradford may be the top pick in the 2010 NFL draft, but he'll be the first to tell you that it wasn't just football that got him here. Bradford credits his involvement in multiple youth sports not only with honing his fundamental athletic skills, but also with keeping him from suffering his first major injury until college. He's carrying that message over into a campaign to help young athletes find success and stay healthy. The STOP Sports Injuries Campaign, launched in April by the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine in an effort to combat the rise in youth sports injuries, features several high-profile athletes, including Bradford, as spokespeople.  More

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