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NATA Foundation 5K Returns in Indianapolis
NATA Foundation
Registration is now open for the NATA Foundation 5K Fun Run on Thursday, June 26, in Indianapolis! Sponsored by Gatorade, the event will help you jump start your day (even if you are more of a walker than a runner!) and help benefit your Foundation at the same time! All participants will receive a medal, with special recognition in the NATA News being given to the winners in each division.

Thursday, June 26
Race start time - 6:30 a.m.
$20 in advance - $25 beginning June 4

You can sign up for the Fun Run on-site, or when you complete your convention registration. If you've already registered, go to https://nata2014.expotracker.net/index.aspx and add the event. We'll see you bright and early on Thursday!
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Support the Profession and Catch a WNBA Game at Convention
NATA Foundation
Join your fellow 2014 convention attendees as the WNBA's Indiana Fever and their All-Star, Tamika Catchings, take on basketball phenom Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury on Friday, June 27, at 7 p.m. Tickets are being offered to convention attendees at a discount, with $3 from each being given back to the NATA Foundation during a check presentation at halftime. Tickets are limited, so check out the available options and buy yours today!
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Plan for NATA Foundation's Silent Auction
NATA Foundation
The 2014 NATA Research & Education Foundation Silent Auction will feature some great items again this year, such as the Dallas Mavericks collectible basketball (team autographed) and the Seattle Mariners baseball (autographed by Felix Hernandez). Located inside the AT Expo in Indianapolis, all proceeds from the auction will go toward funding athletic training scholarships and research grants. To donate items, contact John Honaman at johnh@nata.org.

Auction hours are: Thursday, June 26 - 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
                               Friday, June 27 –  10 a.m.-5 p.m. - Bids close at 4 p.m.
                               Saturday, June 28 – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. - Winning bidders pick up items

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We Want to Know: What Are You Researching?
NATA Foundation
We love to focus on athletic training research and want to hear about your research efforts. If you're currently involved in research that is advancing the athletic training profession, send us an email with a short summary. Your project could be featured in the magazine!
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Distinguished Scholars Presentation
NATA Foundation
You are encouraged to attend the NATA Foundation Distinguished Scholars presentation, where we will recognize our Foundation Research Award recipients onsite at our Indy convention: Sandra J. Shultz, PhD, ATC, FNATA - recipient of the 2014 Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research; Joseph Hart, PhD, ATC - recipient of the 2014 New Investigator Award; and Timothy S. Tourville, PhD, ATC, CSCS - recipient of the 2014 Doctoral Dissertation Award. Plus, you will not want to miss hearing our exchange lecturers: from ACSM: Brian Hainline, MD, NCAA Chief Medical Officer; from AMSSM: Nathaniel Nye, MD, Capt. USAF; and from AOSSM: Keith Kenter, MD, University of Cincinnati.

The presentation will be in ICC Sagamore Ballroom 6 on Thursday, June 27, from 4-6 p.m.

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Pinky Newell Scholarship & Leadership Breakfast
NATA Foundation
We are very excited to have the NATA Foundation Young Professionals' Committee in charge of this most important event, where we recognize our NATA Foundation Scholarship recipients, as well as the Student Challenge Award winners, the Bobby Gunn Student Leadership Award recipients and the Deloss Brubaker Awards for Student Writing. The breakfast has sold out, but NATA would like to recognize the talent and outstanding job the YPC has done!
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Free Communications Presentations
NATA Foundation
Don't forget to come by and check out the free communications poster presentations located in the AT Expo and make plans to attend an oral and/or thematic poster presentation while you are at the convention, located in rooms 243, 244 and 245. The Free Communications program provides a forum for researchers and clinicians to disseminate research and clinical case studies.
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RESEARCH AND EDUCATION NEWS

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


The New Rules for Cryotherapy: Why You're Icing Wrong
Stack.com
Athletes get injured in sports all the time, and when they do, their bodies release a number of chemicals that increase blood flow to the injury site and cause inflammation. The minutes after the injury occurs are the best time to use cryotherapy to help with healing. Although highly beneficial for healing, some chemicals also increase the sensitivity of the pain fibers in the area, making the pain more acute.
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Coming Soon: A Mouth Guard That Says If You Got a Concussion
The Huffington Post
When Anthony Gonzales received a hard tackle while playing rugby in 2011, he didn't know if he had a concussion — despite showing possible symptoms. His story is a common one among young athletes — a dangerous prospect if you consider the potential consequences of an undetected head injury. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that each year, American emergency departments treat an estimated 173,285 sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries.
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Sports-Related Injuries Can Cause Isolated Renal Trauma
Medscape
Boxers are not the only athletes who take blows to the kidneys; recreational athletes such as cyclists, skiers, and snowboarders can also sustain isolated high-grade renal trauma, investigators have found. Emergency department clinicians and surgeons should be aware that patients who sustain a sports-related injury might have high-grade renal trauma in the absence of injury to other organ systems.
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Does Banning Heading in Soccer Make Sense?
The Washington Post
On June 1, The Washington Post published an article about the Shipley School in Pennsylvania instituting a no-heading policy for its middle school soccer players because of growing concerns over the damage that concussions can cause still-developing brains. To an average sports fan, that might seem drastic. To soccer purists, it's unforgivable: Heading's a big part of the game, particularly at the upper levels.
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Tommy John Surgery Doctor Releases App to Curb Pitcher Injuries
Bloomberg
Young pitchers need help to avoid becoming part of a Major League Baseball epidemic in Tommy John elbow reconstruction procedures, orthopedic surgeon James Andrews said. Andrews, a founding member of the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama, has helped create a mobile application called "Throw Like a Pro" to help young players, coaches and parents avoid pitching injuries. The app will be available for purchase next month.
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Preventing Knee Injuries: Are We Doing It Wrong?
Healthline
Knees are essential to just about every sport, and they're the most common site of sports injuries. But the conventional wisdom about preventing knee injuries may not be accurate. If your knee hurts, you might want to try strengthening your hips, working out your abs, and improving your jumping form. The recommended exercises reflect a new understanding of how people get hurt playing games like soccer, basketball and volleyball.
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Private Donors Commit $65 Million to Studying Youth Concussions
Los Angeles Times
With the focus on concussions in young athletes intensifying across the nation, the White House unveiled a raft of initiatives aimed at preventing mild traumatic brain injury and improving its diagnosis and treatment in children. Readying for a White House event focusing on youth sports and brain safety, officials announced a fresh commitment of $65 million in private funds to boost clinical and scientific work.
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Recent Scientific Advances are Giving Hope to Spinal Cord Injury Patients
South China Morning Post
Can those suffering paralysis ever walk again? It may not be as instantaneous as in the Bible — "Get up! Pick up your mat and walk" — but advances in science in the past decade are giving sufferers of spinal cord injury hope for a treatment. Recently, in findings reported in the medical journal Brain, four young men in the U.S. who had been paralyzed for years were able to voluntarily move their legs as a result of epidural electrical stimulation of the spinal cord.
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Without Better Balance, Some Sports May Tumble
The Times of Northwest Indiana
On May 29, President Barack Obama hosted a "Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit" at the White House. Well Mr. President, to quote Paul Henreid's Victor Lazlo addressing Humphrey Bogart's Rick Blaine in Casablanca, "Welcome to the fight." In his remarks, the president admitted, "There's a lot of concern, but there's a lot of uncertainty."
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