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Save Big Bucks! Volunteer at the Annual Meeting
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Sign up to help behind the scenes this year at the NATA 62nd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia in New Orleans. The event is scheduled June 19-22, and volunteers can get a portion of their registration fee reimbursed. You must pre-register for the meeting. Lend a hand, and save some cash! More

Resource of the Week…for All NATA Members

Check Out The New Resource
Page for Secondary School ATs

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With school districts across the country experiencing troubling budget cuts, NATA has launched a new online resource page to help athletic trainers protect their jobs. The new section of the website offers strategies and resources aimed at educating decision makers on the importance of the athletic trainer in any school athletics program. More


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NATA Info/Events

NATA Selects AmeriCares
As Japan Donation Recipient

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NATA is encouraging its members who wish to donate for Japan disaster relief to do so through AmeriCares, the Connecticut-based relief organization. Since its founding in 1982, AmeriCares has provided $10 billion to 147 countries in need. Japan is still recovering from an earthquake and tsunami last month off its northeast coast. NATA members can donate directly to AmeriCares. Click here to help. More

Encouraging Grassroots Effort
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April recess for federal legislators is today through May 2, and many members of Congress will be hosting Town Hall meetings in their home districts. Usually small gatherings, these events are a great way to educate legislators on issues relevant to athletic training. Visit your legislator's website to view the town hall schedule or check out NATA's list on our website. More

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It's Not Too Early to Think About St. Louis
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Are you interested in presenting at the 2012 Annual Meeting in St. Louis? NATA is now accepting proposals until July 15 for the event scheduled June 26-29. Proposal submissions are accepted from members and non-members in several program formats. Please read the submission guidelines before submitting. More

Wednesday Webinar Discusses Psychology of Rehab
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Pick up some useful tips during a webinar this Wednesday entitled, "Psychological Strategies for Use with Injured Athletes During the Three Phases of Rehabilitation." Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, ATC, LAT, of Weber State University explores common mental side effects of injury and outlines effective, evidence-based techniques to help athletes prevail. More

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NATA's Message on BOC Fee Changes
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NATA explains the details of how to maintain your discount on BOC recertification fees, plus why the change occurred and how it affects the profession. More

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Concussions Still A Hot Issue as Leagues Toughen Policies
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The NFL, NHL, MLB and MLS have all toughened their protocols on hits to the head in recent weeks. The NBA does not have a league-wide policy but is working on one. Laws concerning concussions in youth sports have passed during 2011 in five states — South Dakota, Iowa, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah — and bills are working their way through legislatures in other states, according to the National Athletic Trainers' Association, which backs the bills and is tracking them. More

Biodex Balance System SD -
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Visit Biodex at NATA, Booth #1149.

NATA Members Featured in PBS Special
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NATA staff and several athletic training industry experts worked with PBS on a program about high school football that aired Tuesday. The program Frontline told the story of two 15-year-old athletes in Arkansas and investigated the impact of hard hits, brain damage and heat illness. More

New Perceptions of Shoulder Injuries
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Talk about a dead arm. Using a computer-controlled cadaver to simulate a pitcher on the mound, Boston researchers are gaining insights into the causes of baseball shoulder problems — which derail more major leaguers than just about any other injury. More

Experts Call for Twist on Football Helmet Design
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A new report suggests that researchers should explore ways to redesign football helmets to reduce the risk of brain hemorrhage after a collision, a rare occurrence but one that could kill a player. In recent years, football organizations and the media have largely focused on the risk for concussions during games, especially in light of evidence that they can lead to permanent brain damage. Bleeding in the brain has received less attention. More


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Half of Americans Use Supplements
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As more than half of U.S. adults are popping vitamins and supplements, the question remains — has it made Americans healthier? That depends on whom you ask. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that more of half of U.S. adults use dietary supplements — including multivitamins, minerals and herbs. More


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Study: Short Bursts of Exercise Good for Heart
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All exercise is the same, right? Not so fast, suggests a small study of teens out of Scotland that found that high-intensity exercise may be better than endurance training for preventing cardiovascular disease because it can be done in less time. More

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