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Annual Meeting Discount Deadline Almost Here!
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Registrations for the 61st NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia have been pouring in since March. Congratulations to those who booked early and got the discount. Time is running out to take advantage. The early bird discount ends April 30, less than two weeks from today. Join us in Philadelphia from June 22-25!  More

Resource of the Week…For Educators

Take Advantage of the CIE Seminar
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Start planning for the Clinical Instructor Educator Seminar on Monday, June 21, in Philadelphia. We're making it easier than ever; simply add the CIE Seminar to your Annual Meeting registration. (Or register only for the CIE Seminar.) The day-long event is worth 7 CEUs!  More

Cramer Emergency Kit
With a heavy duty PVC Tarpaulin shell, the Cramer Sideline Emergency kit is designed to help bring together all of the necessary emergency management tools into one easily identifiable and easy to organize wheeled bag. The four interior bags can be labeled for a variety of specific needs and are color coded for fast, visual recognition in an emergency. MORE

NATA Info/Events

Nominate Your Colleague for the Gatorade Service Award
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Do you know a secondary school athletic trainer who deserves recognition? Nominate that person today for the Gatorade Service Award. The annual award recognizes a certified athletic trainer in each district, at the secondary school level, who has provided outstanding service and dedication to his or her school.  More

Grassroots Star of the Week
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After hitting Capitol Hill with NATA in February, Greg Janik, MS, ATC, followed up his visit by requesting a meeting with his congressman at his local office. Janik and three athletic training students met with Rep. Christopher Carney (D-PA) to discuss the athletic training profession and to ask for his support for H.R. 1137. Janik also invited Carney to tour the King's College athletic training facilities. Janik's story is a great example of persistence, and his effort has earned him the Grassroots Star of the Week!  More

Plan Your Philadelphia Schedule with the Itinerary Builder
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Use the handy Itinerary Builder to make sure you don’t miss your favorite educational sessions and events during the Annual Meeting. Use it to create and print your schedule. More

Play it S.A.F.E. with Biodex
Biodex has teamed up with CSMI and 360 Balance to address the difficult return-to-play decisions with an objective web-based database solution that includes both cognitive and functional assessment.

Visit Biodex at NATA, Booth #1525.

Be a Speaker in 2011
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It's not too early for the 2011 Call for Proposals! We are now accepting proposals for educational programming at the 2011 NATA Annual Meeting to be held next year in New Orleans. Help keep the profession on the cutting edge by submitting your ideas for workshops and sessions.  More

Philly Tip of the Week
"There's a presentation I think will be very helpful for athletic trainers who are responsible for the administrative and leadership aspects of college/university athletic health care programs. It's called 'Delivering College & University Athletic Training Services in a Health Care Model.' It will present a somewhat unique way of organizing for the delivery of traditional athletic training services."
-Convention Program Committee Chair Rich Ray, EdD, ATC

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Health & Development

Sickle Cell Testing, Unless Athletes Balk
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The Division I Legislative Council of the National Collegiate Athletic Association approved a new rule Tuesday mandating that all athletes be tested for the sickle cell trait. The rule, however, allows athletes to opt out of testing if they sign a waiver “releasing an institution from liability." The sickle cell trait is found in about 8 percent of African-Americans, and in less than 1 percent of white Americans. During intense exercise, the red blood cells of those with the trait can elongate and change shape, blocking blood flow in vessels and damaging muscles such as the heart. Eight college football players have died from acute rhabdomyolysis, as a result of carrying the sickle cell trait, in the past decade. Some of these players were unaware that they had the trait.  More

Turf Toe Plates
Foot Management offers turf toe plates for prevention and treatment of turf toe. Limit dorsiflexion at the MP joints. Also for bunionectomy, fractured rays and distal implants. MORE

Blood Spinning Promising; Studies Inconclusive
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A treatment for common sports injuries that involves shooting the patient's own blood directly into the wound is gaining popularity among professional and recreational athletes, but doctors say that while the therapy is promising, it's hardly a miracle cure. Sports medicine doctors expect a renewed rush of interest in the treatment after Tiger Woods said last week that he's used platelet-rich plasma therapy, sometimes referred to as "blood spinning," to help recover from injuries to his left knee and right Achilles tendon.  More


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Injury Rehabilitation

Missouri High School Athletes May Get Heads Up on Head Injuries
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NATA has contacted this news source to thank them for the important coverage and remind them of appropriate terminology to describe athletic trainers.

The state of Missouri wants high school athletes to have a heads up on head injuries. A new bill would require athletes to take a cognitive pre-test before participating as well as take extra steps to prevent injured players from returning to action. Players who receive multiple concussions in a short period of time can suffer from early onset dementia, as well as memory loss and emotional problems. 

Pitching a Healthy Game to Kids
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Experts are calling pitching injuries in youth baseball an epidemic. How to prevent them is of course the big question. Pitching great Tom Glavine recently watched his son's little league practice, and he had some advice you might be surprised to hear. "You know, I wouldn't let a kid at eleven years old throw a breaking ball. I never threw a breaking ball until I got to high school."  More

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Stromgren "Hammy" Hamstring Support System

Compression short, with neoprene in the back of the leg, and supporting straps, can help prevent and treat hamstring injuries

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Cramer Products

Established in 1918, Cramer Products is a worldwide leader in sports medicine products and provides sports medicine solutions for athletic trainers, coaches and athletes at all competitive levels.

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When your patient needs a Heel Lift, use the very best!
Here at Warwick Enterprises we manufacture high quality products for professionals in the medical field. We offer the Adjust-A-Lift Heel Lift , Warwick Heel Wedge, Full Sole Lifts along with our newest product the "Kinetic Comfort Heel Pad" This new product remedies daily accumulation of micro-trauma of standing and walking.
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Sports Concussion Management for Athletes
CogState Sport is a computerized concussion test and management system used by professional, elite and amateur athletes all over the world. CogState Sport is proven sensitive to mild cognitive changes and helps guide medical decisions about return-to-play and rehabilitation.
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