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Cramer Student Lounge Returns!
Reception Highlights 2012 Annual Meeting Events

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The Cramer Student Lounge is back at this year's 63rd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia, and free internet access is only one reason to stop by. Cramer's signature event, the Student Reception, will include hamburgers, hot dogs, sides and drinks — all for FREE. Plus, students will get their Cramer giveaway items a day early. They will be distributed during the reception instead of at the exhibit hall. Other events include the Student Spirit Exchange, resume building and PBATS session. More

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Earn CEUs, Learn About Emerging Settings
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Learn about emerging settings in several workshops scheduled Tuesday, June 26, one day before the official opening of the Annual Meeting in St. Louis. Earn CEUs while getting to know about the physician extender role, jobs in public safety and the role of an athletic trainer in the performing arts. There is a free networking reception scheduled that evening as well. Don't miss this chance! More

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EDAC Grant Helps Fund Sickle Cell Trait Website
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With help from an Ethnic Diversity Enhancement Grant from the NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee, the University of South Florida Health's Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine launched a website dedicated to educating coaches, health care professionals, parents and student athletes on sickle cell trait. Learn more about the Educational Initiative on Sickle Cell Trait for the Athletic Population at Get more information about EDAC's grant program at More

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NCAA Injury Surveillance Program Training & Informational Sessions
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In St. Louis, collegiate athletic trainers will have the opportunity to learn about the NCAA Injury Surveillance Program, why it's important and how they can participate. There will also be a session for athletic trainers who are currently participating that will be focused on key definitions, data entry, data consistency and vendor specific questions. More

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Make Plans for NATAPAC Breakfast
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Save the date for the 2012 NATAPAC Breakfast! The event is 7 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27, and NATA Hall of Famer Dale Mildenberger, ATC, will be the speaker. The cost is $50, and the proceeds will benefit the NATA Political Action Committee's efforts to effect change by supporting candidates for public office whose views and intentions align with our goals. Reserve your place by registering online. More

It's Not Too Early to Think About Las Vegas
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Proposals are now being accepted for the 2013 NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia, June 24-27 in Las Vegas. Members and nonmembers are welcome to submit for Feature Presentations, Learning Labs, Special Topics, Researchers' Forum and Evidence-Based Forums. Submissions for other formats are invitation only. Proposals must be submitted by July 16. More

Register for Upcoming Webinar: Medical Yoga for the Spine
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Ginger Garner, MPT, ATC, is presenting "Medical Therapeutic Yoga for the Spine–Focus on Rotation and Flexion" at 11 a.m. CT on May 17. Participants will discuss five yoga methods to improve spine patient outcomes and assess the use biomechanical theory on compression and torque in the spine changes yoga posture alignment and prescription in order to improve outcomes. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. More

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New Jersey Begins to Tackle Sudden Cardiac Death in Scholastic Athletes
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Nothing about scholastic sports is life and death. Sure, the drive to win is strong. The desire for a college scholarship runs through player and parent. And competition breeds the best and worst in people. But nothing about scholastic sports is life and death — at least it shouldn't be. Yet every year, for about 100 teenage athletes, it is. More

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ACL: The Scariest Acronym in Sports
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Within five days, anterior cruciate ligament injuries rocked two major sports and completely changed their landscapes for the rest of the season. The circumstances surrounding these events will likely be questioned for years to come. Last Saturday, while still playing late in a playoff game despite his team well ahead, 2011 NBA MVP Derrick Rose performed one of his well-known jump stops. More

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New Center Focuses on Sport Concussion Research and Community Service
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The Center for Sport Concussion Research and Service, a new Penn State center, will advance research on sport-related concussions and provide services to local collegiate and child athletes in the form of baseline assessments that can aid in diagnosing concussions and tracking recovery. According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 1.3 million people in the U.S. sustain concussions — mild traumatic brain injuries — each year. More

Training the Athletic Trainers: Professor Wins National Award
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To study under Hardin-Simmons University professor David Stuckey is to learn a glossary of pain. In the process of helping one of his first-year athletic training classes prepare for its spring final, Stuckey fills up an entire dry erase board with a list of cringe-worthy maladies written in red marker. Turf toe, ankle sprains, tears of the MCL and meniscus, corns, bunions, dislocated hips — and that's just the lower half of the body. More


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Why Concussion Lawsuits Won't Bring an End to Football
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As a young athlete, Dustin Fink suffered 11 concussions while skiing and playing football and baseball. Three years ago, he began to suspect that the knocks had seriously damaged his brain. He kept getting headaches, had trouble sleeping, and started feeling depressed and emotionally unbalanced. For one awful moment, he says, he was on the verge of suicide. More

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Male Eating-Disorder Cases on Rise
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Eating disorders can affect both men and women. While men appear to be more comfortable with their weight, there is a rise in the number of cases of male eating disorders. Health experts say they're now seeing a rise in anorexic-type behavior in men, especially where low weight is a bonus like for gymnasts, runners, wrestlers or swimmers. More

Concussions May Be More Severe in Girls and Young Athletes
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New research in the latest issue of The American Journal of Sports Medicine shows that younger athletes and those who are female may be particularly susceptible to the damaging effects of a concussion. The research found that these athletes show more symptoms and take longer to recover from a concussion than athletes who are male or older. More


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