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Annual Meeting Discount Deadline Next Week
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If you haven't registered for the Annual Meeting, don't miss your last chance to save on registration fees. Register before June 3 and you will receive a $50 discount off the onsite rate. To see what is being offered in St. Louis, take a look at the Final Program, which was just posted to the Annual Meeting site. It features a comprehensive look at educational sessions and the schedule for all of our biggest events. More


NATA Twitter Shoots Past 5,000 Followers
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By the end of last week, NATA1950 had 5,081 followers on Twitter. Athletic trainers who follow us on Twitter get the latest news from the industry and updates from the association with several Tweets per day. Thanks for helping us make NATA1950 a success on Twitter. If you aren't following us, sign up today and help us make it to 6,000!

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Calling All Olympic Athletic Trainers!
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The NATA PR department is looking for exciting stories and case histories of members who are currently working with Olympic athletes. Email a brief background, along with your contact information (title, phone and email) to Please respond only if we can tell the media about your story and your work with Olympic athletes. More

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The Excel's unique circumferential lacing system tightens all the way around the brace for a better conforming and more comfortable fit. This brace is designed for athletes who prefer the comfort and mobility of a lace up brace but desire the added support and security of a traditional tape job.

Sport Safety International and NATA Partner
to Offer Risk Management Continuing Education Courses

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Sport Safety International, a division of the Rehberg Konin Group, has combined efforts with NATA to offer a series of online continuing education courses focusing on the importance of sport safety and risk management. Five courses: Pediatric Sport Safety, General Medical Management, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Sports Safety and Concussion each contain current, evidence-based information. Each course has been peer reviewed by content experts. Athletic trainers who successfully complete all five courses can earn up to 10 BOC CEUs. To register for one or more of the courses, or to learn more about Sport Safety International, visit the NATA Knowledge Center. A portion of the proceeds from each course benefit the NATA Foundation. More

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National Quiz Bowl Field Set
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The 10 teams that will compete at the 2012 NATA Quiz Bowl in St. Louis have been determined. Scheduled at 4:45 p.m. on June 28 at the 63rd NATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia, the Quiz Bowl is now in its fourth year and features teams from each district in a two-round Jeopardy!-style competition. The event will take place in Hall 5 at the convention center after the Johnson & Johnson Keynote Speaker. See which teams have qualified. More

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Sale Underway at NATA Store
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In honor of Memorial Day, the NATA Store is offering customers 30 percent off their total order. The offer applies to all orders of $50 or more on Healthy Learning books, DVDs, digital downloads, streams and e-books. Be sure to stop by and take advantage of the savings. Use code MDS-12 at checkout to receive your discount. The sale will end June 8. More


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

Parents Weigh Risks of Youth Football Amid Concussion Debate
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The chorus of concussion concerns is growing with big names in the lead. Former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner has labeled the notion of his two school-age sons playing football a "scary thing" and says he'd prefer they didn't. Now, the father of three-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady is expressing reservations about how he'd handle it if his son were just starting out. More


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Protective Goggles Not a Big Hit for All Players
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Last fall, the National Federation of State High School Associations mandated the use of protective eyewear for field hockey players on its member teams — the Maine Principals' Association had required it for Maine high schoolers four years earlier. The NCAA, which oversees college sports, is now researching whether to mandate goggles for its players. More

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Schools Watch for Sports Head Injuries
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Dozens of high school students in Greater Boston experienced head injuries while playing ice hockey and basketball this winter, according to a Boston Globe survey of more than 40 leading programs. The numbers, while far lower than those collected by the Globe in the fall for football and girls' soccer teams, show that injuries are not uncommon for area high school athletes who play in winter sports. More


Eating Disorders a Risk for Elite Athletes
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The social and cultural pressures in elite sports are immense and can trump athletes' own psychological strength, a sports psychologist has said. Dr Anthony Papathomas from Loughborough University was commenting after news that the triathlete Hollie Avil has walked away from the sport just months before the London Olyympcs because of her battle with an eating disorder and depression. More

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Youth Concussion Bill Expected to Go to Floor in Michigan
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A bill aimed at addressing concussions in youth sports is described as "common-sense" legislation by Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, even though the Michigan High School Athletic Association already has guidelines in place for dealing with concussions. Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand says the team has unwavering and strong support for Senate Bill 1122, which has three goals. More

Funeral Arrangements Set for Longtime Grambling Athletic Trainer
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Funeral arrangements for longtime Grambling athletic trainer Eugene "Doc" Harvey have been finalized. Harvey served as the athletic trainer at GSU for more than three decades under the late legendary head coach Eddie Robinson. Harvey was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame in 1986. More

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Umpires Could Be at Risk of Heat Related Illness
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On hot and humid day, umpires can struggle to beat the heat. Umpires should be conscious of staying hydrated and seek every opportunity to grab a little shade and a drink between innings. The Athletic Trainers' Society of New Jersey recommends steps to help umpires and athletes prevent heat illness during baseball and softball. More

Vision Training Program at Cincinnati Gets Notice
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University of Cincinnati outfielder Justin Glass tosses a plastic, colored ball to infielder Joey Bielek, who's sitting a few feet away wearing strobe goggles that blind him for fractions of a second. Catch the ball. Call out the color. Do it again. It seems to work. The Bearcats baseball team implemented a comprehensive vision training program before last season and got surprisingly good results. More
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