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Get the Best Hotel in New Orleans
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Hotels for the 62nd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia in New Orleans are steadily filling up. Get your preferred hotel for the June 19-22 event by booking now! And don't forget to check out our Annual Meeting microsite. You’ll find programming updates, videos about New Orleans, convention shuttle information, maps and tips for seeing the city with your family. Prepare early, and make the most of this year's meeting. More

Resource of the Week…for Educators and Students

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ATrack is a powerful database that manages your student's clinical proficiency test data for their entire program. Add, edit and review records for any student from any browser. With ATrack, students also can access their proficiency results, read notes on performance and chart their own progress. They can even record their clinical hours. If you aren't using ATrack, plan now to give it a try next academic year. More

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NATA Info/Events

National Student Committee Announces Vacancies
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The National Athletic Training Students' Committee will have opportunities for seven new members this year. There will be vacancies in District One, District Two, District Four, District Five, District Seven, District Eight and District Nine. The position of Committee Chair will also be available. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1. Contact current chair Anne Kelly,, if you have questions. Find more information and the application at the NATSC section of the website. More

Support NATA Nation Through Fundraising Photo-Walk
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Native New Orleanian and avid photographer Patty Ellis will lead a photo-walk through the historic French Quarter in New Orleans on June 18. Your guide will point out sights along the way and offer tips for photographing the scenes. Photographers of all levels are welcome, both NATA members and non-members. All funds raised will go toward NATA NATION for secondary schools, NATA's treatment, injury surveillance and outcomes project conducted by Datalys Center. More

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Countdown to Capitol Hill Day, ATEC and iLEAD
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In two short months, athletic trainers from across the country will meet in Washington, D.C., for Capitol Hill Day, ATEC and iLead, which are collectively known as ELA: Educate, Lead, Advocate. Reserve your hotel room early for the events scheduled Feb. 24-28. The profession needs a strong voice on Capitol Hill! Plus, educators can get a first look at the new Competencies during ATEC, and students can network with the top brass at iLEAD. More

Committee Award Nominations Still Being Accepted
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The deadline for NATA's national awards is over, but some committee honors are still open for nomination. Eight awards for the College/University Athletic Trainers' Committee, along with one each for the Young Professionals' Committee and the Ethic Diversity Advisory Committee, are among those still open. Nominate a deserving colleague for one of these prestigious awards. More

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Latest News

Power Balance Admits No Science Behind Wristbands
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Shaquille O'Neal swears by them. The Power Balance bracelet, he says, gives him a competitive edge on the court. It's no gimmick, he says. It's for real. It may be for him, but Australian authorities say the California-based company behind the wildly popular wristbands and pendants has no business claiming that they improve balance, strength and flexibility. More

Sickle Cell May Be Hidden Danger to Young Athletes
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Scott Galloway's perspective as a high school athletic trainer changed the day a 14-year-old female basketball player at his school suffered sudden cardiac arrest and died on the court. Her cause of death — exertional sickling, a condition that causes multiple blood clots — was something Galloway had only heard of as a student years before. But he quickly made it his mission to educate others about this complication of sickle cell trait. More

Brain Injury Detection on the Hill?
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A handheld tool being developed to catch head injuries in the field could be a boon for skiers and snowboarders. Researchers from a range of disciplines working together at the Greensboro Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in North Carolina are designing a portable device that can test for mild traumatic brain injury — which can include a concussion — on the spot, anywhere from a ski slope to the scene of a car accident. More

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Steroid Testing Program Shrinks for Texas HS Athletes
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The random steroid testing program for University Interscholastic League athletes in Texas is shrinking. The Legislature initially funded the effort in 2007 with an annual budget of $3 million, but the allotment for the current school year is $750,000 – after a cut to $1 million a year earlier. A total of 4,560 athletes are scheduled to be tested in 2010-11, compared with 35,077 in 2008-09. More

Energy Drinks at Lower Doses May Help Reaction Times
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An energy drink may improve individuals' reaction times, but improvements may dwindle with increasing doses, and acute caffeine consumption among adolescents has many effects that may be influenced by gender, according to two studies published in the December issue of Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. More

Exercise May Improve Odds Against Prostate Cancer Death
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Prostate cancer patients who routinely engage in modest amounts of vigorous physical exercise appear to lower their risk of dying from their disease, new research suggests. Three hours a week or more of vigorous biking, tennis, jogging or swimming seems to improve the prognosis among such patients, the research team found. But they added that even moderate physical activity appears to lower the overall risk of dying from any cause. More

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