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Convention Registration is Now Open!
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Registration for NATA's 64th Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia is open! This year, all convention events will be taking place at the Mandalay Bay hotel in fabulous Las Vegas. Make sure you register early because prices go up May 1. Space is limited at some events, so reserve your spot now. Visit here for your housing needs, and register for this exciting event today!
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Celebrate and Win with NATM Social Media Contest
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In honor of National Athletic Training Month, we're sponsoring a social media contest to see how our members are promoting the profession. Using resources provided by NATA or your own creativity, post a photo to one of our social media accounts that demonstrates how you're raising awareness about athletic training. Information including rules and the list of prizes is available at the NATA site. Let's get the word out about athletic training! More


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Register for Webinar on Laser Therapy
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Paul Borsa, PhD, ATC, will be presenting "Near-Infrared Laser as a Complementary Therapy During Recovery From Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue Injuries" at 11 a.m. CT on March 14. The presentation will discuss the concept of near infrared LASER as a therapeutic modality used as a complementary therapy during recovery from musculoskeletal soft tissue injury. It will also include a detailed presentation of the LASER's biological effects on tissues and the scientific evidence regarding its effectiveness in various clinical areas such as pain management, inflammation modulation and tissue repair and rehabilitation.


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March NATA News Focuses on Youth Sports Safety
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Your latest issue of the NATA News is live online! This issue focuses on advocacy efforts following a successful Youth Sports Safety summit in Washington, D.C., including a summary of the recently released National Action Plan and the Secondary School Student Athletes' Bill of Rights. Also in our March issue is the Spring Buyers' Guide, an excellent resource for those making the purchasing decisions in their AT facilities. These stories and more are available now in the online edition, and your printed issue should be landing in your mailbox soon. More


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Join the Athletic Training Student Challenge
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The 2013 Athletic Training Student Challenge offers college/university athletic training clubs a unique opportunity to support the NATA Foundation through fundraising efforts to help our organization meet its goals. This year, in addition to raising money for the Annual Fund, schools may elect to designate their donation to go directly to one of our NATA Foundation research or scholarship endowments. Not only will this help the endowment get closer to completion, the student club will be part of history by contributing to a research or scholarship that will be granted in perpetuity.

In addition to recognizing the top contributor, we will give three awards in 2013 — First Place: Highest Overall Contribution to the Annual Fund; Highest Overall Contribution to an Endowment; and Highest Contribution from a First-Time Participant.
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New Pictures Available at NATA PhotoZone!
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PhotoZone has been updated with pictures from ATEC/iLead, the Youth Sports Safety Summit and Capitol Hill Day. Take a look to see if we caught you on camera. You could also download the PhotoZone pictures for National Athletic Training Month promotional materials. More


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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.


Noted Surgeon Wants Young Athletes to Stay Healthy by Playing Less
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James Andrews has seen enough. Enough of coaches who mean well and try hard, but who really don't know what they need to know. Enough of parents who think their son or daughter is the next superstar athlete and must be pushed and pushed and pushed. Enough of youngsters who are forced to visit him and his colleagues around the nation. More


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Concussions and the Culture of Tough
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Injuries are an inevitable part of sports, but increasingly there's a sense that concussions are a quantitatively different kind of injury from a sprained ankle or even a torn ACL. In a culture that demands toughness and rewards playing with pain or walking it off, it's difficult to change the perception that a head injury is just another obstacle to be overcome with determination. More


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The Importance of Athletic Trainers in High Schools
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They are some of the most important people at the game. No, I'm not talking about the players, or the coaches, or even the fans. They sit behind the bench. They're the athletic trainers. The men and women hired to react when an athlete goes down. Almost every college has them, but what about the high schools? Less than half the high schools in America have an athletic trainer on staff. More


Concussion Concerns Fuel Desire for Youth Hockey Bodychecking Ban
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Canadians are open to blowing the whistle on bodychecking in minor hockey. A new survey conducted on behalf of the Rick Hansen Institute says that four out of five Canadian adults consider the national game an excellent activity for children, but ... More



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Eating Disorders: Athletes at Risk?
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Last week was National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. The National Eating Disorder Awareness Organization, also known as NEDA, provides information, helps referrals and more. NEDA's website also has information about what coaches, trainers and athletes should know. More


Head Injuries a Rising Danger for Snowboarders, Skiers
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The dumbest ride Kevin Pearce ever took down the halfpipe wasn't the one that ended his snowboarding career. That run on Dec. 31, 2009, the one that resulted in a traumatic brain injury less than two months before the Vancouver Olympics, came less than three weeks after the run Pearce says he should have never taken. More




National Sleep Foundation Poll Finds Exercise Key to Good Sleep
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Exercise can affect your sleep. The results of the National Sleep Foundation's 2013 Sleep in America poll show a compelling association between exercise and better sleep. "With all the bad press that sleeping pills have gotten lately, it's good to know that there is a lifestyle approach to help us sleep better," said Dr. Barbara Phillips. "The new data indicates that it doesn't matter when we exercise, so long as we do." More


NFL Will Expand Concussion Efforts During Games
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"Where are we?" "Who did we play in the last game?" "What is the date today?" Those are some of the questions NFL players are asked after they are hit in the head during a game. Next season, they are coming to an iPad. The mandatory postinjury sideline concussion assessment tool, instituted for the 2012 season along with a baseline test done during physicals at the start of preseason, will now be used in app form by all 32 teams. More
 
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