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Annual Meeting Registration is Now Open!
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Registration for the 63rd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia opened March 1. Online registration is easy, and those who sign up by April 30 receive big discounts on the June 26-29 event in St. Louis. This meeting promises to be a special one, highlighted by more than 200 educational sessions and J&J Keynote Speaker J.R. Martinez, the former Iraq veteran and Dancing With the Stars champion. Read about Martinez in the March edition of the NATA News. More

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Register Now for Holistic Rehabilitation Webinar
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Ginger Garner, MPT, ATC, is presenting, "Holistic Rehabilitation: Medical Therapeutic Yoga for the Shoulder Complex," at 11 a.m. on April 19. The webinar will discuss the safe application of yoga for the shoulder complex and identify two PYT yoga pre-postures allowing for concurrent evaluation and intervention in shoulder rehabilitation. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. More

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ACL Research Retreat Scheduled in March in North Carolina
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Time is running out to sign up for the ACL Research Retreat VI to be held March 22-24 in Greensboro, N.C. The retreat features keynote presentations from cutting edge researchers in the field and 15-minute podium presentations of original research related to ACL injury epidemiology, risk factor assessment and prevention. Significant time will be provided for group discussion among clinicians and researchers. Get your meeting information and a final program here. More

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Professional Education Committee: Call for Volunteers
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The NATA Professional Education Committee is seeking additional members with expertise in clinical instruction. Interested candidates should submit a resume and letter of application detailing their experience as a clinical instructor and their thoughts on the direction of professional education. Please submit applications electronically to Applications will be accepted until March 30. More

NATA Grassroots Star: John Reynolds
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John Reynolds, MS, ATC, VATL, represented athletic training as part of a panel discussion hosted by the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation in Washington, D.C., on March 1 in honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month. The event began with a special screening of CNN's documentary, "Big Hits, Broken Dreams," exploring concussions in high school football, and was followed by the panel discussion focusing on youth sports concussions. NATA thanks Reynolds for representing the profession at this important event. More


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Athletic Trainer Tom Abdenour Gives Aztecs an Edge
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A half-hour after San Diego State ended a three-game losing streak with a harrowing 67-58 overtime win against Wyoming, coach Steve Fisher walked into the Viejas Arena training room. There was Garrett Green with his sprained right ankle in an ice bucket. Not far from him was Jamaal Franklin, his left ankle encased in ice, too. But Fisher was there to see head athletic trainer Tom Abdenour, to thank him. More

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Does a Hunger to Win Fuel Eating Disorders?
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It wasn't like Sarah Sumpter had a secret. She wasn't sneaking around eating things she shouldn't or pretending to be in bed sleeping when she was really off exercising her brains out. Like many young, talented, determined high school athletes, Sumpter was methodical and organized in her behavior, laying her eating disorder out in public, for coaches, teammates and family members to see and react to. More

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Deaths Triple Among Football Players Over 15-Year Span
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Heat-related deaths among football players across the country tripled to nearly three per year between 1994 and 2009 after averaging about one per year the previous 15 years, according to an analysis of weather conditions and high school and college sports data conducted by University of Georgia researchers. More

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Study: Concussions Affect Teens More Than Kids and Adults
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Teenagers who suffer a concussion are more sensitive than adults or children to its aftereffects, Canadian researchers report. Concussions can affect short-term memory in adolescents, which is essential for reading and calculating, and those effects can last for six months or longer, the study authors found. More

Finding Unseen Damage of Traumatic Brain Injury
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The soldier on the fringes of an explosion. The survivor of a car wreck. The football player who took yet another skull-rattling hit. Too often, only time can tell when a traumatic brain injury will leave lasting harm — there's no good way to diagnose the damage. Now scientists are testing a tool that lights up the breaks these injuries leave deep in the brain's wiring, much like X-rays show broken bones. More

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Pediatricians Stress Moderation for Little Leaguers
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Baseball and softball are some of the safest sports for kids to play, but parents and coaches should still be sure youth are properly trained to avoid getting hurt in the field or batter's box, according the nation's largest organization of pediatricians. New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics also emphasize the importance of keeping an automated external defibrillator nearby in case of heart problems and having protective equipment that fits well. More

The Rise of the Mental Game
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Decades after Yogi Berra's cliches about the cerebral elements of baseball, athletes, teams and even corporate executives are taking an increased interest in honing the mental aspects of their performance through the use of sport psychology. It's a field that is remarkably broad, addressing issues of anxiety, self-regulation, confidence, practice routines and motivation. More

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