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Share on Facebook, Win Great Prizes
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Want to attend the Annual Meeting for free? Starting today, NATA members will have the opportunity to do just that through the NATA Annual Meeting Facebook Fan Page Contest. The rules are simple; just share posts from the page and, for each post you share, NATA will enter you into a drawing for a weekly prize. Over the next five weeks, we will offer a new prize every Friday leading up to the Grand Prize drawing April 13. The Grand Prize will be a complimentary Annual Meeting package, including registration, accommodations and airfare. Stop by the Annual Meeting fan page now and start sharing. The more posts you share, the more chances you have to win. More

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Register Now for Pediatric ACL Webinar
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Dr. Theodore J. Ganley and the Pediatric Society of North America will present "Immature ACL" at 11 a.m. March 14. Ganley will explain how to evaluate an ACL tear in the pediatric population, discuss age-related factors for ACL tears and explain why some treatments are more appropriate for skeletally immature patients. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. More

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High School Connection Available for Students
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As the field of athletic training continues to grow, more and more high school students are showing an interest in the profession. For this reason, NATA created The High School Connection, a subscription for high school students interested in learning about, and possibly pursuing, an athletic training education/career. Among the benefits included is a subscription to the printed edition of the NATA News. More

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Don't Miss These YP Events at the Annual Meeting
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The premiere event of the Annual Meeting for Young Professionals is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, in the Cramer Young Professionals' Lounge. This is a chance to meet members of the NATA Board of Directors, Hall of Fame and those in leadership positions in your district. It's also a relaxing atmosphere for networking. NATA also has a YP session with the Professionals Baseball Athletic Trainers' Society on the books, as well as the YP annual community service event. More

EDAC Call for Abstracts
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The NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee is issuing a call for poster presentation abstracts for the 2012 Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia. Presented during the EDAC Town Hall Meeting the evening of June 28, the abstracts must reflect the EDAC mission by identifying and addressing issues relevant to an ethnically diverse population. Abstracts are due by April 16. More


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Athletic Training Month Continues
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National Athletic Training Month 2012 got off to a great start, with athletic trainers around the country already interacting with the public, the media and other professions. The first day of an NATM Twitter campaign was March 1, and another opportunity to participate will be this Thursday. To find out what hashtag to use, look at page 2 of the PR Toolkit. More

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New Eating Disorder Center Opens At University of Florida
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A new center at the University of Florida — the state's first university-based eating disorders program — aims to silence that inner criticism which can make having pizza out with the girls an ordeal. It drove Simone Pierson to run six miles, six days a week and kept her from touching anything like cheese. More

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UT Arlington Team Studying Concussions in Student-Athletes
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Dr. Damond Blueitt and other members of a UT Arlington team that is studying concussions in Dallas-Fort Worth area student athletes gave presentations over the weekend at a concussion summit at UTA. They were joined by other leading researchers from across the nation at an event meant to further educate doctors, coaches, athletic trainers and parents on the best protocols for ensuring that concussed young athletes don't play again too soon. More

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Young Arms and Curveballs: A Scientific Twist
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For decades, it has been an article of faith for parents of young pitchers: Do not let them throw curveballs. The reason was simple. Contorting elbows — all in the service of ever more competitive baseball at ever younger ages — puts more strain on the joint than arms can handle. But as the research into the biomechanics of pitching has evolved, the debate has grown more robust, and more perplexing. More

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'Hidden' Damage Can Be Common
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No one ever thinks he or she will have a brain injury. Yet, have you ever had a concussion from being tackled while playing sports? Have you ever suffered a head injury from a car accident or bicycle fall? Do you know someone who has had a stroke or aneurysm? People who have had brain injuries are around us every day, and we may never know it. More

Barefoot Running Has Become Trendy, But Is It Safe?
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After suffering a number of injuries, from shin splints to tendonitis in his ankle, Chase Williams, 27, of Lumberton, Texas, almost gave up running completely. Instead, he took up a friend's suggestion to run barefoot — which Williams has done the past 16 months. "The way it feels, there is freedom, no restrictions — you get instant biofeedback," Williams said. More

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