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National Athletic Training Month Going Strong
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National Athletic Training Month 2011 is past the halfway mark, and news reports about the professional have been spotted in dozens of places such as the Hartford Courant and Health News Digest. Keep the momentum going by pitching in with your own grassroots public relations effort. We have logos, Athletic Training e-Cards, brochures and several other tools to help. More

Resource of the Week…for All NATA Members

Webinar Discusses Psychology of Rehab
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Pick up some useful tips during the April 20 webinar: "Psychological Strategies for Use with Injured Athletes During the Three Phases of Rehabilitation." Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, ATC, LAT, of Weber State University explores common mental side-effects of injury and outlines effective, evidence-based techniques to help athletes prevail. More

Cramer Rigidlite Gameday Kit

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NATA Info/Events

Gatorade Secondary School Service Award
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Time is running out to nominate a colleague for the Gatorade Secondary School Service Award. Nominations will be accepted until March 31. The award recognizes a certified athletic trainer, at the secondary school level, who has provided outstanding athletic health care and service to the school community. All awards will be presented by the NATA Secondary School Committee, in association with Gatorade, at the 62nd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia this summer in New Orleans. More

Early-Bird Discount Window is Open
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Early-bird rates are in effect for the Annual Meeting. Sign up before May 1 to get the best pricing. Non-members can bundle convention registration into a professional development package that includes member dues. And members can earn additional registration discounts by signing up to volunteer at the event! More

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New Think Tank: Treatment and Coding
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The "Treatment and Coding" forum has been added to the Think Tanks. This is a forum for members from all settings to discuss treatments and modalities performed by athletic trainers as described in the CPT book, including best practices and treatment trends. This Think Tank will also be a resource for the AMA/NATA coding group. More

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Latest News

How Can Teen Athlete Deaths Be Prevented?
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VideoBrief Although four athlete deaths in two weeks may seem like a lot, it's consistent with the national average for scholastic athletes, it does draw attention to questions that have been looming for years: Should there be more extensive health screenings before young people can participate in sports? And should schools be required to have defibrillators? More

Can Concussions Really Be Stopped by Modern-Day Helmets?
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Concussions and helmet safety in football have become hot-button issues — and while medical experts, coaches and now even lawmakers are getting involved in preventing brain injury, many experts say the science simply isn't available to fully prevent concussions on the football field. At least not quite yet. More

Manager Loses Eye, Becomes Latest Victim Of Line Drive
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Baseball line drives usually make headlines in two ways — when they save the game and when they do great harm. This week's headlines fall in the latter category: Atlanta Braves minor league manager Luis Salazar has lost an eye after being hit in the face by a line-drive foul ball last week. More

The Sports Doctor: Art to Sports Medicine
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In dealing with sports-related injuries, whether it's with a world champion, a high school or college player, a young child athlete or a baby boomer, there is definitely an art to sports medicine. Dealing with never-ending decisions, outlooks and expectations is part of the art. How much time off? When can I return to play? How aggressive can I be? Doctors, physical therapists, athletic trainers, coaches and parents are some of the people making these decisions, and it's far from an exact science. More

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Kevin Turner's Rugged Road
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Ten months ago, Kevin Turner, an eight-year NFL veteran and 41-year-old father of three, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the incurable neuromuscular disorder commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Turner's arms don't work well, his hands even less. His pinch strength, a measurement of the strength generated by the thumb and forefinger, is one pound. That's comparable to an infant. He doesn't have enough might to squeeze toothpaste out of a tube. More

Is Fitness All in the Genes?
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Why do some people respond to an aerobic workout routine by becoming incredibly fit, whereas others who exercise just as hard for months end up no fitter than when they began? That question has bedeviled countless people who've started exercise programs. It has also motivated a major new study of the genetics of fitness. More

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