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Annual Meeting Early-Bird Discount Window is Open
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Early-bird rates are in effect for the 63rd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia this summer in St. Louis. Sign up by April 30 to get the best pricing. Members can earn additional registration discounts by signing up to volunteer at the event. The Preliminary Program is available at the Annual Meeting website so you can start planning your week now. More

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AT Educators: Sign Up Now for Upcoming Webinar
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Stacy E. Walker, PhD, ATC, is presenting "Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Athletic Training Students" at 11 a.m. CT on April 11. Participants will understand the evidence-based methods of developing a student's critical thinking skills in didactic and clinical education and identify teaching strategies that can be utilized to develop critical thinking skills. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and this webinar is worth one CEU. More

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Weekly Prizes From Annual Meeting Facebook Page Contest
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Last week, we gave away another weekly prize for the NATA Annual Meeting Facebook Fan Page Contest. We will be giving weekly prizes for two more weeks, leading up to a drawing for the Grand Prize, which is a complimentary Annual Meeting package including registration, accommodations and airfare. All you need to do to qualify is share a post from the Annual Meeting fan page. Each post you share will enter you into a drawing for the weekly prize as well as the Grand Prize, so 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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Last Week of National Athletic Training Month
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National Athletic Training Month is wrapping up this week, but there's still time to take action. News reports about the profession have been spotted in many places and there has been great participation via social media. Also, don't forget to submit your project to the NATM Public Relations contest. The contest recognizes outstanding PR achievements by NATA districts, states, individuals or student groups. More

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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FWATA Annual Symposium in San Diego
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The District Eight Annual Meeting is April 13-15 at the Town & Country Resort in San Diego. In the March NATA News, the registration fee was listed incorrectly. The pre-registration fee is actually $175 for certified members, and pre-registration lasts through April 4. NATA regrets the error. Find more information about the District Eight meeting and register for the event at the meeting site. More

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Dodgers Trainer Breaks Through in Male-Dominated World
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The NATA has more than 30,000 members worldwide, and 52 percent are female. Certainly by 2012, one of those thousands of women would have become the head of her department for a major pro sports team, right? Nope, not until Sue Falsone was named the Dodgers' head athletic trainer/physical therapist. More

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Student Athletic Training Demands Time, Focus
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On an early March morning, CSU Fresno's Duncan Athletic Training Room remains desolate except for a few drop-bys from a student-athlete or two and members of the lacrosse team. Empty rows of tables and the faint whirring of an ice machine in the background contribute to the relaxed ambience of the room. More

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Pediatricians Sound Alarm on Overuse Sports Injuries
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Baseball shoulder, gymnast wrist, runner's knee. These are just a few of the labels sports medicine specialists use to describe the increasing number of repetitive-use injuries they see in young children. April is National Youth Sports Safety Month and sports medicine experts at Johns Hopkins Children's Center would like to remind parents, coaches and pediatricians that fractures, sprains and concussions are not the only traumas they need to watch out for. More

Experts Talk About How to Protect Kids from Head Injuries
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Kids are known to be resilient when it comes to injuries — broken bones generally heal stronger and faster with kids than they do for adults. But that's not the case when it comes to concussions. With the concussion issue at the forefront of sports injuries, employees and medical personnel at the Windsor, Conn., Recreation Department and Banner Health's Medical Arts Centre are making sure young athletes are receiving proper care should they get a concussion playing sports. More

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The Rodeo Circuit: Bucking Bulls and Broken Bones
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It's spring, and that means rodeo season is ramping up, especially in the American West. Some professional cowboys will soon be competing almost every night in bull riding, calf roping or steer wrestling. But along with the trophy buckles and cash prizes, cowboys also bring home injuries — some of them severe. More

Tips for Avoiding Injury During Marathon Training
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With the Boston Marathon around the corner, Brendan Carman, MPT, ATC, director of rehabilitation at Mass Bay Spine & Sport Physical Therapy in Marshfield, Mass., shares his insight on the causes of running injuries and how to avoid them. Carman has treated countless injuries in runners who are training for marathons and half-marathons over the years. Here are some causes of certain injuries when training. More

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