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Annual Meeting Early-Bird
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Early-bird rates are in effect for the NATA 62nd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia this summer in New Orleans. 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

Resource of the Week…for All NATA Members

Journal of Athletic Training Evaluates Heat Illness Tool
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Exertional heat stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States among high school athletes. Many of these deaths can be prevented. An article in the current edition of the Journal of Athletic Training reviews the development of heat illness screening instrument, offering insight to another way to protect athletes. More

Cramer Rigidlite Gameday Kit

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NATA Info/Events

EDAC Call for Abstracts
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NATA, along with the Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee, is issuing a call for abstracts for poster presentations at the 2011 Annual Meeting. Abstracts must reflect the EDAC mission by identifying and addressing issues relevant to an ethnically diverse population. The posters will be presented during the EDAC Town Hall meeting on the evening of Tuesday, June 21. All abstracts will undergo blind review and are due by April 15. More

NATA Adds YP Events at the Annual Meeting
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A legislative session with NATA Hall of Famer Keith Webster and a session with a representative from the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers' Society have been added to the Annual Meeting program for Young Professionals. Don't miss these YP Events, and mark your calendar for the networking social scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on June 21. More


The new MobileMed Athletic Trainer's case is a compact case designed for and by Athletic Trainers. It is filled with drawers, bins, tape spindles, shelves and has a table top that creates a handy workstation for dispensing meds and treating athletes. The MobileMed puts you at home, on the road.

National Athletic Training Month Focuses on Safety
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Recent news releases for National Athletic Training Month shine a light on safety: concussion awareness, heat illness, pediatric overuse injuries and more. 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

Get Ready for National Physical Education and Sport Week
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Organizers of the Let's Move in School – LMIS – initiative are urging schools to register for an LMIS event during National Physical Education and Sport Week, May 1-7. Be among the first 10,000 schools to registers an LMIS event and get a free poster. One lucky school will get a visit from the President's Council for Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. More

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Latest News

Screening Seems to Catch Dangerous Heart Condition in Kids
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A low-cost screening test detected potentially deadly heart conditions in 10 out of 400 seemingly healthy children and teens in a pilot study. The findings suggest it may be feasible to screen all school-aged children for heart conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest, the team from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia said in a hospital news release. More

Heading Taking Blame As Concussions Increase in Soccer
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Last year, high school soccer players suffered more concussions nationally than athletes in basketball, baseball, wrestling and softball combined, according to estimates from the Center for Injury Research and Policy in Columbus, Ohio. Although the media has focused on concussions in football, little has been written about the effects of concussions on soccer players. More

Can you be fit and fat?
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Many of us would describe the ideal runner's body as lean, lanky or lithe. But then someone who is none of those blows past us, leaving us questioning what "fit" really looks like. Some doctors say people who are overweight or obese will face health issues, regardless of how often or fast they run. But some studies show that heavy people who exercise can be cardiovascularly healthy and may even live longer than their sedentary but skinny peers. More

How Sports May Focus the Brain
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Who can cross a busy road better, a varsity wrestler or a psychology major? That question, which seems to beg for a punch line, actually provided the motivation for an unusual and rather beguiling new experiment in which student athletes were pitted against regular collegians in a test of traffic-dodging skill. The results were revelatory. More

Rodeo Woes: Professor Seeks Ways to Prevent Head Injuries
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A New Mexico State University professor and athletic training program director is working to help prevent common head injuries for NMSU rodeo athletes, especially those involved in rodeo events where the competitors can be thrown from animals. Mikaela Boham, NMSU Athletic Training Education Program director, said she grew up around rodeo, and her interest in the sport increased while working in the athletic training program. More

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Sports Injuries Can Have Physical, Psychological Impact
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March Madness is upon us with basketball and brackets on the brain. Sports injuries are just another topic to visit as we fill out our brackets for the Sweet Sixteen and decide which teams to choose. Unfortunately, injuries and sports go hand in hand. There are the physical ramifications to a sports injury as well as the psychological impact. More

Passing It On
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Have you been thinking about starting a sports medicine class at your high school? If so, great! If not, maybe it's time to start contemplating this excellent opportunity for students to expand their knowledge base and for you to grow professionally. In addition to providing another academic offering, a sports medicine course gives students a glimpse at different healthcare professions and the opportunity to learn new and exciting disciplines they wouldn't otherwise be exposed to during high school. More

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