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Grand Prize Drawing This Week!
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The NATA Annual Meeting Facebook Fan Page Contest concludes this Friday with the drawing for the Grand Prize, 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 and remember to set it for "public" viewing. Each post you share will serve as an entry into the drawing, 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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AT Educators: Register Now for Critical Thinking Webinar
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Stacy E. Walker, PhD, ATC, is presenting "Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Athletic Training Students" at 11 a.m. on April 11. Geared toward AT educators, this webinar will discuss evidence-based methods of developing a student's critical thinking skills and identify teaching strategies to help develop these skills. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. More

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'Day in the Life' Series Included in Growing Video Collection
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If you have not checked out the NATA page on Vimeo recently, we have added a great selection of new content in the last few months. The "Day in the Life" series includes videos documenting a routine day working in professional hockey, a clinic and a secondary school. Other videos include footage from the Youth Sports Summit, webinars and Hall of Fame profiles. Coming soon, we will have coverage of Capitol Hill Day as well as new episodes in the "Day in the Life" series featuring the Professional Bull Riders and Cirque du Soleil. More

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Student Membership Campaign Deadline Approaching
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The Student Membership Campaign offers an easy way for athletic training education programs to qualify for prizes, including cash for the athletic training club and free annual meeting registration. In order to qualify, students must join NATA before April 30. Full qualification and submission details are listed on the website. More

Pre-Conference Workshops Focus on Emerging Setting
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Learn more about emerging settings such as the performing arts, industrial and military in workshops scheduled before the official opening of the 63rd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia in St. Louis. Registration and housing are open, and members can get the best rates by reserving early. More


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Input on Total Knee Replacement Measures Sought
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The American Medical Association-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement is soliciting public comments on draft measures for Total Knee Replacement. The measure set is available for review and submission of comments. The public comment period closes at 5 p.m. CDT on Thursday, May 3. More

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Overuse Injuries Common Among Female College Athletes
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Overuse injuries account for more than one-quarter of all injuries suffered by U.S. collegiate athletes, a new study has found. Women — especially those who played field hockey, soccer, softball and volleyball — accounted for the majority of the overuse injuries (62 percent). For this study, researchers analyzed three years of data from male and female collegiate athletes participating in 16 team sports at the University of Iowa. More

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Raiders Athletic Trainer Who Created Knee Brace Dies at 83
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George Anderson, the longtime athletic trainer for the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders who devised an innovative knee brace that became standard for football players, died in Santa Fe, N.M., his daughter Kristi Anderson Ornstein said. He was 82 and had Parkinson's disease and diabetes. Anderson was the Raiders' original athletic trainer, beginning in 1960, three years before future owner Al Davis came aboard as head coach and general manager. More

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More Men Have Eating Disorders Than Ever Before
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Teen girls aspiring to look like their favorite celebrity or women starving themselves for weeks trying to fit into their favorite dress are the stereotypical images people think of when they hear about eating disorders. But an eating disorder is a disease that does not discriminate, and a growing number of men are now afflicted with this illness. The National Eating Disorder Association reports that one million men suffer from an eating disorder, but only 10 percent of those men seek treatment. More

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NHL Players to Participate in Ambitious Concussion Research Project
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Four deceased players — Reggie Fleming, Bob Probert, Rick Martin, Derek Boogaard. Four dissected brains. Four cases of degenerative brain disease, according to Boston University researchers. They have sounded the alarm about the potential consequences of concussions and repetitive brain trauma in the NHL, while sparking a debate about what we know, what we don't know and what we need to do. A new study hopes to deepen our understanding of brain trauma by studying hundreds of athletes over a broad spectrum of sports. More

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Woman Follows Dad's Career as Pro Sports Massage Therapist
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After graduating from Maryland's Laurel High in 1993, Jennifer (Millar) Roberts attended Prince George's Community College in Largo, Md., for about a year before she realized it was time for a change. Her father, Curt Millar, was and still is the massage therapist for the Washington Capitals of the NHL. Roberts was convinced of what she wanted to do and entered Potomac Massage Training Institute in Washington at age 19 — so young that PMTI had some reservations. More

High School's Unsung Heroes: Athletic Trainers
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Most of us only see high school athletic trainers at work when they rush to aid an injured player. But these men and women do so much more. They teach classes. Then there's plenty of taping, treating injuries, rehab, before the games at night. You're talking long days. Tony Tucker, a high school athletic trainer in Virginia, said, "It's not for the money; if it was for the money, I'd be somewhere else." More

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