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Celebrating Our Volunteers
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In honor of National Volunteer Week, NATA would like to take this opportunity to thank the hundreds of members who donate their time and talents by serving on NATA committees, task forces and work groups. Our association runs on the tireless work of our volunteers, and we are so grateful for your efforts! More

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Upcoming Webinar: Yoga for the Shoulder Complex
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Ginger Garner, MPT, ATC, is presenting "Holistic Rehabilitation: Medical Therapeutic Yoga for the Shoulder Complex" at 11 a.m. on April 19. Participants will be able to summarize predisposing injury risk factors in order to identify a minimum of five professional yoga therapy methods for use in shoulder rehabilitation or injury prevention. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. More

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NATA Foundation Announces Research Mentor Program
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The NATA Foundation is kicking off a new program to provide guidance and mentorship to junior faculty members involved in athletic training research. Applications are being accepted now through May 1. The program will launch at the Annual Meeting in St. Louis with a short program designed to allow mentors/mentees an opportunity to network and hear a presentation from a leading researcher. More

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Register Now for NATAPAC Breakfast
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NATA Hall of Famer Dale Mildenberger, ATC, is the speaker for the 2012 NATAPAC Breakfast at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27, at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis. Registration is now open! The cost is $50, and the proceeds will benefit the NATA Political Action Committee's efforts to effect change by supporting candidates for public office whose views and intentions align with our goals. NATAPAC is the voice of the athletic training profession, seeking better working conditions, fair access and the right to practice for all athletic trainers across America. More

Secondary School ATs: Contribute to UNC Study
on Pre-season Heat Acclimatization Strategies

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Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are interested in usage of pre-season heat acclimatization strategies in high school football. This research study is funded by the SOPHE/CDC Student Fellowship in Injury Prevention. The study is being led by Zachary Kerr, a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology, with guidance from Dr. Stephen Marshall, Dr. Dawn Comstock and Dr. Douglas Casa. Please check your e-mail in the next few days for an invitation to participate in this research study. Your participation will help to better understand the implementation of heat stroke prevention strategies, and to create interventions that will reduce sports-related heat stroke.


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Exciting Pre-Conference Workshops at Annual Meeting
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Want to learn more about the role athletic trainers play as physician extenders or how to connect the athletic training profession to performing arts? Join NATA in St. Louis this year as we discuss these topics and many more at the Pre-Conference Career Workshops on Tuesday, June 26. A fun networking reception will follow that evening to mix and mingle with your colleagues. Sessions are filling up fast, and we would hate for you to miss out on valuable information related to your profession. Information about the different workshops and breakout sessions is available at the Annual Meeting website. More

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How Exercise Can Prime the Brain for Addiction
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Statistically, people who exercise are much less likely than inactive people to abuse drugs or alcohol. But can exercise help curb addictions? Some research shows that exercise may stimulate reward centers in the brain, helping to ease cravings for drugs or other substances. But according to an eye-opening new study of cocaine-addicted mice, dedicated exercise may in some cases make it even harder to break an addiction. More

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Concussion Impact Among Young Athletes— A Gender Difference?
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Most of the concern about concussions — a topic that has run rampant through the media in recent months — is focused on men's sports. Football is the primary sport that comes to mind when thinking about this serious head injury. However, studies have shown that women are more susceptible to concussions than men, and most concussions in women's sports come from one game above all — soccer. More

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Meet LA's Sue Falsone: Only Female Head Athletic Trainer in Pro Sports
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When the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team known for groundbreaking firsts, took the field for their home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the $2.15 billion ownership deal spearheaded by Magic Johnson was still creating buzz throughout Dodger Stadium, but it wasn't the only headline. Sue Falsone also made history. The 37-year-old Falsone is the only female ever to hold the title of head athletic trainer in major professional sports. More

Nearly 30 Percent of College Athlete Injuries A Result of 'Overuse'
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Overuse injuries — found most often in low-contact sports that involve long training sessions or where the same movement is repeated numerous times — make up nearly 30 percent of all injuries sustained by collegiate athletes. And a majority of overuse injuries (62 percent) occurred in females athletes, according to a new study published in the current edition of the Journal of Athletic Training. More

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For Injured Athletes, Mind Does Matter When Recovering
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For athletes coping with season-ending injuries, physical challenges during rehabilitation can be grueling, but overcoming the sense of loss and mental hurdles while recovering can often be even tougher. Dealing with that emotional roller coaster might be more difficult than the science of healing tissue and bones. No MRI or X-ray shows how much an injury affects a teenager's psyche. More

Helmet Fit Critical to Concussion Prevention
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Proper helmet fit is a critical and easily modified risk factor for severe concussion in football players, according to researchers in Philadelphia. The findings were presented by study author Joseph Torg, MD, at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Specialty Day, in San Francisco. "Athletes wearing properly fitted helmets, as reported by team certified athletic trainers, were 82 percent less likely to experience loss of consciousness with a concussion," Torg stated. More

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