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Countdown to Vegas: Club NATA 2013
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Ready for a welcome event unlike any other? Get ready to dance and sing as Club NATA presents the Spazmatics in concert! The self-proclaimed "super nerds that rock" will perform your favorite '80s hits with all the awesome sounds, styles and way-cool dance steps of the decade! The Spazmatics deliver a night of pure energy, so come ready to scream and shout and let it all out! Rumor has it Elvis (and a few other celebrities you might recognize) love the Spazmatics, so be ready to capture the moment ... before he leaves the building! Cash bars only. Registered guests welcome.

Not a party animal? We'll have an area away from the chaos where you can relax and catch up with colleagues.


New Webinar on Islam & Athletics
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Jennifer Dix, MS, ATC, LMT, will be presenting "Islam & Athletics: Providing Culturally Competent Care for Muslim Athletes" at 11 a.m. CT on June 5. The content will include: a basic understanding of Islamic culture, traditions and challenges that may be presented in the sports medicine setting, gender specific issues related to providing culturally competent medical care and creating a plan addressing the specific needs of athletes fasting for Ramadan during their athletic season.

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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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Make Plans for NATAPAC Breakfast
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Save the date for the 2013 NATAPAC Breakfast! NATA Hall of Famer and NATAPAC Board member Sandy Miller, ATC, LAT, will be the speaker at the event that will take place at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25. Support NATA's Political Action Committee by attending this year's annual event. Each ticket purchased makes a contribution to NATAPAC. You can also sponsor a student or young professional to attend this important event. Details are on the convention registration form. Sign up early — this event traditionally sells out! More

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April 30 is Deadline for Early Bird Annual Meeting Discount
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Early-bird rates are in effect for the 64th NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia this summer in Las Vegas. Sign up by April 30 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. The Preliminary Program is available at the Annual Meeting website so you can start planning your week now. More

  Heart Screening for Young Athletes

CardeaScreen is a portable ECG device designed to support accurate identification of life-threatening cardiac conditions in athletes. The Bluetooth device transmits electrical signals from the patient to a Windows PC for analysis. Algorithms in-tune with an athletic heart analyze the 12-lead ECG and identify abnormal conditions that increase cardiac risk.

NCAA Sports Science Institute Offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
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The Sports Science Institute at the NCAA is offering a postdoctoral research fellowship based out of the NCAA's Indianapolis headquarters. The scholar in this position will collaborate with the NCAA's Chief Medical Officer and NCAA research department to analyze and disseminate data from a variety of national research studies of student-athlete health and well-being. The ideal candidate will have experience in epidemiology, sports injury and/or psychological health. A strong background in research and statistics, and an ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences is required. More


Disclaimer: Headlines include recent stories in the media on athletic training and sports medicine and do not reflect NATA statements, views or endorsements. Headlines are meant to inform members on what the public is reading and hearing about the field.

Treating Traumatic Game-Time Injuries
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As the world recently watched Kevin Ware's horrific leg injury, many questions arose. How much pain is he in? How does this happen? Will the doctors be able to fix it? Will he return to basketball? Behind the scenes, the medical team (usually consisting of a certified athletic trainer and team physician) is only thinking about attending to the injury quickly so there is no further damage and the athlete is made as comfortable as possible. More

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Amid Boston Marathon Horror, a Brother Lends a Hand
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There's a picture on the front page of Tuesday's Boston Globe: In the background of the shot, someone is bent over an injured spectator, administering care. I looked close at the picture and realized that "someone" was my brother Jack. Jack's been volunteering as an athletic trainer at the Boston Marathon for several years, and he was stationed at the finish line only yards from the scene of the first explosion. More

  GT Training Coincides with NATA

Attend Graston Technique® training in Las Vegas, June 23-24, prior to the NATA Conference. Learn how to use GT to treat soft tissue lesions with the depth, pressure and specificity necessary to affect challenging musculoskeletal conditions. Discover how a mechanical advantage can save your hands and help your patients. Details

Concussion Confusion
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Zoya Johnson, a former gymnast at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, had her last concussion two years ago — and six others before that. She fell on her neck from the high bars. As an athlete and a student, being concussed kept her from studying, from falling asleep. She struggled with nausea and dizziness. Today, Johnson still takes seizure medication during the day, and other medicine to help her sleep. More

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We Can Do More to Protect Young Athletes
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There is a scene in the new movie "42" where Jackie Robinson is smacked on the head by a deliberate bean ball. Robinson took the hit without the protection of a batting helmet. In the movie, he is dazed, but suffers nothing more than a bruise and a cut. On the diamond last Friday, Petaluma High School batter Corey Echols took a pitch that thumped him in the head. "Thump" is the correct word because the sound of ball hitting helmet was audible to all in the stands. More


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Rehabilitation Filled With Fear, Doubt
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It's an athlete's worst nightmare: Sustaining a season-ending injury that's often followed by months of rehabilitation filled with fear, frustration or doubt. Press-Gazette Media found three female athletes going through that process. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay freshman Kaili Lukan and Bay Port senior Bobbi Blau tore ACLs in basketball, while Green Bay Notre Dame senior Kylie Ness ruptured her Achilles tendon playing soccer. More

Nursing the Brain Back to Health
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Much like professional sports leagues, the Minnesota State High School League's concussion policy has shifted in the last decade, carved and refined by the recent influx of research. "We've kind of been on top of things, trying to stay on top of things for a number of years, and it's taken quite a bit of time to get everybody to the level where they are now," said Kevin Friesen, athletic trainer for Grand Rapids High School sporting events since 2001. More

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Athletic Trainers Lacking for Vermont Collision Sports
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Of the 48 Vermont high schools that offer collision sports — football, hockey, wrestling and boys lacrosse, as listed by the American Academy of Pediatrics — 14 do not currently have any athletic training coverage and only 13 have full-time staff. According to Senate Bill No. 4, or S.4, schools "shall ensure that a health care provider is present at any athletic event in which a high school athletic team participates in a collision sport." More

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Achilles Tendon Injury Fatal Only to Achilles
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According to Greek mythology, Achilles was an invincible warrior during the Trojan War. His power, it was thought, came from being dipped in the River Styx as a child by his mother. However in so doing, she gripped him tightly by the back of the heel, not allowing the water to touch him there. Shortly after Achilles conquered Troy, a cowardly Trojan — guided by an angry Apollo — ambushed Achilles, striking him with an arrow in his only vulnerable spot, and killed him. More

Precautions Necessary to Avoid Springtime Sports Injuries
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Spring is in the air. Many students may be ready to jump into springtime routines and release all of their pent-up energy from winter, but months of cold weather may have left some students' bodies with a little less "can do" than they remember. This difference can lead to injuries from overexertion or lack of preparation. With spring intramural games underway, the risk for sports-related injuries also increases. More

Athletic Training Students Host Event to Educate High School Students
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The School of Health and Medical Sciences' Department of Athletic Training at Seton Hall University sponsored the student-run "Seton Hall Athletic Training Day" on Friday, March 15, in recognition of National Athletic Training Month. Students from local high schools in Clifton and Roxbury attended the campus program focused on providing invaluable information to those interested in a career in athletic training. More
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