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NATA Foundation Block Party in St. Louis
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Help the NATA Foundation kick off the Annual Meeting with a Block Party on Tuesday, June 26, from 6:30-10 p.m. at Laclede's Landing in St. Louis! A $20 tax-deductible donation to the NATA Foundation gets you a Party Pass to the hottest event in town. The street will be closed down so you can enjoy live entertainment from two local bands and mingle with your colleagues before the Annual Meeting begins. Plus, your Party Pass includes discounts to more than a dozen bars and shops within the historical district. The Party Pass is valid all week, so even if you can't make the party, you won't miss out on this great opportunity to save big bucks while supporting the important work of the NATA Foundation. Tickets may be purchased in advance on your Annual Meeting registration form. More

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Steroids Webinar Now Available to View
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Robert Kersey, PhD, ATC, CSCS, presented "Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids: What Does the Evidence Suggest?" The presentation summarizes the best available, peer-reviewed, evidence regarding anabolic-androgenic steroids. Sub-topics include: defining these compounds, clarifying their efficacy related to anabolism and performance, briefly discussing AAS abuse epidemiology, identifying concerns with AAS abuse, as well as suggesting possible interventions for prevention and treatment. This webinar has just been added to the NATA video library on Vimeo. 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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Register Now for Juvenile Osteochodritis Dissecans Webinar
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John Polousky, MD, and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America are presenting "Juvenile Osteochodritis Dissecans" at 11 a.m. CT on April 25. Participants will understand the etiology, diagnosis and treatment options for OCD. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. More

April 30 is Deadline for Early Bird Annual Meeting Discount
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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. 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


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Coming Up: ACL Avulsion and Tibial Spine Fracture Webinar
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Shital N. Parikh, MD, FACS, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, is presenting "ACL Avulsion and Tibial Spine Fracture in Young Athletes" at 11 a.m. CT on May 9. Parikh will discuss the mechanism of injury, physical examination, diagnosis and management of Tibial Spine Fractures, and he will go over potential pitfalls in managing this fracture that could translate into a career-ending injury for the athlete. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. More

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Catastrophic Brain Injuries Hit All-Time High in High School Football
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Thirteen high school football players were left permanently disabled as a result of a football-related brain injury in 2011, the most ever recorded in one year, according to the latest annual report from the University of North Carolina's National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research. Since 1977, the NCAA has provided the center funding to study catastrophic injuries. More

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How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain
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The value of mental-training games may be speculative, as Dan Hurley writes in his article on the quest to make ourselves smarter, but there is another, easy-to-achieve, scientifically proven way to make yourself smarter. Go for a walk or a swim. For more than a decade, neuroscientists and physiologists have been gathering evidence of the beneficial relationship between exercise and brainpower. More

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Baseball Death Spotlights Need for Tracking Youth Sports Injuries
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Baseball is one of the safest sports for high school boys to play, according to data from the Center for Injury Research & Policy. It has had fewer injuries than football, basketball, wrestling, hockey and lacrosse, the center reported. So what do the numbers say about injuries to children younger than high school age who participate in sports? Nothing. A comprehensive list detailing such injuries does not exist. More

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Wondering If Your Child Just Got a Concussion? There's an App for That
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It's estimated nearly a million student athletes suffer some form of concussion each year. And those are just the ones that are reported. "Concussions are probably one of the most undiagnosed incidents that happen to children," said Justin Smith of Psychological Assessment Resources in Tampa, Fla. Smith helped develop a smartphone app that helps parents and coaches detect concussions in student-athletes with a checklist. More

Parent, Athletic Trainer Save Softball Coach's Life
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Rich Keller, 63, was volunteering as an assistant coach for the Schaumburg, Ill., High School freshmen girls softball team when he collapsed near third base toward the end of the game. Thanks to a parent who knew CPR and acted quickly to use it, and an athletic trainer who could operate a defibrillator, Keller is now in stable condition and recovering from a heart attack at a local hospital. More

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Study Pinpoints New Abnormality in 'Athlete's Heart'
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A heart characteristic linked to sudden cardiac death is more common in athletes than non-athletes, and black male athletes are much more likely to have this characteristic than other athletes, a new study finds. The characteristic — left-ventricular hyper-trabeculation — is a feature of certain types of cardiomyopathy (chronic disease of the heart muscle). The abnormality is the leading cause of exercise-related sudden cardiac death in athletes. More

ACL Injury Becomes More Prevalent Among Young Athletes
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It's a ligament in the knee called the ACL. Actually, it's inside the knee joint and is absolutely critical for stability with virtually any knee movement. Because it's so critical, younger athletes are tearing this ligament more often than in the past. Doctors agree that the reason ACL injuries are on the rise is the fact that young athletes are playing sports year-round with little time for rest and recovery. More

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