NATA's Annual Meeting Goes Mobile
from NATA Share
Download this NATA Mobile Application, and quickly find information about the 2011 NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia on your phone. Get schedules, information about New Orleans, session details, instant alerts, and much more! This application works with your web-enabled phone, Droid, iPhone, iPad or iTouch. Use this technology to make your Annual Meeting even better. More
Datayls Center Training For NCAA Injury Surveillance
from NATA Share
The Datalys Center encourages all athletic trainers who are participating or are interested in the NCAA Injury Surveillance Program to attend an NCAA Informational Training Session. The sessions will cover key definitions, data entry, consistency and vendor questions. There will be multiple sessions available, and all will be held in Blaire Kern Ballroom A at the New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center. Register here. More
Gary Delforge Scholarship Endowment Complete
from the NATA Research & Education Foundation and the RMATA Share
The NATA Research & Education Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers' Association have completed the Gary Delforge Scholarship Endowment. The NATA Foundation recognizes everyone who has donated and supported this endowment and appreciates RMATA's efforts to give back to athletic training students. Learn more about the NATA Foundation and its scholarship program. More
Student Membership Campaign Deadline This Week
from NATA Share
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 Saturday. Full qualification and submission details are listed on the website. More
Immediate Grassroots Action Needed!
from Blue Cross Blue Shield Share
New Mexico athletic trainers need to act now in a grassroots effort to try and gain reimbursement from Blue Cross Blue Shield. BCBS is requesting letters of support from physicians about the benefits of adding athletic trainers to its network. The letters need to address the question, "Why do we need to contract with this new specialty?" Please email signed letters of support by tomorrow to Mike McMillan at email@example.com. View a sample letter by clicking here.
Make Plans for NATAPAC Breakfast
from NATA Share
Save the date for the 2011 NATAPAC Breakfast! The event is 7 a.m. on Monday, June 20, and NATA Hall of Famer Frank Walters, PhD, ATC, will be the speaker. Register by contacting Amy Callendar at firstname.lastname@example.org, or reserve your place by registering online here. More
Do You 'LIKE' the NATA Foundation?
from the NATA Research & Education Foundation Share
The NATA Research & Education Foundation is now on Facebook! Go to the NATA Foundation Page and click the LIKE button to be among the first to hear the latest news from the only nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the profession of athletic training through research and education. The 2011 NATA Foundation Scholarship winners will be announced exclusively on our fan page later this week! More
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Antidepressants Could Help Heal Brain Injuries
from MSNBC Share
While antidepressants are often prescribed after a traumatic brain injury to help patients deal with the emotional fallout from their ordeal, new research suggests these medications could also help the brain itself heal. A new study found that antidepressants can help brain cells grow and survive after brain trauma, and can even lead to improved memory and brain function. More
Too Many Parents Think Injuries Are 'Part of the Game'
from HealthDay News via Bloomberg Businessweek Share
With another season of warm-weather sports under way, experts are cautioning that many parents don't take sports injury prevention seriously enough — that they consider commonplace sprains, bruises and pulled muscles "just part of the game." About 10 percent of the 38 million American kids participating in sports each year are treated for a sports-related injury, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about half these injuries are preventable. More
What's the Single Best Exercise?
from The New York Times Share
Ask a dozen physiologists which exercise is best, and you'll get a dozen wildly divergent replies. "Trying to choose" a single best exercise is "like trying to condense the entire field" of exercise science, said one expert. But when pressed, he suggested one of the foundations of old-fashioned calisthenics: the burpee, in which you drop to the ground, kick your feet out behind you, pull your feet back in and leap up as high as you can. More
BMI May Not Be Telling the Whole Truth
from Los Angeles Times Share
Sometime later this year, the CDC will release its latest accounting of the nation's weight problem, as measured by the body mass index, or BMI. This much we know already: It won't be a pretty picture. The last census reckoned that a third of American adults are overweight, meaning their BMI lies between 25 and 30. Roughly another third weigh in with BMIs over 30 — the demarcation line that brands them as obese. More
Pushing Limits of New Knees
from The Wall Street Journal Share
Joint-replacement patients these days are younger and more active than ever before. Many active middle-agers are wearing out their joints with marathons, triathlons, basketball and tennis and suffering osteoarthritis years earlier than previous generations. To accommodate them, implant makers are working to build joints with longer-wearing materials, and surgeons are offering more options like partial knee replacements, hip resurfacing and minimally invasive procedures. More