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Cirque du Soleil Offers Discount to Annual Meeting Attendees
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If you would like to catch a show while you are in Las Vegas for the convention, you can take advantage of special discounts Cirque du Soleil is offering to NATA convention attendees. Save 20-35 percent on select shows, including "The Beatles LOVE," "CRISS ANGEL Believe," "KÀ," "Mystère,""O," "Zarkana" and "Zumanity." More


This Thursday, Webinar on Ankle Sprains
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Todd Evans, PhD, LAT, will be presenting "Outcomes Following Lateral Ankle Sprains: Update and Challenges" at 1 p.m. CT on May 9. The content will include: a brief overview of outcomes assessment, a LAS epidemiology review, an update on the current status of LAS outcomes, a discussion regarding the challenges athletic trainers face when addressing LAS outcomes, as well suggestions for meeting those challenges.


Register for NATAPAC Breakfast
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NATA Hall of Famer and NATAPAC Board member Sandy Miller is the speaker for the 2013 NATAPAC Breakfast, which will take place at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, in Las Vegas. Support NATA's Political Action Committee by attending this annual event. By purchasing a ticket, you are making a contribution to NATAPAC. You can also sponsor a student or young professional to attend this important function. Details are on the registration form when you go online to register. Sign up early — this event has sold out in previous years! More

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2014 Annual Meeting Call for Proposals: Now Open!
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NATA is now accepting proposals for the 2014 convention in Indianapolis! There are three categories of proposals you can submit for educational programming: Clinical Evidence-Based Practice, Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice and Non-Patient Oriented. Proposal topics must fall within the five domains of athletic training: Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection; Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis; Immediate and Emergency Care; Treatment and Rehabilitation; and Organization and Professional Health and Well-Being. The deadline to submit your proposal is June 16, so act now! More

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Call For Nominations For Paul Grace Leadership Award
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The Paul Grace Leadership Award was established by the BOC Board of Directors in 2005 to recognize individuals who have excelled in developing, designing and/or implementing programs or practices that have contributed to the mission of the BOC. Applications must be completed and submitted to the BOC Grace Leadership Award Nomination Committee by May 31. More

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2013 Hall of Famers Featured in May NATA News
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Get to know the five new members of the NATA Hall of Fame in the latest issue of the NATA News. The May magazine also features our Most Distinguished Athletic Trainers, the new NATA executive director and the Johnson & Johnson Keynote Speaker, Merril Hoge. Don't miss the fun #NATM2013 photo spread — your photo could be in there! 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.

After 38 Years, Hall of Fame Athletic Trainer Mildenberger Retiring
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When Dale Mildenberger first set foot on the campus of Utah State University in 1975, he did so very reluctantly, sure it was just a job to get him started. Now, 38 years later with numerous accolades, he has his name on the wall of the Dale Mildenberger Sports Medicine Complex. He leaves Utah State having dedicated his career to the care and well being of countless student-athletes. More

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Study: Athletes' Steroid Use May Encourage Teens
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A National Baseball Hall of Fame-funded survey found 66 percent of Americans believe that hearing about steroid use by professional athletes encourages adolescents to take performance-enhancing drugs. The Hall of Fame had one of its most scrutinized votes this year, with Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both snubbed, adding Major League Baseball's two most-decorated players to the list of retired All-Stars bypassed because of links to doping. More

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Study: Consider Lighter Baseballs for Young Pitchers
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Practicing with lighter baseballs may help teen pitchers improve their throwing speeds while also reducing the risk of overuse injuries, a small study from Taiwan suggests. After 10 weeks of training, young players who had worked with a lighter-than-average ball were pitching regulation-weight balls a couple of miles per hour faster than their peers, researchers found. That's consistent with past trials showing the benefits of practicing with lighter balls in that age group, an expert said. More

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Injuries Which Are Tough to Stomach Need Watching
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Rather than Manti Te'o not being drafted in the first round, D.J. Hayden being taken by Oakland with the 12th overall pick should have been THE story of the NFL draft. Because rather than being a soon-to-be multi-millionaire, the 5-11, 192-pound University of Houston cornerback should, by all rights, be dead. Rather than suffering that fate, though, Hayden had the good fortune to have an experienced and observant athletic trainer present at practice on Nov. 6. More


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A New Way to Care for Young Brains
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The drumbeat of alarming stories linking concussions among football players and other athletes to brain disease has led to a new and mushrooming American phenomenon: the specialized youth sports concussion clinic, which one day may be as common as a mall at the edge of town. In the last three years, dozens of youth concussion clinics have opened in nearly 35 states — outpatient centers often connected to large hospitals that are now filled with young athletes complaining of headaches, amnesia, dizziness or problems concentrating. More

Kids Say They Hide Sports Injuries
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If your kids play any kind of youth sports, a new study shows that many of them expect to get hurt. And many of those that are injured try to hide it. The I-9 Sports study says 50 percent of all kids will try to hide an injury in order to keep playing. The reason why? Well, 42 percent said they were made fun of for sitting out with an injury, some by their own parents. Therapist Mary Jo Rapini says that's unacceptable. More

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California Bill Provides Athletic Trainer Regulations
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California Assembly Bill 864 is an attempt to address the issue of under-qualified athletic trainers practicing in the profession. California is one of two states that does not have laws regulating the athletic training profession. The legislation was introduced by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner. AB 864 would establish the Athletic Trainer Licensing Committee within the Physical Therapy Board of California. The committee would consist of four certified athletic trainers, one physician, one physical therapist and a member of the public. More

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Opinion: Concussion Policy Will Help Protect Athletes' Brains
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An estimated 3.9 million sports-related concussions happen annually in the United States. Concussions, especially repeat concussions that deprive the brain of time to heal, have been identified as a cause of long-term disability and death in both amateur and professional athletes. Montana joins 43 other states in setting a uniform standard for protecting student athletes. Our new law is called the Dylan Steigers Protection of Youth Athletes Act. More

Minor Hockey Has to Prevent Head Injuries, or Pay Up
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A nightmare awaits Canadian minor hockey if officials, volunteers and organizations don't deal effectively with body checking and head injuries. In the United States there's a growing propensity among sports head-injury victims to launch and win huge liability cases that compensate them for brain trauma suffered while playing. Recently, a Colorado state court awarded $11.5 million to a high school player. More
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