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Celebrating Women in Athletic Training Reception
NATA
Join us as we celebrate 20 years of inspired growth and involvement of women in athletic training. RSVP to events@nata.org. The reception will take place Wednesday, June 24, from 1-3 p.m. at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel.
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Register for Webinar About Using NATA Position Statements
NATA
Ty Hopkins, PhD, ATC, FNATA, will be presenting "How to use NATA Position Statements in Athletic Training," at 11 a.m. CT on May 21. NATA has been publishing position statements on various topics since 2000. These statements are intended to be a resource for practicing athletic trainers and other health care professionals. Webinar participants will learn how position statements differ from other published statements, including how they are developed and how they should be used by ATs. The webinar will also address the legal implications of the position statements and how these statements can be used to drive policy, change and education.
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Call for Manuscripts: Strength & Conditioning Journal Sports Medicine Issue
NATA
The National Strength & Conditioning Association's Strength and Conditioning Journal is publishing a special topics issue focused on sports medicine, and NATA members are invited to submit manuscripts. The purpose of this special issue is to bridge the gap between research and techniques used in the sports medicine profession within the strength and conditioning realm. More information, including submission instructions and publication timelines, can be found in NATA's Volunteer Resource Center.
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Volunteer in St. Louis and Save on Registration
NATA
If you're planning on attending our convention and are looking to help and/or save a few bucks, we've got a great opportunity for you! All volunteers who work 10 hours or more are reimbursed for a portion of their registration fees. You can even work enough to reimburse 100 percent of your base registration fee!
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Pre-Conference Career Workshops Schedule Set
NATA
The Committee on Practice Advancement is once again proud to support the Athletic Trainer as Physician Extender Workshops as part of the NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo. This workshop is Tuesday, June 23 and will feature an introductory track (aimed at athletic trainers who are new to or interested in the setting) and an advanced track (intended for athletic trainers who are experienced in this field). Complete information on each session and the schedule of events are available at the convention site.
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Sixty-One Schools Receive Safe Sports School Award
NATA
The Safe Sports School Award recognizes secondary schools that take the crucial steps to keep their athletes free from injuries. The recipient list continued to grow in the first quarter of 2015 with 61 additional schools honored. The schools represented nine districts and spanned the country from the Southeast to the Pacific Northwest. You can see the full list at the NATA Now blog.
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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.


High School Freshman in Oregon Collapses; AED Saves His Life
KPTV-TV
A freshman baseball player at Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie, Oregon, had a heart attack in the middle of a recent game, and likely would have died if it weren't for staff training and a portable defibrillator. At first, athletic trainer Erika Irwin thought Jackson Elkins might have been suffering from heat stroke. But when she rushed in to help, she realized the 14-year-old's heart had stopped beating.
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Vaught-Hemingway, Ole Miss on Forefront of Concussion Research
The Clarion-Ledger
In the fall, Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will be the only facility in the world equipped with the capability to detect the mechanism of a concussion in athletes in real time. It's a huge concept, and it goes far beyond bragging rights, and even a little beyond the exponentially increased safety of the athletes on the field.
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    Jets' Safety Rontez Miles Back After Nearly Having Leg Amputated
    Metro
    In the matter of a just a few hours last December, New York Jets second year safety Rontez Miles went from getting ready for his second NFL appearance to possibly losing his right leg to amputation. Now fully healthy, Miles is back on the field again after a scare six months ago that almost cost him a limb. John Mellody, the Jets' head athletic trainer, made the decision to rush Miles to the hospital upon a close look at the leg.
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    Texas Senate Votes to Drop High School Steroid Program
    KYTX-TV
    The Texas Senate has voted to drop the state's high school steroids testing program. Now the Senate is waiting for the House to make a decision before the session ends June 1. Ngan Morris has been an athletic trainer at John Tyler High School for 12 years. She's seen many student athletes randomly tested for steroids. "We've never had any kids test positive for steroids," says Morris.
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    Concussions in Baseball: The View From a Neuropyschological Expert
    Houston Chronicle
    Dr. Ken Podell, the co-director of the Houston Methodist Concussion Center and a neuropsychological consultant for the Texans, Astros, Dynamo, Dash and Rice, discusses George Springer's crash into the wall and MLB's concussion protocols.
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    Kids and Parents Worry About Schoolwork After Concussions
    Reuters Health
    Kids and teens who suffer a concussion worry about their academic skills in the weeks afterward, and older kids and those with more severe symptoms seem to worry the most, according to a new study. Studies in the last five years have focused largely on the athletic side of the equation — "taking them off the field, not putting them back on the field with symptoms, but this is really looking at the student side of the equation," said senior author Gerard A. Gioia.
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    Tapia Makes Difference as Athletic Trainer
    Lebanon Democrat
    Each of the four Wilson County (Tennessee) Schools has an on-site athletic trainer paid for by University Medical Center. James Tapia is the athletic trainer at Wilson Central High School. He is in charge of more than 200 athletes and their care on and off the field each year. He started at Wilson Central in 2005 after spending three years at Donelson Christian Academy.
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    How to Run Faster and Reduce Knee Pain All at Once
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    Slow and steady may seem like the best way to minimize impact and avoid injury on a run, but speeding up may save your knees. A new study in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy found that running at a faster speed reduces the overall stress to your knee by 30 percent — a massive difference for any runner with knee woes.
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    Buena Vista University Athletic Training Staff Crucial in Helping Athletes Return
    Buena Vista Tack
    The risk of injury comes with every sport. One of the hardest aspects of getting an injury is the training and rehab to come back to the sport with the same ability as before. Athletic trainer Lisa Bengtson thinks the mental aspect of not being a part of the team is what players struggle with the most during recovery.
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