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Cramer Student Lounge Returns!
Reception Highlights 2013 Annual Meeting Events

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The Cramer Student Lounge is back at this year's 64th NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia, and free internet access is only one reason to stop by. The Cramer Student Reception, the lounge's signature event, will include sandwiches, side dishes and drinks — all for FREE. Plus, students will get their Cramer giveaway items a day early if they attend the reception. Other events inside the Cramer Student Lounge include the Student Spirit Exchange, resume building and more. More



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Learn About Islam & Athletics in New Webinar
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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. Objectives of the webinar include: gain a basic understanding of Islamic culture, traditions, & challenges that may be presented in the sports medicine setting, be prepared to address gender specific issues related to providing culturally competent medical care and be able to create a plan addressing the specific needs of athletes fasting for Ramadan during their athletic season.


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Earn CEUs, Learn About Emerging Settings
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Learn about emerging settings in several workshops scheduled Monday, June 24, one day before the official opening of the convention in Las Vegas. Earn CEUs while learning about the physician extender role, jobs in public safety and the role of an athletic trainer in the performing arts. There is a free networking reception scheduled that evening as well. Don't miss this great opportunity to explore the emerging settings! More


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Still Time to Register Before Price Increase
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Haven't registered for our 64th NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia yet? Act now before the final cost increase to save $75! Attendees who register after June 8 will have to pay the onsite price. Housing is still available. We'll see you in Vegas! More


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Plan for NATA Foundation's Silent Auction
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The 2013 NATA Research & Education Foundation Silent Auction will feature some great items including sports memorabilia, hotel packages and educational materials. Located inside the AT Expo in Las Vegas, all proceeds from the auction will go toward funding athletic training scholarships and research grants. To donate items, contact Rachael Oats at rachaelo@nata.org. More


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Meet Olympian Apolo Anton Ohno
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On June 25, Olympic short-track speed skating champion Apolo Anton Ohno will be appearing at the convention in support of EIB All Stars, an organization serving to raise awareness of Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm (EIB). Take advantage of this opportunity to hear from a gold medalist! More


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Safety Advocates Focus on Hidden Threats to Young Athletes
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In February, hundreds of youth sports safety advocates convened at a Washington hotel. They were determined to talk about something other than concussions, a counterintuitive ambition considering the rampant worry about the effects of head trauma in young athletes. But the Washington group knew something most do not: the No. 1 killer of young athletes is sudden cardiac arrest, typically brought on by a pre-existing, detectable condition that could have been treated. Another substantial yet hidden lethal threat is heat stroke, a condition considered completely preventable. More


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Athletic Trainers Guard Against Concussions — If Schools Have Them
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Whether it's an athlete from Phoenix's Campo Verde High School or one of its opponents, all students suspected of sustaining a concussion playing sports at the Gilbert high school are referred to David Mesman, Campo Verde's athletic trainer. "We're here to take care of patients, we're not here for win-losses," he said. Mesman said that schools without an athletic trainer face disadvantages when athletes may have suffered concussions, including not being able to effectively use the ImPACT test to return athletes to play. More


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Texas House OKs Concussion Insurance Pilot Program
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The Texas House has approved a public school pilot program allowing parents to purchase supplemental concussion insurance for boys who play football and girls who play soccer. Students participating in sports already have insurance through their school districts. But the proposal by Brownsville Democratic Rep. Eddie Lucio III gives parents the option of buying extra insurance for "around $5." Lucio said concussion-related symptoms sometimes don't appear until after students graduate and lose their district insurance. More


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Sun Setting on Two-A-Days
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The American Journal of Preventive Medicine isn't the first place administrators, athletic trainers, coaches and team physicians refer to for guidance. However, a study published there in January and cited last week in Scientific American warrants their interest. Parents' interest, too. If they pay attention to the results of that study, the glacial pace for football reform in most states is bound to quicken dramatically. More


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South Carolina Bill Aims to Establish Protocol for Injured Student Athletes
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South Carolina legislators are looking into creating a protocol to help identify and treat student athletes who are injured during school-sanctioned events. The bill would also limit liability for athletic trainers and medical staff who would be charged with making that game-time decision about whether an athlete should stay in the game or get help. More




Special Report: Combating Concussions in High School Sports
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Mary Shannon suffered her first concussion during Phoenix North High School soccer tryouts in 2011, colliding with the goalie and hitting her head on the ground. Under a state law signed earlier that year, she had to receive written medical clearance to return to the field. That took a month. After a collision with an opposing player left her with a second concussion earlier this year, Shannon decided that was enough. Having learned about the dangers of concussions and with encouragement from her parents, she quit, deciding to limit her involvement to refereeing and helping the team in other ways. More


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King-Devick Test: An Effective Concussion Screening for Athletes?
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Science has not progressed to the point of enabling us to know who is at risk after a concussion and when a concussive event ceases to be a danger of progressing or having long-term effects. Young athletes are particularly at risk as their brains are not yet fully developed, and little is known about long-term impact of head injury. Changes in brain tissue are known to occur in adolescents suffering concussion. Tests using visual function are proving to be promising in detecting a head injury that has created a concussion. More


 
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Life-Saving AEDs Grow Common at Schools in Florida's Brevard County
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Two white erase boards cover the south wall of the office of Florida's Viera High athletics director Chris Gallagher, each featuring an oversized calender listing a month's worth of athletic events and related activities. Scattered throughout the two months are the letters "AED" marked clearly in the corner of days Hawks teams play games at nearby Viera Regional Park. Those are days Gallagher must remember to take an automated external defibrillator to the park. More




Notre Dame Player Relishing New Challenge After Stroke
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Matt Hegarty was about to put his pads on before a Nov. 8 practice when he forgot what he was going to say to fellow lineman Conor Hanratty. Perplexed, he wondered if he had gotten enough sleep the night before. Hegarty's writing and speaking were temporarily halted, and breathing was uneasy. He approached Notre Dame head athletic trainer Rob Hunt. Stroke symptoms were detected, and Hegarty soon found himself in the hospital. Less than 24 hours later, doctors determined that Hegarty had two previously undetected holes in his heart, which caused a ministroke. More


Just the Facts: Exercise, Sports and Kids' Injury Risk
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Ever notice how some of those "healed" injuries in youth catch up with us later on? For instance, no matter how quietly I tiptoe up the stairs late at night, my wife always hears me coming. That's because my ankles crack with each step, like the Tin Man of Oz — a sequel to basketball sprains of my youth. Despite injury risks, exercise is fun and essential to those of us who aren't hunter-gatherers — and a healthy habit to instill in kids. More
 
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