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Support the NATA Foundation's 20/20 Challenge
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Attention, NATA Districts! Join the NATA Research & Education Foundation's 20/20 Challenge and support our 20th Anniversary. Each donation to the NATA Foundation of $20 will count for your district, and the first 500 to stop by the booth in New Orleans will receive a flash drive. You can also donate your glasses to the effort to help those less fortunate get 20/20 vision. For more information, and to donate, go to the NATA Foundation website. More

Resource of the Week…for Secondary School ATs

Secondary School Employment Strategies Workshop Scheduled
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Secondary school athletic trainers, mark your calendars for the Secondary School Employment Strategies workshop at 8 a.m. on June 22 in New Orleans. Learn new strategies to create or improve a secondary school position, demonstrate your worth to decision makers and improve your relationships with school boards, administrators and parents. There is no advance registration and attendance is free. For more information, contact Russell Lowe at or go to the website. More

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ATs, Please Pitch in for Missouri and Alabama
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Athletic trainers have offered help and donations over the past few weeks for victims of tornadoes that ripped through more than a dozen southern states in late April. On May 22, a tornado killed more than 100 people and destroyed a huge section of Joplin, Mo. Although no athletic trainers have been identified as those who were killed, several ATs suffered property damage and the loss of loved ones. NATA has created a web page detailing ways to help and a Think Tank for discussion about those events to identify those still in need. More

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NATA Position Statements Available in a Reference Book
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NATA Position, Consensus, Official and Support Statements is a critically important reference book that conveys the most effective clinical treatments and approaches for the various conditions and situations athletic trainers encounter on a daily basis. Topics covered are emergency planning, exertional heat illnesses, fluid replacement, lightning safety, spearing, disordered eating, concussion, sickle cell, sudden cardiac arrest, diabetes and asthma. Clinicians will want this indispensable resource to ensure their treatment and techniques are up to date, and educators can have their bookstore order this essential volume of evidence-based practices. Learn more about this important book. More

Learn More About NATA NATION
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The Datalys Center is conducting an informational session for the NATA NATION Injury Surveillance and Outcomes Study. These sessions are for high school athletic trainers interested in learning more about the program, why it's important and how to participate. 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

Earn CEUs, Catch Up With Emerging Settings
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Learn about emerging settings in several workshops scheduled Sunday, June 19, one day before the official opening of the 62nd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia in New Orleans. Earn CEUs while getting to know 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 chance! More
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Testing Helps Change the Game on Youth Concussions
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Shannon Parker got knocked in the head at soccer practice at Fairfax High School. She sat out for weeks until passing a comprehensive clinical evaluation that included a computer test showing she was back to normal brain function, same as if she played for the Washington Redskins. Athletes at the 25 public high schools in Fairfax County, Va., an affluent suburb of Washington, D.C., take baseline tests like the ones used by NFL players. The ImPACT tests are one tool doctors and athletic trainers can use to tell when it is safe to return to the field. That's crucial because a second concussion when not fully healed from a first one is dangerous. More

More Athletic Trainers Would Be Great Benefit for High Schools
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Kirk Brumels, director of Hope College's athletic training program, writes, "As evidenced by articles in this paper and other media outlets, the attention given to sudden cardiac arrest, concussions, heat-related illnesses, musculoskeletal pathologies, etc., has increased concern about youth sport safety. As a health care professional I am also concerned as research sheds new light on long-term effects of improperly managed injuries, illnesses and conditions related to youth sport participation." More

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Among Young Athletes a Danger
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Sudden cardiac death among young athletes may not be considered an epidemic, but it is one of the most shocking, painful and troubling events a family, school and community can endure. The community of Brillion, Wis., is still reeling following the death of 14-year-old Ryne Spindler, who collapsed and died shortly before a track meet on May 4. It touches every family who has children involved in athletics, raising questions on what can they do to try to ensure such a tragedy is not repeated More

Finger Length Linked to Men's Risk of Knee Injury
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"Manly" hands might signal an increased risk of suffering a knee injury, if a new study is correct. The study, of more than 1,000 middle-aged and older adults, found a higher risk of knee injuries among men with a bigger discrepancy in the lengths of their index and ring fingers. In general, men tend to have relatively short index fingers and longer ring fingers, while women show more equality in those two digits. A greater difference between the two fingers — whether in a man or a woman — is thought to reflect greater exposure to testosterone in the womb. More

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Baseball Firmly in the Age of Obliques
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Noah Webster, lexicographer, on the oblique: "Any of the thin flat muscles forming the middle and outer layers of the lateral walls of the abdomen." Noah Lowry, former left-handed pitcher, on the oblique: "Ouch! It hurts to even wince." If there was a dawn for the Oblique Age in Major League Baseball, Lowry was a part of it. It was 2006, and Lowry strained his right side throwing a pitch in the Giants' April 7 home opener — five days after signing a deal to keep him in San Francisco through the '09 season. More

In Warrior Games, Power of Sport Aids the Wounded
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Run by the United States Olympic Committee and the Department of Defense, the Warrior Games were born of the idea that sports play a critical role in helping disabled service members recover physically and psychologically. To a civilian, the sight of these mostly young men and women willing their bodies around a pool or basketball court can be jarring, if not emotional. But this was a fiercely competitive, and collegial, sporting event. More

Simply Eating Less Fat May Cut Diabetes Risk
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Losing weight may not be required to lower a person's risk for diabetes, a new study contends. Rather, the study found, small dietary changes can make a big difference in risk, even without weight loss and particularly among blacks. For the study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the researchers put 69 overweight people at risk for diabetes on diets for eight weeks with only small reductions to their fat or carbohydrate intake. More

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