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NATA Convention App is Available!
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Create your custom schedule with the 2015 convention app! Find it in the App Store or Google Play by searching for "NATA2015," or simply type http://bitly.com/nata2015 into your phone's web browser. Your username is your five-digit registration number, and the default password is NATA2015.
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Subscribe to Sports Health Journal at Discounted Rate
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Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach is a publication offering comprehensive, practical information for athletic trainers. NATA members can subscribe to Sports Health for a discounted rate of $35 per year (a savings of $98) for six issues. Subscribers receive three CEU Bucks to use toward the purchase of special online quizzes based on articles published in Sports Health. It is a rolling subscription, so even if members enroll now they get a full year's worth of issues. Contact Membership or call Member Services at 214.637.6282 to take advantage of the discounted rate.
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Last Chance for Convention Registration Discount
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There are only a couple of days left to receive a discounted rate on your convention registration! The final deadline to save is this Wednesday, June 3. Register by then and you could save up to $75. Attendees who register after June 3 will have to pay the onsite price.
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June NATA News Offers Convention Preview
NATA
The June issue of NATA News will be hitting your mailbox soon, but you can read it right now online! You will find a preview of the 66th NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo highlighting all the major events that will be offered in St. Louis, including a feature story about Johnson & Johnson Keynote Speaker Amy Purdy. You can read even more from Purdy, including a detailed description of the prosthetics she uses for her active lifestyle, on the NATA Now blog. The June NATA News also features information about the NATA Foundation's Shoebox Society and the last letter from President Jim Thornton, MA, ATC, CES, before he hands the reigns over to President-Elect Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC, later this month.
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Schedule Interviews at Career Center Before Arriving in St. Louis
NATA
If you're attending the convention, be sure to stop by our NATA Career Center, sponsored by Gatorade. Whether you're looking for a new position or simply want to compare your current position with other opportunities, the members-only onsite Career Center is a great opportunity. Don't miss your chance to search and apply for online jobs in advance, putting yourself in the best position to set up interviews even before heading to St. Louis. Employers will also be able to post new positions onsite, so continue checking even after you arrive. Be sure to bring extra copies of your resume as we will be collecting resumes at the Career Center desk for Career Fair postings only.
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Stay Informed in St. Louis
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We'll be offering many ways for convention attendees to stay updated about NATA 2015. The Convention Daily News is just one way to get the latest information. See the list of them all at the convention site now.
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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.


Mark Cuban Foundation Aids Research on Growth Hormone's Impact on ACL Recovery
Phys.org
Funding from the Mark Cuban Foundation, run by the well-known owner of the Dallas Mavericks, will allow University of Michigan scientists and physicians to study how human growth hormone may aid recovery from an ACL tear — one of the most frequent, traumatic and dreaded knee injuries among athletes.
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CPR, AED Training a Must for High School Coaches
Burlington Free Press
A proposal for coaches to be required to receive CPR and automated external defibrillator kit training in the next year was approved recently by the Vermont Principals' Association. The cost-free training plan will be implemented over the next year by the Vermont Association of Athletic Trainers.
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Baseline Testing Gets Passing Grade
Gazette.net
A year ago, President Barack Obama spoke on the subject of head injuries at the Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit held at the White House. Thanks to an invitation from a former student-athlete who now works at the White House — longtime Whitman (Maryland) High School football coach Jim Kuhn was there.
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49ers Hire Laura Schnettgoecke as Assistant Athletic Trainer
Niners Nation
Wednesday morning, we learned that San Francisco 49ers assistant athletic trainer Nate Breske had departed for a job as head athletic trainer with the Chicago Bears. It turns out at some point this offseason, the 49ers had a replacement ready. According to Matt Maiocco, the 49ers hired Laura Schnettgoecke as assistant athletic trainer. It is a notable hire because she is the first female member of the training staff in franchise history.
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After Death, Steve Montador Assisting in CTE Study
The Boston Globe
By the end, Steve Montador's brain was not functioning normally. The former Bruin's symptoms included depression, memory loss and erratic behavior. The 35-year-old Montador died on Feb. 15. An official cause of death has not been released. In the years before his death, Montador's thinking was clear enough for him to agree to donate his brain.
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Concussions More Prevalent in Girls' Soccer Than Football
Winston-Salem Journal
Football has been at the forefront of the national discussion regarding head injuries in recent years, but it's actually the other football that is just as dangerous to high school athletes. In particular, girls' soccer players suffer concussions at a higher rate than football players, according to statistics from the National Federation of State High School Associations from the 2013-14 season.
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Study Offers Novel Approach to Increasing Throwing Speed
Philly.com
In the heat of the game, baseball and softball players know that whether they are pitching or throwing to third to get a runner out, their throwing velocity is crucial to the game. However, most traditional training programs which focus on increasing muscle endurance in the core — the proximal segments of the pelvis, spine and trunk — have not had a lot of success in improving throwing speed.
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Iowa Schools Brace for Impact of Concussion Lawsuits
Des Moines Register via USA Today
A former Bedford, Iowa, athlete now spends his days in a wheelchair, the lingering result of head injuries he believes occurred because of playing football three years ago. Kacey Strough, now 18, received nearly $1 million from a U.S. District Court. A jury found the school district at fault because the school nurse was negligent in notifying coaches and Strough's guardian of a possible concussion.
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