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Registration Open for NATAPAC Breakfast
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Save the date for the 2013 NATAPAC Breakfast! NATA Hall of Famer and NATAPAC board member Sandy Miller, ATC, LAT, will be the speaker at the event taking place at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25. Support NATA's Political Action Committee by attending this year's annual event. Each ticket purchased makes a contribution to NATAPAC. You can also sponsor a student or young professional to attend this important event. Details are on the convention registration form. Register now — this event traditionally sells out! More


Webinar on Islam & Athletics This Wednesday
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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.


Last Week for Annual Meeting Discount
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If you haven't registered for the annual meeting, don't miss your last chance to save on registration fees. Register before June 8 and you will receive a $75 discount off the onsite rate. To see what is being offered in Las Vegas, take a look at the abstracts posted on the annual meeting website. You can get information on the educational sessions this year as well as the schedule for all of our biggest events. More

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Young Professionals' Committee Needs Your Feedback
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In an effort to better serve you, and add value to your NATA membership, the Young Professionals' Committee (YPC) is looking for your input. The committee has created a short 16-question survey that should take no longer than 5-10 minutes. You can find more information about the YPC at the NATA website. Your evaluation and feedback is vital in helping the YPC to better represent all young professional members. More

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National Quiz Bowl Field Set
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The 10 teams that will compete at the 2013 NATA Quiz Bowl in Las Vegas have been determined. Scheduled at 4:45 p.m. on June 26 at the convention, the Quiz Bowl is now in its fifth year and features teams from each district in a two-round Jeopardy-style competition. The event will take place in Mandalay Bay Ballroom EFGH. More

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June 2013 Issue of NATA News Available Now
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The June issue of NATA News is available online now and will arrive in your mailbox soon! Check out our "Day in the Life" feature on ATs in the military setting, as well as a follow-up story on NFL draft pick D.J. Hayden, who sustained a miraculous recovery following a rare, life-threatening injury. We've also included our picks of the not-to-be-missed events at this year's convention, along with a schedule to help you plan your itinerary. See you in Vegas! More


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Proposed Bill Requires Lifesaving EpiPens in Pennsylvania Schools
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Darby A. Copeland administered epinephrine two or three times last school year to a student who was allergic to peanuts. The teen could barely breathe. “He would have died each time,” said Copeland, executive director of Parkway West Career and Technology Center in Oakdale, Pa. Copeland and other school officials are big boosters of a Pennsylvania state senate bill that would require school districts to keep a supply of epinephrine injectors called EpiPens in their schools. More

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Dr. Lewis Yocum Was Baseball's Medical Superstar
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We did not get the chance to say farewell, and thank you. Dr. Lewis Yocum wanted it that way. He lived his last days the way he lived all of them, with the sincere belief that the spotlight should be on the people he treated, not on the doctor who treated them. The baseball community recoiled in shock last week when the Angels announced the passing of one of the giants of sports medicine. He had touched so many, and yet so few even knew he was sick. More

  GT Training: 6 Seats Remain!

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Gender Gap in Treating Female Athletes
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Chloe O'Connell, 20, of Wellfleet, Mass., has gotten pretty adept at using crutches over the last nine months, as she's waited for the stress fractures in both of her heels to repair themselves. Athletics have always been a crucial part of the runner, biker, swimmer and avid yogi's life. Even now, O'Connell manages to swim an hour a day, despite the walking casts she must wear on both feet and the crutches she uses to get around. That determination and focus may be part of what got her injured in the first place. More

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Don't Blame the IT Band
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The IT, or iliotibial band, has developed a pretty bad reputation over the years. This long, thick band of fascia is implicated due to its involvement in the incriminatingly titled, IT band syndrome. This is a condition prevalent in runners and cyclists where pain develops on the lateral knee and is often termed "runner's knee." It is frequently quoted by athletic trainers and physical therapists as being due to a "tight" IT band. But is it really all the fault of the IT band? Or is the IT band simply the scapegoat for problems further along the chain? More

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An Injury Prevention Formula for Adolescents
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Results from a three-year prospective observational study on adolescent injuries suggests that there are significant increases in injury risk with certain training behaviors. The study was conducted by Dr. Neeru Jayanthi and colleagues at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, and presented recently at the annual meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. More


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Avoiding Sports Injuries: It Could Be in the Stretch
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Lacrosse, soccer, baseball ... spring sports teams are in playoff mode, while summer tryouts are already beginning. Dr. J.R. Rudzki is an orthopaedic surgeon who emphasizes injury prevention through stretching and strengthening key muscle groups and tendons. Dr. Rudzki says, "Our soccer players, runners, young athletes, they are growing actively and their hamstrings can be tight. And when they get into cleats and start running around, they have heel pain." More

West Virginia Governor Signs a Bill to Keep Athletes Safe
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Last week, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin was in Harrison County to sign a bill to help keep athletes safe. One of the students at Notre Dame High School qualified for a state competition on the understanding of concussions. The most important thing is that concussions are a serious problem and we all need to learn more about them. Athletic trainers said they have a problem with their athletes not taking concussions seriously. More

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Proposal Could Bring 22 New Athletic Trainers to Dallas Schools
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Right now, there are only a handful of licensed athletic trainers in the Dallas Independent School District, but that could be changing soon. A proposal to add 22 trainers to 22 of the district's high school campuses is being included in the 2012-2103 budget. Thursday, during a budget workshop, trustees got their first look at the proposal submitted by athletics director Jeff Johnson. More

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Running Doc: Take a Cautious Approach to Minimalist Running Shoes
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Barefoot and minimalist running shoes are one of the latest trends in running gear. It's been suggested that this type of footwear can strengthen the muscles that aren't used when wearing traditional running shoes, causing the arch of the foot to become higher and subsequently reduce knee, soft tissue and related injuries. But if you are running well, not injured, and doing the mileage you want, don't change a thing. More

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