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It's Not Too Late!
Save Money by Volunteering at the Annual Meeting

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Sign up to help behind the scenes this year at the NATA 62nd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia in New Orleans. The event is scheduled June 19-22, and volunteers can get a portion of their registration fee reimbursed. You must pre-register for the meeting. Lend a hand, and save some cash! More

Resource of the Week…for All Annual Meeting Attendees

Don't Miss the Convention Daily News in New Orleans
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Each day at this year's Annual Meeting, look for newsstands filled with the Convention Daily News. Compiled on site by the NATA staff, the CDN is filled with images and stories from the day before and previews of what to expect in New Orleans. Get news about sessions, the keynote, award winners, the Trade Show, student programming, young professional events and much, much more. Pick up this free publication when you enter the convention center. More

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Please Take the 2011 Salary Survey
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This will only take a minute, and more than 1,000 ATs have already helped. Data collected from the 2011 Salary Survey will assist NATA in promoting the athletic training profession and your fellow members in salary negotiations. Participants will be entered into a drawing for an iPod shuffle and NATA merchandise! Take the survey here. More

Visit OPTP at NATA Conference!

OPTP is your one-stop source for the latest physical therapy and fitness products. Here are just a few of the quality tools and resources OPTP will have at Booth #644:
Foam rollers
• Balance products
• Pilates resources
• Resistance bands
• Taping products and resources

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Latest Journal of Athletic Training Available
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The May-June 2011 issue of the Journal of Athletic Training includes a special section on the performance of baseball pitchers after shoulder injuries and a research piece on persistent motor system abnormalities in formerly concussed athletes. An NATA position statement on safe weight loss is also featured. Stay updated by reading the latest Journal. More

Cramer Student Lounge Has
Much To Offer In New Orleans

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The Cramer Student Lounge returns to the Annual Meeting with events, giveaways and prizes. Students can get free food, drinks and Cramer bags at the Cramer Student Reception. Other events include the School Spirit Exchange, a session with PBATS, and a viewing of all the entries in the NATSC video contest. More

Save the Date: EDAC Town Hall & Social
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Join the NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee for its 25th anniversary celebration in New Orleans. The EDAC Town Hall meeting is in the Carondelet room of the New Orleans Marriott at 5 p.m. on June 21. The meeting will address issues pertaining to ethnic diversity in athletic training, reflecting on the committee's accomplishments and making plans for the future. The committee will have giveaways at the Town Hall, and free sodas and appetizers will be served. Learn more about EDAC. More
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Latest News

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Star Athlete Ends Career On Fear of Concussions
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Head injuries on the sports field are getting a lot of attention these days. There's the possibility of serious long-term damage for professional athletes and NFL rules are changing because of that risk. But one promising young player took the unusual step of ending his career himself - long before he even reached the pros. Steven Threet was once the ninth best high school quarterback prospect in the country. But the 21-year-old has called it quits with a year of eligibility left at Arizona State University because of fear, he says, of what another concussion could mean for his future. More

Young Athletes Use Fewer Drugs, But More Alcohol
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Teens who exercise and play team sports are less likely to be smokers or use marijuana and other drugs, according to a new study. However, the results also showed that high school students on athletic teams drank more alcohol than their peers. While the findings don't prove cause and effect, they could have important implications for preventing drug and alcohol abuse in young adults, the authors write in the journal Addiction. More

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Researchers Recommend Preparticipation
Cardiac Screening for College Athletes

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Sudden cardiac death in young athletes who had not previously exhibited symptoms is a relatively rare yet tragic event. This occurs in around 60-80 young athletes annually in the United States. In the June 2011 issue of The American Journal of Medicine, researchers collected electrocardiograms and echocardiograms of 964 athletes at a single university and found that distinct ECG abnormalities were present in 10 percent and were more common in males as well as black athletes. Two athletes were subsequently excluded from competition. More

Hi-Tech Scan Detects Soldiers' Head Injuries
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Using a sophisticated new imaging technique, researchers were able to find previously undetected changes in the brains of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who had been diagnosed with mild brain injuries sustained from blast explosions. Although emphasizing that the researchers are "absolutely not there yet," Christine Mac Donald, lead author of the study, said that one day this imaging technique "could potentially be utilized to assist a physician in making a diagnosis of traumatic brain injury." More

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Doctors: Stay Away From Energy Drinks
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In a new report, a large group of American doctors urge kids and teens to avoid energy drinks and only consume sports drinks in limited amount. The recommendations come in the wake of a national debate over energy drinks, which experts fear may have side effects. More

Buster Posey Injury Stirs Debate On Collisions at Plate
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The San Francisco Giants' chances of repeating as World Series champs took a crushing blow when their star catcher Buster Posey broke his leg in a violent collision at home plate. The injury also stirred a debate about whether Major League Baseball needs to alter the rules to better protect catchers in such instances. In the play, the Marlins' Scott Cousins tagged from third base on a sacrifice fly, beating the throw home and lowering his shoulder to slam into Posey for a clean hit on the reigning NL Rookie of the Year. More

App Helps Diagnose Concussions in Youth Sports
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When a child suffers a potential concussion while playing a sport, parents and coaches alike might search anywhere nearby for help. Now they can start by picking up a smartphone. Gerard Gioia, chief neuropsychologist at Children's National Medical Center, helped develop the "Concussion Recognition & Response" application for parents and coaches. It's available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices for $3.99. More

Why Do Skiers Get Knee Injuries?
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A turning, off-balance skier leaning backwards is a recipe for knee disaster, according to a new report from a panel of sports medicine and skiing experts. The group picked apart videos of 20 World Cup skiers who had suffered an anterior cruciate ligament tear - an injury that wipes the skier out for a year and can have health consequences down the road. More

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