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2013 AT Expo — New Name, Same Record Breaking Results!
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The largest exhibition of athletic training products and services in the world is getting even bigger! With more than 330 exhibitors already confirmed to participate in the 2013 NATA AT Expo, we are on track to break the record for the largest number of exhibitors ever at an NATA convention. Add the Hot Product Pavilion to the mix, and attendees will have more opportunities than ever to interact with suppliers of the products and services they use every day. Don't miss out! More



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Career Longevity Webinar Next Month
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Todd Hirsch, MS, ATC, will be presenting "The Young Professionals Guide to Career Longevity as a Certified Athletic Trainer" at 11 a.m. CT on July 31. Objectives of the webinar include: gain an understanding of the issues Certified Athletic Trainers face to remain in the profession, be able to undergo a self-assessment of professional needs and goals and be able to create a plan to promote career longevity.


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Cramer Student Lounge Has Much To Offer In Las Vegas
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The Cramer Student Lounge returns to the Convention with events, giveaways and prizes. Students can get free food, drinks and the Cramer giveaway items at the Cramer Student Reception on June 25. Other events include sessions on resume building and how to make the most of the NATA meeting, as well as the School Spirit Exchange, which gives students the chance to win a Cramer Rigidlite Messenger kit. More


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Volunteer and Save in Vegas
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If you're planning on attending our convention in Las Vegas and are looking to help and/or save a few bucks, we've got a Vegas-sized deal for you! All volunteers who work 10 hours or more are reimbursed for a portion of their registration fees. You can even work enough to reimburse 100 percent of your base registration fee! More


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New Consensus Statement for Secondary School/College Levels
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The NATA Best Practices on Sports Medicine Management for Secondary Schools and Colleges Workgroup will present their recommendations on: duties of the sports medicine team members, supervisory relationships on the team, policy and procedure recommendations for selection and dismissal of team members, chain of command for the team members, decision-making authority for participation of athletes, and performance appraisal tools. The consensus statement will be presented at the convention on June 26th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., in South Seas E. More


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PFATS Launches New Website
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The Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society recently launched a re-designed version of its website. PFATS offers scholarship and internship opportunities, educational seminars and charitable activities. The website also features blogs from members, a newsletter archive and membership directory. More



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.


Strength Tests May Not Predict Football Injuries
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Strength tests given to incoming NFL players don't help predict which of them will come down with a hamstring injury, according to a new study. Researchers tracked rookies during the 2006 through 2011 seasons and found strength measurements taken at the annual Scouting Combine — held before teams select their new players — were no different among those who did and didn't go on to have an injury. More


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To Keep Players Off Sidelines, Doctor Stresses Injury Prevention
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It's said that experience is the best teacher. In the case of Jason Dragoo, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at Stanford who specializes in knee injuries, experience may also make the best healer. During his college football career as a defensive safety, Dragoo endured many injuries. In the end, he spent as much time in doctors' offices as he did on the playing field. "It really helps for sports medicine physicians to have experienced injuries themselves," he said. More


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Repeat Concussions Increase Recovery Time
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It is a growing concern in the sporting world today, especially for parents whose children participate in contact sports. Concussions have become the primary focus in terms of prevention, with rule changes and better equipment being created to protect athletes from these head injuries. Youth sports are no different, and we have now learned that suffering a repeat concussions actually increase the recovery time needed. More


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Michigan State Helps Cover Athletes' Health Costs During, After Careers
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Years had passed since Adam Wolfe suffered what eventually became a career-ending hamstring injury. The former Michigan State basketball player ran a credit check on himself one day and was surprised with what he found: outstanding, unpaid medical bills. He made a couple of calls. The charges vanished. MSU picked up the tab. More


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Was Big Ben's Benching After '09 Concussion Right Call?
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At a concussion conference at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Steelers athletic trainer John Norwig outlined in candid detail how and why quarterback Ben Roethlisberger didn't play in a key 2009 game against the Ravens after suffering a concussion the previous week. Norwig said Big Ben passed concussion tests early that week and practiced Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. But after that Friday practice, Roethlisberger didn't feel so hot. More


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Childhood Concussion Studies Butt Heads
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A long overdue and growing body of research on concussions is providing today's young athletes, parents and coaches with more information about identifying and treating head injuries — but not all of that research is reliable. For instance, one new study on youth concussions offers valuable information about recovery time, whereas potentially flawed conclusions in a second new study illustrate one of the biggest challenges in studying youth concussions — missed diagnoses. More




Really? Cycling Is the Top Sport for Head Injuries
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Last week, New York City began its long-awaited bicycle sharing program, the largest in the nation. As in many other cities, helmet use was made optional, in part to encourage greater participation. But a look at the statistics suggests that riding without a helmet is not a decision to make lightly. While football tends to dominate the discussion of sports-related head injuries, research shows that bike accidents account for far more traumatic brain injuries each year. More


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Gender Discrepancy with ACL Injuries Noted in Michigan State Athletics
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Suzy Merchant has seen too many seasons end early or not even get started because of anterior cruciate ligament injuries. The Michigan State women's basketball coach has been hit with a rash of ACL injuries during her time in East Lansing. Aisha Jefferson, Brittney Thomas, Lauren Aitch, Branndais Agee and Madison Williams have suffered ACL injuries since the start of the 2007 season. More


 
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Multiple Concussions Have Changed the Life of One California Teen
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Sammy Barish doesn't remember hearing a sound when she hit the floor, but the smack of her skull meeting the linoleum reverberated throughout the gymnasium. It wasn't an important match and her junior varsity volleyball team was already behind. Still, it wasn't surprising when the teenager stood back up and prepared for the next point. Sammy — a part time volleyball blocker; part time soccer goalie — always played without fear. More




How to Avoid Tennis Elbow And Other Setbacks on The Court
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Tennis elbow seems to be the bane of tennis players as it can be very difficult to treat. Not all tennis players get tennis elbow as some get golfer's elbow and vice versa. Tennis elbow starts with pain in the lateral elbow where the wrist extensor muscles attach. Golfer's elbow presents with medial elbow pain where the wrist flexors attach. There can be many causes of elbow pain including acute soreness from getting back on the court, overuse from playing too much, incorrect grip size, and inappropriate string tension to name a few. More


Australian Doctor Says Athletes Should Be Allowed to Use Steroids After Injury
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An Australian doctor at the center of a supplements scandal has written to the country's parliament arguing athletes should be permitted to use anabolic steroids and growth hormone when recovering from injury. In a left-field submission tabled to a senate inquiry into "the practice of sports science in Australia," Dr. Robin Willcourt has penned a four-page document which argues the World Anti-Doping Agency's list of banned substances is "not scientifically proven" and "unsound." More
 
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