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One Week to New Orleans!
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When making your last-minute list of things to do before the 62nd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia, jot down NATA's New Mobile Application. Use this tool to find information about the June 19-22 event in New Orleans on your mobile device. Get schedules, session details, instant alerts and much more! This application works with your web-enabled phone, Droid, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Use this technology to make your Annual Meeting even better. More

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Join This Pediatric Overuse Injuries Webinar
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Tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. (Eastern), Tamara McLeod, PhD, ATC, CSCS will deliver a webinar on "Pediatric Sports Overuse Injuries." Recent statistics suggest that 50 million U.S. kids ages 5-18 are participating in organized sports. While the numbers are encouraging in the wake of a youth obesity epidemic, they correlate with a high rate of overuse injury - particularly in today's ultra-competitive environment of early sports specialization and lengthier practice and game seasons. More

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NATA Adds Doyle Rowe to Member Benefit List
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NATA is excited to announce a partnership with Doyle Rowe LTD (DRL) to help members with insurance health plans. Doyle Rowe offers quality, affordable plans to active and retired NATA members and families. Plans include Accident, Dental, Long-term Care and Medical – from top-rated providers like Aflac, Renaissance Dental, Transamerica and more. DRL simplifies enrollment, billing and claims for NATA members. Call 877-845-1793 to learn more. More

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Learn About the Business of Athletic Training
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Two "Business of Athletic Training" sessions are available at the Annual Meeting, and all members are invited. The first session, presented at 4:45 p.m. on June 21, in MCC 356-357, will address profit/loss statements, market trends and the college/university health services model. The second, taking place at 3:30 p.m. on June 22, in MCC 353-355, will analyze employee contracts and job descriptions, opportunities in different settings and tracking success on R.O.I. Mark your calendars. More

Healthy Learning Gives Discount Code to NATA Members
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Do you like a good bargain? Healthy Learning has issued a discount code for NATA members to use to purchase merchandise and educational materials at The code is "NATA-Q311" and is valid July 1-Sept. 30. Start writing your shopping list now! More

Secondary School Employment Strategies Workshop
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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. It's free, and no advance registration is necessary. More
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NFL and NCAA Push for Youth Sports Concussion Legislation
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In an effort to provide a safer sports environment for America's children, the NFL and NCAA are advocating for state legislation designed to prevent and properly treat concussions among youth athletes. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NCAA President Mark Emmert and their organizations are urging state lawmakers and other leaders throughout the country to support legislation containing the key elements of a law passed in Washington State in 2009. More

NFL's Only Full-Time Female AT Leaves Steelers for Oregon State
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Ariko Iso, an NFL trailblazer as a female athletic trainer with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has left the post to become head football athletic trainer at her alma mater, Oregon State University. "Oregon State is where I started my athletic training education, and I'm looking forward to returning to the beautiful campus after being away for 15 years. I have many fond memories of Corvallis as a student and I'm ready to make more," Iso said in an Oregon State press release. More

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Sudden Cardiac Death Can Strike Young
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Terry Salina is frustrated that information about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which claimed the life of her 13-year-old daughter, isn't more widespread. It's been 21 years since Loyola Marymount University basketball star Hank Gathers became an unwitting poster child for the disease after he collapsed and died during a game. It rocketed back into the news earlier this year when Michigan high school basketball player Wes Leonard collapsed and died minutes after shooting a game-winning point. More

Strenuous Exercise May Protect Brain
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Older people who regularly exercise at moderate to intense levels may have a 40 percent lower risk of developing brain damage linked to ischemic strokes, certain kinds of dementia and mobility problems. New research published in the journal Neurology says the MRIs of people who exercised at higher levels were significantly less likely to show silent brain infarcts — caused by blocked arteries that interrupt blood flow and are markers for strokes — than people who exercised lightly. More

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Are We Built to Run Barefoot?
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At a recent symposium of the American College of Sports Medicine's annual meeting in Denver, cutely titled "Barefoot Running: So Easy, a Caveman Did It!," a standing-room-only crowd waited expectantly as a slide flashed up posing this question: Does barefoot running increase or decrease skeletal injury risk? "The answer," said Dr. Stuart J. Warden, an associate professor of physical therapy at Indiana University, "is that it probably does both." More

Research Indicates Strong Hips Improve
Running Mechanics, Lessen Knee Pain

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Hip strengthening exercises performed by female runners not only significantly reduced patellofemoral pain — a common knee pain experienced by runners — but they also improved the runners' gaits, according to Indiana University motion analysis expert Tracy Dierks. Only in recent years have researchers begun studying the hips as a possible contributor to patellofemoral pain. More

More Money Needed for Migraine Research, Say Headache Experts
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Migraines affect more Americans than diabetes and asthma combined, but funding for migraine research is low. Without an infusion of research dollars, researchers say, it will be hard to conquer migraines. Migraine specialists attending the American Headache Society meeting in Washington said they believe more government money for migraine research holds the most promise for winning the battle against the disease. More

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