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Support the NATA Foundation in Indy
NATA
The NATA Foundation has a great lineup of events scheduled for convention attendees in Indianapolis. It all kicks off with the return of the NATA Foundation 5K Fun Run on June 26. You can still register for the advance price of $20 even if you have already completed your convention registration. Then, on June 27 you can attend the NATA Foundation Fundraiser at a WNBA game between the Indiana Fever and Phoenix Mercury. You can also stop by the AT Expo to bid on items in the Silent Auction on Thursday and Friday. You will find a complete list of items up for bid at the NATA Now blog. Or, if you just want to see them, photos of all the items are at the NATA Tumblr page.
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Plan for Indy With Our Mobile App
NATA
Before you make the trip to the convention next week, be sure to take a look at this year's mobile app. You can use it to find information about the June 25-28 event in Indianapolis on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. Get schedules, session details, maps, alerts and much more. The app can be found by searching for "NATA 2014" in iTunes and the Google Play store. It's a great resource to help with your convention planning!
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Cramer Student Lounge Offers Free Food, Giveaways & More
NATA
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 26. Students will also have the chance to win a Cramer Tactical Kit through the School Spirit Exchange.
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Venue Change for Gatorade Secondary School Lunch Reception
NATA
If you are an AT working in the secondary school setting, you are invited to a lunch reception hosted by Gatorade in Indianapolis. The reception is 12:45-2:45 p.m. on June 28. The event will now take place at the Indianapolis Convention Center (ICC) in rooms 101-106. If you would like to attend, RSVP here. Be sure to attend the Secondary School Athletic Trainer Session as well to learn about the reinstated Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award.
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More Shifts Added to Volunteer Schedule in Indy
NATA
If you're planning on attending the convention in Indianapolis and are looking to help and/or save a few bucks, we've got a way you can do both. Now there are even more opportunities as additional shifts were just added to the volunteer schedule for this year. Volunteers can get a portion of their registration fee reimbursed. You must pre-register for the meeting. Lend a hand, and save some cash!
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Healthcare Administrators' Forum in Indianapolis
NATA
Join your peers at the convention on Friday, June 27, from 9-11 a.m. for the Committee on Practice Advancement's Healthcare Administrators' Forum. This newly restructured meeting is a great opportunity for you to learn about changes in healthcare and unique strategies for success as an administrator. Industry leaders will share best practices on hot topics such as athletic trainer recognition within a healthcare system, patient satisfaction, teamwork and meaningful use. Join in the conversation during the Round Table Discussions on key issues. Mark it on your calendar to attend this exciting event!
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All NFL Teams May be Using Head Impact Sensors by 2015
USA Today
More NFL players are likely to wear sensors that assess head impact in games this season as the league and its players union expand a project proponents hope will help them tackle the concussion issue. Kevin Guskiewicz, a member of the league and union safety committees, said two companies are "fine-tuning" their head accelerometer devices based on researchers' feedback in anticipation of wider deployment this fall.
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Hyperspecialization is Ruining Youth Sports — And the Kids Who Play Them
ProPublica
The national furor over concussions misses the primary scourge that is harming kids and damaging youth sports in America. The heightened pressure on child athletes to be, essentially, adult athletes has fostered an epidemic of hyperspecialization that is both dangerous and counterproductive. One New York City soccer club proudly advertises its development pipeline for kids under age 6.
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A researcher in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, is using a new motion lab to investigate why anterior cruciate ligament injuries are more common in women than men, and how to prevent them. Scott Landry, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Acadia University, uses sensors strategically placed on subjects to provide information on motion. The sensors and reflective markers create a detailed image on the computer of how the muscles, ligaments and bones work together.
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Dr. James Andrews: The Man Who Has Operated on All Your Favorite Athletes
Vox
Dr. James Andrews is America's sports surgeon to the stars. When a top athlete gets seriously injured, the odds are overwhelmingly good that he or she will make the pilgrimage to Andrews' Pensacola office. The list of players Andrews has treated includes Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson, Albert Pujols, Robert Griffin III, Jack Nicklaus and many, many more. Andrews' remarkable popularity among top-tier athletes stems from his 1985 arthroscopic surgery of a young pitcher named Roger Clemens.
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9 Health-Saving Tips Experts Want Men to Know
The Dallas Morning News
Let's take a deep breath here and say that we love men. We appreciate them. We cannot imagine a world without them. Thus, we can often overlook certain shenanigans that make us cringe a bit. Unless such recklessness comes at the expense of their health. So in the interest of keeping men on the planet as long as possible (which is already, on average, five years shorter than for women), we've asked experts what they wish men knew — and would incorporate into their lives.
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Take No Offense From Truth of These Stories
The Times of Northwest Indiana
If you are a fan of Major League Baseball, you can't help but notice that hitting production continues to fall. This year is worse than last and the decline, in just about every category, has been steady over the last five years. The primary reason is MLB's zero tolerance for steroids and HGH. Many home runs of a decade ago have become warning track outs. Furthermore, without the juice, hitters aren't able to turn as quickly and are just plain missing.
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Alabama Coaches Train on Preventing Sports Injuries
WBMA-LD
Football is months away, but school leaders are already talking safety. Even the White House hosted a "safe sports summit." The Jefferson Shelby Youth Football League in Shelby County, Alabama, is focusing on preventing injuries. Local orthopedic surgeons say in baseball alone, they see 15-20 players per week that require some type of evaluation or surgery. In football, that number climbs even higher.
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Tennessee Places Restrictions on Football Practice in Pads
DNJ.com
Football teams may spend less time in pads after a new TSSAA policy was approved its Board of Control to limit the number of practices in pads on consecutive days. The board approved three measures that affects practice in pads. The TSSAA also defined what it considered practice in pads was to helmets and shoulder pads being worn at any time during the practice. A practice also is considered to be in pads if helmets and pants with hip, thigh and knee pads are worn.
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