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Plan Your Convention Schedule from Your Phone
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Before you make the trip to the NATA Convention, be sure to take a look at this year's smartphone app, which was just released last week. You can use it to find information about the June 24-27 event in Las Vegas on your mobile device. Get schedules, session details, maps, alerts and much more! The application works with your Web-enabled phone and is a great resource to help with your convention planning. More

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New Webinar Offers In-Depth Look at Concussions
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Steven Broglio, Ph.D., ATC, will be presenting "Sport Concussion: From Bench to Bedside" at 11 a.m. CT on July 18. Objectives of the webinar include: Understanding the location and magnitude of head impacts, knowing the appropriate tools and their limitations for acute injury management and understanding the relationship between concussion and long term cognitive health.


New NATA Logo to be Revealed During General Session
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Be the first to see NATA's new visual identity at the General Session on June 26. The new NATA logo will be revealed by NATA President Jim Thornton, MA, ATC, CES, following the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. After the J&J Keynote Presentation all attendees will receive their free convention t-shirt featuring the new logo, plus a logo pen. Shirts and pens will be distributed at Bayside Foyer. More

  Join us at NATA 2013 Annual Meeting, Booth 2347

The Athletic Edge introduces modular taping stations to fit any size training room and any budget. Our high quality hardwood or laminate stations are manufactured using dowel and glue construction for long lasting durability. AE modular systems allows you to customize the height, depth, seats and custom graphics for any taping station. MORE

CAATE Announces Vacancy
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The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education is filling a vacancy on the CAATE Commission. One seat will be available as of Fall 2013. Interested applicants should submit all required application documentation no later than close of business on Aug. 2. More

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Cramer YP Lounge Highlighted by Social Event
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The premiere event in the Cramer Young Professionals' Lounge will be "Remembering Our Roots, Forging Our Future." The event is scheduled at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 and is a chance for young professionals to meet members of the NATA Board of Directors, Hall of Fame and those in leadership positions in your district. It's also a relaxing atmosphere for networking. More

  Heart Screening for Young Athletes

CardeaScreen is a portable ECG device designed to support identification of life-threatening cardiac conditions in athletes. The Bluetooth device transmits electrical signals from the patient to a Windows PC for analysis. Algorithms in-tune with an athletic heart analyze the 12-lead ECG and assist in identifying abnormal cardiac conditions. Rx Only.

Apply Now for Young Investigators Mentoring Program
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The United States Bone and Joint Decade/Initiative Research Committee offers a grant mentoring program to provide early-career investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers and learn skills needed to pursue an academic career. Composed primarily of workshops, the program is open to promising junior faculty, senior fellows or post-doctoral researchers nominated by their department or division chairs. The deadline to apply is July 15. Learn more about the program on USBJD/I's website. 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.

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Kids with Previous Concussions Take Longer to Recover
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Children and young adults take longer to recover from a concussion if they've suffered a previous hit to the head within a year or repeated blows at any time, according to a new study. Doctors had assumed it was bad for kids to get multiple knocks on the head, but the new study, from Boston Children's Hospital, is the first to confirm the connection and put a time frame on recovery. More


REGISTER NOW for the Graston Technique® training on June 23-24, prior to the NATA Conference. Learn how to use GT to treat soft tissue lesions with the depth, pressure and specificity necessary to affect challenging musculoskeletal conditions. Discover how a mechanical advantage can save your hands and help your patients. Details

Heel vs. Forefoot: Which is the Better Foot-Strike Pattern?
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The rise in popularity of barefoot or minimalist running over the last decade has brought with it controversy over the "best" foot-strike pattern for runners and athletes. While there are many advocates of this style of running, there are also a fair amount of critics. With knee and lower-leg injuries being the most common causes of pain in runners, new research is beginning to surface which aims to clarify once and for all which foot strike is best for injury prevention and improved performance. More

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New Drug Target May Prevent Consequences of ACL Tear in Athletes
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Striking the likes of Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, L.A. Lakers' Kobe Bryant and Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez, tears in the anterior cruciate ligament are one of the most rampant and serious knee injuries among athletes. Now, researchers from the University of Michigan Health System have identified a new drug target that may prevent one of the most dreaded consequences of an ACL tear — the weakening or loss of muscle tissue that can be a career-killer in sports and ultimately develop into osteoarthritis. More

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Técnica Gávilan is a system of Manual Therapy, Therapeutic Modalities and Functional Exercise, all in three dimensions. Gary Lang will be making Instrument Demonstrations at the Alert Services Booth 1329 on Tuesday & Wednesday of the Annual Conference. Come by to experience the difference!

Sports Medicine Pushes Prevention
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Tucked away on Olive Street aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina sits a place filled with continuous movement. This building is home to the Sports Medicine Clinic, where staff members hastily shift around in attempts to help as many people as possible — after all, injuries don't take breaks. More


MedPac Bags introduces 2 new Rolling Bags for 2013. The MP4900 features the same dsign as the traditional favorite MP4800 with the added benefit of wheels. The MP10390 adds wheels to the MedPac CrutchPac Plus. Both bags carry the MedPac Bags warranty.
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Concussions: All Must Use Heads to Prevent Lasting Injury
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Joseph Guerrinha doesn't remember anyone talking to him about the dangers of concussion in his sport. Since soccer is played with the feet, he supposes, people don't make the connection. And then, on March 23, 2011, the risks became abundantly clear. More

Athletic Training Students Keep Student Athletes in Top Shape
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In a formal test of preparedness, Florida State University officials unleashed the torrents of Hurricane Kimberly upon campus. Since the Category 2 swept through a prone campus, debris litters once pristine grounds where imposing oaks lie partially uprooted. Power lines are downed, murky puddles nearby harbor potential for electrocution. Kimberly has already claimed one casualty, an FSU student. More

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Athletic Physicals Have Saved at Least 1 Life
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Texas A&M freshman football players lined up for their athletic physicals recently, and youngsters across the country are doing likewise this time of year no matter their level of sport. "Physicals," A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said, "are extremely important." More

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