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62nd Annual Meeting in the Books!
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For four days last week, NATA members, their families, sponsors and guests met in New Orleans for the 62nd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia. The association inducted nine ATs into the Hall of Fame and issued an important message on safe weight management. Members heard about leadership from former Saints quarterback Archie Manning and got a State of the Association update from President Marje Albohm, MS, ATC. Two candidates for the next NATA president were also selected. See all the coverage in the online versions of the Convention Daily News, and don't miss the national media coverage of the convention in this issue of Range of Motion. More

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Learn More About the Sickle Cell Trait
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Scott Galloway, ATC, LAT, will present "Sickle Cell Trait and the Athlete" at 11 a.m. (Central) on July 27. The webinar will focus on understanding the latest statistical trends regarding Sickle Cell Trait and Sudden Death and will explore practical solutions for the prevention and treatment of Sickle Cell Trait. Galloway, the head athletic trainer at DeSoto (Texas) High School, served on NATA's task force on Sickle Cell Trait and has presented on the topic at numerous conferences and events. Register here. More

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It's Not Too Early to Think About St. Louis
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Are you interested in presenting at the 2012 Annual Meeting in St. Louis? NATA is now accepting proposals for the event, scheduled June 26-29. Proposal submissions are accepted from members and non-members in several program formats. Please read the submission guidelines before submitting. The deadline for submissions is July 15. More

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ATs Encouraged to Participate in Important Survey
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Members of the health care community are participating in a survey about substance abuse in higher education. To date, more than 1,000 people, including NATA members, had participated. Information taken from this survey will give the Coalition of Higher Education Associations for Substance Abuse Prevention a better idea of where to focus their efforts in the future. Take the survey here. More

Webinar for Educators Scheduled for July 13
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AT educators, don't miss this upcoming webinar! Ericka P. Zimmerman, EdD, ATC, will be presenting "Developing Synergistic Relationships Between Clinical Instructors and Athletic Training Education Programs" at 11 a.m. (Central) on July 13. Zimmerman, the ATEP director at the University of Charleston, will examine the changing landscape in athletic training education and the value of the practitioner serving as clinical instructor. Get more information and register here. More

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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Athletic Trainers' Convention Focuses Attention to Concussions
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Concussions were the topic the National Athletic Trainers' Association's 62nd annual meeting and Clinical Symposia focused on when the convention kicked off last week at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The organization held sessions on a plethora of sports injuries. More

Athletic Trainers Stress Safe Weight Loss Methods
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The NATA issued a statement of recommendations for coaches, players and athletic trainers regarding safe weight loss and maintenance practices for athletes. The group hopes its recommendations will help reduce a disturbing prevalence of eating disorders and unsafe weight-maintenance habits that affect up to 62 percent of athletes. More

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Study: Football Is Deadliest Sport Among Youth Athletes
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Football accounted for 57 percent of trauma-related sports deaths among youth, many that would have been prevented if athletes with head injuries had been kept off the field, said researchers who analyzed 30 years of data. The report, which reviewed information from a U.S. registry of 1,827 sudden deaths of young athletes from 1980 to 2009, found that 261, or 14 percent, were caused by blunt trauma. The study, published in the journal of Pediatrics, analyzed data on fatal injuries that occurred during 22 different sports. More

Panel: Helmets Reduce, Not Eliminate, Concussions
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Improved helmet design has helped reduce concussions in impact sports such as football and hockey, but it may be impossible to design a helmet that completely eliminates them, according to a panel of sports science professors outlining the latest findings. Helmets "certainly help to mitigate forces that are distributed by impact to the skull and the intracranial cavity and the brain," said Kevin Guskiewicz, a professor of sports science at North Carolina and an expert on football helmets. "But the brain is still going to move inside that cranial cavity regardless of whether there's a helmet on or not." More

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When Running Up Mileage, 10 Percent Isn't the Cap
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Martin Strauss of Ann Arbor, Mich., was running 60 miles a week when he suffered a stress fracture that put him on crutches for three months. Now that he's better, he wants to play it safe to avoid another injury. How quickly can he ramp up the miles? Martin decided to follow the 10 percent rule, one of the most widely known in running. It does not specify a starting distance but says you should increase your mileage no more than 10 percent a week. The idea is that this is a safe way to increase your distance without risking injury. More

Technological Innovations Have Helped Athletic Trainers
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In the 50 years since Dick Burkholder started at Carlisle High School in Pennsylvania as an athletic trainer, a myriad of advances in the field of sports medicine has made life much easier for today's ATs, who now have a wealth of field-based research to fall back on. "Before, it was always anecdotal — I’ve done this on this kid before so maybe it'll work for this other kid," said Greg Janik, president of the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society. "I would say that evidence-based medicine is the biggest contributor to athletic trainers." More

Reducing Lifelong Disability from Sports Injuries in Children
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To protect children from lifelong injuries in sports, we need a public health approach similar to that mounted against smoking and drunk driving, states an editorial in Canadian Medical Association Journal. The annual rate of catastrophic injury in sports or recreational activities is 6.9 per 100 000 participants, and many of the injured are children and youth under age 21. Nearly 500 Ontarians alone are hospitalized each year from hockey injuries and concussions in particular can have long-term impacts on health and quality of life. More

Fat Substitutes May Actually Make People Fatter
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Another diet myth bites the dust: Products containing the calorie-less fake fat Olean, of fat-free potato chips fame, may make you gain weight, not lose it. In a new study released by Purdue University, researchers found that rats who were fed Olean-containing potato chips as part of a high-fat diet ate more overall and gained more weight than those who were fed a high fat diet and regular, full-fat potato chips. More

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