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Meet Your New Board of Directors
and 2012 Presidential Candidates

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Two new members of the NATA Board of Directors began their terms at the NATA 62nd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia two weeks ago in New Orleans. Michael Goldenberg, MS, ATC, took over as director of District Two, and Eric McDonnell, MEd, ATC, LAT, stepped is the new District Five director. The board chose two candidates for president. Running in the next election will be Terry Noonan, MS, ATC, and Jim Thornton, MS, ATC, PES. Click here to see the new board and read the full transcripts of a Q and A each candidate completed for the Convention Daily News. More

Resource of the Week…for All Educators

Educators, Don't Miss This Webinar
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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

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NATA Info/Events

Submit Your Proposal for St. Louis in 2012
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Are you interested in presenting at the 2012 Annual Meeting in St. Louis? NATA is 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

NEW! SMARTROLLER® Guide to Optimal Movement

In SMARTROLLER Guide to Optimal Movement, Stacy Barrows, PT, GCFP, PMA®-CPT, leads the reader through a series of Feldenkrais-inspired exercises with the SMARTROLLER. Each exercise is intended to promote movement awareness to free unwanted habits and recover lost functions. Use these techniques during Pilates, rehabilitation, sport conditioning, and mind-body exercise. Visit OPTP at

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

Career Development Experiences Available to ATs
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Athletic trainers interested in non-traditional settings can take advantage of a new program NATA launched called Career Development Experiences. ATs sign up to be matched with a company that has agreed to become a host site. The company gets the benefit of an athletic trainer's unique skills, and the AT learns if one of these emerging settings would be a good career move. Learn how to participate. More

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Osteoarthritis Significantly Higher Among US Military Personnel
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New research shows significantly higher osteoarthritis incidence rates in military populations than among comparable age groups in the general population. The magnitude of the difference in OA rates between military service members and the general population also increased with advancing age category. Black service members had higher OA rates than white military personnel or those in other race categories according to the study findings. More

Using an Athlete's Own Blood to Treat Injuries on Rise
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The scalpel is the preferred tool of the orthopedic surgeon right now. It could one day be a needle. In the final day of the NATA Meeting and Clinical Symposia at the Morial Convention Center, three experts who deal in biological therapies presented the latest research on using stem cells and platelet-rich plasma in treating sports injuries. More

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Athletes of All Sports at Risk of Dangerous Concussions
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Concussions have come into the spotlight lately as many players in the NFL are being diagnosed with them. More than 60 percent had sustained a concussion during their careers, according to a 2000 study of 1,000 former football players. But concussions aren't limited to football players. They happen in all sorts of sports, including soccer, cheerleading and figure skating. More

ATs Give Their Brains a Workout For a Winning Edge
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Athletic trainers are the ones who sprint onto the field after an athlete is injured. They wrap ankles in training rooms and are the first to wrap plastic packed with ice around a pitcher's shoulder. They meet athletes before and after practice to administer rehabilitation protocols, encouraging players to undergo months of tedious exercises so they can return to their sport. But more and more, certified athletic trainers are in laboratories and libraries providing cutting-edge research in sports medicine. More

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Lessons From Exercising in the Heat
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Use your head when exercising in the heat. That is the overt message of a series of recent studies showing that cooling the neck before exercise in hot, humid conditions can improve athletic performance. But the research also raises this provocative issue: Even if you can exercise harder in the heat, is it really a good idea to do so? More

Does Exercising on an Empty Stomach Burn More Fat
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Working out while hungry may fly in the face of conventional wisdom, but many athletes and gym-goers push themselves on empty stomachs in the belief they'll burn more fat. The idea, advocated in popular fitness books over the past decade, is that exercising on an empty stomach forces the body to dip into fat stores for fuel instead of the carbohydrates quickly available from a pre-workout meal or snack. But while it seems to make sense, research shows that exercising in this way doesn't offer any benefit and may even work against you. More

Pediatricians: TV Fast-Food Ads Encourage Childhood Obesity
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TV advertisements for sugary and fatty foods are playing a role in childhood obesity and ought to be taken off the air, a leading group of pediatricians says. In a policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics' Council on Communications and Media rips "the media" for contributing to child and adolescent obesity, ticking off the many ways in which screen time is a negative influence. More

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