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ACL Research Retreat Coming in March
from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
ACL Research Retreat V is scheduled March 22-24 in Greensboro, N.C. The retreat will feature presentations from those doing cutting-edge research in the field and 15-minute podium presentations of original research related to ACL injury epidemiology, risk factor assessment and prevention. Significant time will be provided for group discussion. At the meeting's conclusion, the consensus statement from the 2010 retreat will be updated. Learn more here. More

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Resources Available to Help Secondary School ATs
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Before two-a-day football practices begin next month, please take time to read a new online resource page to help athletic trainers protect their jobs. The new section of the website offers strategies and resources aimed at educating decision makers on the importance of the athletic trainer in any school athletics program. More

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NATA Info/Events

PBATS/Baseball Team Medicine Conference Scheduled
from NATA and the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers' Society    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Physiological Profiling of a Major-League Baseball Player and Performance Testing in Baseball are just a couple of the sessions scheduled on the first day of the PBATS/Baseball Team Medicine Meeting in January. Held in Glendale, Ariz., the conference runs Jan. 5-7 and includes several breakout sessions on topics ranging from pitching mechanics to aquatic therapy. Get more information here. More

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2012 Annual Meeting Proposal Deadline This Week!
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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 Friday. More

BOC Message, Post 2011 Annual Meeting
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The Board of Certification, Inc., staff and board members always look forward to NATA's Annual Meeting for visiting with athletic training students, ATs, volunteers, committee members and the many exhibitors. Thank you to everyone who stopped by the BOC booth, and congratulations to the winners from our daily prize drawings! Be Certain to visit us next year in St. Louis. More

Sickle Cell Webinar Later This Month
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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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Batter Up? The Perils of Potent Bats and Other Sports Equipment
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When Little League International announced it had placed a moratorium on composite-barrel baseball bats earlier this year, many parents took a direct hit to the wallet. The bats, which are typically lighter than aluminum or wood bats, were popular with players at all levels because they can launch balls farther and faster than traditional bats. They also are more expensive, with some models costing several hundred dollars. More

Sunburn Protein Found, Could Lead to Broader Pain Treatments
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A sunburn's hot and aching soreness is difficult to ease, even after slathering on aloe vera, and especially when tossing and turning at night. Now researchers say they've found a protein responsible for this inflammatory pain. Targeting this molecule could eventually lead to new ways to relieve not only soreness from too much time at the beach but also other types of chronic pain. More

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Why Exercise Makes Us Feel Good
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Why does exercise make us happy and calm? Almost everyone agrees that it generally does, a conclusion supported by research. Just how, at a deep, cellular level, exercise affects anxiety and other moods has been difficult to pin down. But a recent animal study from researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health provides some intriguing new clues into how exercise intertwines with emotions, along with the soothing message that it may not require much physical activity to provide lasting emotional resilience. More

Fairfax, Va., Schools Spread Awareness of Concussions
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Fairfax County, Va., parents must complete an online course on concussions before their kids can toss a ball around in the public school system this upcoming year. The 15-slide, pictures-and-text lesson is the latest push by districts across the Washington area to beef up awareness about head trauma after Maryland and Virginia, responding to concerns about injured student-players, passed legislation this year requiring greater publicity of the health risk. More

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Sports Can Help Kids Defuse Anger
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A new study from Tel Aviv University suggests sports participation can improve a child's cognitive, emotional and behavioral well-being every bit as much as his or her physical fitness. Keren Shahar, a Ph.D. student at Tel Aviv University, said that over the course of her study, which included 649 children from low socioeconomic backgrounds, a continuous program of various sports helped improve self-control and discipline and lowered feelings of aggression in the children overall. More

Possible Gender Link in Knee Injuries
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Gender may be associated with an increased risk of cartilage lesions in anterior cruciate ligament injured knees, according to research that was presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in San Diego. Researchers examined data from 15,783 patients (aged 8-69 years) undergoing primary ACL reconstructions between 2005 and 2008. Of these patients, 1,012 had full-thickness cartilage lesions, with 372 of the total occuring in females and 640 in the male population. More

Foot Position May Influence Ankle Sprains
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The position of the foot just before ground contact during running and walking may put individuals at risk for ankle sprains, according to a study published in the June online edition of the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Researchers found patients with a history of repetitive ankle sprains demonstrated lower clearance heights between their feet and the floor during running — and were more likely to point their toes downward while walking. More

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