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Vegas Photos Now Posted to NATA PhotoZone
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More than 600 photos taken at the Convention are now available at NATA PhotoZone. There are more than 20 galleries to choose from, including all the big events, award winners, Hall of Fame inductees, and the AT Expo. You can order your favorite prints from PhotoZone and get them in a variety of sizes, anything from poster size to wallet size. The options are endless. Our entire photo library houses thousands of photos, so take advantage of this great resource!
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Concussion Webinar Rescheduled for September
NATA
Steven Broglio, PhD, ATC, will be presenting "Sport Concussion: From Bench to Bedside" at 11 a.m. CT on Sept. 5. 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.
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2014 Proposal Deadline Tomorrow!
NATA
NATA is now accepting proposals for the 2014 convention in Indianapolis! There are three categories of proposals you can submit for educational programming: Clinical Evidence-Based Practice, Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice and Non-Patient Oriented. Proposal topics must fall within the five domains of athletic training: Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection; Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis; Immediate and Emergency Care; Treatment and Rehabilitation; and Organization and Professional Health and Well-Being. The deadline to submit your proposal is July 16, so act now!
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Grassroots Star of the Week
NATA
The state of California is the NATA Grassroots Star of the Week! At the Convention in Las Vegas, California accounted for the most postcards turned in to support H.Res. 72: Secondary School Student Athletes' Bill of Rights. NATA thanks all the ATs from California who took the time to fill out the postcards. What have you done to support your profession lately? Learn how to get involved here. Never underestimate the power of grassroots effort!
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Promoting Awareness for Athletic Trainers
The Board of Certification, Inc.
Athletic trainers make the difference between safe play and dangerous injuries. The BOC is working to raise awareness of the work that ATs do every day to keep people healthy and active. Visit the BOC's website to order your FREE advertisements for your use to promote awareness in your publications, place of employment and online. ATs — At work while your athletes are at play.
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Career Longevity Webinar Coming Up
NATA
Todd Hirsch, MS, ATC, will be presenting "The Young Professionals Guide to Career Longevity as a Certified Athletic Trainer" at 11 a.m. CT on July 31. Objectives of the webinar include: gain an understanding of the issues Certified Athletic Trainers face to remain in the profession, be able to undergo a self-assessment of professional needs and goals and be able to create a plan to promote career longevity.
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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.


Study: All Football Helmets Carry Same Concussion Risk
Everyday Health
All helmets are equal when it comes to preventing concussions, according to preliminary new research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Chicago. Researchers found that all brands of helmets protected high school football players from concussion equally, but experts caution that modern helmets are not that effective at reducing concussion risk.
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National Center for Sports Safety, University of Georgia to Study Sports Injuries
Al.com
The National Center for Sports Safety, a nonprofit founded by sports surgeon Dr. Larry Lemak in 2001, will work in partnership with the University of Georgia to study sports injuries and promote safety, Lemak said. The NCSS, based in Birmingham, Ala., has hired former Samford University director of athletic training education Chris Gillespie to manage the project along with Ron Courson, senior associate athletic director and director of sports medicine at UGA.
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Legislation Could Fill the Bill for Athletes' Safety
The Tampa Tribune
When Rays pitcher Alex Cobb took a 105 mph line drive to the head on June 15, David Villarreal, the trauma director at Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center in Hudson, Fla., reflected on the seriousness of concussions, especially among today's youth. "When I saw the news about Alex Cobb being hit it reminded me of kids playing different sports ... football, basketball and soccer ... and the minor head injuries they might have and consequences after, like memory (loss) and school performance," he said.
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Reebok's Checklight Indicator Warns Athletes of Dangerous Head Trauma
The Verge
Among the risks that athletes contend with on a daily basis, concussions rank pretty high on the list. They happen often and can prove debilitating — even deadly. But tools to help reduce major head trauma are becoming more widely available. As of July 10, football players and those who partake in other contact sports can purchase Reebok's Checklight, an indicator that measures the severity of impacts to your head.
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The Long, Hard Road to Recovery
The Associated Press via Norman Transcript
Duke guard Chelsea Gray suffered a serious knee injury with one month left in her junior season. She had surgery March 14 and is now rehabilitating the injury with plans to be back in tip-top shape for the start of her senior season. "She's an amazing healer," said Summer McKeehan, Duke's associate athletic trainer for women's basketball.
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Missouri, SEC Take Cautious Approach to Concussions
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Missouri quarterback James Franklin's injury-ravaged 2012 season ended for good in the third quarter Nov. 17 when Syracuse defenders sacked him, then knocked him backward on a short-yardage keeper on Faurot Field. After coaches and teammates noticed Franklin staring into the crowd in a daze, trainers put him through a quick series of tests on the sideline, where he stayed for the rest of the game.
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What You Need to Know to Avoid Youth Pitching Injuries
Philly.com
Youth pitching injuries have risen dramatically since the early 2000s. The pitching motion is the most dynamic motion in sports. Arm speed (internal rotation) has been recorded at 6900 degrees per second in youth pitchers and higher in older pitchers. That's the equivalent of spinning your arm in a circle over 19 times in one second. According to Dr. James Andrews, world renowned orthopedic surgeon, major shoulder and elbow surgeries (including Tommy John surgery) have escalated in 12,13, and 14-year old pitchers.
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