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2013 Annual Meeting Proposal Deadline Today!
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Are you interested in presenting at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas? NATA is accepting proposals for the event, scheduled June 24-27. Proposal submissions are accepted from members and non-members in several program formats. Please read the submission guidelines before submitting. More







Webinar on Youth Throwing Injuries this Wednesday
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Kevin Shea, MD, is presenting "Review of Throwing Injuries and Elbow Fracture Patterns in Young Athletes" at 11 a.m. CT on Wednesday, July 18. The presentation will review some of the common throwing problems within the elbow and shoulder in young athletes. It also will focus on common elbow fracture patterns in young athletes and review the anatomy and treatment options for these injuries. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. Space is limited — sign up now!


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NATA Study Guide for BOC Exam
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If you are a non-certified student getting ready for the BOC Exam, take advantage of the NATA Study Guide. Brought to you by ACES Preparatory Workshop, the NATA Study Guide for the BOC Exam consists of two mock exams that will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and will give you a better understanding of what to expect on the certification exam. More


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New Grassroots Toolkit Available
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Want to support the profession's lobbying efforts, but not sure where to begin? Use the new grassroots toolkit to learn how to write letters of support, host legislators and more. More


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American Association of Orthopaedic Executives Call for Speakers
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Share your knowledge and highlight your expertise at the 2013 AAOE Annual Conference (April 28-30, 2013, in San Diego). This premier meeting of orthopaedic executives and managers offers the perfect opportunity to share practice management tips, techniques, and provides management solutions. Present an instructional course lecture, half-day course, panel discussion or webinar. Applications are due back to AAOE by July 16. More


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BOC Message, Post 2012 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 Las Vegas. More


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A Day Off from Sports — with Pepper Burruss, Gatorade and NATA
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It is believed that July 11 was the only day this year when all the major professional sports leagues in the USA had the day off. So Gatorade, in partnership with the National Athletic Trainers' Association, created National Recovery Day. Green Bay Packers head athletic trainer Pepper Burruss made the rounds by granting media interviews to promote it. More


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Cheerleading: The Most Dangerous Sport?
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According to the Children's Hospital Boston, cheerleading "leads the nation in catastrophic injuries among all sports, male or female, accounting for a staggering 65.1 percent of all catastrophic injuries among female athletes over the past 25 years." Catastrophic injuries are head or neck injuries that hinder the functioning of an individual significantly. More


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Athletics-Related Injuries on Increase in US Adolescents
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Injuries from athletic sports such as sprinting, long-distance running and hurdles are on the increase in children and adolescents, researchers report. "Participation in track is a great way to encourage children and adolescents to remain physically active," commented study author Lara McKenzie. "However, the increase in injuries corresponding with the increased participation in this activity suggests we need to do a better job of preventing track-related injuries among our young athletes." More


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Head Injuries and the Everyday Athlete
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Much has been studied and reported, particularly in The New York Times, about the short-term effects of concussions on young athletes, as well as the potential longer-term outcomes for professional athletes who engage in high-level contact sports like football and ice hockey for many years, putting themselves at risk for multiple concussions and the lesser but still consequential subconcussive injuries. More


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College Football Players' Concussion Rates Double
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Concussion rates in college football players have doubled since new rules were put in place to help manage the number of head injuries, a new study shows. Researchers found that the number of concussions reported by players at three different Division I college football programs went from 23 head injuries in the season before new NCAA concussion rules went into effect in 2010 to 42 during the next season. More



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Study: Knee Ligament Injuries May Be More Common in Men
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Men have a greater number of knee ligament injuries than women, despite research suggesting that women's knees are more prone to anterior cruciate ligament tears and surgeries to fix them, according to a Swedish study. The report, published in the American Journal of Sports medicine, counted the injuries across the entire Swedish population, not just among players of particular sports or in certain regions. More


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Getting to the Heart of Screening Questions
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Last month, a high school football and baseball player collapsed while jogging and could not be revived. In March, a high school baseball player died in his sleep. Before that, a star basketball player collapsed and died moments after hitting the game-winning shot to preserve his team's undefeated regular season. After each of those tragedies, the question of screening athletes for hidden cardiac conditions has been raised. More


More Year-Round Sports Leads to Physical Injuries
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In the past decade there has been a 400 percent increase in ACL tears. Girls and women are two to eight times more likely to suffer an ACL injury. The question is why. Dr. Danielle Duncan with Saginaw Valley Bone & Joint says there's no one answer. "It's a combination of hormonal differences, body morphology differences, muscular development differences and also, to some extent, neuromuscular training," said Duncan. More
 
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