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Space Limited for Concussion Webinar
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Renowned concussion expert Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, will present "Sport-Related Concussion: Navigating the latest research findings and clinical recommendations" at 11 a.m. (Central) on Aug. 23. This webinar, worth one CEU, will feature Guskiewicz, director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explaining the latest developments in concussion management as they pertain to injury epidemiology, biomechanics, clinical care and return-to-play decisions. Space is limited so register now! More

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NATA Twitter Closing in on 2,500 Followers
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The NATA Twitter account has grown to 2,468 followers as of Thursday. Help us reach another milestone by signing up for a Twitter account and following us at NATA1950. Get your association and health care news before it reaches our other social media and print outlets. More

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Get a Discount on Sports Health Magazine
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NATA members can subscribe to Sports Health for a discounted rate of $35 per year (a savings of $98) for six issues. Subscribers receive three CEU Bucks to use toward the purchase of special online quizzes based on articles published in Sports Health. To subscribe to Sports Health, select the Sports Health option during the renewal process. If you have already renewed, contact Membership or call Member Services at 214.637.6282 to take advantage of the discounted rate. More

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Athletic Trainer Input Needed for Salary Survey
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Please take a minute to complete this short survey about athletic trainer salaries. Data collected from the 2011 Salary Survey will assist NATA in promoting the athletic training profession and your fellow members in salary negotiations. Participants will be entered into a drawing for an iPod shuffle and NATA merchandise! Take the survey here. More

Help STOP Sports Injuries
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Created by a coalition of organizations and corporations and supported by NATA, the STOP Sports Injuries campaign works to prevent athletic overuse and trauma injuries in kids. In addition, the Council of Champions has been established that includes business, sports and medical leaders to bring this message to and actively engage youth sports parents, coaches, athletes and health care provider. Check out the new Community Outreach Toolkit and register your event to receive a free STOP Sports Injuries campaign starter kit valued at $110. More

NATA Informs Members of BOC Changes
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NATA has created a resource page on its website to address questions about the recent BOC Recertification Fee changes. A multi-media presentation, details about the fee structure and two videos of NATA President Marje Albohm, MS, ATC – one that provides an update from the Annual Meeting - explain what the changes mean to NATA members. More

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Sickle Cell Trait Education Improving, But Still Room For Progress
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While advocates for sickle cell trait education say great strides have been made during the past 10 years, they still see holes in the system. They are concerned athletes, parents, coaches and athletic trainers don't always receive critical information about proper precautions and treatment of athletes with the trait. Sickle cell trait differs dramatically from sickle cell anemia, a debilitating disease that requires constant medical care. More

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ATs and Coaches Bear Major Responsibility for Preventing Deaths
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Colleges and high schools must follow an active strategy to preventing deaths among student athletes from exertional heat stroke and other causes, according to an editorial in a recent issue of The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, official research journal of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. More

A High-tech Simulator Helps USF Teach Athletic Trainers
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NATA has contacted the sources of this articles to thank them for the coverage and to remind about the correct terminology when referring to an athletic trainer.

Football season is just around the corner, and while teams from high school to the pros get ready for action, the folks that treat injured players are getting prepared too, and some are turning to the University of South Florida for a little high-tech help. Athletic trainers from a number of universities worked together on an "iStan" simulator, a lifelike mannequin that can mimic a variety of serious injuries, including spinal damage and heart failure.

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For Some, Hypnosis Eases Pain, Recovery of Surgery
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As the surgeons cut into her neck, Marianne Marquis was thinking of the beach. As she heard the doctors' voices, she was imagining her toes in the sand, the water lapping. Marquis had been hypnotized before surgery to have her thyroid removed. She's among a growing number of surgical patients at Belgian hospitals, who choose hypnosis and a local anesthetic to avoid the groggy knockout effect of general anesthesia. These patients are sedated but aware, and doctors say their recovery time is faster and their need for painkillers reduced. This method is feasible for only certain types of operations. More

How Exercise Can Keep the Brain Fit
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For those of us hoping to keep our brains fit and healthy well into middle age and beyond, the latest science offers some reassurance. Activity appears to be critical, though scientists have yet to prove that exercise can ward off serious problems like Alzheimer's disease. More

Concussions, Trauma Injuries Subject of South Carolina Seminar
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Several athletic trainers recalled trying moments in their careers at a recent seminar on collision injuries put on by South Carolina's athletic and sports medicine departments. About 120 ATs, team doctors and other medical personnel attended the six-hour session at Williams-Brice Stadium. It included case studies from personnel at Georgia and Tennessee and lengthy discussions on treating, diagnosing and managing concussions.

'Jumper's Knee' Most Common in Volleyball
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For weekend athletes, volleyball may carry the biggest risk of the tendon injury known as "jumper's knee," a new study suggests. Medically known as patellar tendinopathy, jumper's knee is an overuse injury of the tendon that runs from the kneecap to the shinbone. It typically causes pain below the kneecap, especially when a person is running, jumping or climbing stairs. After it progresses, the pain may become more constant. More

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