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Convention Recap in August NATA News
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This month's NATA News includes an image gallery from the 62nd NATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia, highlighting award winners, Hall of Fame inductees, Opening Day Reception fun and much more. A Trade Show recap article is also featured along with a story about NATA Research & Education Foundation events. You can also read news around each district and a story about an outreach program from Temple University paid for by an Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee grant. More

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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. Guskiewicz will explain 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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ATrack Users: Time to Renew!
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Your ATrack subscription will expire Aug. 31, so renew now! You don't want to miss the new benefits, including the new Edition 5 competencies, an expandable course matrix, a free freshman program and the ability to customize your own grading/scoring scale. NATA has created an online order form to make renewal easy. If you need more information about ATrack, click here. More

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PBATS/Baseball Medicine Conference Scheduled
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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

ATEAM Bill Reintroduced
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Rep. Edolphus "Ed" Towns (NY-10) introduced the Athletic Trainers' Equal Access to Medicare Act of 2011 (HR 2785) to the House of Representatives on Aug. 1. HR 2785 will ensure Medicare beneficiaries have better access to quality health care provided by athletic trainers and will allow physicians, clinics and hospitals to meet the requisite Medicare standards for reimbursement. To learn more about the bill and to follow it through Congress, visit NATA's Legislative Alert Center. More

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NFL Will Administer Game-Day Drug Tests
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The NFL is adding game-day testing for performance-enhancing substances — but not recreational drugs — this season under the new collective bargaining agreement. The league's senior vice president of law and labor policy, Adolpho Birch, said that tests weren't conducted in the past on days there were games "because of logistical issues involved, much more so than any philosophical issues." More

See Where Your State Stands on Concussion Law
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As youth football leagues get ready to kick off another season of America’s favorite sport, many lawmakers are lining up behind the players and their parents to help make the game safer. According to the NFL Health and Safety website, 32 states and Washington, D.C., have passed laws protecting student-athletes from returning to play too soon after suffering the effects of a concussion. This article contains a list of states that have enacted concussion laws. More

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Scientists Study Surge in Heat-Related Football Deaths
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The risk of heat-related illnesses for high school football players is higher than ever due to record temperatures around the country and the fact that football players these days are bigger than ever, experts from the Union of Concerned Scientists said recently. The combination has been fatal for three high school players and one coach just in the two weeks. More

Injuries Related to Extreme Heat Are Preventable
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Dr. Pat Crocker knows better than most that it's dangerously hot in Central Texas these days. "We are in an exceptionally hot period — a 100-year drought with 106-, 107-degree days. So we're at a higher risk for heat injuries, and it just makes sense for people to be extra careful," said Crocker, chief of emergency medicine at Dell Children's Medical Center in Austin, Texas. That includes the high school football players and coaches found on sweltering, sun-baked fields. More

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The Benefits of Exercise After Cancer
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Many people who have had cancer may be inclined to rest and take it easy after treatment, but a new report by a leading British cancer charity is strongly urging some patients to increase, not reduce, their levels of physical activity. The report, called Move More, reviewed the findings of 60 studies on the effects of exercise on cancer and reached some conclusions that may seem contrary to the conventional wisdom that prevailed only a decade or two ago. More

Curry Spice Offers Hope for Tendinitis Pain
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Curcumin, which gives the curry spice turmeric its bright yellow color, could be helpful in treating painful inflammatory conditions, such as tendinitis and arthritis, according to researchers at the University of Nottingham in the U.K. and Ludwig-Maxmillians University in Munich, Germany. Their studies show that curcumin can be used to suppress inflammation in tendon diseases. More

The Scary Trend of Tweens With Anorexia
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Eating disorders are dangerous at any age, but when one isn't recognized in a pre-teen child, or when treatment comes too late, the effects can be catastrophic. Children have a lower percentage of body fat, which means they get much sicker much faster than adolescents and adults. And because their bodies and brains are still developing, the most severe cases can permanently affect their development, even when the eating disorder is eventually successfully treated. More

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