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Start planning now for the the NATA 62nd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia in New Orleans. We've posted budget information and helpful tips to help you make the case for employers to support your professional development. Plus, get a sneak peek at the schedule! More



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Free Injury Webinar Discusses Youth Sports Safety
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Safe Kids USA is hosting a webinar about youth sports safety at 6 p.m. (Central) on Oct. 27, entitled Preventing Youth Sports Injury: What Every Parent, Child and Coach Needs to Know. The webinar, focused on encouraging safe participation in youth sports, features Dave Csillan, ATC, as one of four speakers. It's open to athletic trainers, parents and coaches. Also coming soon is the Sports Safety Alliance's "One Year Later: A Report Card on the Youth Sports Safety Crisis." One year ago, NATA and 29 other organizations spearheaded the Alliance to Address the Youth Sports Safety Crisis in America. In an event Dec. 7, in Washington, D.C., members of the alliance discuss progress from the past year. More


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NATA Foundation Scholarship, Free Communications Deadlines Set
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The 2011 NATA Foundation Free Communications Committee has changed the abstract submission due date to Nov. 15 to accommodate an increased number of submissions. Requirements and criteria for the 2011 NATA Foundation scholarship program are posted on the NATA Foundation's website. Applications are due Feb. 7, 2011. More


Honors & Awards Nomination Deadlines Coming Soon
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Nomination deadlines are drawing near for 2011 national awards. A host of committees also recognize outstanding achievements. Find online applications and all the details you need to make sure you nominate a deserving colleague for the appropriate honor. More




Support The Profession Through NATAPAC
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Do you want to support athletic training legislation? Consider donating to NATAPAC, NATA's political action committee, during membership renewal season. There is also a new feature on the NATAPAC site that allows members to make a recurring credit card donation. More


WATA Conference Focuses on Revenue
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The Wisconsin Athletic Trainers' Association's 2010 National Conference on Revenue & the Business of Athletic Training is Nov. 11-13 in Milwaukee. The conference focuses on demonstrating value, the reimbursement model, billing, documentation and much more! See the entire schedule and speaker list. More


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Athletic Trainers Hurt By Budget Cuts
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Shortly after kids learn to walk, some of them hit the field. When student athletes reach the high school level the injury potential grows ten fold. The economy is forcing some schools to cut athletic trainers. "When it comes to our children, that's not where you cut corners...and that's not where you save dollars. You've got to find it somewhere else," said athletic trainer Tanya Dargusch. More


Impact of Concussions Extends Beyond Athletics
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Courtney Camden lay on a soccer field in Monument, Colo., dazed from a blow to the head. The 15-year-old freshman, a member her high school soccer team, had hit the ground moments earlier when an opponent directed her forehead toward an airborne ball, missed and struck Courtney directly in the temple. Pain rippled through Camden's head, but after a few moments, she staggered to her feet and kept playing. Later, she got slide-tackled again. No one knew it at the time, but the combination of hits in that game last spring amounted to a life-altering concussion. More


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Sometimes the Best Training is Rest
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Sports medicine specialists have been diagnosing an increasing number of professional-type injuries in younger athletes. These might include overuse injuries like those that come from running 40 miles a week or from traumatic injuries never before seen in youngsters. Almost half of all sports injuries occur in kids under age 14, and they can be seen in those as young as 5. About a quarter of all concussions in children are the result of sports participation. More


Buffalo Bills Believe in Cold Therapy
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It might not be much fun, but for the Buffalo Bills and players throughout the NFL, the cold tub is a virtual fountain of youth. At first glance, the tub looks innocent enough. About the size of its more well-known companion the hot tub, the cold tub provides no leisurely pleasure. As Bills' head athletic trainer Bud Carpenter puts it, a person would "need to have their head examined if they think that that's a fun activity." More


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FDA to Revoke Knee-Device Approval
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The Food and Drug Administration said it planned to revoke a medical-device company's right to sell a knee implant called Menaflex after an unprecedented yearlong review concluded the agency erred in allowing it on the market. The FDA's top device regulator, Jeffrey Shuren, called it an "unusual, unique" circumstance. The FDA sometimes removes devices when new safety data emerge, but it is rare for the agency to call the entire approval process flawed and redo the evaluation. More


Hope for Spinal Cord Patients
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History was made this month when a patient in Atlanta was treated for the first time with a therapy derived from human embryonic stem cells. It was part of a clinical trial to test the safety of specialized nerve cells that researchers hope will repair damaged spinal cords — potentially allowing patients to regain the use of their legs, bladders or even just a single finger that would allow them to operate their own wheelchair. More


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Army Finds Simple Blood Test to Identify Mild Brain Trauma
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The Army says it has discovered a simple blood test that can diagnose mild traumatic brain damage or concussion, a hard-to-detect injury that can affect young athletes, infants with "shaken baby syndrome" and combat troops. Army Col. Dallas Hack, who has oversight of the research, says recent data show the blood test, which looks for unique proteins that spill into the blood stream from damaged brain cells, accurately diagnosing mild traumatic brain injury in 34 patients. More


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In the Candy Store of iPhone Apps,
Users Treat Health Apps Like Broccoli

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The average American's smartphone may be pretty dumb about health, according to a new survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. While some 37 percent of Americans aged 18 to 30 may use their mobile phones to access the Internet, and an equal amount use mobile software programs known as apps, the Pew survey suggests few of those apps have anything to do with health. More


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