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Check Out the New Annual Meeting Website
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Housing has been open for more than a month for the 63rd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia, and hundreds of members have already visited the new annual meeting website and found accommodations for the June 26-29 event in St. Louis, Mo. Don't miss the other features of the website, including information on the host city and the recently-added Program At A Glance. More

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Join the Discussion in the Think Tanks
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The Secondary School forum in the NATA Think Tanks is always one of the more active categories. Recent topics have included use of the ImPACT system, convincing the school district to add an additional athletic trainer and responsibilities as a host institution. If you have not been to the Think Tanks recently, stop by as there are now over twenty forums on different topics. More

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New Journal of Athletic Training Available
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The latest Journal of Athletic Training (46-5) includes original research about hip kinematics during a stop-jump task in patients with chronic ankle instability and about neuromuscular changes after aerobic exercise in people with anterior cruciate ligament-reconstructed knees. There is also an article about the risk of injury in basketball, football and soccer players ages 15 years or older. More

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Donate to the NATA Foundation This Holiday Season
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Looking for the perfect gift for your friend or coworker who has everything? The holiday season is upon us, and the NATA Research & Education Foundation would like you to consider honoring your family and friends with a gift to the NATA Foundation in their name. Your donation will go toward helping the NATA Foundation continues its mission of advancing the profession of athletic training through research and education. The recipient will be notified of your gift through a special written acknowledgement from the NATA Foundation. For more information, contact Holly McCauley at More

2011 Youth Sports Safety Summit Tomorrow
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The one-day event scheduled Dec. 6 in Washington, D.C., will focus on preventing sudden death in youth sports. NATA president Marjorie J. Albohm, MS, ATC, and heat illness expert Douglas J. Casa, PhD, ATC, FACSM, and concussion expert Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, lead a panel of speakers at the summit's second annual event. Look for print and video coverage of the event in late December. More

USPSTF Looking for Public Comment on
Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer

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Sun exposure is a real threat to many athletes. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is seeking public comment on "Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer" until 5 p.m. EST, Dec. 6, 2011. This recommendation covers counseling for children, adolescents and young adults ages 10-24 years. The USPSTF makes recommendations about the effectiveness of specific clinical preventive services for patients without related signs or symptoms. The USPSTF is a division the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Please go here to read the recommendations and comment. More

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Are Athletic Trainers a Good Form of Social Support?
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Approximately 17 million sports-related injuries occur annually in the United States and while these injuries inflict physical harm there are also psychological ramifications to dealing with these injuries. While some research has been done on this subject, only two studies have specifically assessed the perception of social support among injured athletes during the course of rehabilitation. More

Athletes' Injury-Prevention Programs Need Time
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Programs aimed at preventing knee injuries among soccer players take time to make any lasting impact on the way athletes move, according to a new study. A warm-up program of stretching and strengthening that lasted three months had only a temporary benefit, while the improvements seen after a nine-month program persisted for months after the training ended. More

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Frequent Soccer-Ball Headers Linked to Brain Injury
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Coaches value players who have their head in the game, but a new study finds that may not be the healthiest thing for soccer players. Those who head the ball most frequently, the study showed, had damage in brain areas similar to that seen in people with concussion. The brain changes were found in players who headed the ball 1,000 to 1,500 times a year — which amounts to a few times a day — but not in those who did so less frequently. More

Royal's Nick Kenney Receives MLB's Top Athletic Trainer Award
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Wilmington College alumnus Nick Kenney and the Kansas City Royals' medical staff received Major League Baseball's Dick Martin Award for having the healthiest team during the 2011 season. Kenney, a 1994 Wilmington College graduate in athletic training, completed his second year as the Royals' head trainer. He previously held athletic training positions with the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds. More

Basketball Star Proves Sickle Cell Trait Can Be a Tamed Monster
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Why me? Lance Kearse searched nearly four years for an answer to that question, after his body turned on him in the fall of 2007 and held him hostage, demanding all his dreams as ransom. The search was painful and maddening, the distress still tainting the Eckerd basketball player's voice as he recalls the day his athletics career was forever altered. More

Will the NBA Lockout Mean More Player Injuries?
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The NBA is set to return — on Christmas Day — after its well-chronicled labor dispute. Will that lead to a rash of player injuries in a shortened training camp? Ralph Reiff, executive director and athletic trainer at St. Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis, says there's some reason to be concerned. The type of good, hard physical conditioning that can help players get used to changes in direction and speed can be tough to get outside an official training camp, he says. More

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