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2014-07-10 09:44:40

American Academy of Neurology Position statement released as AAN hosts first Sports Concussion Conference in Chicago The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the largest professional association of neurologists and a leading authority on sports concussion, is releasing a new position paper that states doctors have an ethical obligation to educate and protect athletes from sports concussion and clear them to play only when the athlete is medically ready, standing firm against objections...

2014-07-09 16:28:42

PHILADELPHIA, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new position paper from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that doctors have an ethical obligation to educate athletes and their parents about sports-related concussions and to protect the mental and physical health of their athlete-patients, especially with regard to return-to-play decisions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140709/125711 Matthew Kirschen, M.D., PhD, a fellow in critical care medicine and an...

2014-07-09 16:26:49

PHILADELPHIA, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new position paper from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that doctors have an ethical obligation to educate athletes and their parents about sports-related concussions and to protect the mental and physical health of their athlete-patients, especially with regard to return-to-play decisions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140709/125711 Matthew Kirschen, M.D., PhD, a fellow in critical care medicine and an...

2014-06-27 19:08:26

American Academy of Neurology Older veterans who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are 60 percent more likely to later develop dementia than veterans without TBI, according to a study published in the June 25, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study also found that veterans with a history of TBI developed dementia about two years earlier than those without TBI who had developed dementia. "These findings...

2014-06-26 20:21:32

Utecht to Help Raise Awareness About Sports Concussion and Need for Research MINNEAPOLIS, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Brain Foundation have named Ben Utecht, former NFL tight end and Super Bowl champion with the Indianapolis Colts, as their national spokesperson. Utecht's role includes raising awareness of sports concussion and the need to support research into cures for brain diseases such as concussion. Utecht,...

How Does High Blood Pressure In Middle Age May Affect Memory In Old Age?
2014-06-05 03:58:30

American Academy of Neurology New research suggests that high blood pressure in middle age plays a critical role in whether blood pressure in old age may affect memory and thinking. The study is published in the June 4, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Our findings bring new insight into the relationship between a history of high blood pressure, blood pressure in old age, the effects of blood pressure on brain structure, and...

2014-04-30 12:30:06

Targeting CGRP, Intranasal Capsaicin Shows Potential in Offering Rapid Pain Relief to Numerous Sufferers in Need of Additional Treatment Options NEW YORK, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Real-world patient case series analysis supporting the use of intranasal capsaicin as an effective rapid treatment for severe headache and migraine pain will be presented at the 66(th) American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA on Thursday, May 1, 2014 during Poster Session...

2014-04-28 16:27:09

PHILADELPHIA, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A review by the American Academy of Neurology of available scientific research on the use of medical marijuana in brain diseases finds certain forms of medical marijuana can help treat some symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), but do not appear to be helpful in treating drug-induced (levodopa) movements in Parkinson's disease. Not enough evidence was found to show if medical marijuana is helpful in treating motor problems in...

2014-04-25 16:23:51

The Congressman will be a part of "Brain Health Awareness Day" in Philadelphia and help kick off the American Academy of Neurology's Annual Meeting WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) will speak to more than 1,000 neurologists, patients with neurologic diseases and their caregivers at Philadelphia's Brain Health Fair tomorrow, Saturday, April 26. The City of Philadelphia has declared the day "Brain Health Awareness Day," in...

2014-04-24 16:29:59

PHILADELPHIA, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study suggests that targeting B cells, which are a type of white blood cell in the immune system, may be associated with reduced disease activity for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The study is released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. For the study, 231 people with relapsing-remitting MS received either a placebo or one...


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