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2014-02-06 16:25:40

TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GForceTracker (GFT) is pleased to announce they are the first sensor company to be Hit Count® Certified by the Boston-based Sports Legacy Institute (SLI), a non-profit organization founded in 2007 by Dr. Robert Cantu and Christopher Nowinski to "solve the concussion crisis" by advancing the study, treatment, and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups. The Hit Count® initiative was launched in 2012 and...

2014-01-31 23:28:47

The New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA) is pleased to be linked to some newly revealed - and potentially groundbreaking - sports safety programs and proposals related to concussions, sports safety, and appropriate medical coverage in youth athletics. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Super Bowl Media Week 2014 has provided a public platform for some landmark developments in concussion research, legislation and awareness and the New York State Athletic Trainers’...

2013-06-19 23:25:43

In knowing the need for concussion awareness is glaringly present, the New York State Athletic Trainers´ Association (NYSATA) hosted a concussion education forum as a public service to the community at-large. The session was part of NYSATA´s annual Conference, which further included presentations about cutting-edge research on post-concussion management, living with post-concussive degenerative syndromes, and preparing for sudden cardiac emergencies. Jamestown, NY (PRWEB) June 19,...

2013-05-16 23:34:24

The 2013 New York State Athletic Trainers´ Association (NYSATA) Conference, including the annual philanthropic Golf Tournament, will run from Friday, May 31st through Sunday, June 2nd at Jamestown Community College (JCC), in the picturesque Chautauqua Lake region of southwestern New York. The educational portion will commence Friday evening with a complimentary screening of the book-made-film, Head Games, introduced by the book´s author, Christopher Nowinski, former All-Ivy...

2013-05-06 16:25:20

CINCINNATI, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite knowing the risk of serious injury from playing football with a concussion, half of high school football players would continue to play if they had a headache stemming from an injury sustained on the field. In a new study, physicians from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center also report that approximately half of athletes wouldn't report concussion symptoms to a coach. The study will be presented May 6 at the annual meeting...

NFL Players At Greater Risk Of Depression Due To Concussions
2013-01-17 11:52:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After several mental health related tragedies involving active and retired professional athletes, there has been a massive public outcry for all sports to take measures to prevent their players from incurring brain-jarring concussions. According to two new studies that were released today by the American Academy of Neurology, the uproar over head trauma may be well justified as the studies´ findings show that National Football...

2012-10-22 22:26:46

Despite an increase in media attention, as well as national and local efforts to educate athletes on the potential dangers of traumatic brain injuries, a new study found that many high school football players are not concerned about the long-term effects of concussions and don't report their own concussion symptoms because they fear exclusion from play. The abstract, "Awareness and Attitudes of High School Athletes Towards Concussions," was presented on Oct. 22, at the American Academy of...

2010-11-02 12:14:00

WHEATON, Ill., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Patrick Walsh, Director of Psychology and Coordinator of the Brain Injury Program at Marianjoy, received the "Make a Difference" Award at the Illinois Brain Injury Association's Annual Education Conference for his efforts to increase awareness of the seriousness of sports concussions and their impact on the brain. Concussions and their long-term effects have had increased focus recently. Newly published studies have shown that this...

2009-11-03 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AEMD) announced today that it has initiated a collaborative biomarker discovery program with the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE) at Boston University School of Medicine and the Sports Legacy Institute (SLI). In the collaboration, Aethlon will analyze brain tissue of professional athletes who suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) at the time of their death and from...

2009-10-28 17:47:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The House Judiciary Committee today called upon national experts and stakeholders in the fields of science and sport to better understand the effects of head injuries on players in the National Football League (NFL). Nationally recognized sports physician and neurosurgeon, Julian E. Bailes, M.D. was called to provide expert testimony based on decades of research detailing how repetitive head trauma on the field leads to long-term neurological damage...