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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...

2014-06-11 23:01:20

With financial commitments for future research nearing the $100 millions and a recent summit at the White House to discuss future initiatives, concussion in youth sport remains a hot topic both on and off the athletic fields. Susquehanna Health Sports Medicine’s Dr. Edward Gusick believes the timing is right for researching ways to improve safety in youth sports, especially now that concussions are becoming more common. Williamsport, PA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 With financial commitments...

2013-10-22 23:02:43

Dr. Evan Ratner comments on concussion issues in high school sports and says that concussions are not something to be ignored. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Many parents remember back to their high school sports days and the way that concussions were “treated.” People would laugh that a player got his “bell rung,” his coach or trainer would tell him to “shake it off,” and then he’d head back onto the field. But in the past several decades, much has been learned...

2013-03-27 23:03:45

The film shows what can happen when all stakeholders, especially parents, work together as a team to make the sport of football safer, not just for their kids but for all kids. More broadly, The Smartest Team shows how we can not only preserve but strengthen youth and high school football, which play such an important part of the life of so many communities across America. WALTHAM, MA (PRWEB) March 27, 2013 Head injuries in youth and high school football pose daunting challenges; ones that...

2013-03-07 23:03:25

Dr. Barry Jordan specializes in Sports Neurology, Alzheimer´s Disease and Traumatic Brain Injury Stamford, CT (PRWEB) March 07, 2013 Medical marketing firm MCPR Introduces Barry D. Jordan, M.D., M.P.H. for media interviews. Dr. Jordan is the Director of the Brain Injury Program & the Memory Evaluation Treatment Service (METS) at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, New York. Topics for commentary/opinion from Dr. Jordan: Sports Neurology, Traumatic Brain Injury, Sports...

2013-01-08 10:06:47

Evidence-based statement emphasizes expert assessment, no return to activity until symptoms resolve Athletes with concussions must be held out of practice or play until all symptoms have resolved, to avoid the risk of further injury during the vulnerable period before the brain has recovered. That's among the key recommendations in the new American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) position statement on concussions in sport, which appears in the January issue of Clinical Journal...

2012-09-30 23:03:58

Chances of concussions for contact sports athletes high as 19 percent per season Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 30, 2012 As the new school year kicks off and the weather begins to cool, students and weekend warriors alike will be spending more time playing outdoor sports. However, with all of the benefits of physical activities comes the increased risk of concussion in sports, especially when it comes to contact sports. “Each year, approximately 300,000 people in the United States...

2012-09-12 23:02:44

Nationwide Children´s Hospital Sports Medicine develops toolkit aimed at getting everyone on the same page when it comes to treating and managing a student-athlete´s concussion Columbus, OH (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 According to a recent study* by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a concussion sends students to the emergency room every five minutes in this country. As the new school year begins, and middle school and high school sports practices and competition kick...

2012-08-24 23:03:39

Experts join Move Forward Radio to discuss latest advances in diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of sports concussions. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) August 23, 2012 As football season gets under way, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) will host a series on concussion in sports called “Head in the Game.” The series will air on Move Forward Radio, a program featuring interviews with physical therapists and other health care experts, produced by MoveForwardPT.com, the...


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