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2014-07-21 23:10:47

Dr. John Lloyd of Lloyd Industries, Inc. announced today that football head injuries and concussions can be reduced up to 50 percent with their new helmet safety breakthrough. San Antonio, FL (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Dr. John Lloyd PhD of Lloyd Industries, Inc. announced their latest breakthrough in football helmet safety today. The unique new helmet technology promises to provide up to 50 percent more protection against football head injuries and concussions. The technology has wide...

2014-07-21 23:02:26

One of Nation’s Largest Youth Football Programs Steps Forward to Protect Its Players Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 The North Georgia Youth Football Association (NGYFA) has endorsed the use of Brain Sentry helmet-mounted impact sensors that alert when an athlete suffers an unusually rapid – and potentially dangerous – acceleration of the head. The devices, which also help to monitor hits, have been recommended to parents and guardians of players in the NGYFA for use in the 2014...

2014-07-17 16:19:48

American Academy of Neurology Even mild traumatic brain injury may cause brain damage and thinking and memory problems, according to a study published in the July 16, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. For the study, 44 people with a mild traumatic brain injury and nine people with a moderate traumatic brain injury were compared to 33 people with no brain injury. All of the participants took tests of their thinking and memory...

2014-07-16 23:09:42

As the nation's lawyer to the pros, Darras discusses the details of the settlement and offers tips to players. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 The second settlement offer put forth by the NFL recently received preliminary approval by a federal judge in Philadelphia. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had previously rejected the first offer from the NFL six months ago. The NFL is now waiting to see how many players will pursue a claim in this class-action settlement. (Philly.com, Judge...

2014-07-15 16:24:44

All-Pro Haden will suit up with head and body protection from Unequal GLEN MILLS, Pa., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleveland Browns All-Pro defensive back Joe Haden has signed a multi-year endorsement agreement with Unequal(®) Technologies, the leading provider of customized, concealed sports protection. Haden will wear the Viper Girdle for hip, thigh and tailbone protection, and the Unequal GYRO in his helmet. Haden chose to go all-in with Unequal's advanced protection for...

2014-07-13 23:01:59

Athletes with a certain genetic make-up are prone to a longer recovery period from concussions, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting. The research marks the first of its kind investigating a genetic association to concussion based on the known physical events that occur after a head injury. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Athletes with a certain genetic make-up are prone to a longer recovery period from...

2014-07-11 23:08:54

The Symposium gathers more than a dozen internationally prominent physicians, physical therapist, athletic trainers, researchers, coaches, professional athletes and legal scholars for engaging and uniquely relevant scientific presentations and round table discussions. Dr. Javier Cardenas, concussion consultant for the NFL; Dr. Jeff Kutcher, concussion advisor to the NBA; Dr. Micky Collins, founder of ImPact; Dr. Marla Shapiro, consultant for the NHL spearhead the esteemed group of...

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...


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