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2014-04-17 09:49:59

Six months off may not be long enough for the brains of football players to completely heal after a single season, putting them at even greater risk of head injury the next season. "I don't want to be an alarmist, but this is something to be concerned about," said Jeffrey J. Bazarian, M.D., associate professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and lead author of the study, published in PLOS ONE. "At this point we don't know the...

2014-04-16 10:15:34

They are also more likely to have been bullied Teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury such as a concussion are at "significantly greater odds" of attempting suicide, being bullied and engaging in a variety of high risk behaviors, a new study has found. They are also more likely to become bullies themselves, to have sought counseling through a crisis help-line or to have been prescribed medication for anxiety, depression or both, said Dr. Gabriela Ilie, lead author of the...

2014-04-15 23:13:20

Dr. Martha Pyron of Medicine in Motion talks about the dangers of concussions in youth and the related steps to ensure children’s safety and long-term well-being. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Since April is Youth Sports Safety Month, the Austin sports medicine doctors at Medicine in Motion want to highlight the importance of concussion awareness. Newsfeeds are regularly flooded with stories of brain injuries in athletes of all ages and all levels. Given their common nature and...

2014-04-14 23:00:11

Researchers using information provided by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique have identified regional white matter damage in the brains of people who experience chronic dizziness and other symptoms after concussion. The results of this research are published online, April 15, in the journal Radiology. OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Researchers using information provided by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique have identified regional white matter damage in the...

2014-04-09 23:28:49

According to Pediatric Neuropsychologist Dr. Dan DaSilva, more education is needed in understanding the dangers of concussions, and especially, repeated concussion, in children and adolescents. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 While the number of children and adolescents treated in hospital emergency rooms for sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, has increased dramatically over the last ten years, the increase isn't necessarily bad news....

2014-04-09 23:26:58

The Blast Gauge System developed by BlackBox Biometrics®, Inc. (B3) was recently cited as “revolutionizing Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)”, with regards to the system’s data capture capabilities used to detect events related to injury. (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 The Blast Gauge System developed by BlackBox Biometrics®, Inc. (B3) was recently cited as “revolutionizing Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)”, with regards to the system’s data capture capabilities used to detect...

2014-04-09 23:24:38

Concussions are more worrisome in the world of professional sports as the rate of injury seems to increase every year, investigating the value of a disability policy today, can protect your income for a lifetime, suggests Darras. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Fans were anxious to see if Bryce Harper would remain in the game against the Mets after what could have been a serious kick to the head by Mets second baseman Eric Young Jr. Harper was aiming for a double play but ended up...

2014-04-09 16:25:00

Four-Year Study to Monitor Concussion in Men's Lacrosse Players NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GForceTracker Inc. (GFT) announced today its collaboration with Sacred Heart University (SHU) in one of the first and largest concussion studies for men's lacrosse in the U.S. The longitudinal study will be monitoring head impacts and examining different variables such as changes in neurocognitive function, modified IQ scores, depression/anxiety, alcohol/drug dependency and...

2014-03-31 23:00:38

Sports Brain has debuted its baseline concussion testing programs at KEVA Sports Center in Middleton, Wisconsin. “We are very excited to get this testing center open,” said Roy Kessel, one of the Founders of Sports Brain. Deerfield, Illinois (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 “Sports Brain’s testing model does not rely solely on a computerized neurocognitive test,” said Kessel. “We have strongly advocated for a multi-faceted testing approach for a long time and recent studies have...

2014-03-31 23:00:09

Sports Brain has debuted its baseline concussion testing programs at multiple locations around the Metro Chicago area. Sports Brain has launched testing locations at Players U. in Mt. Prospect, IL, Albany Park Community Center on the north side of the City of Chicago and at its Sports Brain Concussion Lab in Northbrook, Illinois. Deerfield, Illinois (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 “We are very excited to get these testing centers open,” said Roy Kessel, one of the Founders of Sports Brain....