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NFL: Trauma-Related Cognitive Issues Likely To Affect One-Fourth Of All Players

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Documents filed by lawyers representing the National Football League (NFL) acknowledge that at least one-fourth of players are likely to wind up suffering from dementia, Alzheimer's disease,...

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2014-09-12 23:02:00

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) recently selected Susquehanna Health (SH) to voice a call for action on the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act of 2014. Senator Casey has taken a leadership role in promoting the bill, which amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize resources, programs and research dedicated to traumatic brain injury (TBI) for fiscal years 2015 through 2019. Williamsport, PA (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) recently selected...

2014-09-10 23:03:44

Researchers at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh have created a new, 5- to 10-minute test that could be added to a clinician’s concussion evaluation toolkit for a more comprehensive assessment of the injury. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Researchers at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh have created a new, 5- to 10-minute test that could be added to a clinician’s concussion evaluation toolkit for a more comprehensive assessment of the injury. In a recent...

2014-09-08 23:02:52

Best practices for concussion safety education will be among the topics addressed at the groundbreaking youth sports health and safety SmartTeams Play Safe™: Protecting the Health & Safety of the Whole Child In Youth Sports By Implementing Best Practices summit on Monday, September 15, 2014 at Harvard Medical School in Boston, sponsored by MomsTEAM Institute, a leading youth sports health and safety think tank and watchdog group. Concord, MA (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Best...

2014-09-08 08:25:11

CHICAGO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A night game, a line drive and a ball lost in the lights resulted in a concussion for 13-year-old Nick. He saw a doctor; he spent a few days resting; then, he tried going back to school. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140903/142797 "I had a test the first day and it was really bad," Nick shares in a new video at besmartbewell.com, a health and wellness site. "I felt lightheaded and went home that day, and then stayed home the rest of...

2014-09-05 12:22:38

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ImPACT Applications, Inc., developer of the ImPACT(©) Test and ImPACT Concussion Management Model, announced a partnership with Rothman Institute, an internationally recognized center of excellence in orthopaedic science and technology, to support Rothman Institute's initiative with concussion education and baseline screenings for student athletes. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140904/143122 The partnership includes a global...

2014-09-03 23:08:02

My Positive Perspective airs episode with an NFL Spokesperson who spoke about the dangers posed to young athletes by concussions. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 On September 2, 2014, My Positive Perspective broadcast an episode that featured an NFL Spokesperson who appeared at a South Carolina Brain Injury Alliance meeting. The topic of the meeting was the danger of head injuries and concussions. South Carolina is one of the few states without concussion guidelines while...

2014-08-29 23:08:58

Connected Wearable Sensor Tracks and Evaluates Young Athletes’ Head Impacts in Real-time St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Today, Jolt, a startup specializing in embedded sensor athletic gear, announces the launch of their first product, the Jolt Sensor, on Kickstarter. The Jolt Sensor is a small clip that can easily attach to any piece of head-worn athletic equipment. When an athlete’s head accelerates in a dangerous way the sensor vibrates to alert the athlete. It also connects...

2014-08-25 16:26:44

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Righttime Medical Care, one of the region's fastest-growing urgent care companies, is pleased to announce the opening of its 13th urgent Care Center in Silver Spring, Md. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140204/PH58878LOGO Located at the convenient Four Corners area of Silver Spring in the Woodmoor Shopping Center, the location is easily accessible to tens of thousands of residents and daily commuters, and is Righttime's fifth...

2014-08-18 08:27:45

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ImPACT Applications, Inc., developer of the ImPACT(©) Test and ImPACT Concussion Management Model, has entered into a partnership with University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center to improve concussion prevention, identification and treatment for athletes and individuals in the Cleveland area. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140815/136645 UH, located in Cleveland, Ohio, has begun using ImPACT neurocognitive baseline and...

2014-08-18 08:21:45

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and the United States Department of Defense today announced a collaboration with the intent to develop portable blood tests to help evaluate potential concussions, also called mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). As part of a multi-phased approach, the tests would be developed for Abbott's i-STAT(®) System, a handheld, diagnostic analyzer that is currently used for other point-of-care testing, including among...


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