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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...

2014-08-11 23:08:31

New York based orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Armin Tehrany, is concerned about the risks involved for the 224 young men to be drafted into the NFL League. New York (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 In light of the NFL draft this May, Dr. Armin Tehrany, a New York based orthopedic surgeon, is concerned about the risks involved for the 224 young men to be drafted into the League. Injuries come with the turf, yes, but most players don’t give much thought the life altering repercussions concussion...

2014-08-08 23:06:50

Personal injury lawyers at Flood Law Group have been following new developments surrounding the recent NCAA settlement which changes association guidelines regarding the management of concussions. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 A settlement reached last week in the highly monitored NCAA concussion lawsuit "(case: 1:13-cv-09116), District Court for the Northern District of Illinois" has been a major topic of conversation recently. Flood Law Group, LLP, a nationally...

2014-08-07 16:25:02

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) is dedicated to improving athletic equipment and decreasing injuries in sports. As the Fall sports season begins, the conversation surrounding helmets and concussion prevention increases. To help anyone pursuing a story on helmets, standards, testing or concussions, many of the experts from NOCSAE are available for interviews. Experts: Mike Oliver, executive...

2014-08-06 23:02:48

Brain Sentry Impact Sensors Help Coaches Identify Players Who Lead with Their Helmet Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Brain Sentry Impact Counter Plus™, an innovative helmet-mounted device that alerts when an athlete suffers a rapid – and potentially dangerous – acceleration of the head, will be distributed by Bolt Athletics, a full service, one-stop shop, specializing in team uniforms and equipment. Located in the bustling I-95 corridor connecting Washington DC and Baltimore,...

2014-08-05 23:11:30

Sports Brain has entered into a partnership with BrainWare SAFARI to deliver an online cognitive training program aimed at improving the mental performance of athletes at all levels of sports. Deerfield, Illinois (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Sports Brain has entered into a partnership with BrainWare SAFARI to deliver an online cognitive training program aimed at improving the mental performance of athletes at all levels of sports. Sports Brain is a national organization based in Chicago...

2014-08-04 12:27:15

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The start of a new school year in the Keystone State typically means a new Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) fall sports season is here. With plenty of energy after a summer of training, student-athletes and coaches are eager to hit the fields and courts for official practices, while fans start to make plans for Friday Night Lights. The fall months are an exciting time for those who enjoy sports whether...

2014-07-26 23:02:46

Director of Sports Medicine for KORT Physical Therapy Doug Means, M.A., ATC focuses on the evidence showing concussions in the workplace are among the most serious on-the-job injuries. Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB) July 26, 2014 We’ve all heard about athletes sustaining concussions on the playing field; however, concussions in the workplace are among the most serious on-the-job injuries. The occupations with the highest risk of head injury are:     Construction...

2014-07-24 23:11:17

In seeking to connect with other organizations that work to promote similar health and safety awareness information, the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA) has been reaching out to the Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS). After teaming up with them for the past two years to jointly promote National Athletic Training Month and Brain Injury Awareness Month - both in March - NYSATA participated in the annual BIANYS Conference by hosting an informational...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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