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2014-03-05 08:29:37

Discoveries Could Have Implications in the Diagnosis, Monitoring and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Traumatic Brain Injury SAN DIEGO, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCQX:AEMD), and its diagnostic subsidiary, Exosome Sciences, Inc. (ESI), announced today that its researchers have successfully isolated brain-specific biomarkers associated with a variety of neurodegenerative disorders. The discoveries could have implications...

2014-02-12 23:23:34

Russell DePersia and Suzanne DeLaurentiis Productions are collaborating on “Seasons Change,” a compelling sports drama that follows a young high school football star who dreams of becoming a professional football player. Hollywood, California (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Criminal defense lawyer Russell DePersia is developing a compelling sports drama feature film "Seasons Change". Created and written by DePersia, “Seasons Change” is a compelling sports drama that follows a...

2014-02-06 16:25:40

TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GForceTracker (GFT) is pleased to announce they are the first sensor company to be Hit Count® Certified by the Boston-based Sports Legacy Institute (SLI), a non-profit organization founded in 2007 by Dr. Robert Cantu and Christopher Nowinski to "solve the concussion crisis" by advancing the study, treatment, and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups. The Hit Count® initiative was launched in 2012 and...

2014-01-24 23:01:13

CEO Greg Merril Says, “We Can Protect Kids’ Brains like Pitch Counting Protects Kids’ Arms.” Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 The Brain Sentry Hit Counter™, a one-ounce sensor that easily affixes to the back of a football, hockey or lacrosse helmet, is being introduced for use by youth sports associations, leagues, teams and individual players beginning in Fall 2014, it was announced today by Greg Merril, co-founder and CEO, Brain Sentry. The Brain Sentry Hit Counter...

NFL NIH Study Traumatic Brain Injury
2013-12-20 14:43:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Increased awareness of the long-term effects of concussions is causing changes at all levels of contact sports, and with this increased awareness in mind, the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) has announced a partnership with USA Football to increase player safety by endorsing USA Football’s Heads Up Football program. The endorsement comes after the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Football...

2013-12-02 23:00:42

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) released a statement today calling the National Football League (NFL) settlement with players a “bandaid for traumatic brain injury (TBI).” Questioning the fairness of “secret settlements,” BIAA is calling on the NFL to release the details of the settlement. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) released a statement today calling the National Football League (NFL) settlement with players a...

2013-11-14 23:27:59

The real problem is that these injuries appear years after players retire. NFL workers compensation insurance companies vigorously fight these claims because they cost millions in settlements and lifetime medical treatment, says Frank N. Darras, of DarrasLaw Ontario, CA – (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 -- A California workers’ compensation panel threw out a brain-injury claim by former National Football League player Tony Dorsett just months before he was diagnosed with early signs of...

2013-08-22 10:25:44

New research suggests that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain disease associated with repeat brain trauma including concussions in athletes, may affect people in two major ways: initially affecting behavior or mood or initially affecting memory and thinking abilities. The study appears in the August 21, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. CTE has been found in amateur and professional athletes, members of the military and...

2013-06-19 23:25:43

In knowing the need for concussion awareness is glaringly present, the New York State Athletic Trainers´ Association (NYSATA) hosted a concussion education forum as a public service to the community at-large. The session was part of NYSATA´s annual Conference, which further included presentations about cutting-edge research on post-concussion management, living with post-concussive degenerative syndromes, and preparing for sudden cardiac emergencies. Jamestown, NY (PRWEB) June 19,...

2013-04-08 12:08:57

Preventive measures, genetic risks, new diagnostic tools needed to identify effects of traumatic brain injury in athletes, soldiers One of the most controversial topics in neurology today is the prevalence of serious permanent brain damage after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Long-term studies and a search for genetic risk factors are required in order to predict an individual's risk for serious permanent brain damage, according to a review article published by Sam Gandy, MD, PhD, from the...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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