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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...

2013-04-03 23:04:27

Sports Health and Research Program a Partnership with NIH and NFL Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) April 04, 2013 The FNIH today announced that the Sports and Health Research Program (SHRP) is seeking NIH grant proposals from experts in the field to study the detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sports-related brain injuries. The SHRP -- sponsored by the NFL in collaboration with the NIH and announced last September — is conducting research focused on the long-term health effect of...

2013-03-07 23:03:25

Dr. Barry Jordan specializes in Sports Neurology, Alzheimer´s Disease and Traumatic Brain Injury Stamford, CT (PRWEB) March 07, 2013 Medical marketing firm MCPR Introduces Barry D. Jordan, M.D., M.P.H. for media interviews. Dr. Jordan is the Director of the Brain Injury Program & the Memory Evaluation Treatment Service (METS) at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, New York. Topics for commentary/opinion from Dr. Jordan: Sports Neurology, Traumatic Brain Injury, Sports...

2013-03-07 15:42:29

Most scientists are starting to agree that repeat, sub-concussive hits to the head are dangerous and linked to neurological disorders later in life. A new collaborative study, though, attempted to find out why — and discovered that damage to the blood-brain barrier and the resulting autoimmune response might be the culprit. Published in journal PLOS ONE by the University of Rochester Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic, the research suggests a new way of thinking about...

Athlete Concussions And Brain Injury Linked
2012-12-03 19:58:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Findings reported in the journal Brain help to extend the knowledge of the clinical and pathological abnormalities associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy. A new study examined the brains of 68 new cases of four progressive stages of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CTE is associated with repeated brain trauma and has been found in professional athletes, military veterans, and some people who injure themselves...

Pro Football Players Suffer High Incidences Of Long-Term Brain Disorders
2012-09-06 14:38:39

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study suggests that professional football players are three times more likely to have neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer´s disease than the general population. That number jumped to four times the risk when amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig´s disease, was considered. The study, published Wednesday in the medical journal Neurology, surveyed nearly 3,500 retired NFL players who...

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