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2014-03-14 00:23:01

Snowboarding, skateboarding present highest risk for injuries, including concussions; findings support need for greater education, advocacy efforts for safer equipment NEW ORLEANS, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that the thrill of extreme sports comes at a price: a higher risk for severe neck and head injuries. Extreme sports are gaining in popularity: skateboarding...

2014-03-04 16:21:13

ROSEMONT, Ill., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throughout the world, motorcycles are a major contributor to road crashes that involve deaths and serious injuries. In response, many US states and foreign countries have enacted motorcycle helmet laws. Although a review of the scientific literature shows that wearing helmets has led to a marked decrease in the number of rider deaths and injuries, few studies have addressed the role played by different types of helmets in...

2014-02-28 23:29:54

St. Louis Children’s Hospital emergency department visits for head injury increased by 20 percent from January 2013 to January 2014. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 When temperatures drop and snow falls, road conditions deteriorate and car accidents increase. Children head outside with their sleds, and, just as reliably, certain types of emergency department visits increase. In January 2014, St. Louis Children’s Hospital Emergency Department treated more than 200 patients...

2013-11-29 23:21:03

The law firms of Silverman|Thompson|Slutkin|White in Baltimore, Maryland and Namanny, Byrne & Owens of Laguna Hills, California have filed a class action lawsuit against the National Hockey League (“NHL”). The complaint alleges that the NHL has failed to protect players from enduring significant head trauma. Laguna Hills, California (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 The law firms of Silverman|Thompson|Slutkin|White in Baltimore, Maryland and Namanny, Byrne & Owens of Laguna Hills,...

2013-09-18 08:24:40

Independent Tests Confirm Superior Impact Absorption Level, with Potential to Substantially Reduce Risk of Head Injuries NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As attention to on-the-field head injuries to athletes mounts in all major sports, soccer players of all ages and skill levels will benefit from a revolutionary new head guard introduced today by Storelli Sports LLC, the Brooklyn-based protective soccer apparel company. The Storelli ExoShield HeadGuard was worn twice in the last...

2013-04-23 12:56:29

Neurosurgeons from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medical Center recount their experiences in treating patients with head and spine injuries during the epic April 2011 tornado disaster. The authors focus on injuries sustained on April 27th of that year. Details on these cases and a discussion on the necessity of disaster preparedness are found in "Neurosurgical injuries resulting from the 2011 tornadoes in Alabama: the experience at the University of Alabama at Birmingham...

2012-11-13 11:15:45

Johns Hopkins-led study debunks beliefs that safety gear promotes riskier athletic behavior The use of helmets by skiers and snowboarders decreases the risk and severity of head injuries and saves lives, new Johns Hopkins-led research suggests. The findings debunk long-held beliefs by some that the use of helmets gives athletes a false sense of security and promotes dangerous behavior that might increase injuries. "There really is a great case to be made for wearing helmets," says Adil...

2012-10-09 11:24:50

American Osteopathic Association Survey Shows That Only Half of Respondents Who Thought They or Their Kids Had a Concussion Sought Out Medical Treatment SAN DIEGO, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Evidence of the long-term effects of head injuries to athletes has prompted the NFL to partner with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to educate the public of the dangers of concussions through the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports campaign. However, the...

2012-10-08 23:20:22

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Injuries and fatalities from skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling have not declined, despite measures aimed at making these popular winter sports safer, according to two studies being presented this week at Scientific Assembly, the annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians, in Denver, Colorado ("Skiing and Snowboarding-related Head Injuries in the United States: A Retrospective Analysis from 2004-2010" and "Snowmobile...

2012-07-10 02:23:28

ROSEMONT, Ill., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) announced today it awarded a $200,000 Prospective Clinical Research Grant to researchers at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation to study ways to reduce the risk of spine, neck and head injuries to adults and youth playing football. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100416/OREFLOGO ) Edward C. Benzel, MD, principal investigator for the project and chair,...