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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...

2014-07-26 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...

3-D reconstruction of skull
2014-07-25 02:00:06

PLOS 3-D imaging provides new insights to Paleolithic child's skull trauma 3D imaging of a Paleolithic child's skull reveals potentially violent head trauma that likely lead to brain damage, according to a study published July 23, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Hélène Coqueugniot and colleagues from CNRS - Université de Bordeaux and EPHE. A Paleolithic child that lived ~100 thousand years ago found at Qafzeh in lower Galilee, Israel, was originally thought to have a...

2014-07-17 16:19:48

American Academy of Neurology Even mild traumatic brain injury may cause brain damage and thinking and memory problems, according to a study published in the July 16, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. For the study, 44 people with a mild traumatic brain injury and nine people with a moderate traumatic brain injury were compared to 33 people with no brain injury. All of the participants took tests of their thinking and memory...

2014-07-16 08:29:14

--Interim Results Show NUEDEXTA Provides Meaningful Reduction of PBA Episodes and is Generally Well Tolerated in Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia Population-- ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced interim data from the phase IV PRISM II study showing that treatment with NUEDEXTA(®) substantially reduced symptoms of pseudobulbar affect (PBA) in patients with Alzheimer's disease/dementia. PBA is a distressing neurologic...

2014-07-13 23:01:59

Athletes with a certain genetic make-up are prone to a longer recovery period from concussions, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting. The research marks the first of its kind investigating a genetic association to concussion based on the known physical events that occur after a head injury. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Athletes with a certain genetic make-up are prone to a longer recovery period from...

2014-07-10 09:44:40

American Academy of Neurology Position statement released as AAN hosts first Sports Concussion Conference in Chicago The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the largest professional association of neurologists and a leading authority on sports concussion, is releasing a new position paper that states doctors have an ethical obligation to educate and protect athletes from sports concussion and clear them to play only when the athlete is medically ready, standing firm against objections...

headbangers beware
2014-07-05 04:42:18

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It's official: English heavy metal rock band Motorhead has been declared one of the most hardcore rock and roll acts on Earth according to neurosurgical researcher Dr. Ariyan Pirayesh Islamian of Germany's Hannover Medical School. The connection between Dr. Islamian's expertise in hard rock and neurosurgical research might not at first be evident. But it was a fateful visit by a 50-year-old patient in January 2013 that began to tie...

2014-07-03 16:22:21

ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care, a service of Righttime Medical Care, is hosting a series of free informational workshops to raise the level of public knowledge about concussions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140204/PH58878LOGO Concussions, also called mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mTBI), occur when there is a bump, blow or jolt to the head or body that results in the brain being jostled inside the skull. Many...

2014-06-26 23:09:30

Arena Football League partners with Brain Sentry to help its coaches and trainers identify players who should be assessed for possible concussion. Announcement made in conjunction with National Athletic Trainer's Association annual meeting. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The Arena Football League (AFL), in partnership with Brain Sentry, today became the first professional sports league to require helmet-mounted sensors. The announcement was made by AFL Commissioner, Jerry B....


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