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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...

2013-02-13 23:04:03

Head injury lawyer Michael Kaplen has been chosen to be a featured speaker at the Florida Justice Association Annual Meeting. Pleasantville, NY (PRWEB) February 13, 2013 On February 21, 2013, nationally recognized traumatic brain injury attorney, Michael V. Kaplen will be a featured speaker at the annual education meeting of the Florida Justice Association (Formally known as the Florida Academy of Trial Attorneys). At the attorney continuing legal education conference, Kaplen will lecture...

2013-01-29 12:48:32

The Virginia Tech — Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences is expanding its ground-breaking research of testing football helmets to reduce the number of concussions to now include hockey, baseball, softball, and lacrosse. The five-year plan will see the Virginia Tech research center, headed by Stefan Duma, rate helmets worn by hockey, baseball, softball, and lacrosse athletes in their ability to lessen the likelihood of a concussion resulting from a...

Brain-imaging Tool Used To Identify Concussion-related Abnormal Brain Proteins In Retired NFL Players
2013-01-22 15:04:06

University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences Technique may lead to earlier diagnosis, tracking of brain disorders in athletes Sports-related concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries have grabbed headlines in recent months, as the long-term damage they can cause becomes increasingly evident among both current and former athletes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that millions of these injuries occur each year. Despite the devastating consequences...

NFL Players At Greater Risk Of Depression Due To Concussions
2013-01-17 11:52:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After several mental health related tragedies involving active and retired professional athletes, there has been a massive public outcry for all sports to take measures to prevent their players from incurring brain-jarring concussions. According to two new studies that were released today by the American Academy of Neurology, the uproar over head trauma may be well justified as the studies´ findings show that National Football...

2013-01-11 05:01:09

St. David's presents Concussion Compliance's “Bridging the Gap on Best-Practices in Concussion Management.” This day“long program encourages education and discussion — bringing together medical experts and practitioners — to help bridge the gap between what we know today as best available science and how to implement guidelines into best clinical practice. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) January 10, 2013 Concussion Compliance presents “Bridging the Gap on...

2013-01-06 05:03:38

Doctor Ann Engelland, author of recent book on concussions, It´s All in Your Head: Everyone´s Guide to Managing Concussions, explains what we can glean from the misfortunes of the Secretary of State. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 04, 2013 Following a stomach virus, a fainting spell and a concussion, Hillary has been absent from the public eye since last month. Her woes continued to mount this week with the announcement of a clot in her head by several news outlets. Whether that...

2013-01-03 15:25:29

If patient is stable, repeated scans unlikely to affect treatment When initial computed tomography (CT) scans show bleeding within the brain after mild head injury, decisions about repeated CT scans should be based on the patient's neurological condition, according to a report in the January issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. The study questions...

2013-01-01 10:54:52

New imaging findings Physicians at Indiana University School of Medicine and the Northwest Radiology Network (Indianapolis, Indiana) report the case of a 17-year-old high school football player with second impact syndrome (SIS). A rare and devastating traumatic brain injury, SIS occurs when a person, most often a teenager, sustains a second head injury before recovery from an earlier head injury is complete. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first reported case in which...


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