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2012-10-09 04:02:52

Raritan Bay Medical Center´s Human Motion Institute is Now a Registered Provider of ImPACT. In fact, a 20-minute baseline ImPACT test was administered to Perth Amboy High School student athletes on the football, soccer and cheerleading teams during the summer; to be followed by next season´s basketball and wrestling teams. Perth Amboy, NJ (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 Over the past year injuries to professional sports stars like the NHL´s Sidney Crosby, NFL´s Colt McCoy and...

2012-10-04 23:00:58

New York brain injury lawyers De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, are reaching out to educate individuals about the essential signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, and are also providing current brain injury statistics. Pleasantville, NY (PRWEB) October 03, 2012 The brain injury law firm of De Caro & Kaplen, LLP is currently educating the public about the signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injury. Considered to be a national health epidemic, the serious health issue is known for its...

Bike Helmets Protect Against Skull Injury
2012-10-03 07:59:40

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 70 percent of children between the ages of 5 and 14 ride bicycles. Even though it´s a popular pastime, it can also be dangerous. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that head injury is the leading cause of death and disability related to bicycle accidents. In a new study, researchers affirmed that bicycle helmets were effective for children who were included in a set of impact and crush tests....

2012-09-30 23:03:58

Chances of concussions for contact sports athletes high as 19 percent per season Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 30, 2012 As the new school year kicks off and the weather begins to cool, students and weekend warriors alike will be spending more time playing outdoor sports. However, with all of the benefits of physical activities comes the increased risk of concussion in sports, especially when it comes to contact sports. “Each year, approximately 300,000 people in the United States...

2012-09-21 23:00:18

There have recently been some major strides made in understanding what predisposes individuals to developing Alzheimer´s and the findings suggest that head trauma may be one link. The Journal of Neuroscience recently published a study that linked a single occurrence of traumatic brain injury with significantly raising an individual´s chance of having Alzheimer´s. The Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys at Console & Hollawell believe these findings will greatly benefit...

2012-09-21 10:23:48

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gerry Gioia, Ph.D., Director of Neuropsychology at Children's National Medical Center and known worldwide for his work on pediatric head injuries, today toured HeadFirst's Annapolis Sports Injury and Concussion Care Center. After collaborative meetings with the HeadFirst team, Dr. Gioia lectured to over 60 pediatricians and family practitioners on the importance of the proper evaluation and management of young athletes...

2012-09-12 10:23:50

CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fall sports are gearing up, and kids and teens across the country are suiting up for football, soccer and other activities. This season, parents and coaches can help keep young athletes safe by recognizing the signs of a concussion and understanding what to do for a concussion, say experts featured in a new video on BeSmartBeWell.com. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please visit:...

2012-09-07 06:23:35

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The risks of sports-related traumatic brain injuries among professional athletes is making national headlines. However, prevention should begin at childhood, especially among those involved in contact sports. "Each year, approximately 300,000 people in the United States experience sports-related concussions," said Leonardo Oliveira, M.D., Assistant Professor, UCF College of Medicine, who specializes in internal medicine and sports medicine at the...

2012-08-22 06:24:43

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a head to head contest between the New Orleans Criteria and the Canadian CT Head Rules, the Canadian rules showed higher sensitivity and specificity in predicting neurosurgical intervention for mild head injury. The results of the study, conducted in Tunisia, were published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Prediction Value of the Canadian CT Head Rule and the New Orleans Criteria for Positive Head CT Scan and Acute...

2012-08-20 02:27:06

BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Concussions are a growing concern with athletes in all levels of sports. Professional athletes are at risk, as are school-age athletes and weekend warriors. Sports Reaction Center (http://www.srcpt.com), a sports physical therapy center that attracts amateur and professional athletes both locally and nationally, has a cutting-edge concussion management program designed to help its clients' current and long-term health and wellness. The danger of...