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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...

2012-12-19 16:58:23

Space research has developed a new way of measuring the pressure inside your skull using simple sound waves from headphones. The device is an effective early-warning system for patients recovering from head injury or brain surgery. Just like blood pressure, our bodies control the fluid pressure around the brain to cushion it from hitting the skull. Astronauts rely on their body´s pressure control system to regulate fluid build-up in orbit, so space agencies are keen to understand...

2012-12-19 15:13:57

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among children in China are a growing public health concern. Two new studies by researchers of the International Program at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children´s Hospital and the Wuhan Children´s Hospital in China examined pediatric TBIs that were treated at Wuhan Children´s Hospital from 2002 to 2011. The first study, appearing in the December 2012 print issue of PLOS ONE, investigated...

MRIs Detect Brain Injuries That CT Scans Fail To Find
2012-12-19 11:40:05

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH) recently discovered that hospital MRIs could help show signs of mild traumatic brain injuries that may not be seen with CT scans. These findings show that improved diagnosis could pave the way for better outcomes and treatment. The results of the clinical trial were recently published in the journal...

2012-12-18 05:01:29

The Western New York Head Injury Seminar, co-sponsored by the Eastern Athletic Trainers´ Association (EATA), New York State Athletic Trainers´ Association (NYSATA), and Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Western New York (BC-BS WNY), is open to the public at no cost. Six leading concussion experts will present content on head injuries in sport, including the latest on sport-related concussions, and is intended for parents, coaches, educators, and medical professionals associated with...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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