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CDC Report Details Increase In Childhood Concussions
2011-10-07 09:31:34

The number of children and adolescents going to the hospital with concussions has jumped more than 60 percent in the past decade, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC said the increase in emergency room visits for concussion was likely due to parents and coaches being more aware of concussions and other head injuries. The study is based on a survey of 66 hospital emergency departments. The CDC looked at non-fatal data...

2011-10-05 18:59:06

A tracheostomy performed within the first seven days after a severe head injury results in better overall patient outcome, according to a team of Penn State College of Medicine researchers. This is especially true for patients who have a greater chance of surviving when admitted to the hospital. A tracheostomy is an opening created in the front of the neck directly into the trachea to allow unimpeded breathing. (A tracheotomy is the act of making that opening.) "The CDC estimates that...

2011-09-29 09:29:21

A commonly used supplement is likely to improve outcomes and recovery for individuals who sustain a spinal cord injury (SCI), according to research conducted by University of Kentucky neuroscientists. Sasha Rabchevsky, associate professor of physiology, Patrick Sullivan, associate professor of anatomy and neurobiology, and Samir Patel, senior research scientist -- all of the UK Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC) -- have discovered that in experimental models, severe...

2011-09-28 07:10:00

WEST ORANGE, N.J., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the start of the fall sports season kicking off, millions of college, high school and elementary school students are getting ready to take to the field. Among these young athletes who play football, soccer or other contact sports, more than 3.8 million will sustain some type of brain injury this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), with football-related injuries being the most prevalent. "Mild traumatic brain...

2011-09-23 07:00:00

Phoenix Coyotesâ Kurt Sauer hasnât played hockey since he was injured in 2009. After nearly two years of searching for solutions for headaches, pain, vision and sleep problems, Kurt discovered Brainwave Optimization â“ an advanced neuro-technology that is helping athletes and others get relief from concussions, trauma and addictions. Scottdale, Arizona (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 Brain State Technologies (http://www.brainstatetech.com) unveiled a...

2011-09-08 10:00:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) welcomes nationally-known neurosurgeon Julian E. Bailes, M.D., as the new Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the NorthShore Neurological Institute. Dr. Bailes' expertise is in neurovascular disease and he will also continue his extensive research in traumatic brain injury. "We are thrilled to have Dr. Bailes join NorthShore," said Mark R. Neaman, President and CEO of...

2011-08-04 16:11:00

CINCINNATI, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many children return to sports such as soccer, football, cross-country and volleyball when they return to school. Jon Divine, M.D., clinical director of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, says it's most important for parents to help their children get in shape before showing up for the first day of practice or tryouts to reduce the risk of injury. (Logo:...

2011-07-29 06:26:37

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Patients who suffer a traumatic brain injury have a 10-fold increased risk of having a stroke within three months, according to new research. A traumatic brain injury happens when an external force, such as a blow or jolt to the head, disrupts the normal function of the brain. Some common causes of a traumatic brain injury include falls, car accidents and violence. About 1 in 53 Americans suffers a traumatic brain injury each year. "It's reasonable to assume that...

2011-07-28 10:47:00

Coaches, athletic trainers and volunteers hear the hard-hitting facts on brain injuries at Northwestern Medicine event CHICAGO, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When in doubt, sit them out--that's the message more than 100 coaches, athletic trainers and volunteers heard at the "Playing it Safe: Changing the Mindset Around Concussion Safety" symposium held Wednesday, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The free event hosted by Northwestern Medicine(TM), the shared vision of...

2011-07-27 00:01:21

In July 2011, Washington High School (WHS) reports success of ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) screening for concussions performed by Keith Tebbe, ProRehab's Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) dedicated to WHS. Evansville, IN (PRWEB) July 26, 2011 In July 2011, Washington High School (WHS) reports success of ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) screening for concussions performed by Keith Tebbe, ProRehab's Certified Athletic...