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2014-06-02 12:27:18

President Obama emphasizes need to provide parents, coaches, clinicians and young athletes tools to identify and respond to concussions OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Devick, O.D., CEO and founder of King-Devick Test, LLC joined the nation's top concussion experts at the first-ever White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit in Washington, D.C. "We want our kids participating in sports," President Barack Obama said at the Summit. "As...

2014-05-29 20:22:01

President Obama announces game-changing gift at White House summit on youth and sports LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philanthropist Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants and an Academy Award-winning film producer, has pledged $10 million to the department of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for the BrainSPORT Program, which has been renamed the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program. Announced by President Obama today during a...

2014-05-28 09:03:17

University of Gothenburg Scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy have shown that analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid after concussion can be used to determine the magnitude of brain injury and to follow its course. The studies show that recovery from concussion takes much longer time than previously known, and this may be of major significance for athletes of all ages in return to play considerations. Sanna Neselius is a scientist at the Sahlgrenska Academy and member of the medical...

2014-05-08 23:13:35

Trilogy, one of fastest-growing youth programs in United States, adopts Brain Sentry Impact Sensor, helmet-mounted device to help identify players who need to be evaluated for concussion; Goal is to protect athletes and families from being devastated by sports-related brain injuries. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Brain Sentry Impact Sensor™, an innovative device that alerts when an athlete suffers an unusually rapid acceleration of the head, has been selected by Brooklyn, NY-based...

2014-04-28 09:34:46

Almost half of all homeless men who took part in a study by St. Michael’s Hospital had suffered at least one traumatic brain injury in their life and 87 per cent of those injuries occurred before the men lost their homes. While assaults were a major cause of those traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, (60 per cent) many were caused by potentially non-violent mechanisms such as sports and recreation (44 per cent) and motor vehicle collisions and falls (42 per cent). The study, led by Dr....

2014-04-17 09:49:59

Six months off may not be long enough for the brains of football players to completely heal after a single season, putting them at even greater risk of head injury the next season. "I don't want to be an alarmist, but this is something to be concerned about," said Jeffrey J. Bazarian, M.D., associate professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and lead author of the study, published in PLOS ONE. "At this point we don't know the...

2014-04-15 23:13:20

Dr. Martha Pyron of Medicine in Motion talks about the dangers of concussions in youth and the related steps to ensure children’s safety and long-term well-being. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Since April is Youth Sports Safety Month, the Austin sports medicine doctors at Medicine in Motion want to highlight the importance of concussion awareness. Newsfeeds are regularly flooded with stories of brain injuries in athletes of all ages and all levels. Given their common nature and...

2014-04-10 12:37:56

Study also suggests potential treatment New research has found that a child's relationships may be a hidden casualty long after a head injury. Neuroscientists at Brigham Young University studied a group of children three years after each had suffered a traumatic brain injury – most commonly from car accidents. The researchers found that lingering injury in a specific region of the brain predicted the health of the children's social lives. "The thing that's hardest about brain...

2014-04-09 23:24:38

Concussions are more worrisome in the world of professional sports as the rate of injury seems to increase every year, investigating the value of a disability policy today, can protect your income for a lifetime, suggests Darras. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Fans were anxious to see if Bryce Harper would remain in the game against the Mets after what could have been a serious kick to the head by Mets second baseman Eric Young Jr. Harper was aiming for a double play but ended up...

2014-03-31 23:22:00

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and Atlanta personal injury lawyer Greg Stokes of Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. answers frequently answered questions about brain injuries and brain injury cases. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Brain injuries are a common consequence of a serious accident. Minor injuries typically resolve themselves. However, an estimated 5.3 million Americans are currently living with a long-term disability as a result of traumatic brain injury, said the Brain Injury...


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