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2014-02-06 16:25:40

TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GForceTracker (GFT) is pleased to announce they are the first sensor company to be Hit Count® Certified by the Boston-based Sports Legacy Institute (SLI), a non-profit organization founded in 2007 by Dr. Robert Cantu and Christopher Nowinski to "solve the concussion crisis" by advancing the study, treatment, and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups. The Hit Count® initiative was launched in 2012 and...

2014-02-04 16:26:41

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care, a program of Maryland-based Righttime Medical Care, has hired Anthony Doran, Psy.D., as Program Director to oversee its clinical operations and research initiatives. Dr. Doran will be providing leadership and direction to a team of more than 25 educators, proctors and medical providers. As a pediatric neuropsychologist, Dr. Doran also evaluates patients with head injuries at the eight regional...

2014-01-28 23:01:46

Lawsuits from athletes who have suffered traumatic brain injuries have been making headlines recently. College athletes may have legal recourse if negligence on the part of their school can be demonstrated. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Flood Law Group, a nationally respected personal injury litigation firm, represents athletes who believe they have suffered from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) during school sponsored athletic events. There have been several notable lawsuits in...

2014-01-21 23:03:37

FastCare announced today that sports injuries, as well as any non-life-threatening condition, can be treated quickly, professionally, and without an appointment at either of their new and improved locations in South Florida. (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 From American football to Hockey and Rugby, and even “non-contact” sports like tennis, volleyball and soccer, the risk of injury is always present, and common, regardless of the activity. FastCare, a provider of urgent care in Miami, FL,...

2014-01-16 14:06:50

Survivors of traumatic brain injuries are 3 times more likely to die prematurely than the general population, often from suicide or fatal injuries, finds an Oxford University-led study Survivors of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are three times more likely to die prematurely than the general population, often from suicide or fatal injuries, finds an Oxford University-led study. A TBI is a blow to the head that leads to a skull fracture, internal bleeding, loss of consciousness for...

2014-01-10 23:04:12

Brain Sentry's initial focus is to provide sensors for the three most popular helmeted contact sports: football, lacrosse and hockey with the goal of protecting athletes and families from being devastated by sports-related brain injuries. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 Brain Sentry Impact Sensor, an innovative helmet-mounted device that alerts when an athlete suffers a rapid - and potentially dangerous - acceleration of the head, has been selected by Rockville, MD-based...

Mental Strain Slows Concussion Recovery
2014-01-06 15:41:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Although concussions are caused by a physical trauma, a new study showed that mental exertion after suffering a head injury can delay a full recovery. The new study, which was published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday, suggested that kids who suffer a concussion should try to give their brains a few days rest before returning to normal activities. "After a concussion, we recommend rest because kids tend to do too much," study...

2013-12-27 23:04:16

ANS discusses how to identify and treat winter sports injuries like concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Morristown,NJ (PRWEB) December 27, 2013 As the winter season begins, kids are enjoying their favorite extracurricular activities, including winter team sports. Sports like skiing, hockey, snowboarding and even ice skating can result in injury if safety guidelines are not followed. Last year, over one million children visited a hospital emergency room with a sports-related injury,...

Concussions Linked To Alzheimers
2013-12-27 14:53:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the past few years, neurologists have been increasingly looking into the impact that repeated concussions have on the long-term health of the brain, and a new study published on Thursday in the journal Neurology has found a lengthy concussion history involving at least a momentary loss of consciousness may lead to the accumulation of Alzheimer's-associated plaques in the brain. "Interestingly, in people with a history of...

Scientists Film Early Concussion Damage And Describe Brain's Response To Injury
2013-12-09 13:29:47

[ Watch the Video: Concussion Secrets Unveiled with Dr. Dorian McGavern ] NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke There is more than meets the eye following even a mild traumatic brain injury. While the brain may appear to be intact, new findings reported in Nature suggest that the brain's protective coverings may feel the brunt of the impact. Using a newly developed mouse trauma model, senior author Dorian McGavern, Ph.D., scientist at the National...