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2010-11-10 15:16:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) today announced its full support that Washington State's Zackery Lystedt Law be passed in every state to protect young athletes. The law requires medical clearance before any youth suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury be permitted to return to practice or competition. The announcement was made at the AAPM&R 71st Annual Assembly held Saturday at the...

2010-11-10 11:40:00

A new study of young offenders has revealed they have a significantly higher rate of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) than that expected in society as a whole. Researchers at the University of Exeter also found TBI was associated with a greater number of convictions and, when there were three or more TBIs, greater violence in offending. The research, published online on 10 November in the journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, suggests brain injury must be taken seriously in the assessment...

2010-11-04 01:25:51

National education strategies and enforcing rules do work Existing headgear and mouth guards have limited or no benefit in reducing concussions in rugby players, according to Dr. Michael Cusimano, a neurosurgeon at St. Michael's Hospital. However, educational injury prevention programs that promote proper playing techniques and enforcement of the rules do result in a significant reduction in concussions and head, neck and spinal injuries, Cusimano concluded after a review of existing studies...

2010-11-02 12:14:00

WHEATON, Ill., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Patrick Walsh, Director of Psychology and Coordinator of the Brain Injury Program at Marianjoy, received the "Make a Difference" Award at the Illinois Brain Injury Association's Annual Education Conference for his efforts to increase awareness of the seriousness of sports concussions and their impact on the brain. Concussions and their long-term effects have had increased focus recently. Newly published studies have shown that this...

2010-10-27 20:25:45

Why do some of the one million people who sustain head injuries annually in United States experience a mysterious second wave of brain damage days after the initial injury "” just when they appear to be recovering? Limited clinical trials using an innovative new device to monitor brain chemistry on a second-by-second basis are underway to answer that life-and-death question, according to an article in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS' weekly...

2010-10-15 09:07:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- There has been increasing attention paid lately to the topic of concussions. As more tragedies are examined and possible links to concussions found, our knowledge of a once seemingly understood medical occurrence continues to evolve. As this happens, there is a reassessment of common practices, including those in an often cited culprit of concussions--the beloved American sport of football. (Logo:...

2010-09-28 12:45:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 300,000 sports-related concussions occur each year in the United States, with children and teens having the highest risk. In an effort to prevent some of those concussions and to protect the teeth of Tennessee's young athletes, Delta Dental of Tennessee is partnering with the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl and the Nashville Predators to donate 18,750 mouth guards to...

2010-08-31 14:00:00

BRYAN, Texas, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brazos Valley residents, neuroscience researchers, and interested clinicians will each have opportunities to hear from nationally recognized clinicians and researchers on the topic of Traumatic Brain Injury during the Texas Brain and Spine Institute's Fourth Annual Neuroscience Symposium on September 10, 2010. This year's symposium will consist of an evening of public presentations aimed at helping local residents, as well as brain injury...

2010-08-26 07:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- BrainScope Company, Inc. today announced the publication of clinical research findings from a study in patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) following a closed head injury. The study published in the peer-reviewed journal Brain Injury, the official journal of the International Brain Injury Association, entitled "Use of brain electrical activity to quantify traumatic brain injury in the emergency department", suggests BrainScope's...

2010-08-24 13:07:00

WAUSAU, Wis., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, more than 300,000 student-athletes sustain sports-related head injuries. With the fall sports season just around the corner, this is a startling statistic for parents who worry about the devastating effects concussions can have on their children. Now, a Web-based cognitive assessment tool is available to parents and their athletes through www.axonsports.com. The Axon Sports CCAT is a breakthrough testing system that measures attention,...