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2011-05-09 12:30:00

According to a new study published in Pediatrics, observing kids after a head injury may help doctors determine if they need a head x-ray. Researchers are still unsure whether too many of those x-rays, called computed topography, or CT scans, might trigger cancer later on in life. Dr. Lise Nigrovic of Children's Hospital Boston, who worked on the study, said CT scans are a good strategy for kids who have some risk of a serious brain injury, but have not started showing symptoms.  "CT...

2011-05-08 23:01:00

Period of observation can avoid unnecessary exposure to radiation BOSTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Overall, roughly half of U.S. children taken to hospital emergency departments (EDs) for a head injury receive a head CT scan, often to ease worried parents' concerns. Yet true traumatic brain injury is uncommon. A multi-center study of more than 40,000 children with minor blunt head trauma, led by Children's Hospital Boston and UC Davis, shows that allowing a period of...

2011-04-18 21:05:51

University of Calgary study examines rate and severity of head injuries in professional hockey A major University of Calgary study of concussions, conducted over seven National Hockey League seasons and led by sports medicine researchers within the Faculty of Kinesiology, indicates that while the rate of injuries leveled out over the study period, the number of days lost per concussion has increased. The largest concussion study ever conducted in professional hockey was published today in the...

2011-04-12 09:50:00

VAN NUYS, Calif., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Easton-Bell Sports today announced it will serve as an official sponsor of the "2011 National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury (PABI) Plan Tour," an initiative of The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation (SJBF). PABI is the leading cause of death and disability for children and young adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over 765,000 American youth enter an Emergency Department every year with a new...

2011-03-28 14:30:00

WAUSAU, Wis., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Brain Injury Awareness Month, Eastbay and Axon Sports announce a partnership to increase awareness of sports-related concussions and the role of Baseline testing as part of an Athlete's overall preseason preparation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110328/CG72645LOGO-a) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110328/CG72645LOGO-b) This year, one in 10 Athletes will suffer a sports-related concussion,...

2011-03-28 15:10:00

ST. LOUIS, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Four stakeholders committed to the quest of reducing the incidence of sports-related concussions announced today the formation of a cooperative to bring inter-disciplinary collaboration to concussion research and testing. The announcement of the National Sports Concussion Cooperative (NSCC) was made by the group's four founding entities: the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Matthew Gfeller Foundation, the University of North...

2011-03-24 08:00:00

ATLANTA, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the lead agency on traumatic brain injury for Georgia, the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission is joining the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation to host two town hall meetings as part of their 40+ state national tour to raise awareness about pediatric brain injury and to promote the sharing of ideas to help states develop comprehensive systems of care for children. On Tuesday, April 5, 2011 from 7:30-9:30 p.m., brain injury...

2011-03-21 11:23:00

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A bipartisan bill aimed at decreasing the concussion rate in youth and high school football players by improving helmet safety was introduced to Congress on Wednesday, in recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Day. Senator Tom Udall (D--NM) and Congressman Bill Pascrell (D--NJ) sponsored the bill, which would give companies that make football helmets for youth and high school athletes nine months to improve helmet safety standards. If they fail to...

2011-03-08 00:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BrainScope Company, Inc. announced today that it is preparing for the introduction of the Ahead(TM) EU-100, a product in development to aid in the assessment of head injury, in the United Kingdom. This product has the potential to represent a significant advancement in the early identification and assessment of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) (including its milder forms commonly referred to as "concussion"). This announcement...

2011-03-06 00:02:31

Too often, pedestrians fail to seek treatment or pursue their legal rights after suffering severe head and brain injuries in a slip-and-fall accident, New York City attorney David Resnick says. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 04, 2011 New York City personal injury lawyer David Resnick says Brain Injury Awareness Month in March should serve as a valuable reminder to pedestrians of the need to seek medical treatment and legal redress if they are injured in a slip and fall. "Many people who...


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