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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...

Child High Chair Injuries Rising
2013-12-09 10:16:47

[ Watch The Video: High Chair Related Injuries To Children On The Rise ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The number of young children suffering high chair-related injuries is on the rise, according to a new study appearing on Monday in the online edition of the journal Clinical Pediatrics. Study researchers focused on closed head injuries (CHI) – concussions and internal head injuries – as these were the most common type of injury associated with high chairs...

2013-12-03 23:33:23

Helmet-Mounted Device to Help Identify Athletes Who Need to be Evaluated for Concussion; Goal is to Protect Students and Families from Being Devastated by Sports-Related Brain Injuries Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Brain Sentry Impact Sensors™, innovative helmet-mounted devices that alert when an athlete suffers an unusually rapid – and potentially dangerous – acceleration of the head, will be provided free-of-charge to high school football players chosen to participate in...

2013-11-30 23:01:46

North American Seminars provides continuing education course for physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapy assistants. The Traumatic Brain Injury Course will be presented on February 15-16, 2014 at Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Dallas Texas. Franklin. TN (PRWEB) November 30, 2013 This course is a Two-day, advanced seminar focusing on balance and vestibular sequellae that may arise following a concussion or mild traumatic brain...

2013-11-29 13:22:57

Senior patients with traumatic injuries ranging from rib fractures to head injuries are more dependent on others for daily living activities a year later Older patients who received extra geriatric care following a traumatic injury were able to return to roughly two thirds more daily activities than those without a consultation, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Michigan Health System and University of California, Los Angeles. Patients in the study were...

2013-11-22 23:03:37

Brain-Mapping technology aids in clarifying critical return-to-play decisions. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 The Quantum Q-MAP® (Q-MAP), launched this month by Quantum Institute, utilizes medically proven brain-mapping technology to provide individual athletes, coaches and physicians unmatched clarity regarding the location and severity of a concussion. Quantum Institute provides medically valid baseline and post-trauma visual comparisons in just 20 minutes, delivering a new...

2013-11-19 16:55:22

Penn medicine researchers discover that high levels of a protein in blood after traumatic brain injury correlate with brain tissue damage A new blood biomarker correctly predicted which concussion victims went on to have white matter tract structural damage and persistent cognitive dysfunction following a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in conjunction with colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine, found...


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