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2013-11-07 13:18:23

Although the number of children born to teenage parents has decreased since the 1990s, these children continue to be at an increased risk for injury, both accidental and intentional. This may be because many of these teenage parents are poor, uneducated, and lack parental safety and supervision skills. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers analyzed the types of injuries to children of teenage parents. Brian D. Robertson, PhD, and colleagues from...

2013-11-05 23:34:06

Commenting on the recent rise in concussion clinics, Neuromuscular and Cardiovascular Physiologist, Terry Moore of MyoWorx® Concussion Therapy in Ontario, Canada explains what is important to look for in a concussion treatment center. (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 In the last few years, media have been inundated with the perils of concussion symptoms, particularly in the realm of professional sports. In the U.S. alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that...

2013-11-04 23:19:18

Goal of using the Brain Sentry Impact Sensor on player's helmets is to help protect athletes and families from being devastated by sports-related brain injuries. Newcastle football team was featured in PBS documentary highlighting how football programs can make play smarter and safer. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 Brain Sentry Impact Sensors™, innovative helmet-mounted devices that alert when an athlete suffers a rapid – and potentially dangerous – acceleration of the...

2013-11-01 23:04:28

Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center will combine three, top-ranked institutions--Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Rothman Institute, and Wills Eye Hospital--to provide multidisciplinary care for concussion cases. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Rothman Institute and Wills Eye Hospital have collaborated to establish the Jefferson Comprehensive Concussion Center (J.C.C.C.) at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The J.C.C.C. will be among the very few...

2013-10-29 23:25:23

Washington-based physical therapy clinic, Sports Reaction Center, provides amateur and professional athletes with a concussion management program to ensure that they only return to action once they have recovered. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Concussions have become a hot topic among athletes of all levels, especially among professionals—the National Football League (NFL) recently settled a $765 million lawsuit after 4,500 current and former players sued the organization over...

2013-10-29 15:52:31

Injuries may put athletes at risk for long-term back problems Lower back injuries are the third most common injuries suffered in athletes under age 18, according to a study presented by Loyola University Medical Center sports medicine physician Neeru Jayanthi, MD. Many injuries are severe enough to sideline young athletes for one-to-six months, and put them at future risk for long-term back problems. Jayanthi presented findings Oct. 28 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National...

2013-10-15 23:32:20

Now that the fall football season is in full swing, Pennsylvania accident lawyer, Michael L. Saile, Jr., warns about concussion injuries for football players and car accident victims alike. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 With fall football season in full swing, gridiron fan and Pennsylvania injury lawyer, Michael L. Saile, Jr., of Saile & Saile LLP, urges young players and their parents to be aware of concussion dangers. Recent national headlines highlighting lawsuits...

2013-10-15 10:18:55

Faced with news of suicides and brain damage in former professional football players, geneticist Barry Ganetzky bemoaned the lack of model systems for studying the insidious and often delayed consequences linked to head injuries. Then he remembered an unexplored observation from nearly 40 years ago: a sharp strike to a vial of fruit flies left them temporarily stunned, only to recover a short time later. At the time he had marked it only as a curiosity. Now a professor of genetics at...

2013-10-11 23:18:51

Experts with the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma will discuss #KidsConcussions during Twitter chat on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. EST. Learn more at http://www.twubs.com/KidsConcussions. Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 Each year, U.S. emergency departments treat an estimated 173,285 sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, among children and adolescents from birth to 19 years old, which equals almost 20 injured children every...


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