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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...

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...


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