Latest Head injury Stories

2013-10-08 09:39:27

Seniors in long-term care facilities are at high risk of head injuries, with 37% of people experiencing head impact in falls, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Falls account for more than 60% of hospital stays for traumatic brain injury in seniors over age 65 years, and the incidence is increasing, especially in people over age 80. "Recent studies have documented a rapid increase among older adults in age-adjusted rates for fall-related head...

2013-10-02 23:32:31

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s assistant medical director to be honored by the Brain Injury Association of New York State. In recognition of his more than 25 years of service to patients with brain injuries and sports neurology, Barry D. Jordan, MD will receive the prestigious “Champion of Hope Award” next week in New York City. White Plains, NY (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Burke Rehabilitation Hospital has announced that Barry Jordan, M.D., MPH, assistant medical director, will be...

2013-09-09 23:19:53

Former NFL players sued the league over long-term damage resulting from concussions during play. Bellevue, Wash.-based physical therapy clinic, Sports Reaction Center, has a cutting-edge concussion management program to ensure that athletes only return to action upon full recovery from injury. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Following the 2008 overdose death of former National Football League (NFL) player Tom McHale, an autopsy revealed that McHale suffered from traumatic brain...

2013-09-04 23:02:26

ANS neurosurgeons discuss sports-related injuries and the importance of concussion awareness. Morristown,NJ (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 With the school year beginning, kids are enjoying their favorite extracurricular activities, including team sports. Last year over 1 million children visited a hospital emergency room with a sports-related injury. In fact, more than one million children sustain head injuries each year from a sports-related injury, but many who experience mild injuries...

2013-08-07 23:21:00

Brain Sentry’s Goal is to Stop Lives from Being Devastated by Sports-Related Brain Injuries Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Brain Sentry Impact Sensor™, an innovative helmet-mounted device that alerts when an athlete suffers a rapid, and potentially dangerous, acceleration of the head, is now available for purchase by youth sports associations, leagues, teams and parents. The sensor costs approximately $50 per unit with discounts for team/league purchases (order online at...

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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.