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2014-04-09 23:28:49

According to Pediatric Neuropsychologist Dr. Dan DaSilva, more education is needed in understanding the dangers of concussions, and especially, repeated concussion, in children and adolescents. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 While the number of children and adolescents treated in hospital emergency rooms for sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, has increased dramatically over the last ten years, the increase isn't necessarily bad news....

2014-01-28 23:21:06

Children across the country are back in school following winter break, and many of them will take part in sports. The Levy Baldante personal injury firm explains how parents can help their kids avoid concussion risks associated with a number of different activities. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 With winter break over, students from across the country have trudged back into the classroom, and many of them will no doubt be engaged in various sports. It’s thus the...

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...

2013-10-22 23:02:43

Dr. Evan Ratner comments on concussion issues in high school sports and says that concussions are not something to be ignored. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Many parents remember back to their high school sports days and the way that concussions were “treated.” People would laugh that a player got his “bell rung,” his coach or trainer would tell him to “shake it off,” and then he’d head back onto the field. But in the past several decades, much has been learned...

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...

2013-02-15 16:22:47

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- RDP Hospitality Group, via wholly own subsidiary Global Maximus Productions, LLC, announced today that 'Maximus Overdrive Network' will enter into a new partnership with the Knockout 'Live' Network, via wholly own subsidiary of KO Entertainment Inc. for content delivery of all Knockout Brands content through a fully hosted, IP global media streaming Network. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130215/CG61037) The...

2013-01-06 05:03:38

Doctor Ann Engelland, author of recent book on concussions, It´s All in Your Head: Everyone´s Guide to Managing Concussions, explains what we can glean from the misfortunes of the Secretary of State. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 04, 2013 Following a stomach virus, a fainting spell and a concussion, Hillary has been absent from the public eye since last month. Her woes continued to mount this week with the announcement of a clot in her head by several news outlets. Whether that...

2012-10-11 04:00:33

The New York brain injury lawyers at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, have published important information about concussions and traumatic brain injury in younger children. Pleasantville, NY (PRWEB) October 10, 2012 The lawyers at the head injury New York law firm De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, are currently publicizing valuable information about the causes and symptoms of traumatic brain injury in young children. With the start of the school season and the return to football, soccer, and other...

2012-09-30 23:03:58

Chances of concussions for contact sports athletes high as 19 percent per season Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 30, 2012 As the new school year kicks off and the weather begins to cool, students and weekend warriors alike will be spending more time playing outdoor sports. However, with all of the benefits of physical activities comes the increased risk of concussion in sports, especially when it comes to contact sports. “Each year, approximately 300,000 people in the United States...

Olympic Boxing May Damage The Brain
2012-04-23 09:28:27

Olympic boxers can exhibit changes in brain fluids after bouts, which indicates nerve cell damage. This is shown in a study of 30 top-level Swedish boxers that was conducted at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in collaboration with the Swedish Boxing Federation, published in PLoS ONE. It has been debated for quite some time whether Olympic boxing (amateur boxing) is hazardous to the brain. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, joined...