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NFL: Trauma-Related Cognitive Issues Likely To Affect One-Fourth Of All Players

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Documents filed by lawyers representing the National Football League (NFL) acknowledge that at least one-fourth of players are likely to wind up suffering from dementia, Alzheimer's disease,...

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2014-09-17 23:12:16

Alexandra's Playground's educational video and top five facts on concussions offer refresher for kids, parents, kids sports coaches and teachers. The video, available on YouTube, features US Olympic Soccer gold medal winner Heather O'Reilly, leading medical experts and kids who have suffered from concussions speaking about their experience. Irvington, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 As kids settle back into school and youth sports, concussion prevention is top of mind for...

2014-09-17 23:00:44

Novant Health sports medicine expert supports newest research Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. emergency departments treat an estimated 173,285 sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, among children and adolescents every year. Soon, a blood test may be available to help doctors determine how severe a concussion is and how long recovery will take. In March of this year, Swedish...

2014-09-16 23:07:07

Expert spine surgeon Dr. Todd Gravori discusses spinal health in the wake of recent news stories about spinal injuries in the NFL Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 According to a recent article from the New York Times, NFL player David Wilson has retired after aggravating a neck injury he sustained in January. He initially had a herniated disc, and was then discovered to have spinal stenosis as well, which is a narrowing of the spinal canal that affects many adults and can...

2014-09-16 23:05:58

Detection, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, while the patient is still alive improves accuracy of diagnosis and enables estimation of prevalence and risk. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 An experimental positron emission tomography (PET) tracer is effective in diagnosing concussion-related brain disease while a person is still alive, according to a case study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and at Molecular Neuroimaging (MNI) LLC in New...

2014-09-12 23:02:00

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) recently selected Susquehanna Health (SH) to voice a call for action on the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act of 2014. Senator Casey has taken a leadership role in promoting the bill, which amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize resources, programs and research dedicated to traumatic brain injury (TBI) for fiscal years 2015 through 2019. Williamsport, PA (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) recently selected...

2014-09-10 23:03:44

Researchers at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh have created a new, 5- to 10-minute test that could be added to a clinician’s concussion evaluation toolkit for a more comprehensive assessment of the injury. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Researchers at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh have created a new, 5- to 10-minute test that could be added to a clinician’s concussion evaluation toolkit for a more comprehensive assessment of the injury. In a recent...

2014-09-08 23:02:52

Best practices for concussion safety education will be among the topics addressed at the groundbreaking youth sports health and safety SmartTeams Play Safe™: Protecting the Health & Safety of the Whole Child In Youth Sports By Implementing Best Practices summit on Monday, September 15, 2014 at Harvard Medical School in Boston, sponsored by MomsTEAM Institute, a leading youth sports health and safety think tank and watchdog group. Concord, MA (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Best...

2014-09-08 08:30:17

SEATTLE, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Neurocritical Care Society is honored to announce General Hugh Shelton as the Keynote speaker for their 12(th) Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. General Shelton is a distinguished leader who served as the fourteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997-2001. He and his wife Carolyn founded the Hugh and Carolyn Shelton Military NeuroTrauma Foundation with the goal of significantly improving survival for injured soldiers. Learn...

2014-09-08 08:25:11

CHICAGO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A night game, a line drive and a ball lost in the lights resulted in a concussion for 13-year-old Nick. He saw a doctor; he spent a few days resting; then, he tried going back to school. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140903/142797 "I had a test the first day and it was really bad," Nick shares in a new video at besmartbewell.com, a health and wellness site. "I felt lightheaded and went home that day, and then stayed home the rest of...

2014-09-05 12:22:38

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ImPACT Applications, Inc., developer of the ImPACT(©) Test and ImPACT Concussion Management Model, announced a partnership with Rothman Institute, an internationally recognized center of excellence in orthopaedic science and technology, to support Rothman Institute's initiative with concussion education and baseline screenings for student athletes. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140904/143122 The partnership includes a global...


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