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2014-10-31 23:07:27

What do Florida Air Academy, the NFL and NASCAR have in common? The answer might surprise you: ImPACT testing for sports injuries. Melbourne, Fl. (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 Florida Air Academy, the Melbourne based private school for boys and girls in grades 6-12, is taking the lead when it comes to the potential for sports injuries and concussions, becoming the first high school in central Florida to proactively administer the ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive...

2014-10-31 16:22:44

Seattle Seahawks President Peter McLoughlin to Serve as Event's Honorary Chair SEATTLE, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Brain Injury Alliance of Washington is pleased to announce that National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell will be attending the 8(th) Annual B.I.G. Event (Brain Injury Gala) to accept the Leadership Award on behalf of the National Football League. The evening's theme is "Stronger Together, Celebrating 50," in celebration of the passage of...

2014-10-31 08:26:53

Generous scholarship from Bressman Law to be awarded to provide lasting opportunity for student's future scholastic success COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To serve as a community outreach throughout the United States to students persevering despite the effects of severe head trauma, Bressman Law has created a $1,000 scholarship designed to heighten public awareness of the challenges American youth face following traumatic brain injuries. This scholarship will lend...

2014-10-30 23:12:10

The New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA) is proud to promote efforts that provide public awareness about important sports safety topics, including concussion. Recently, a NYSATA-endorsed concussion awareness advocate, Ray Ciancaglini of The Second Impact, was featured on a local television special focused on sports concussion – and a few weeks later was honored with the Camp Good Days 2014 Courage Award. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 As the premier...

2014-10-29 08:35:12

New SIM-P(TM) Monitor in Headbands and Skullcaps Count and Score Impacts During Play NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Triax Technologies Inc today announced that they have teamed with Abby Wambach, U.S. Women's National Team and all-time high-goal scorer known for her spectacular headers, to launch the SIM-P(TM) (Smart Impact Monitor) to support long-term player health and safety. As the first device of its kind to earn the Hit Count® certification in all sports...

2014-10-29 00:22:05

LONDON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- About Intracranial StentsIntracranial stents are stainless steel mesh-like tubes with anatomic features to achieve a perfect combination of radial strength and flexibility. Intracranial stents are used in the treatments of cerebral aneurysms, intracranial aneurysms, and intracranial atherosclerosis that cause about eight percent of all ischemic strokes. Aneurysm is a condition in which the artery widens and becomes weaker than a normal artery...

2014-10-28 20:24:11

Motorcycle riders under age 21 suffer fewer traumatic head injuries in states with mandatory helmet use laws than young riders in states with age-restricted ones SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Young motorcycle riders are significantly less likely to sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) if they live in a state with universal motorcycle helmet laws instead of a state with age-restricted ones, according to new findings presented today at the 2014 Clinical...

2014-10-23 08:36:26

For Outstanding Contributions That Assist Georgians With Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries ATLANTA, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission presented at its recently held Annual Meeting the 2014 Pathfinder Award to Representative Kevin Tanner (R) 9th of Dawsonville, Georgia for his Outstanding Contributions to Georgians with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Representative Tanner was cited by Commission Chairman JD...

2014-10-22 23:07:18

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Others Help ReThinkConcussions.com Spotlight Education, Evidence, Expertise Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 At a time when the national concussion conversation instills fear and uncertainty among parents and athletes at all levels, the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program is working to change the current discussion where two powerful messages are lost: Concussions can be treated, and there are evidence-based therapies that result in full recoveries...

2014-10-22 08:31:08

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (OTCQB: NVIV) based in Cambridge, MA is revolutionizing spinal cord injury (SCI) treatment with their novel Neuro-Spinal Scaffold. This technique has been shown to outperform in tissue regrowth in the spinal cord area when cells are coupled with the scaffold. Made from an FDA approved polymer, the scaffold ultimately breaks down to water and carbon dioxide; making it harmless to the human body. NVIV...


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