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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...

2014-09-03 23:08:02

My Positive Perspective airs episode with an NFL Spokesperson who spoke about the dangers posed to young athletes by concussions. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 On September 2, 2014, My Positive Perspective broadcast an episode that featured an NFL Spokesperson who appeared at a South Carolina Brain Injury Alliance meeting. The topic of the meeting was the danger of head injuries and concussions. South Carolina is one of the few states without concussion guidelines while...

2014-09-02 12:29:51

Designation Builds Support for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis MIAMI, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senate Resolution 533, introduced by Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, designates September 2014 as "National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month". This designation is especially timely given the progress being made toward a cure for spinal cord injury at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. "We are incredibly grateful to Senator Rubio and the entire U.S. Senate for...

2014-08-29 23:08:58

Connected Wearable Sensor Tracks and Evaluates Young Athletes’ Head Impacts in Real-time St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Today, Jolt, a startup specializing in embedded sensor athletic gear, announces the launch of their first product, the Jolt Sensor, on Kickstarter. The Jolt Sensor is a small clip that can easily attach to any piece of head-worn athletic equipment. When an athlete’s head accelerates in a dangerous way the sensor vibrates to alert the athlete. It also connects...

2014-08-27 08:26:50

Dose Escalation Clinical Trial to Test Initial Safety and Activity of AST-OPC1 in Patient Population with the First Indication Targeted for Product Registration MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc. (OTCBB: ASTY) has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a Phase 1/2a clinical trial of its product, AST-OPC1, in patients with complete cervical spinal cord injury. The approved trial follows the...

2014-08-25 23:00:55

A balance board accessory for a popular video game console can help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) reduce their risk of accidental falls, according to new research published online, August 26, in the journal Radiology. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans showed that use of the Nintendo Wii Balance Board system appears to induce favorable changes in brain connections associated with balance and movement. OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 A balance board accessory for a...

2014-08-25 16:27:45

SEATTLE, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seattle, Washington will host the 2014 Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) Annual Meeting, bringing together the top researchers and healthcare providers in the field. The NCS will present two pivotal trials and unveil two new guidelines at its 2015 Annual Meeting being held at the Seattle Westin Hotel, September 10-14, 2014. Targeted Temperature Management (TTM), previously known as Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest, refers...

2014-08-25 16:26:44

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Righttime Medical Care, one of the region's fastest-growing urgent care companies, is pleased to announce the opening of its 13th urgent Care Center in Silver Spring, Md. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140204/PH58878LOGO Located at the convenient Four Corners area of Silver Spring in the Woodmoor Shopping Center, the location is easily accessible to tens of thousands of residents and daily commuters, and is Righttime's fifth...


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