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2014-07-01 23:01:35

A new study has suggested that military veterans who have suffered a traumatic brain injury are around 60% more likely to be diagnosed with dementia earlier in their lives than those who have never experienced such an injury. Ace Medical Group practicing physician explains how everyone can keep one's brain at its toe. Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The findings, which were conducted at the University of California and posted in the journal ‘Neurology,’ could...

2014-06-30 23:21:16

Dr. Peter Marincovich, Ph.D. of Audiology Associates has spent his career revolutionizing the way audiology and hearing diagnostics are performed and he is highly versed in the latest treatments for helping patients manage hearing loss associated with brain injury. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The Center for Disease Control has estimated that as many as 5.3 million Americans are living with brain injuries at any given time, and a significant head injury occurs about every 21...

2014-06-30 23:01:52

The Lemont Hornets Youth Football and Cheer Association have partnered with Sports Brain to implement comprehensive baseline concussion testing for its athletes. (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The Lemont Hornets Youth Football and Cheer Association have partnered with Sports Brain to implement comprehensive baseline concussion testing for its athletes. As part of the program, Sports Brain will provide testing for the athletes in the Lemont Hornets Youth Football and Cheer Association. Sports...

2014-06-30 23:01:50

Full Force Lacrosse has partnered with Sports Brain to implement comprehensive baseline concussion testing for all of its athletes. Deerfield, Illinois (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Full Force Lacrosse has partnered with Sports Brain to implement comprehensive baseline concussion testing for all of its athletes. As part of the program, Sports Brain will conduct testing of every athlete in the Full Force Lacrosse program before they are allowed to participate in full contact practice. Sports...

Research May Help Prevent Eye Injuries Among Soldiers
2014-06-30 03:30:57

By K.C. Gonzalez, University of Texas at San Antonio Researchers at UTSA are discovering that the current protective eyewear used by our US armed forces might not be adequate to protect soldiers exposed to explosive blasts. According to a recent study, ocular injuries now account for 13 percent of all battlefield injuries and are the fourth most common military deployment-related injury. With the support of the U.S. Department of Defense, UTSA biomedical engineering assistant...

2014-06-30 08:30:50

Anti-Inflammatory Substances Derived from EPA and DHA Protect Memory and Cognition STOCKHOLM, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) found in seafood and marine oils called EPA and DHA may offer a simple, affordable way to reduce the effects of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries by decreasing inflammation and nerve cell damage. They may also protect against cognitive impairment that can follow surgery or critical illness. These...

2014-06-28 09:54:45

IOS Press Researchers challenge traditional approaches to manage ABI-associated behavior in NeuroRehabilitation Individuals with brain injury and their families often struggle to accept the associated personality changes. The behavior of individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) is typically associated with problems such as aggression, agitation, non-compliance, and depression. Treatment goals often focus on changing the individual's behavior, frequently using consequence-based...

2014-06-27 19:08:26

American Academy of Neurology Older veterans who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are 60 percent more likely to later develop dementia than veterans without TBI, according to a study published in the June 25, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study also found that veterans with a history of TBI developed dementia about two years earlier than those without TBI who had developed dementia. "These findings...

2014-06-27 19:06:16

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine A study published online today in Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach provides a different take on previous information regarding the prevalence of chronic brain damage in retired NFL players. Researchers performed in-depth neurological examinations of 45 retired NFL players, ranging in age from 30-to 60-years old. The analysis included state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI),...

2014-06-27 08:25:02

Revolutionary technology that allows individuals with Spinal Cord Injury, such as paraplegia, to stand & walk receives clearance for personal use in the U.S. MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exoskeleton leader ReWalk Robotics announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the company's ReWalk Personal System for use at home and in the community. ReWalk is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides powered hip and knee motion to enable...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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