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2014-05-29 16:24:46

Represents Son, Matthew, that Sustained Traumatic Brain Injury Playing Football WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma Executive Director Robert J. "Bob" Gfeller, Jr. and his wife, Lisa, attended President Obama's Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit at the White House today. The Gfellers lost their younger son, Matthew, after he sustained a traumatic brain injury during a high school football game....

2014-05-29 16:24:40

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USA Cheer President Bill Seely participated in today's Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit, joining President Obama to discuss sports safety and concussions. The event featured young athletes, parents and coaches, as well as professional sports stars and military service members convening to discuss ways to prevent and treat concussions and encourage research into sports-related head injuries....

2014-05-29 12:26:32

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, attended the Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit today at the White House. He released the following statement: "I applaud President Obama for convening the first White House summit on sports concussions and his ongoing efforts to highlight this critical and timely issue. We want...

2014-05-29 12:26:26

New King-Devick Vision Test Accurately and Objectively Evaluates Athletes to Determine 'Removal from Play' OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As youth-related sport injuries continue to rise, today's Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit at the White House addressed one major area of concern - the importance of concussion detection. Leaders from the Veteran Distribution Company, based in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., participated in the summit to discuss the...

2014-05-28 16:26:51

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Righttime Medical Care is pleased to announce its 12th urgent Care Center in Germantown, Maryland, and the company's fourth location in Montgomery County. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140204/PH58878LOGO Located at 19777 Frederick Road (State Route 355), just south of Middlebrook Road, Righttime Medical Care is open from 7 a.m. to midnight, 365 days a year. Righttime's clinical team cares for injuries and illnesses in people of...

2014-05-28 12:32:20

LONDON, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Traumatic Brain Injury - Pipeline Review, H1 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/research_r_d/pipeline/traumatic_brain_injury_1.html Traumatic Brain Injury - Pipeline Review, H1 2014 SummaryGlobal Markets Direct's, 'Traumatic Brain Injury - Pipeline Review, H1 2014', provides an overview of the Traumatic Brain Injury's therapeutic pipeline.This report provides comprehensive...

2014-05-28 09:03:17

University of Gothenburg Scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy have shown that analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid after concussion can be used to determine the magnitude of brain injury and to follow its course. The studies show that recovery from concussion takes much longer time than previously known, and this may be of major significance for athletes of all ages in return to play considerations. Sanna Neselius is a scientist at the Sahlgrenska Academy and member of the medical...

2014-05-27 23:09:46

Embarking on a truly global adventure, encompassing 34 locations worldwide — VisitandCare.com joined the Wings for Life Foundation to help fund research into curing spinal cord injuries. The event united individuals across the globe to run for those who can’t. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 VisitandCare.com helped to create a piece of history on May 4th, as the team geared up for the Wings For Life World Run 2014. The pioneering event embraced tens of thousands of runners for a...

2014-05-27 20:21:27

Protecting Against Injury Does Not Start or End With Helmet Purchase OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) applauds and encourages the growing research in the area of concussion protection for athletes, including the work released this month by Virginia Tech. Coaches, consumers and parents should be aware that while the STAR rating system suggests the purchase of specific football helmets,...

2014-05-23 23:03:29

Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation Refocuses as Conquer Paralysis Now with Competition, Cash Prizes Indianapolis (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt has set his sights on a bold new mission: curing paralysis within the next decade. To achieve this goal, Schmidt is refocusing the efforts of his 14-year-old foundation. In 2000, he became a quadriplegic after a test-driving accident in Orlando and soon after launched the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation....


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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