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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...

2014-06-26 23:11:04

Jeffrey Rogers has been recognized as a Science and Environmental Medal finalist for his efforts in the development of the Blast Gauge System while serving as Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Rochester, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Jeffrey Rogers has been recognized as a Science and Environmental Medal finalist for his efforts in the development of the Blast Gauge System while serving as Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency...

2014-06-26 23:09:30

Arena Football League partners with Brain Sentry to help its coaches and trainers identify players who should be assessed for possible concussion. Announcement made in conjunction with National Athletic Trainer's Association annual meeting. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The Arena Football League (AFL), in partnership with Brain Sentry, today became the first professional sports league to require helmet-mounted sensors. The announcement was made by AFL Commissioner, Jerry B....

2014-06-26 20:21:32

Utecht to Help Raise Awareness About Sports Concussion and Need for Research MINNEAPOLIS, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Brain Foundation have named Ben Utecht, former NFL tight end and Super Bowl champion with the Indianapolis Colts, as their national spokesperson. Utecht's role includes raising awareness of sports concussion and the need to support research into cures for brain diseases such as concussion. Utecht,...

2014-06-25 23:05:46

Find out if you're using concussion management best practices. Join the Concussion Health community today and receive a 50 percent discount. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Through its ongoing collaboration with physicians and clinical specialists, Concussion Health has gathered a comprehensive list of frequently asked clinical questions regarding the current assessment and treatment of patients suffering from concussions, dizziness and balance disorders. With the growing...

2014-06-25 23:03:34

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) today applauded the passage of H.R. 1098, the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization (TBI) Act of 2013, by the United States House of Representatives. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) today applauded the passage of H.R. 1098, the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization (TBI) Act of 2013, by the United States House of Representatives. The bill was passed unanimously in a voice vote on the evening...

2014-06-25 04:20:42

Settlement Funding Firm believes a Judge's denial of original $765MM settlement agreement will be increased in upcoming months, on the heels of a new Pain Killer Suit against the NFL involving ex-QB Jim McMahon and other 1985 Chicago Bears' Super Bowl teammates. SAN FRANCISCO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, the Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, announced today an update in concussion lawsuits based off of inappropriate NFL medical care. After the 2013 NFL settlement...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.