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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....

2014-05-23 23:02:13

NFL families to share personal experiences in hopes to rally support for retired players. Arlington, TX (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Former NFL players will gather May 30 and 31 in Arlington, Texas for the fourth Retired NFL Players Summit to discuss the growing need for specialized care among many of football’s greats. The Summit, hosted by the Retired NFL Players Congress and sponsored by the Save The Game Foundation, is a place for NFL families to discuss the details of the player benefits...

One-third Of All Brain Aneurysms Rupture Regardless Of Size
2014-05-23 03:40:36

[ Watch The Video: Microneurosurgical Clipping Of An Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysm ] University of Helsinki The lifetime risk for rupture of a brain aneurysm depends heavily on the patient's overall load of risk factors. However, a recent study by researchers from the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital demonstrated that the size of an aneurysm has no great significance on the risk of rupture. This is a unique study in that it monitored aneurysm...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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