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2014-07-09 16:28:42

PHILADELPHIA, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new position paper from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that doctors have an ethical obligation to educate athletes and their parents about sports-related concussions and to protect the mental and physical health of their athlete-patients, especially with regard to return-to-play decisions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140709/125711 Matthew Kirschen, M.D., PhD, a fellow in critical care medicine and an...

2014-07-09 16:26:49

PHILADELPHIA, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new position paper from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that doctors have an ethical obligation to educate athletes and their parents about sports-related concussions and to protect the mental and physical health of their athlete-patients, especially with regard to return-to-play decisions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140709/125711 Matthew Kirschen, M.D., PhD, a fellow in critical care medicine and an...

2014-07-08 23:08:47

8 sites from across the country will participate in this year’s Walk to Victory Over Paralysis. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Magee Rehabilitation Hospital will participate in a 24-hour fundraising and awareness event, Walk to Victory Over Paralysis, from 9 a.m. Saturday, July 19 through 9 a.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014. For 24 hours, current and former patients and community members will walk on a treadmill in Magee’s Riverfront Outpatient Center Locomotor Training Clinic to...

headbangers beware
2014-07-05 04:42:18

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It's official: English heavy metal rock band Motorhead has been declared one of the most hardcore rock and roll acts on Earth according to neurosurgical researcher Dr. Ariyan Pirayesh Islamian of Germany's Hannover Medical School. The connection between Dr. Islamian's expertise in hard rock and neurosurgical research might not at first be evident. But it was a fateful visit by a 50-year-old patient in January 2013 that began to tie...

2014-07-03 16:22:21

ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care, a service of Righttime Medical Care, is hosting a series of free informational workshops to raise the level of public knowledge about concussions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140204/PH58878LOGO Concussions, also called mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mTBI), occur when there is a bump, blow or jolt to the head or body that results in the brain being jostled inside the skull. Many...

2014-07-02 23:11:02

Sports Brain has launched one of its specialized studios inside of Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports in Lockport, Illinois. Deerfield, Illinois (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Sports Brain has launched one of its specialized studios inside of Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports in Lockport, Illinois. The Sports Brain studio will host a variety of programming and training including:     Baseline concussion testing utilizing current technologies in neurocognitive, vision tracking, balance...

2014-07-02 12:15:29

The JAMA Network Journals In patients with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), neither the administration of the hormone erythropoietin (EPO) or maintaining a higher hemoglobin concentration through blood transfusion resulted in improved neurological outcome at 6 months, according to a study in the July 2 issue of JAMA. Transfusing at higher hemoglobin concentrations was associated with a higher risk of adverse events. Patients with severe traumatic brain injury commonly develop anemia....

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...


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