Latest Second-impact syndrome Stories

2014-07-10 09:44:40

American Academy of Neurology Position statement released as AAN hosts first Sports Concussion Conference in Chicago The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the largest professional association of neurologists and a leading authority on sports concussion, is releasing a new position paper that states doctors have an ethical obligation to educate and protect athletes from sports concussion and clear them to play only when the athlete is medically ready, standing firm against objections...

2014-06-11 23:01:20

With financial commitments for future research nearing the $100 millions and a recent summit at the White House to discuss future initiatives, concussion in youth sport remains a hot topic both on and off the athletic fields. Susquehanna Health Sports Medicine’s Dr. Edward Gusick believes the timing is right for researching ways to improve safety in youth sports, especially now that concussions are becoming more common. Williamsport, PA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 With financial commitments...

2014-04-09 23:28:49

According to Pediatric Neuropsychologist Dr. Dan DaSilva, more education is needed in understanding the dangers of concussions, and especially, repeated concussion, in children and adolescents. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 While the number of children and adolescents treated in hospital emergency rooms for sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, has increased dramatically over the last ten years, the increase isn't necessarily bad news....

2014-01-24 23:01:13

CEO Greg Merril Says, “We Can Protect Kids’ Brains like Pitch Counting Protects Kids’ Arms.” Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 The Brain Sentry Hit Counter™, a one-ounce sensor that easily affixes to the back of a football, hockey or lacrosse helmet, is being introduced for use by youth sports associations, leagues, teams and individual players beginning in Fall 2014, it was announced today by Greg Merril, co-founder and CEO, Brain Sentry. The Brain Sentry Hit Counter...

Concussed Girls Playing Soccer
2014-01-21 11:51:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study on young female soccer players came to a worrying conclusion: many of them continue to play after suffering a concussion on the pitch. Conducted by researchers in Washington State, the study looked at the incidence and length of concussions in young female soccer players between the ages of 11 and 14, as well as whether symptoms resulted in them coming off the soccer pitch and seeking medical treatment. Concussion symptoms...

2013-10-29 23:25:23

Washington-based physical therapy clinic, Sports Reaction Center, provides amateur and professional athletes with a concussion management program to ensure that they only return to action once they have recovered. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Concussions have become a hot topic among athletes of all levels, especially among professionals—the National Football League (NFL) recently settled a $765 million lawsuit after 4,500 current and former players sued the organization over...

2013-09-09 23:19:53

Former NFL players sued the league over long-term damage resulting from concussions during play. Bellevue, Wash.-based physical therapy clinic, Sports Reaction Center, has a cutting-edge concussion management program to ensure that athletes only return to action upon full recovery from injury. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Following the 2008 overdose death of former National Football League (NFL) player Tom McHale, an autopsy revealed that McHale suffered from traumatic brain...

2013-01-01 10:54:52

New imaging findings Physicians at Indiana University School of Medicine and the Northwest Radiology Network (Indianapolis, Indiana) report the case of a 17-year-old high school football player with second impact syndrome (SIS). A rare and devastating traumatic brain injury, SIS occurs when a person, most often a teenager, sustains a second head injury before recovery from an earlier head injury is complete. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first reported case in which...

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