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2012-05-08 20:52:41

New research out of Michigan State University reveals female athletes and younger athletes take longer to recover from concussions, findings that call for physicians and athletic trainers to take sex and age into account when dealing with the injury. The study, led by Tracey Covassin of MSU's Department of Kinesiology, found females performed worse than males on visual memory tests and reported more symptoms postconcussion. Additionally, high school athletes performed worse than college...

2011-12-06 23:45:29

Testing athletes for concussions may induce mental fatigue in subjects whether or not they have a head injury, according to Penn State researchers. "Testing for a long period of time can induce fatigue," said Semyon Slobonouv, professor of kinesiology. "But at the same time, fatigue is a symptom of concussion. “¦ How do you rule out fatigue if you get fatigued while taking the test?" A standard way to test patients for concussion is to use an hour-and-a-half to two-hour set...

2011-10-13 13:00:00

Year-Round Strength and Performance Training Turns High School Kids into Lean, Mean Tackling Machines and Concussions are on the Rise (PRWEB) October 13, 2011 Many Pennsylvania high schools resemble collegiate programs that legendary Penn State University football head coach Joe Paterno would be proud of. Throughout the year they spend countless hours in the weight rooms, working on agility drills, speed training and participating in various football camps with the hopes of capturing the...

2011-07-28 10:47:00

Coaches, athletic trainers and volunteers hear the hard-hitting facts on brain injuries at Northwestern Medicine event CHICAGO, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When in doubt, sit them out--that's the message more than 100 coaches, athletic trainers and volunteers heard at the "Playing it Safe: Changing the Mindset Around Concussion Safety" symposium held Wednesday, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The free event hosted by Northwestern Medicine(TM), the shared vision of...

2009-10-05 16:37:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to recent research that shows young athletes with repeated brain injuries are more at risk for future neurological problems, the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA) and the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch (CINN) are offering a wallet-sized card with tips for detecting and monitoring concussions. The card is available to assist parents, coaches and others who work with young athletes in identifying signs of a...

2009-09-01 16:13:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to a rising number of concussions and recent research which shows young athletes with repeated brain injuries are at great risk for future neurological problems, the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA) and the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch (CINN) are offering a wallet-sized card with tips for detecting and monitoring concussions. The complimentary card is an educational tool for parents, coaches and others who work...

2005-09-26 10:15:00

NEW YORK -- For high school athletes who sustain a head injury, playing hurt "for the team" is more often dangerous than heroic. That's one of the main messages contained in Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports, a multimedia educational tool kit developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to raise awareness and help coaches of high school teams prevent concussions, spot symptoms, and know what to do should an athlete show signs of a concussion. The centerpiece of...

2005-06-22 13:05:00

PITTSBURGH, June 22 "“ High school and college athletes with migraine headache characteristics after a concussion may have increased neurocognitive impairment, suggests a University of Pittsburgh Sports Medicine Concussion Program study published in the May issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery. The study results speak to the need for extreme caution in clinical evaluation and return-to-play decisions, say the authors. In the study, athletes who had characteristics of post-traumatic...

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2005-04-27 07:10:00

ATLANTA (AP) -- It looks like an oversized pair of tinted goggles combined with a large plastic set of earmuffs, but researchers say this odd-looking device could help save the lives of football players. The new device, called DETECT, can determine whether a player has suffered a concussion that requires immediate medical attention in minutes on the sidelines of a game. Traditional brain injury exams can take an hour in a specialist's office or hospital. Designed by researchers from the...


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