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2012-03-12 13:00:00

“Ashley´s story” highlights the long-term impact of repeat concussions and need for concussion testing in student athletes Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) March 12, 2012 OhioHealth Sports Medicine Institute developed a four-minute video that examines the dangers of sports-related concussions, told through the eyes of Ashley, a life-long soccer player who decided not to play soccer her senior year of high school, after suffering three sports-related concussions in a single season. A...

2012-03-01 02:07:56

A study recently published by the University of Kentucky's Scott Livingston shows that physiological problems stemming from a concussion may continue to present in the patient even after standard symptoms subside. Currently, concussions are diagnosed and monitored through a patient's self-reported symptoms (including headache, confusion or disorientation, poor concentration, and memory loss) and through computerized neuropsychological testing programs, which measure cognitive abilities...

2012-02-16 06:51:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Quarterback Tony Romo, safety Tyler Sash, and tight end Benjamin Watson all play for different teams in the NFL, but all three share a common bond; they all have suffered one or more concussions in their careers. Concussions and the issues that can occur following one, continue to be a serious problem for football players. However, one simple game strategy: proper helmet fit, may be one of the easiest ways to prevent the injuries. Joseph Torg, MD of Temple...

Image 1 - Football Concussions Caused By Series Of Hits
2012-02-04 04:27:23

A two-year study of high school football players suggests that concussions are likely caused by many hits over time and not from a single blow to the head, as commonly believed. Purdue University researchers have studied football players for two seasons at Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Ind., where 21 players completed the study the first season and 24 the second season, including 16 repeating players. Helmet-sensor impact data from each player were compared with brain-imaging...

2012-02-03 11:51:01

A new study by researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus and Pace University is critical of the widespread use of computerized neuropsychological tests (CNT) in decisions regarding when athletes can return to play after suffering a concussion. "Our knowledge of the effects of concussions continues to evolve," said Thomas Redick, assistant professor of psychology at IUPUC. "We should continue to ask ourselves what the best practices are when dealing with a brain injury,...

2011-11-14 23:11:38

The brain scans of high school football and hockey players showed subtle injury -- even if they did not suffer a concussion — after taking routine hits to the head during the normal course of play, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study. The research, reported  online in the journal Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is preliminary, involving a small sample of athletes, but nonetheless raises powerful questions about the consequences of the mildest head injury...


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