Latest Sport-related concussion Stories

2011-07-14 09:00:00

American Association of Cheerleading Coaches Administrators and USA Cheer Join CDC in Raising Concussion Awareness MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) and USA Cheer are bringing spirit and safety together as new partners in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Heads Up concussion educational campaign.

2011-07-14 00:00:28

An estimated 300,000 sports-related traumatic brain injuries are reported in the United States each year. Concussion is the most common sports-related brain injury, second only to motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of traumatic injury among 15 to 24 year-olds.

2011-07-07 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Creating a baseline for each youth athlete is a critical part of accurate future concussion assessment, according to researchers presenting their study at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in San Diego.

2011-06-18 00:01:06

Concussion management program brings together cognitive and functional assessments to manage concussions in athletes. Shirley, New York (PRWEB) June 17, 2011 As a leader in sports medicine and rehabilitation, Biodex Medical Systems, Inc., brings together cognitive and functional assessments to manage concussions in athletes, using accepted tools and methods.

2011-04-18 21:05:51

A major University of Calgary study of concussions, conducted over seven National Hockey League seasons and led by sports medicine researchers within the Faculty of Kinesiology, indicates that while the rate of injuries leveled out over the study period, the number of days lost per concussion has increased.

2011-04-18 20:52:11

A new study of concussions over seven NHL (National Hockey League) seasons indicates that rates of concussions have declined from a peak in 2000, although the time lag between injury and return to play has increased.

2011-03-21 11:23:00

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A bipartisan bill aimed at decreasing the concussion rate in youth and high school football players by improving helmet safety was introduced to Congress on Wednesday, in recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Day.

2011-02-03 01:30:17

A simple test performed at the sideline of sporting events can accurately detect concussions in athletes.

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