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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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110204/DC42655LOGO) A...

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. Properly diagnosing concussion and seeking treatment early helps athletes recover more quickly, and this is the reason KORT developed its new Concussion Management Program. Lexington, KY (PRWEB) July 12, 2011 An estimated...

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. Differences in how females and males scored on a standardized concussion assessment tool were also investigated. "Our research analyzed whether the new Sport Concussion Assessment Tool-2 (SCAT2) has any...

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. The Biodex Concussion Management Program was developed by Biodex with collaboration and input provided by Bridgett Wallace, certified...

2011-04-18 21:05:51

University of Calgary study examines rate and severity of head injuries in professional hockey 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. The largest concussion study ever conducted in professional hockey was published today in the...

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, states an article in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj092190.pdf. Concussions are caused by traumatic force. While concussion symptoms resolve over time once injuries are identified and appropriately managed,...

2011-03-28 15:10:00

ST. LOUIS, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Four stakeholders committed to the quest of reducing the incidence of sports-related concussions announced today the formation of a cooperative to bring inter-disciplinary collaboration to concussion research and testing. The announcement of the National Sports Concussion Cooperative (NSCC) was made by the group's four founding entities: the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Matthew Gfeller Foundation, the University of North...

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. Senator Tom Udall (D--NM) and Congressman Bill Pascrell (D--NJ) sponsored the bill, which would give companies that make football helmets for youth and high school athletes nine months to improve helmet safety standards. If they fail to...

2011-02-04 11:34:00

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) issued a warning to athletes and parents of athletes to get the facts about football helmets and concussion protection - and not rely solely on marketing and promotional materials. NOCSAE is an independent and nonprofit standard-setting body with the sole mission of enhancing athletic safety through scientific research and the creation of performance standards for...

2011-02-03 01:30:17

A simple test performed at the sideline of sporting events can accurately detect concussions in athletes, according to study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Current sideline tests can leave a wide amount a brain function untested following concussion. Penn researchers showed that this simple test was superior to current methods and accurately and reliably identified athletes with head trauma. The study appears online now in Neurology. The one-minute test...


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