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NFL: Trauma-Related Cognitive Issues Likely To Affect One-Fourth Of All Players

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Documents filed by lawyers representing the National Football League (NFL) acknowledge that at least one-fourth of players are likely to wind up suffering from dementia, Alzheimer's disease,...

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2014-09-17 23:00:44

Novant Health sports medicine expert supports newest research Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. emergency departments treat an estimated 173,285 sports- and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, among children and adolescents every year. Soon, a blood test may be available to help doctors determine how severe a concussion is and how long recovery will take. In March of this year, Swedish...

2014-09-12 23:02:00

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) recently selected Susquehanna Health (SH) to voice a call for action on the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act of 2014. Senator Casey has taken a leadership role in promoting the bill, which amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize resources, programs and research dedicated to traumatic brain injury (TBI) for fiscal years 2015 through 2019. Williamsport, PA (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) recently selected...

2014-08-25 16:27:45

SEATTLE, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seattle, Washington will host the 2014 Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) Annual Meeting, bringing together the top researchers and healthcare providers in the field. The NCS will present two pivotal trials and unveil two new guidelines at its 2015 Annual Meeting being held at the Seattle Westin Hotel, September 10-14, 2014. Targeted Temperature Management (TTM), previously known as Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest, refers...

2014-08-25 16:26:44

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Righttime Medical Care, one of the region's fastest-growing urgent care companies, is pleased to announce the opening of its 13th urgent Care Center in Silver Spring, Md. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140204/PH58878LOGO Located at the convenient Four Corners area of Silver Spring in the Woodmoor Shopping Center, the location is easily accessible to tens of thousands of residents and daily commuters, and is Righttime's fifth...

2014-08-19 08:29:45

Company's research partner, Trauma Research, LLC will present key clinical validation data from a prospective trial utilizing the RedoxSYS(TM) Diagnostic System and oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luoxis Diagnostics, Inc., a subsidiary of Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AMPE), today announced an upcoming presentation at the 73(rd) Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Surgical Trauma (AAST) and Clinical Congress of Acute...

2014-08-18 08:21:45

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and the United States Department of Defense today announced a collaboration with the intent to develop portable blood tests to help evaluate potential concussions, also called mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). As part of a multi-phased approach, the tests would be developed for Abbott's i-STAT(®) System, a handheld, diagnostic analyzer that is currently used for other point-of-care testing, including among...

3-D reconstruction of skull
2014-07-25 02:00:06

PLOS 3-D imaging provides new insights to Paleolithic child's skull trauma 3D imaging of a Paleolithic child's skull reveals potentially violent head trauma that likely lead to brain damage, according to a study published July 23, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Hélène Coqueugniot and colleagues from CNRS - Université de Bordeaux and EPHE. A Paleolithic child that lived ~100 thousand years ago found at Qafzeh in lower Galilee, Israel, was originally thought to have a...

2014-07-23 23:25:42

BlackBox Biometrics, Inc. has launched a new model of the Blast Gauge™ System with advancements including a new high-g accelerometer and longer battery life. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 BlackBox Biometrics, Inc. has launched a new model of the Blast Gauge™ System with advancements including a new high-g accelerometer and longer battery life. The new gauges represent a functional revision of the already robust Blast Gauge System platform, which provides the capability to...

2014-07-17 16:20:33

Attribute to Susan Axelrod, Founding Chair, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) CHICAGO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "CURE applauds the announcement today from the U.S. Department of Defense - allocating $7.5 million dedicated to epilepsy research - and thanks Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) for his leadership on this issue. The incidence of epilepsy increased by an alarming 52 percent from 2006 to 2010, with approximately 8 percent of those afflicted having been...

2014-07-17 16:19:48

American Academy of Neurology Even mild traumatic brain injury may cause brain damage and thinking and memory problems, according to a study published in the July 16, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. For the study, 44 people with a mild traumatic brain injury and nine people with a moderate traumatic brain injury were compared to 33 people with no brain injury. All of the participants took tests of their thinking and memory...


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