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2014-01-24 23:01:13

CEO Greg Merril Says, “We Can Protect Kids’ Brains like Pitch Counting Protects Kids’ Arms.” Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 The Brain Sentry Hit Counter™, a one-ounce sensor that easily affixes to the back of a football, hockey or lacrosse helmet, is being introduced for use by youth sports associations, leagues, teams and individual players beginning in Fall 2014, it was announced today by Greg Merril, co-founder and CEO, Brain Sentry. The Brain Sentry Hit Counter...

2014-01-16 23:26:06

BlackBox Biometrics, Inc. is proud to announce that the Blast Gauge System is the newest product to be certified by the National Tactical Officer’s Association’s (NTOA) Member Tested and Recommended Program©. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 This program allows manufacturers to have their products tested in the field by the law enforcement community, and if a product receives an average score above 3 out of 5, it receives NTOA Field Tester Recommended Status. The Blast...

2014-01-16 14:06:50

Survivors of traumatic brain injuries are 3 times more likely to die prematurely than the general population, often from suicide or fatal injuries, finds an Oxford University-led study Survivors of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are three times more likely to die prematurely than the general population, often from suicide or fatal injuries, finds an Oxford University-led study. A TBI is a blow to the head that leads to a skull fracture, internal bleeding, loss of consciousness for...

2014-01-09 23:02:43

The National Institutes of Health Awards Phase II of this Multiyear Project Fayetteville, Arkansas (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 SFC Fluidics, Inc., a medical device and diagnostics company based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has been awarded a $1.5 million Phase II research grant for the advanced development of its diagnostic platform. SFC Fluidics’ MD Analyzer™ platform seeks to provide timely and clinically-effective monitoring of patients suffering from severe traumatic brain injury...

2014-01-09 12:27:16

BRONX, N.Y., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roadside bombs and other blasts have made head injury the "signature wound" of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Most combat veterans recover from mild traumatic brain injury, also known as concussion, but a small minority experience significant and long-term side effects. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120531/DC16559LOGO) Now, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, in cooperation...

Mental Strain Slows Concussion Recovery
2014-01-06 15:41:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Although concussions are caused by a physical trauma, a new study showed that mental exertion after suffering a head injury can delay a full recovery. The new study, which was published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday, suggested that kids who suffer a concussion should try to give their brains a few days rest before returning to normal activities. "After a concussion, we recommend rest because kids tend to do too much," study...

2013-12-27 23:04:16

ANS discusses how to identify and treat winter sports injuries like concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Morristown,NJ (PRWEB) December 27, 2013 As the winter season begins, kids are enjoying their favorite extracurricular activities, including winter team sports. Sports like skiing, hockey, snowboarding and even ice skating can result in injury if safety guidelines are not followed. Last year, over one million children visited a hospital emergency room with a sports-related injury,...

Concussions Linked To Alzheimers
2013-12-27 14:53:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the past few years, neurologists have been increasingly looking into the impact that repeated concussions have on the long-term health of the brain, and a new study published on Thursday in the journal Neurology has found a lengthy concussion history involving at least a momentary loss of consciousness may lead to the accumulation of Alzheimer's-associated plaques in the brain. "Interestingly, in people with a history of...

NFL NIH Study Traumatic Brain Injury
2013-12-20 14:43:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Increased awareness of the long-term effects of concussions is causing changes at all levels of contact sports, and with this increased awareness in mind, the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) has announced a partnership with USA Football to increase player safety by endorsing USA Football’s Heads Up Football program. The endorsement comes after the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Football...


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