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2014-03-28 16:22:49

ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert G. Graw, Jr., M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Maryland-based Righttime Medical Care, presented his lecture, An Integrated Community Model for the Education, Evaluation and Treatment: An Update, on mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) at the Brain Injury Association of Maryland's annual conference on March 20. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140204/PH58878LOGO Addressing an audience of medical professionals, educators, specialists...

2014-03-25 23:29:36

Dangers associated with concussions are gaining unprecedented levels of respect by the athletic training community, according to cognitive neurologist Harry Kerasidis, M.D. who also gives his "Top 3 Keys For Concussion Management to Increase Compliance, Reduce Dangers." National Harbor, Maryland (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Dangers associated with concussions are gaining unprecedented levels of respect by the athletic training community, according to cognitive neurologist Harry...

2014-03-23 23:03:37

Mike Stephenson, a partner with McNeely Stephenson Thopy & Harrold, says announcement by Indiana Cook Medical about biomaterial for repair of brain fluid leaks is perfectly timed for Brain Injury Awareness Month. Shelbyville, Ind. (PRWEB) March 23, 2014 Cook Medical, a medical products company headquartered in Bloomington, Ind., has received FDA approval for use of their Biodesign® Dural Graft in patients who experience a leakage of cerebrospinal fluid after surgery or a brain...

2014-03-20 23:25:01

Grand Valley State University and the Michigan Combat PTSD Task Force to host two-day conference focusing on PTSD and moral injuries, and how communities can work to help support veterans. Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Since 2001, more than 2.2 million men and women have served in the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to statistics from the Department of Veterans Affairs, more than a quarter of a million of those troops have been seen by VA doctors for treatment...

2014-03-20 12:30:21

ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HeadFirst Concussion Care, a program of Maryland-based Righttime Medical Care, was a sponsor of Hockey for Heroes, a charity ice hockey exhibition tournament held last weekend at the United States Naval Academy's McMullen Ice Arena in Annapolis, Md. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140204/PH58878LOGO A 24-hour, round-the-clock tournament sponsored by the Navy Youth Hockey team, Hockey for Heroes raised awareness and provided...

2014-03-19 20:20:50

COSTA MESA, Calif., March. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a devastating problem with serious physical and emotional consequences. Nick Bell, former Oakland Raider running back, suffered for many years with depression, pain, irritability and isolation as the result of repetitive traumatic brain injuries as a football player. Seeking treatment, he received a brain scan as part of his care. Looking at his brain made a significant difference to Bell. He said,...

2014-03-19 08:30:22

Majority of Responding Veterans Surveyed Report Having PBA Symptoms, Adding an Extra Burden to Managing Life Post-TBI ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced the presentation of results from a first-of-its-kind study of pseudobulbar affect (PBA) symptoms in veterans with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) conducted in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Evidera. The study will be presented at the...

2014-03-18 08:32:53

Dr. Diane Stoler Can Provide Solutions for Survivors BOSTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and there is no better time to spread clear solutions and practical information to help all survivors become thrivers. With over 1 million traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in the US each year, concussions specifically have become one of the most common and primary health concerns. Today, an estimated 5.3 million Americans are living with a TBI-related...

2014-03-17 16:28:13

TRENTON, N.J., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Brain Injury Alliance (USBIA) stands with Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) to support his introduction of the National Brain Injury Research and Treatment Act of 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140317/DC84692-a The proposed legislation, which is co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Thomas Rooney, (R-F.L.), will require the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a national system to...

2014-03-15 23:03:41

Spinal injuries and mild traumatic brain injuries are on the rise, although the number of fatalities from motor vehicle collisions (MVC) has reached an all-time low in recent years. Innovations such as laminated windshields, collapsable steering wheels, more effective restraint systems, and an increasingly more crashworthy overall structure have greatly improved the survivability of these crashes. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) March 15, 2014 Spinal injuries and mild traumatic brain injuries are...


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