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2014-02-28 23:29:54

St. Louis Children’s Hospital emergency department visits for head injury increased by 20 percent from January 2013 to January 2014. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 When temperatures drop and snow falls, road conditions deteriorate and car accidents increase. Children head outside with their sleds, and, just as reliably, certain types of emergency department visits increase. In January 2014, St. Louis Children’s Hospital Emergency Department treated more than 200 patients...

One Gene Influences Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery
2014-02-27 15:29:46

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Researchers report that one change in the sequence of the BDNF gene causes some people to be more impaired by traumatic brain injury (TBI) than others with comparable wounds. The study, described in the journal PLOS ONE, measured general intelligence in a group of 156 Vietnam War veterans who suffered penetrating head wounds during the war. All of the study subjects had damage to the prefrontal cortex, a brain region behind the forehead that is...

2014-02-26 23:25:29

Flood Law Group today announced that they are now representing football players in head injury cases with claims related to injuries sustained during their playing days. The announcement comes on the heels of a recent study that found that certain types of helmets are over 50% more effective at preventing concussions than others. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 The Flood Law Group announced today that they are now representing current and former football players in head injury...

2014-02-26 23:20:44

Rozek Law Offices Offers Brain Injury Victims a New, Free Resource to Help Them Find the Right Attorney to Represent Them Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Milwaukee Attorney, Randy Rozek, has authored a brand new informational booklet designed to help brain injury survivors and their families navigate the complex process of hiring an attorney following a brain injury. The Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Brain Injury Attorney is being offered to victims of brain injuries at no charge....

2014-02-25 12:20:29

FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Medical Command to provide the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) with clinical site support services. The five-year contract has a potential value of $138 million if all options are exercised. Under this contract, General Dynamics will provide traumatic brain injury specialists, healthcare...

2014-02-24 16:25:17

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three certified athletic trainers at HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care Center have just completed specialized training with the ImPACT baseline concussion testing program. HeadFirst Director of Sports Medicine Eric Hansen, ATC/L, Program Administrator Daniel Pokrifka, ATC, and Educator Victoria Simonette, ATC, are now ITAT (ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer) certified. This certification designates them as leaders in administering...

2014-02-20 23:26:30

Flood Law Group today announced that they have released a statement in support of a judge’s decision to reject a proposed $765 million settlement from the NFL to compensate former players. The judge rejected the settlement amid questions of whether or not the amount would be enough to compensate the 4,500 retired players. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Flood Law Group released a statement today in support of a judge’s ruling to reject a proposed settlement by the NFL to...

Modern Football Helmets Don't Adequately Prevent Concussions: Study
2014-02-18 12:11:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the past few years, sports-related concussions have become quite the hot-button topic. Recently, a group of former professional football players banded together to pursue legal action against the National Football League after many of them suffered from life-changing mental disorders they say were brought about by repeated violent blows to the head. According to the alarming results of a new study being presented at the...

2014-02-14 23:01:23

Device is Useful in Monitoring the Type of Injuries Suffered by Combat Veterans Manhasset, NY (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 North Shore-LIJ’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research announced today that it has received U.S. patent approval for a new device that could help physicians better monitor severe traumatic brain injuries, such as those suffered by combat. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) awarded a $5 million grant in October 2010 to North Shore-LIJ’s Feinstein Institute for...

2014-02-14 16:25:35

Device is useful in monitoring the type of injuries suffered by combat veterans MANHASSET, N.Y., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Shore-LIJ's Feinstein Institute for Medical Research announced today that it has received U.S. patent approval for a new device that could help physicians better monitor severe traumatic brain injuries, such as those suffered by combat. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) awarded a $5 million grant in October 2010 to North Shore-LIJ's...


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