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Concussion Issues
Medications Do Not Help Concussion Recovery

( - Atlanta – A new study presented this week found that medications commonly prescribed to people after a concussion to reduce their symptoms may not do much to affect their recovery.

Feb 15, 2018 - 11:27:59 AM

Concussion Issues
Uncovering the Long-Term Health Impact of Playing in the NFL

( - In 1987, National Football League players went on strike. As a response, NFL teams scrambled to fill their rosters with “replacement players,”

Feb 5, 2018 - 9:48:13 AM

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Super Bowl Marks the Season’s End, But Concussion Concerns Continue

( - When this year’s NFL season concludes with the Super Bowl, avid football fans will cheer for perfectly thrown touchdown passes and high-flying field goals.

Jan 30, 2018 - 11:22:51 AM

Concussion Issues
Brain Protein Changes Could Explain How Concussions Affect Patients

( - Traumatic brain injuries, whether suffered from a blow on the football field or the battle field, can be devastating, leading to disability and shortened lives.

Jan 17, 2018 - 8:32:13 AM

Concussion Issues
High School Athletes, Parents and Coaches Finds That 1 in 3 Knew That a Concussion Is a Brain Injury

( - ROCHESTER, Minn. — Most high school athletes, their parents and coaches can identify the possible effects of concussion, but only about one-third know that it is a brain injury.

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:35:47 AM

Concussion Issues
Women May be More Vulnerable to Concussions Because of 'Leaner' Nerve Fibers

( - PHILADELPHIA – Women have smaller, more breakable nerve fibers in the brain compared to men that may make them more susceptible to concussions

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:50:04 AM

Concussion Issues
Molecules in Spit May Be Able to Diagnose and Predict Length of Concussions

( - Diagnosing a concussion can sometimes be a guessing game, but clues taken from small molecules in saliva may be able to help diagnose and predict the duration of concussions in children

Nov 21, 2017 - 1:13:32 PM

Concussion Issues
Back on Ice, But Young Hockey Players’ Brains Still Recovering from Concussion

( - MINNEAPOLIS – Hockey players in their early teens who have had a concussion may still have brain changes three months later, long after other symptoms have cleared and they are allowed to return to play

Oct 26, 2017 - 10:41:52 AM

Concussion Issues
Youth Football: How Young Athletes Are Exposed to High-Magnitude Head Impacts

( - Charlottesville, VA (October 17, 2017). The majority of football players in the US (70%) are elementary and middle school students.

Oct 17, 2017 - 10:56:54 AM

Concussion Issues
Concussion: How the NFL Came to Shape the Issue that Plagued It

( - ANN ARBOR – Players kneeling during the national anthem is the most recent NFL controversy, but certainly not the first nor the biggest.

Sep 29, 2017 - 11:06:35 AM

Concussion Issues
One in Five Teens Report Having Had a Concussion in Their Lifetime

( - A new University of Michigan study confirms what many hospital emergency rooms nationwide are seeing: Teens playing contact sports suffer from concussions.

Sep 27, 2017 - 10:54:26 AM

Concussion Issues
Exposure to Head Impacts in Youth Football Practice Drills

( - Charlottesville, VA (September 12, 2017). Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center examined differences in the number, location, and magnitude of head impacts sustained by young athletes during various youth football practice drills.

Sep 12, 2017 - 10:22:58 AM

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Rugby Players Take Part in Ground-Breaking Concussion Study

( - Rugby players from Aviva Premiership Rugby and Greene King IPA Championship are to take part in a major study led by the University of Birmingham as part of its work to develop a ground-breaking pitch-side test to diagnose concussion and brain injury.

Aug 31, 2017 - 10:36:53 AM

Concussion Issues
Mobile App Improves Concussion Symptoms, Optimism

( - COLUMBUS, Ohio – Generally, after suffering a concussion, patients are encouraged to avoid reading, watching TV and using mobile devices to help their brains heal.

Aug 16, 2017 - 8:20:14 AM

Concussion Issues
Back-to-school Concussion Screening (VIDEO)

( - High school sports are gearing up for the fall season, and, with that, comes the risk of concussions.

Aug 7, 2017 - 2:39:26 PM

Concussion Issues
Assessing Concussion Symptom Presentation May Provide Insight into Rise in Rates

( - TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA –  How physicians and athletic trainers assess symptoms may give insight into why concussion rates are on the rise

Jul 21, 2017 - 11:27:19 AM

Concussion Issues
MMA Fighters, Boxers May Have Signs of Long-term Brain Injury in Blood

( - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Boxers and mixed martial arts fighters may have markers of long-term brain injury in their blood

Jul 14, 2017 - 10:45:35 AM

Concussion Issues
What Do High School Principals Know About Concussion?

( - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – When it comes to helping high school student athletes recover from concussion, support is needed beyond the athletic field.

Jul 13, 2017 - 10:33:05 AM

Concussion Issues
Head Impact Exposure Increases as Youth Football Players Get Older, Bigger

( - WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.  – Youth football players are exposed to more and more forceful head impacts as they move up in age- and weight-based levels of play

Jun 22, 2017 - 11:08:57 AM

Concussion Issues
Concussion Effects Detailed on Microscopic Level

( - COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research has uncovered details about subcellular-level changes in the brain after concussion that could one day lead to improved treatment.

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:33:46 AM

Concussion Issues
New Concussion Guidelines Updated to Eliminate One Key Component: Prolonged Rest

( - BUFFALO – Prolonged rest is not ideal when it comes to treating concussion, and in fact, those who are active faster, appear to get better faster.

May 17, 2017 - 10:45:55 AM

Concussion Issues
Biomarker in Blood May Help Predict Recovery Time for Sports Concussions

( - Researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that the blood protein tau could be an important new clinical biomarker to better identify athletes who need more recovery time ....

Feb 1, 2017 - 1:35:21 PM

Concussion Issues
Researchers Find Potential Therapy for Brain Swelling During Concussion

( - FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A team of biomedical engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have identified a cause of fluid swelling of the brain, or cellular edema, that occurs during a concussion.

Nov 23, 2016 - 9:29:22 AM

Concussion Issues
Concussion Outcome Predicted Using Advanced Imaging

( - June 9, 2016-(BRONX, NY)-Using an advanced imaging technique, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System were able to predict which patients who'd recently suffered concussions were likely to fully recover.

Jun 13, 2016 - 10:33:30 AM

Concussion Issues
Concussion Hits Home: Domestic Violence and Concussions

June 1, 2016 /CNW/ - Domestic violence is a common cause of concussions/brain injury, yet it remains a family or even societal secret

Jun 1, 2016 - 7:53:35 AM

Concussion Issues
Doctors Can Use A Simple Blood Test To Detect Concussions Up To A Week After Head Injuries

( - A new study shows that doctors can detect evidence of a concussion up to a week after a patient is injured by using a simple blood test.

Apr 18, 2016 - 12:47:03 PM

Concussion Issues
True Dangers of Head Trauma Often Misunderstood

( - When actor Will Smith plays a forensic pathologist who discovers neurological deterioration similar to Alzheimer's disease in the brain of a former NFL football player, the world pays attention.

Mar 25, 2016 - 10:41:09 AM

Concussion Issues
Keep an Eye on Children's Calories

( - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Most children overeat significantly when served large portions of calorie-dense popular foods

Mar 17, 2016 - 12:15:07 PM

Concussion Issues
Poor Helmet Fit Associated with Concussion Severity in High School Football Players

( - ORLANDO, Fla., March 4, 2016  -- High school football players with ill-fitting helmets are at greater risk for more severe concussions

Mar 4, 2016 - 7:53:44 AM

Concussion Issues
6 Important Things About Concussions

( - Fairfield, CT (February 23, 2016)-Concussions have traditionally been associated with high-impact sports like football, and even in this setting, knocks on the head that don't "seem" serious have often been brushed off.

Feb 23, 2016 - 2:34:28 PM

Concussion Issues
Portable Tool Being Developed to Diagnose Concussions on the Sideline

( - BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- As Hollywood readies to weigh in on football's biggest quandary with the Christmas Day release of "Concussion,".....

Dec 23, 2015 - 10:37:07 AM

Concussion Issues
Tips to Minimize Risk of Sports-related Concussion in Youth

( - DALLAS - December 5, 2015 - With scholastic sports such as football now in full swing, the potential for head injuries increases.

Dec 5, 2015 - 9:37:55 AM

Concussion Issues
Concussion Registry to Study Brain Injuries

( - DALLAS - December 4, 2015 - UT Southwestern Medical Center's Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair (TIBIR) has initiated one of the nation's first concussion registries for student athletes and others

Dec 4, 2015 - 2:58:32 PM

Concussion Issues
Genetics Affects Concussion Recovery

( - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - A wide receiver is tackled after catching a pass in a game of football. He hits the ground hard and his brain is jolted from the momentum.

Dec 4, 2015 - 11:39:01 AM

Concussion Issues
How to Determine if Your Athlete Has a Concussion

( - With fall sports wrapping up and winter sports starting soon, it's important to discuss concussion management.

Nov 7, 2015 - 9:05:09 AM

Concussion Issues
Concussions In Kids Are Detectable By Blood Test

( - Orlando, Fla - Researchers at Orlando Health have developed a blood test that can detect even the most subtle signs of a concussion in children

Nov 6, 2015 - 11:08:23 AM

Concussion Issues
Back in the Game: Recognizing, Recovering from Concussion

( - Researchers increasingly believe that football-related head trauma is more likely to result from multiple, and often perfectly legal, hits.

Oct 14, 2015 - 7:58:39 AM

Concussion Issues
Concussions Misunderstood and Feared by Most Americans

( - PITTSBURGH, Oct. 1, 2015 - A survey of U.S. adults found that the vast majority do not know the definition of a concussion and many do not know the injury is treatable.

Oct 1, 2015 - 2:52:49 PM

Concussion Issues
Concussion Experts Coming to Unprecedented October Meeting

( - PITTSBURGH, Sept. 15, 2015 - Thirty-five of the leading U.S. concussion clinicians and researchers are scheduled to join together Oct. 15-16 at UPMC for an unprecedented meeting

Sep 15, 2015 - 12:14:00 PM

Concussion Issues
Vision Testing an Effective Tool for Detecting Concussion on the Sidelines

( - Newswise - NEW YORK, NY - A timed vision test that involves rapidly reading numbers off of cards can be a valuable sideline tool for detecting whether a concussionoccurred while playing sports

Sep 11, 2015 - 10:16:21 AM

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