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  • Would banning ball heading in soccer reduce concussions?
    Would banning ball heading in soccer reduce concussions?
    The recent soccer victory by the US team in the Women’s World Cup was a proud day for America. Many sports analysts attributed their win to their aggressive playing style. Aggressive playing involves physical contact, sometimes resulting in...
  • I think I suffered a concussion.  What now?
    I think I suffered a concussion. What now?
    A concussion occurs when there is blunt or force trauma to the head causing the brain to be bounced around in your skull. As a result of this, your brain experiences changes within its chemistry that manifest in different signs or symptoms.Signs...
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    Concussion symptoms can affect kids’ school work
    Following a concussion, children and teens may experience academic problems, according to a new study published May 11 in the online edition of Pediatrics. Research showed that students who had not fully recovered from a traumatic brain injury...
  • Concussions occur more often during football practice than competition
    Concussions occur more often during football practice than competition
    Concussions during contact sports at all levels are a major healthcare issue. A new study has found that most concussions occur, not during the heat of competition, but during practice. The study was published online on May 4 in the journal JAMA...
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    New genetic test to predict chances of serious concussion
    It has been some 20 years since the ties between Alzheimer's disease and a patient's genes were first discovered. Researchers are now exploring genetic causes for other cognitive illnesses, including the increased chance for severe...
  • Two minute sideline test shows if student athletes have a concussion
    Two minute sideline test shows if student athletes have a concussion
    A simple eye test done on the sidelines detectsconcussions in student athletes, according to researchers from the NYU Langone Concussion Center. The eye test takes less than two minutes to do and people without medical training can administer it,...
  • Signs and symptoms of concussions
    Signs and symptoms of concussions
    Concussions seem to be the hot topic these days due to all the research that has come out as to how serious they actually are. In the past, people would quickly brush off a hit to the head and would have returned to their sport immediately. With...
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    Eye-tracking technology can detect and measure brain injury severity
    Concussion experts and neuroscientists at the NYU Langone Medical Center say they are one step closer to detecting and measuring the severity of concussions through eye-tracking technology. The study was published online on Jan. 29, 2015, in the...
  • Problems after brain injury are widely misunderstood, say researchers
    Problems after brain injury are widely misunderstood, say researchers
    Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine are challenging widespread misperceptions about the true nature of the chronic degenerative problems caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI). The research was announced on Jan. 15, 2015,...
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    More bed rest may not benefit kids with concussions
    Bed rest beyond 24 to 48 hours following mild concussions in teens may be a classic example of “more isn’t always better,” according to a new study. The research, published in the Jan. 5 online edition of Pediatrics, suggests...
  • “Fall” is a four letter word
    “Fall” is a four letter word
    How often do we hear, “Grandma fell and broke her hip.”? According to statistics from the World Health Organization, there were 540,000 deaths from falls in 2010, and it is not confined to the elderly! Only automobile accidents claim...
  • Youth Sports Concussion Act readied for vote in Senate
    Youth Sports Concussion Act readied for vote in Senate
    Legislation designed to reduce sports-related concussions in youth was officially readied for a Senate vote. On Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, the Youth Sports Concussion Act (S. 1014) was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders as...
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    Risky behaviors after head injury more common in girls than boys
    Although both male and female adolescents who survive a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are more likely to engage in harmful behaviors, a new study from Canada found that girls are at a higher risk for problem-causing practices. Led by Gabriela Ilie,...
  • Michigan coach Brady Hoke
    Pressure at Michigan to fire Hoke for playing QB Morris despite concussion
    University of Michigan quarterback Shane Morris was visibly shaken after a hit to the helmet Saturday, so it was no surprise when the school’s athletic director, Dave Brandon, announced this morning it was confirmed Sunday that Morris...
  • Marielaina Perrone DDS Custom Mouthguards
    Can Custom Mouthguards Reduce Concussions?
    As children grow and become more active in contact sports, it is important to keep them fully protected. This might include the proper fitting helmet, proper pads for their shoulders, and even shin guards. One very important item is often...
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