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  • 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...
  • Usefulness of different types of concussion education for parents varies
    Usefulness of different types of concussion education for parents varies
    Parents who watch a presentation or video about how they can manage a child’s concussion will feel more confident when dealing with their own child’s condition, says the University of Michigan Health System’s National Poll on...
  • Athlete checked for concussion during football game
    FDA: Beware of false claims that supplements effective for concussions
    Beware of dietary supplements that claim to prevent, treat, or cure concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) such as concussions, the Food and Drug Administration is warning.In a recent statement, the agency notes that some supplement...
  • Concussed high school athletes who return to activity too soon may regress.
    Athletes with concussions may regress if they return to action too soon
    Many high school athletes with concussions who are medically cleared to return to play within 60 days of the brain injury will suffer significant setbacks in their recovery, says a new study by the University of Oregon. The athletes experienced...
  • Concussion knocks Ryan Truex out of Michigan race
    Concussion knocks Ryan Truex out of Michigan race
    Ryan Truex will miss today’s Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway after sustaining a concussion when he slammed into the wall during the first of two practice sessions at the 2-mile oval track. Although he was able to walk away...
  • Taylor Twellman
    Revolution players to bartend at Clearys for Taylor Twellman concussion charity
    New England Revolution players Lee Nguyen, Kevin Alston, Andrew Farrell and Bobby Shuttleworth will become celebrity bartenders at Boston's Clerys to benefit Taylor Twellman's concussion awareness foundation, ThinkTaylor, on Thursday,...
  • Teen athletes have individual emotional responses to concussions
    Teen athletes have individual emotional responses to concussions
    University of Kentucky researchers who have studied the impact of concussions on teen athletes found that some teens demonstrated different emotional symptoms over time. The study was announced on August 13, 2014.Researchers Lisa Koehl, a doctoral...