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Dual tasking abilities show regression in athletes returning to action in less than a month

Dual tasking abilities show regression in athletes returning to action in less than a month

When are athletes who have suffered concussions ready to return to action? A new University of Oregon study has found that high school athletes who head back on the field with medical clearance within 60 days experience a significant regression in their abilities to simultaneously walk and do simple mental tasks. [More]
iTAKL study receives $3.8 million NIH grant to examine effects of head impacts in youth league football

iTAKL study receives $3.8 million NIH grant to examine effects of head impacts in youth league football

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has received a $3.8 million, five-year grant from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, to continue studying the effects of head impacts in youth league football. [More]
PSAL students to receive free comprehensive health screening at HSS

PSAL students to receive free comprehensive health screening at HSS

It's a parent's worst nightmare, and it happens out of the blue. While playing a sport, often football, a teen athlete collapses on the field and doesn't make it. [More]
FDA clears ElMindA's BNA Analysis System for assessment of brain function

FDA clears ElMindA's BNA Analysis System for assessment of brain function

ElMindA Ltd. announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration has cleared the company's BNA Analysis System for the assessment of brain function. Brain Network Activity (BNA) combines non-invasive, multi-channel EEG technology with sophisticated signal processing and analysis algorithms to measure patterns of brain networks activated during specific brain processes and deliver both quantitative and qualitative insights into brain functionality. [More]
Students playing high school lacrosse are exposed to more injuries during practice

Students playing high school lacrosse are exposed to more injuries during practice

With over 170,000 students now playing high school lacrosse, more and more are being exposed to injuries during practice and competition, according to a new study from the Colorado School of Public Health and the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. [More]
Correlation between sensitivity to light or noise and increased emotional symptoms in concussed teens

Correlation between sensitivity to light or noise and increased emotional symptoms in concussed teens

Two researchers from the University of Kentucky have demonstrated a connection between sensitivity to light or noise and increased emotional symptoms in teens who have suffered a concussion. [More]
New editorial calls for sports authorities to consider long-term effects of cerebral concussion

New editorial calls for sports authorities to consider long-term effects of cerebral concussion

An editorial published today in The Lancet Neurology calls for sports authorities to take into consideration the long term neurological problems that repeated concussions can cause. [More]
First step in developing evidence-based concussion guidelines

First step in developing evidence-based concussion guidelines

A research review identifying the clinical indicators most strongly associated with concussion is an important first step in the process of developing evidence-based guidelines for concussion diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, according to a new report published by Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. [More]
Researchers examine which teens have emotional symptoms after concussion

Researchers examine which teens have emotional symptoms after concussion

After a concussion, teens who are sensitive to light or noise may be more likely to also have emotional symptoms such as anxiety, according to a study released today that will be presented at The Sports Concussion Conference in Chicago, July 11 to 13, 2014, hosted by the American Academy of Neurology, the world's leading authority on diagnosing and managing sports concussion. [More]
New paper states that doctors have ethical obligation to educate, protect athletes from concussion

New paper states that doctors have ethical obligation to educate, protect athletes from concussion

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the largest professional association of neurologists and a leading authority on sports concussion, is releasing a new position paper that states doctors have an ethical obligation to educate and protect athletes from sports concussion and clear them to play only when the athlete is medically ready, standing firm against objections from players, parents or coaches. [More]
New concussion therapy program for NFL members

New concussion therapy program for NFL members

Upledger Institute Clinic in conjunction with the Ricky Williams Foundation announced today the launch of their concussion therapy pilot program aimed at treating current and former members of the NFL. [More]
Study explores prevalence of chronic brain damage in retired NFL players

Study explores prevalence of chronic brain damage in retired NFL players

A study published online today in Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach provides a different take on previous information regarding the prevalence of chronic brain damage in retired NFL players. [More]
CHEO, ONF jointly launch first comprehensive pediatric concussion guidelines

CHEO, ONF jointly launch first comprehensive pediatric concussion guidelines

Pediatric emergency medicine researchers at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario together with the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation today launch the first comprehensive pediatric concussion guidelines. [More]
Leading experts to discuss mild traumatic brain injury at AACN annual meeting

Leading experts to discuss mild traumatic brain injury at AACN annual meeting

It has been widely reported in the media that mild traumatic brain injury/concussion can cause prolonged physical and cognitive symptoms, and potentially permanent brain damage in some individuals. [More]
Study shows similar outcomes between blast and nonblast-related brain injuries

Study shows similar outcomes between blast and nonblast-related brain injuries

Explosions are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries in veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. A new study shows that military personnel with mild brain trauma related to such blasts had outcomes similar to those with mild brain injury from other causes, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. [More]
Portable imaging tool for imaging sports and military concussions

Portable imaging tool for imaging sports and military concussions

A portable imaging tool could change the way the medical community analyzes and understands the long-term effects of sports-related concussions. [More]
Targeted brain training can help improve cognitive performance in teens with traumatic brain injuries

Targeted brain training can help improve cognitive performance in teens with traumatic brain injuries

Traumatic brain injuries from sports, recreational activities, falls or car accidents are the leading cause of death and disability in children and adolescents. While previously it was believed that the window for brain recovery was at most one year after injury, new research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas published online today in the open-access journal Frontiers in Neurology shows cognitive performance can be improved to significant degrees months, and even years, after injury, given targeted brain training. [More]

ImPACT partners with GotSoccer to bring baseline concussion testing to youth soccer market

ImPACT Applications, Inc., developers of ImPACT® (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing), and GotSoccer LLC have agreed to a three year exclusive arrangement to bring baseline concussion testing to the youth soccer market. [More]
Study reviews types and severity of injuries among youth ice hockey players

Study reviews types and severity of injuries among youth ice hockey players

A new Mayo Clinic study in Pediatrics reviews the types and severity of injuries among youth ice hockey players. [More]
State highlights: Mo.'s declining Medicaid caseload; N.C. budget would cut Medicaid rolls; Calif. paid sick leave

State highlights: Mo.'s declining Medicaid caseload; N.C. budget would cut Medicaid rolls; Calif. paid sick leave

Missouri is seeing a bigger decline in its Medicaid rolls than nearly any other state, a ranking that the Nixon administration attributes to an improving economy and critics blame on application snafus. [More]