Decade Long Study Shows Female Soccer Players Are At Highest Risk For Concussions

Decade Long Study Shows Female Soccer Players Are At Highest Risk For Concussions

Football continues to hog the spotlight when it comes to concussions, but a new report from the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons shows female soccer players are the athletes who face the highest risk for brain injuries. “While American football has been both scientifically and colloquially associated with the highest concussion […]

Read full story
Randy Cross Talks CTE

CTE Research Faces a Difficult Future But Athletes Are Helping By Donating Their Brains

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has become a hot-button topic in both the medical and sports communities as the link between the permanent brain disease and repeated head impacts gradually becomes more clear. In recent years, studies have made it increasingly evident that repeated concussions or severe head impacts can lead to the development of CTE. […]

Read full story
Tackling Education May Protect Young Athletes From More Severe Concussions

Tackling Education May Protect Young Athletes From More Severe Concussions

  Across the country, schools have adopted regulations dictating what happens to young football players after they are believed to have experienced a concussion. But, many schools and sports organizations have also been adopting new tackling rules and training programs in hopes they can prevent concussions entirely. According to new data released at the American Orthopaedic […]

Read full story
170320214327-dwight-clark-exlarge-169

Another Pro-football Great Stricken with ALS

Dwight Clark, a retired San Francisco ’49er, has come forward to indicate that he has ALS or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis which is the neurological disease often called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”.

Read full story
Ray Ciancaglini “Keeps on Punching”

Ray Ciancaglini “Keeps on Punching”

Ray Ciancaglini is a wonderful friend to us here at NeuroNotes. Ray is a tireless advocate for concussions awareness and prevention of The Second Impact Syndrome. A retired boxer living with the long-term effects of multiple concussions, Ray has made preventing other athletes from experiencing the problems associated with multiple concussions his Number 1 priority. […]

Read full story
pexels-photo-38471

Study Identifies Children At Risk For Disability After TBI

A single symptom following traumatic brain injuries in children may be key to identifying those most at risk for disability as they grow, says a new study from researchers at Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. The team says children with delayed visual perception following a serious brain injury may develop unique […]

Read full story
MicrowaveHelmet

“Microwave Helmet” May Help Evaluate Traumatic Brain Injuries

A new “microwave helmet” may be able to quickly identify bleeding in the brain after a traumatic brain injury, according to a small study recently published in the Journal of Neurotrauma. The portable device uses microwave technology to quickly evaluate brain injuries and could potentially give healthcare professionals essential information in the moments immediately after […]

Read full story
6568404_orig

NFL Tight End Jordan Cameron Retires Over Concussion Concerns

Miami Dolphins tight end Jordan Cameron seemed determined to return to the NFL next year, but after four concussions he has decided it is time to call it quits. “I started thinking about concussions too much,” Cameron, 28, told ESPN. “You can’t play football like that.” The athlete has spent six seasons playing professionally in […]

Read full story
dna-163466_640

Brain Injuries May Change Your Genes Putting You At Risk For Later Disease

Brain injuries can have a huge impact on both your brain and your body. But, new research suggests brain injuries can be felt on an even deeper level too. According to new findings published this week in EBioMedicine, brain injuries also affect hundreds of genes linked to an increased risk for a wide range of […]

Read full story
pexels-photo-256858

New Model Predicts Outcome For Older Individuals With TBI

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often thought of as a “young person’s injury” because of its links with sports and dangerous activities. But, TBI also happens in homes and on roads – during falls, car crashes, and other accidents. Because of this, the injury is also common among older individuals. Unfortunately, the majority of TBI […]

Read full story