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The Quick and Simple Guide To Concussions

Anyone involved in sports should be able to spot when an athlete might have had a concussion and get them to the appropriate medical attention. There are three main signs of a concussion, and if any are present after a hard knock to the head, you should definitely seek out a doctor. Loss of consciousness […]

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Scientific Discovery Leads To Treatment For Brain Disorders

Scientists may have just made the first steps to the development of regenerative treatments for those suffering from traumatic brain injuries or neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, or Parkinson’s disease. Scientists at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich achieved this by changing non-functioning cells in the human brain into immature neurons, or potential working brain cells, […]

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To Better Know Your Kids, Get To Know Their Handwriting

A person’s handwriting could reveal more to experts than a ten-minute conversation. Sheila Lowe, a forensic handwriting expert, tells Maria Scott of the Ventura County Star, that “it’s a frozen picture of your psyche.” Lowe claims that handwriting can reveal a traumatic injury in a person’s past. It can also reveal behavioral information about a […]

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Kennedy Seeks Government Support to Cure Brain Disease

Patrick Kennedy’s uncle had a wild dream in the 1960’s. That uncle happens to be John F. Kennedy and that dream was to put an American on the moon. Now, Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman from Rhode Island, has a lofty dream of his own. He wants to find a cure for brain disease with […]

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Canadian Football Injury Has Doctors Speaking Out

A Canadian football player’s recent helmet-to-helmet hit is causing neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Tator to speak out about the issues surrounding concussed athletes and their injuries. The specific injury occurred in a game September 29th, where the Winnipeg Blue Bomber’s quarterback Buck Pierce took a heavy hit. Yes, Canada has a professional football league, and it is every […]

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Chris Nowinski Speaks About Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Chris Nowinski, co-founder and president of the Sports Legacy Institute, spoke to the Dennis and Callahan Morning Show recently about his upcoming documentary “Head Games’, but he also offered a lot of insight into the status of his most recent research and the safety of playing football at young ages. The Sports Legacy Institute (SLI) […]

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Hilgenberg’s Death Raises Many Questions About Football’s Safety

The Christmas before Wally Hilgenberg died in 2008, trapped in a wheelchair and only able to communicate by blinking his eyes, he gave each of his four children one of his Super Bowl rings. Everyone was under the impression his decline in health was due to Lou Gehrig’s disease. Two years after his death, however, […]

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Study Shows Helmet Laws Lower Serious Head Injuries

A new study has found that a combination of compulsory helmet laws and improved cycling infrastructure has lead to an incredible reduction of serious cyclist head injuries in New South Wales, Australia. Over the past twenty years, the number of injuries has dropped by roughly 50 percent. The study comes out of the University of […]

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6 Technologies That May Save Soldiers From Brain Injury

  Scientists and doctors are working every day to help fight the most common injury for soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq. That injury is traumatic brain injury, or TBI. Those working to solve it have come up with some creative solutions. Most people are aware of its weakest form, the concussion, but fewer people know […]

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IED Blast Exposed Vets and Pro Footballers show similar damage

Researchers reported on a case study series involving four military veterans with a mean age of 32.3 years and known exposure to blast and concussive injuries who were compared with four amateur athletes with histories of repetitive concussive injuries, mean age of 20.8 years, and a comparison group of four normal subjects with no known […]

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