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Mayo Clinic Finds Evidence of CTE In High School Athletes

Mayo Clinic Finds Evidence of CTE In High School Athletes

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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been controversial ever since it was first identified. The disease is the centerpiece of the massive “concussion” scandal within the NFL, and a new blockbuster film about the way the league has handled the issue is set to be released on Christmas day. However, there has always been one assumption […]

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Mayo Clinic Study Shows Sideline Test Can Detect Youth Concussions

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Over just the past two years, countless tests have been developed ranging from smartphone apps to full systems which are capable of evaluating balance and reaction time. Many of these tests have made their way to sports sidelines in an effort to evaluate and diagnose brain injuries as quickly as possible during play. But, few […]

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Vision Problems Remain an Under Recognized Concussion Symptom

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One of the biggest challenges health care professionals face when diagnosing concussions is the lack of objective diagnostic methods available. While new tools are coming out that aim to improve the objectivity of the traditional concussion tests, they still largely rely on the same techniques we have had for years. These new tests measure cognitive […]

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Knowing the Signs of TBI is the Best Defense from Serious Injuries

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There is constant news coming out about traumatic brain injury, especially focusing on the diagnosis and management of the injuries to minimalize or prevent the more severe secondary injuries that are often a result of brain trauma. But, none of these updates has made a dent in the statistics that over 1.7 million traumatic brain […]

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The Mayo Clinic Finds Physiological Response To Brain Injury

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In the past few months it has been discovered that there are likely biomarkers in the blood signaling when a traumatic brain injury, there are new ways to identify brain injury with advanced scans, and there are countless apps coming out helping diagnose TBI, yet an unambiguous diagnostic method still eludes us. In the continuing […]

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Mayo Clinic Offers TBI Information

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The Mayo Clinic is one of the leading sources for traumatic brain injury information, as well as numerous other health concerns. They are such a respected organization that they regularly answer readers’ questions in the Chicago Tribune in a column called Medical Edge from Mayo Clinic and one recent question shows both how widespread the […]

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Mayo Clinic Hopes To Bring TBI Care To Rural Areas

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The road back from a traumatic brain injury is long, and frustrating. Recovery can involve physical and cognitive problems that linger for months or years. In some rare instances, they can even linger for life. I know this first hand. After a “minor” concussion in March of this year, I faced serious issues with memory […]

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Should Lou Gehrig’s Medical Records Be Released?

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Some lawmakers in Minnesota are trying to force the release of Lou Gehrig’s medical records. They say the records might give some insight as to whether the famous baseball player died of the disease named after him, or if repetitive head trauma played some kind of role. The holders of the records, the Mayo Clinic, […]

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