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Concussion Recovery Can Backtrack When Athletes Return To Exercise

Concussion Recovery Can Backtrack When Athletes Return To Exercise

A small study suggests that concussion recoveries may regress subtly after athletes return to exercise and activity. According to the findings, athletes who have seemingly recovered showed small worsening in specific mental activities once they stop resting and begin exercising again. The study, published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, examined [...]

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FDA Warns To Avoid Supplements Claiming To Treat Brain Injuries

FDA Warns To Avoid Supplements Claiming To Treat Brain Injuries

It seems like I see a new supplement advertised for treating traumatic brain injuries and concussions every day, which is very interesting seeing as brain injuries are still a very serious condition that occurs with high regularity around the world. You would think supplement manufacturers finding the miracle treatment or cure would make the headlines. [...]

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How Soon Is Too Soon For Athletes To Return After Concussions?

How Soon Is Too Soon For Athletes To Return After Concussions?

High-contact sports such as football and hockey have made great advancements in how they manage brain injuries simply by mandating that athletes must be cleared by a health professional before returning to activity. Typically this means being sidelined for between 5 and 7 days, but a new study says it may not be safe for [...]

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The Age and Brand of a Helmet Doesn’t Affect Your Risk of Concussion

The Age and Brand of a Helmet Doesn’t Affect Your Risk of Concussion

It has been repeatedly shown that different types of helmets have a very minimal effect on stopping concussions from occurring, and now a new study shows says the risk of a high school football player suffering a brain injury is also not affected by the age or brand of the helmet. The study from researchers [...]

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Get Ready For The Fall Sports Season By Learning The Signs Of Concussions

It won’t be long before countless families across the nation will start spending every Friday in the stands watching their local high school football team. Many are there to support their school and town, but there are parents and siblings watching their children from the sidelines as well. Given the recent coverage of brain injuries [...]

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Brain Injured Soccer Players Are At Higher Risk For Other Injuries

Brain Injured Soccer Players Are At Higher Risk For Other Injuries

Despite girl’s soccer having one of the highest rates of brain injuries behind football, it wasn’t until this year’s World Cup that the sports community became concerned about the management of concussions in the game. Almost certainly thanks to a few brutal collisions and seemingly obvious – though still not confirmed – brain injuries, people [...]

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Can Massage Help Manage Symptoms of TBI?

  In my time researching and writing about traumatic brain injuries, I’ve heard quite a few far-fetched and barely researched “cures,” “treatments,” and “therapies,” most of which I ignore entirely out of skepticism. For example, after continuous research supporting the need for rest after TBI, I find it hard to believe that “quick return to [...]

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Can a Mild Vacuum Help Limit Brain Damage After TBI?

Researchers may have found a treatment option which minimizes brain and tissue damage in the moments after a traumatic brain injury. According to an experimental study published in the August issue of Neurosurgery, the team of scientists say “mechanical tissue resuscitation” – consisting of applying vacuum pressure over the injured area of the brain – [...]

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When is a brain injury not a brain injury?

Recently a patient was referred to us for ongoing rehabilitation from an excellent acute medical rehabilitation hospital in neighboring state. He had made some recovery from his severe anoxic brain injury, but still had significant cognitive and physical deficits requiring rehabilitation in addition to having high needs for physician and nursing involvement.  As our Admissions [...]

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A New Report Claims Three Brain Injury Tests Identify 100 Percent of Concussions

A New Report Claims Three Brain Injury Tests Identify 100 Percent of Concussions

New research claims that a battery of three tests are able to detect 100 percent of concussions that occur during a football game and assumedly any similarly brutal sporting event. The study, published in the journal Neurology: Clinical Practice, evaluated 217 athletes on University of Florida’s football, women’s lacrosse, and wome’s soccer teams over the [...]

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