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Study Links Memory Problems in Former NFL Players With Brain Injury

Study Links Memory Problems in Former NFL Players With Brain Injury

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Johns Hopkins researchers claim to have found significant evidence to link specific memory deficits found in former NFL players with accumulated brain damage using an assortment of imaging and cognitive tests. The study, published in Neurobiology of Disease, evaluated nine former NFL players between the ages of 57 to 74. The former players came from […]

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New Gist-Reasoning Test Helps Predict Daily Functioning For People With TBI

New research from University of Texas at Dallas’ Center for BrainHealth finds that individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) experience significantly more difficulty with gist reasoning than traditional cognitive tests, according to the report published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. The findings could greatly improve long-term diagnosis and management for those who […]

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Kansas University Football Players Are Using a New Tool To Watch For Concussions

While the governing bodies for sports leagues like the NFL and the NCAA are being regularly criticized for dragging their feet on concussion safety, many of the actual teams are taking pro-active stances to ensure the health of their players. One example of this can be found at Kansas University, where the football players will […]

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States Across The Country Are Strengthening Concussion Legislation

The United States hit a big milestone in health and safety once all 50 states enacted youth-concussion laws, but many states around the country are taking a progressive stance by working to improve on their existing legislation. Find out how legislators are working to keep children’s brains safer here.

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Researchers Identify Health Risks for Caregivers of Veterans with TBI

The wide variety of ways traumatic brain injury impairs and holds back those who have been injured are well-documented, but new research shows TBI can also have a distinct impact on those who care for the injured. A new study published in the journal Biological Research for Nursing shows some loved ones who care for […]

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Imaging Study Finds Visible Evidence of Brain Damage From Football

Imaging Study Finds Visible Evidence of Brain Damage From Football

Researchers have associated accumulated brain damage from years in the NFL with memory and cognition problems later in life, but researchers at Johns Hopkins have found the first evidence to directly link repeated brain injuries with memory problems decades later. In a study published in Neurobiology of Disease, the researchers argue their findings involving nine […]

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Researchers Say Brain Inflammation Is Responsible For Many Brain Injury Symptoms

Researchers Say Brain Inflammation Is Responsible For Many Brain Injury Symptoms

As the National Football League has become the lynchpin for the brain injury conversation in America, the blame for chronic neurodegenerative problems has been routinely placed on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease found in autopsies of former football players with signs of brain trauma. However, researchers at the University of Maryland School […]

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Eye-Tracking Test Finds Concussions That Don’t Show On Brain Scans

Researchers have been hunting for an objective tool that can help diagnose concussions and quantify the severity of brain injuries. According to a report published in the Journal of Neurosurgery, they may be a step closer thanks to the latest eye tracking technology. Researchers from the NYU Langone Medical Center say they have created new […]

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Treatment for Common TBI Complication Shown To Be Ineffective

Nearly 2 million Americans experience a traumatic brain injury every year, and approximately half experience bleeding inside or around the brain. The bleeding greatly increases the risk of disability or death, and a recent study suggests a common treatment for this complication is less effective than previously believed. Bleeding inside or around the skull, or […]

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US Military Announces New Guidelines for Brain Injury Treatment

Earlier this month, the military announced it would be updating its protocol for treating and returning soldiers to active duty following traumatic brain injuries. Under the new regulations, individuals must complete a six-step process of progressing levels of activity before being returned to action. The new rules,published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, were […]

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