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New guidelines for sports concussions released

Sep 25, 2013 by

New and updated guidelines for managing sports concussions were recently included in an article in “Journal of Neurotrauma.” They include topics like the definition of concussion, diagnosis, acute care of athletes, and determining return to play....

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Concussion testing affected by lack of sleep

Aug 4, 2013 by

Athletes who underwent baseline concussion testing did not score as high on 3 out of 4 ImPACT evaluations if they didn’t get enough sleep the night before. They showed more symptoms if they slept fewer than 7 hours. This...

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New concussion test for young athletes

Dec 7, 2012 by

There’s a new concussion test for young athletes available through the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The results not only reveal if a concussion has occurred, but also when it’s safe for the athlete to play again. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/253675.php...

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Study shows CTE in pro, college and high school athletes

Dec 5, 2012 by

A study from the Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy shows CTE in 68 cases. Of the 68, 34 were former pro football players, nine only played football in college, and six only played football in...

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Could changing hockey rules reduce brain injuries?

Dec 2, 2012 by

A new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says that changing the rules of hockey will likely help reduce brain injuries in young athletes. The coauthors suggest limiting body-checking and other hostile behavior and, of course, actually enforcing...

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