Tag Archives: concussion

Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Research: Research traces link between combat blasts and PTSD (The New York Times) Whereas the link between concussions and post-traumatic stress disorder has become clearer in recent years, a specific connection between PTSD … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 21 to Friday, March 25

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Education: UCF Students with disabilities find their place on campus (Orlando Sentinel) This story introduces a freshman at the University of Central Florida (UCF) who is one of a handful of students with … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Dec 9 – Friday Dec 13

Disability News Weekly Roundup -12/9-12/13 Health: Reuters—Psychiatrists less likely to take insurance than others Researchers found only about half of psychiatrists accepted private insurance between 2009 and 2010, compared to almost 90 percent of doctors in other specialties. Dr. Tara … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Nov 18 – Friday Nov 22

Disability News Weekly Roundup Health: Science Daily— Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer at Risk of Early Aging Researchers found that frail health was associated with a greater risk for adult childhood cancer survivors of death and chronic disease. Being frail … Continue reading

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Second Impact Syndrome

Amid the recent growing concern over concussions in youth, collegiate, and professional contact sports is a lesser known yet serious head injury: second impact syndrome or SIS occurs when an athlete suffers a blow to the head too soon after … Continue reading

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Concussion and Football

Coaches and players are more aware of the risks of brain injury, thanks in large part to the research of the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS). Dr. Nancy Chiaravalloti, director of the Northern New Jersey TBIMS was interviewed by … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Head Safety Equipment

A revolutionary device that could save lives by alerting family and friends in case of a serious injury is now available. ICEdot, the world’s first “personal crash sensor” is a fourth-generation safety device that pairs helmet and smartphone and uses … Continue reading

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Head Injuries in the NFL: a First-Hand Account

In the article “What It’s Like When an NFL Linebacker Nearly Knocks Your Head Off”, former Denver Broncos tight end Nate Jackson recalls—in alarming detail—his experience of being concussed and knocked unconscious during a game in the National Football League. … Continue reading

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NFL Takes Initiative in Head Injury Prevention and Care

With the issues of head injury and concussion in the spotlight recently, the National Football League has made amendments to its concussion policies and these changes have been implemented this season. By the leagues own estimation, roughly 175 concussions occur … Continue reading

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New Tools from the American Academy of Neurology to Teach High School Coaches and Athletes how to Spot a Sports Concussion Released

On August 31st, 2011 the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) released several new tools as part of their educational campaign on sports-related concussions.  The AAN website now offers two free online safety courses created by the University of Michigan  Neurosport … Continue reading

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