Concussion

Did You Know There is an App That Helps Identify a Concussion?

For decades parents and coaches alike have thought sustaining a mild blow to the head during a sporting event as someone just “getting their bell rung” or “seeing stars”. However, make no mistake that a concussion is a form of mild traumatic brain injury and if not treated properly, can have long-term effects on a …

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New Study Reveals that High School Athletes May Sustain Serious Brain Trauma after Just One Season of Football

A recent study conducted on high school football players in North Carolina revealed some disturbing information about the high frequency of Traumatic Brain Injuries in youth sports. During the study, players were outfitted with special helmets that took MRI scans measuring the magnitude, direction and location of every hit to the head they sustained over …

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Attorney Thomas Henson Jr. Contributes to Important Brochure Outlining the Effects, Symptoms and Long-Term Impact of Concussions

Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries can have severe, long-lasting effects. At Henson Fuerst, we have seen the devastating impact of these injuries and we want to do our part to provide assistance and resources to victims of brain injuries as well as their families. Activities such as biking and playing organized sports are a great …

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Brain Injury Revealed in 40 Percent of Retired NFL Players

More than 40 percent of retired National Football League (NFL) players in a recent study had signs of traumatic brain injury based on sensitive MRI scans called diffusion tensor imaging, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada. “This is one of the largest studies to …

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New Blood Test Can Detect Concussions

Good concussion news! (I never thought I would type those words.) Scientists have come up with a simple blood test that can detect concussion up to seven days after the injury, taking the guesswork out of making a diagnosis. Concussions have reached almost epidemic proportions in young people, especially among those who play sports. Whether …

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Doctors' Group Adopts Youth Concussion Policy

In response to increasing concerns about concussion in youth sports, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced policies designed to improve diagnosis, treatment, and health outcomes. Specifically, the AMA now recommends that young athletes with a suspected concussion should be removed immediately from the game and be permitted to return only with a doctor’s written approval. …

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iPad Helps Diagnose Concussions

If you think that iPads are just entertainment devices, you should read about St. Edward High School in Ohio athletic trainer Jason Cruickshank. He uses an iPad to help diagnose his student athlete concussions. Using the tablet with the C3 Logix concussion app, the coach has a baseline measure of all his athletes’ cognitive function, balance, …

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