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By On September 24th, 2018

Neurobehavioral symptoms may predict employability after moderate-to-severe TBI

For those with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), finding employment can often be very difficult. According to some estimates, more than 60% of those who have survived a moderate-to-severe TBI Many survivors live with significant disabilities which can have a significant impact on a person’s employability, but there is evidence that physical and mental disability…

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By On September 19th, 2018

Research shows children’s concussion symptoms last three times longer than adults

New research suggests children younger than 13-years-old typically experience concussion symptoms for three times longer than older teens than adults, but prolonged rest may not be the proper response. Lead researcher of the study and Director of Sports Medicine at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hallie Zwibel, DO, explained that recent…

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By On September 17th, 2018

CTE is a growing problem for the military

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is most well-known as the brain disease that football players get from repeated head injuries. Of course, the permanent neurodegenerative disease isn’t limited to just football players. The condition has been found in the brains of former athletes of all kinds, including hockey, soccer, and even baseball. However, it is important to…

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By On September 10th, 2018

Dale Earnhardt Jr. reveals he has had more than 20 concussions in his NASCAR career

NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. retired last year after a prolonged struggle with symptoms from a concussion. At the time, it was obvious it was not Earnhardt’s first concussion, and there was evidence he had sustained significant trauma from repeated head injuries, but no one knew exactly how many concussions the driver had sustained throughout…

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By On September 4th, 2018

CDC releases new guideline for managing pediatric concussions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released their first-ever evidence-based clinical guideline for diagnosing and managing concussions in US children. The report includes 19 specific recommendations for every stage of TBI, including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. While the CDC has released several guidelines or recommendations on concussions in the past, they have…

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