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By On February 24th, 2016

Sideline Tests For Concussion May Be Less Accurate For Non-Native English Speakers

New research presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Sacramento, California, suggests current sideline concussion assessments may not properly take primary language into consideration, which may be leading to disparities in concussion diagnosis rates. Many athletic teams from pee-wee football to the pros are turning to sideline tests to provide…

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By On November 20th, 2015

Maryland Teen Creates Software To Diagnose Concussions

A Maryland high school senior is working to develop software that could help detect brain injuries, four years after experiencing a severe concussion himself. In eighth grade, Urbana High senior Eric Solender suffered a severe concussion while attempting to rebound a shot during a basketball practice. While at first the symptoms, such as headaches and…

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By On January 8th, 2015

FDA Approves New Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis Test

A new traumatic brain injury diagnosis tool may be available for widespread use in the near future as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment. Better known as DANA, the diagnosis tool is a mobile-phone based app created to assist medical providers in identifying traumatic brain injuries in approximately…

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