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By On July 17th, 2013

Lack of Sleep May Mess With Concussion Assessments

The amount of sleep you have the night before may impact how well a concussion test works, according to the results of a large study, reported by Med Page Today. The report from D. Jake McClure, a medical student from Vanderbilt University in Nashville states that fewer than seven hours of sleep the night before…

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By On November 28th, 2012

Resting State MRI May Help Diagnose TBI

Resting state functional MR imaging could be a new tool for diagnosing traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to findings by Yulin Ge, MD, from the NYU School of Medicine and colleagues. According to their research, mild TBI disrupts the brain’s “default mode” in a way which can be observed on functional MRI. The test subjects,…

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By On November 22nd, 2012

Low Level Head Impacts Could Still Have Negative Effects

A small study of soccer players suggests that repetitive hits to the head below the threshold for causing a traumatic brain injury may still result in changes to the brain’s white matter. Soccer players regularly hit the ball with their head to direct it, which is referred to as “heading the ball” or a “header.”…

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