Posts Tagged ‘news’

By On May 19th, 2015

NFL Players Show Brain Changes Later In Life Related To Past Concussions

A new study, published in JAMA Neurology, contributes to evidence supporting an association between brain injuries and long-term memory impairments by showing former National Football League (NFL) players who lost consciousness related to a concussion show unique differences in brain structure later in life. In a study the researchers, comprised of neurologists and neuropsychologists at…


By On April 16th, 2015

What Do We Actually Know About Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy?

A few years ago chronic traumatic encephalopathy and traumatic brain injury were just medical jargon the average person was unlikely to encounter, let alone understand. Since then, things have changed drastically. TBI is a common topic in sports and headlines, and CTE has been diagnosed in almost 100 former football players. Unfortunately one thing hasn’t…


By On April 14th, 2015

Concussion Effects Linger In Baseball Players Cleared To Play

Like the National Football League, and most other professional sporting associations, Major League Baseball has enacted a concussion policy in recent years which makes efforts to protect players from brain injury. Unfortunately, a recent study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine suggests the MLB concussion policy may not be strong enough. The study,…


By On April 6th, 2015

PET Scans Show Promise at Detecting CTE in the Living

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative brain disease liked to repeated brain injuries, especially in sports. Currently the only way the disease can be diagnosed is through an autopsy examination, but a new study may have found a way to identify the brain disease in living people. The small study, presented in a paper…


By On March 27th, 2015

Traumatic Brain Injury Speeds Up Brain Aging

Serious brain injuries cause changes in the brain similar to those observed in older individuals, according to new findings from researchers at Imperial College London. With the help of lawyers for personal injury charges, who files a request for your injury compensation on your behalf, that can be used to recover from your brain injury…


By On March 20th, 2015

Can a Smell Test Help Identify Traumatic Brain Injury?

Can your ability to smell help medical professionals in an understaffed hospitals to diagnose you with a brain injury? According to a new study by Federal researchers published in the journal Neurology, that might be the case. The study led by Air Force Colonel (Dr.) Michael Xydakis, associate professor of Surgery in the F. Edward…


By On March 18th, 2015

Experts Speak On Chris Borland’s Concussion-Related Retirement

Chris Borland caught the sports world by surprise yesterday by announcing his retirement from the NFL after just one promising season playing for the San Francisco 49’s, but brain injury experts are coming out in support of the athlete’s brave decision. “It’s surprising because you don’t see it happen,” said Dr. Kevin Winter, one such…

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