ACR HII Attends Brain Injury Awareness Day – March 16th, 2016

  Washington, DC – Members of the ACR’s Head Injury Institute (HII) attended the annual Brain Injury Awareness Day in the Cannon House Office Building on Wednesday, March 16th. The Congressional Brain Injury Task Force (CBITF), co-chaired by Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.)...
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A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal The Brain

Lihong Wang creates the sort of medical technology you’d expect to find on the starship Enterprise. Wang, a professor of biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has already helped develop instruments that can detect individual cancer cells in the...
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People With Brain Injuries Heal Faster If They Get Up And Get Moving

Doctors have long encouraged their surgical patients to get out of bed as soon as it’s safe to do so. Movement increases circulation, reduces swelling, inflammation and the risk of blood clots, and it speeds healing. But that wasn’t the thinking with brain injuries,...
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After Heads Bang, Interests Collide for FIFA

Morgan Brian turned onto her stomach and kicked the turf in pain. Red bloomed in Alexandra Popp’s blond hair like an excruciating carnation. As happened last year at the men’s World Cup in Brazil, FIFA was confronted on Tuesday with head injuries at its signature tournament. And...
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Can the Brain Repair Itself?

Speaking at a TED Conference in July 2013, Dr. Siddharthan Chandran, director of the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, describes a case of a patient with MS whose brain scan showed myelin damage. Subsequent scans showed some repair in the area of the brain which had originally...
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Researchers Develop Simple Concussion Test That Uses Pocket-Sized Tools

We’ve all heard a lot recently about the danger of concussions and how critically important it is to protect ourselves from repeated brain injury. Experts often use sophisticated equipment to measure concussion, but researchers in Pittsburgh have developed a simple test that is...
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Concussion Expert Retires From UVa After Career of Breakthroughs

As recently as the early 1980s, many doctors viewed mild concussions as minor injuries with insignificant long-term consequences. But a study by a University of Virginia neuroscientist challenged this view, setting the stage for a series of breakthroughs that revolutionized care...
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High School Coaches Know Concussion Signs but Don’t Act

High school coaches have a good understanding of the signs and symptoms of concussion, but they often don’t make the right management decisions, a new survey shows. That’s where athletic trainers come in, said Meredith Madden, athletic trainer at Boston College who...
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Football Causes Most Concussions? Think Again

“Recent studies show that soccer has surpassed football,” said neurologist Peter A. Puzio from Augusta Health Neurology. “As soccer grows in popularity, so does the incidence of concussion. There’s not a perfect a number because it all depends on the...
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No Magic Rule for Concussions: Doctor

There is no magic rule to tell how concussions will affect individuals, a leading sport doctor says. Brisbane Lions player Matt Maguire retired this week after the seventh concussion of his career, in a NEAFL game on Anzac Day, with the 31-year-old still unable to train at a high...
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