Summer Ott, a neuropsychologist and an authority on sports concussions, joined Ironman Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial Hermann in Houston as it sports concussion program director.
Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University have partnered to operate the Cleveland Traumatic Neuromechanics Consortium, according to a report from The Plain Dealer.
Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Fla., announced a partnership with the Child Neurology Center of Northwest Florida to enhance its concussion management protocol.
The Defense Department's U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command has awarded Michael McCrea, PhD, director of brain injury research at Medical College of Wisconsin, $1.9 million over the next three years to study concussions among military personnel, according to a Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel report.
Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD, a spine surgeon with Rothman Institute in Philadelphia and vice chairman of the department of orthopedics at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, discusses spinal injuries in athletes. Dr. Vaccaro recently worked with Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby after spinal injury was suspected.
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Properly fitting helmets can decrease the risk of losing consciousness after sustaining a concussion during football games, according to an American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine news release.
Here are the findings from eight studies and reports about concussions. The studies were published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine unless otherwise noted.
A new study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine examined the epidemiology of concussions among high school athletes.
Tulane University in New Orleans has joined the NFL Neurological Care Program, which provides services for retired football players who suffer from neurological conditions, according to a WWL news report.
The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment has awarded more than $845,000 for new research in sports-related concussions and head injuries, according to an organization news release.
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