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More Evidence Of Long Term Damage Done By Concussions

A study by the nation’s largest brain bank found evidence of a degenerative brain disease in 76 of 79 former football players it examined.

10/06/2014

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Bucks County’s First Rehabilitation Hospital Opens On Wednesday

The 50-bed hospital is for patients suffering from the physical and medical effects of stroke, brain injuries, trauma, amputations, and more.

05/26/2014

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Study: Commonly Used Football Helmets Do Little To Protect Against Traumatic Brain Injuries

The research, which was released Monday, reveals that the helmets currently used on the field may do little to protect against hits to the side of the head, which can cause brain injuries and encephalopathy.

02/17/2014

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Chronic Traumatic Encephalitis

Autopsies have been performed on many NFL players and others with head trauma and have uncovered chronic traumatic encephalitis as a result of repeated concussions.

10/08/2013

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More Concussions In The NHL Despite New Rule

Despite changes to the rules of hockey regarding bodychecking to the head, the changes did not reduce the number of concussions incurred by players of the NHL.

07/26/2013

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Teens Report Traumatic Brain Injuries

According to a Canadian study of almost 3000 teenagers, 20% of them said they had traumatic brain injury.

07/01/2013

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Junior Seau’s Family Suing The NFL Over Brain Injuries

The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming his suicide was the result of football related brain injury.

01/23/2013

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New Study Shows Lasting Effects In Children Who Suffer Concussions

NFL players and other professional athletes get most of the attention for concussions, but a new report from the Journal of Neuroscience says younger athletes are even more at risk.

12/12/2012

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NFL Players At Greater Risk Of Alzheimer’s And ALS, Study Says

Coinciding with the start of the NFL season, a new study sheds some light on how dangerous the sport can be for the men who play it for a living.

09/06/2012

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The Brain And Decision Making

Researchers have found that emotion-processing areas of the brain become more active when people are given a tough decision.

08/30/2012

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Neural Interface Systems

Put in simplest terms, neural interface systems take messages from the brain – in people who have been paralyzed – and actually can lead to movement in robotic arms.

05/21/2012

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Increasing Awareness Of Concussions Leads Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital To Expand

Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital in Malvern is spending $1-million on an expansion program and one part of that is more space and new facilities for its outpatient center for brain injuries and other neurological disorders.

02/06/2012

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Pennsylvania Close To Passing New Law On Head Injuries For Student Athletes

The bill would require that students who show signs of a concussion or brain injury be removed from a game and not allowed to play again until evaluated and cleared by an appropriate medical professional.

10/06/2011

ICU nurse Ann Weir says she has seen some positive results from using Progesterone to treat brain injuries.

Docs At Temple Find Success Using Progesterone To Treat Brain Injuries

“The first patient had a pretty significant injury and we all thought ‘oh he’s gonna be vegetative’ and he actually walked out of here and came back to visit,” nurse Ann Weir says.

06/30/2011

Brotherly Love: Miracle In Motion Inspires Family

When it comes to an illness, sometimes there is no cure, but that doesn’t mean money can’t help with treatment.

02/09/2011

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