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No change in NFL athletes’ field performance seen before, after concussion

July 22, 2014
Study findings have shown no difference in National Football League players’ performance on the field after a concussion, regardless of whether…

Chronic brain injury less prevalent than reported in retired NFL players

June 26, 2014
A cohort of retired NFL players was determined to have fewer instances of chronic brain injury than reported in previous studies, according to…

In the Journals

Water tubing-related injuries increased, differed between adults, children

June 27, 2013
Water tubing-related injuries treated at U.S. emergency departments increased 250% during a 19-year period and differed in patterns for adults…

In the Journals

Experience level, age, maneuvers determined types of judo injuries

June 24, 2013
Judo players who had more experience and executed offensive maneuvers were more likely to experience neck injuries, while younger participants who…

In the Journals

Frequent soccer heading associated with brain injury

June 18, 2013
Brain abnormalities and diminished neurocognitive function, similar to that among patients with traumatic brain injury, were associated with soccer…

Meeting News Coverage

Team sports had positive effect on health risk behaviors among alternative high school students

March 14, 2013
Alternative high school students avoided risky health behaviors through sports team participation that fostered positive school and adult…

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UCLA uses brain imaging to scan for injury in retired NFL players

January 23, 2013
University of California, Los Angeles, researchers have used brain imaging to identify abnormal tau proteins associated with traumatic brain injury…

Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Retired NFL players may be at higher risk for depression

January 16, 2013
Results from two studies released today indicate that National Football League players who sustained concussions may be at increased risk for…

Breaking NewsPerspective

Former NFL player had brain damage, NIH says

January 11, 2013
Former National Football League linebacker Junior Seau, who committed suicide last year at the age of 43 years, had degenerative brain disease…

Former NFL players with more concussions have greater risk of developing depression

Orthopedics Today, December 2012
Epidemiologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that National Football League players who sustained at least 10 concussions…

Meeting News Coverage

Almost 20% of NCAA athletes reported indoor tanning

HemOnc Today, December 10, 2012
ATLANTA — Nearly one in five NCAA athletes, exposed to high UV levels and elevated risks for skin cancer, photoaging and premature wrinkles…

Meeting News Coverage

Combined concussion incidence rate doubles at three division I football programs

July 13, 2012
BALTIMORE — Three division I football programs had a two-fold increase in the combined concussion incidence rate from the previous season after…

Head impacts in contact sports may reduce learning in college athletes

July 3, 2012
Head impacts experienced during contact sports such as football and hockey may worsen college athletes’ ability to acquire new information…

New imaging technique helps explain why concussions affect patients differently

June 12, 2012
Patients with concussions have unique spatial patterns of brain abnormalities that change over time, resulting in a wide variety of response to…

Female and younger athletes take longer to overcome concussions

May 10, 2012
Female athletes and younger athletes take longer to recover from concussions, according to researchers at Michigan State University. The findings…

Knee injuries in women linked to motion, nervous system differences

April 19, 2012
The reason women are more prone to knee injuries than men may go beyond differences in muscular and skeletal structure, according to researchers from…

Football-related catastrophic brain injuries increase

April 17, 2012
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found catastrophic brain injuries associated with full-contact football appear to…

Early indicators may predict recovery time from concussion in athletes, study finds

February 29, 2012

Discuss in OrthoMind Early neurological indicators and symptoms can predict a protracted healing time in certain concussion cases, according to…

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Study quantifies reliability of athletes to recall, self-report concussion history

February 22, 2012

Discuss in OrthoMind Self-reported concussion history was moderately reliable in former professional football players, according to a study by…

Study of football players suggests concussions caused by series of hits

February 6, 2012
A 2-year study of high school football players suggests that concussions are likely caused by many hits over time and not from a single blow to…