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November 16, 2018

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Doubled risk compared with football teams from large schools

By Randy Dotinga, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today

SAN DIEGO — Size matters when it comes to risk of injuries in youth football, researchers said here — the size of the school fielding the team, that is.

Players from small schools faced more than double the risk of injury -- including concussion — than those on the largest teams, said Lau...

July 26, 2017

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Dr. Ann McKee, a neuropathologist, has examined the brains of 202 deceased football players. A broad survey of her findings was published on Tuesday in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Of the 202 players, 111 of them played in the N.F.L. — and 110 of those were found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., the degenerative disease believed to be caused by repeated blow...

June 6, 2017

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Cohen Veterans Bioscience and the American College of Radiology today announced the creation of the first Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Imaging Reference Library. The library will be essential to the development of effective clinical imaging tools for diagnosing and managing patients with mild TBI.

May 18, 2017

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New Mexico has the eighth lowest rate of insurance coverage, the lowest rate of employer-sponsored insurance, the 14th unhealthiest population in the country and the fourth lowest hospital patient satisfaction rate. New Mexico has the lowest ratio of primary care physicians to population.

March 7, 2016

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Excerpted from Reuters Health | By Kathryn Doyle

Adults who suffer a concussion are at three times the long-term risk of suicide compared to the general population, according to a new study from Canada.

Unlike some previous research, the new work focused on adults in the general population rather than either athletes or military personnel with head injuries.

"For years there have been examples of ser...

April 12, 2015

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Researchers are trying to grasp natural regeneration process, learn to help it do its job

Excerpted from San Diego Union Tribune | By Bradley J. Fikes

April 2, 2015

Living things can repair themselves. Damaged skin and fractured bones heal, and a damaged liver can regenerate itself.

Only recently have scientists begun to understand this is also true of the brain.

Perpetually responding to its environme...

November 14, 2012

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico are comparing supercomputer simulations of blast waves on the brain with clinical studies of veterans suffering from mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) to help improve helmet designs.

Paul Taylor and John Ludwigsen of Sandia’s Terminal Ballistics Technology Department and Corey Ford, a neurologist at...

May 8, 2012

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Science Translational Medicine – Integrating Medicine and Science  
Traumatic brain injuries can lead to increased pressure inside the skull, which can cause further brain damage by direct damage to nerve cells and by impeding the flow of oxygen to brain cells. Up to now, the monitoring of intra cranial pressure had had to be done by drilling a hole in the patient’s brain and inserting a monitor...

April 19, 2012

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Source : Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers seeking a successful treatment for traumatic brain injury have found that the size and extent of damaged tissue can be reduced by using a new device to prevent cell death.

The research, the focus of a three-year, $1.5 million study funded by the Department of Defense, was recently published...

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