Youth Athletes Likely to Return to Play Less Than 24 Hours Post-Concussion

HealthDay News — High school football players are more likely to suffer more symptoms after a concussion, and to need more recovery time than their college counterparts; however, those who play in youth football leagues are the most likely to get back on the field less than 24 hours after a concussion, according to research published in JAMA Pediatrics.Zachary Kerr, PhD, MPH, from the Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention in Indianapolis, and […]

The Invisible Injury

BY ANGELO MARSELLA MA, ATC, USAW While a “concussion specialist” will know the most recent research and be able to guide you in the appropriate direction, be aware of the myths you may encounter Every four years, concussion specialists from around the world convene in Zurich to discuss the new research and the new clues into deciphering the world of concussions. New definitions are proposed and a consensus statement is released providing recommendations on how […]

If Your Kids Play Sports, You Need to Know These Six Important Things About Concussions

By Dr. Adam Breiner, ND With spring sports like baseball, softball, and soccer coming up, parents need to be aware of why concussions are such serious injuries and how they can be treated. Here are six important things every parent should know about concussions. Concussions have traditionally been associated with high-impact sports like football, and even in this setting, knocks on the head that don’t “seem” serious have often been brushed off. However, it’s becoming […]

Veterans / Ex-Servicemen Anxiety / Stress Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Psychology / Psychiatry Transcendental Meditation May Reduce PTSD Symptoms, Medication Use In Active-Duty Personnel

Regular practice of Transcendental Meditation enables some active duty service members battling post-traumatic stress disorder to reduce or even eliminate their psychotropic medication and get better control of their often-debilitating symptoms, researchers report in the journal Military Medicine. The study looked at 74 active-duty service members with PTSD or anxiety disorder, often resulting from multiple deployments over multiple years, who were seeking treatment at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center’s Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at […]

Answering Concussion’s Crucial Questions

Written by Matt Windsor Current research coming out of the UAB and Children’s of Alabama Concussion Task Force • Read this story at BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – At the moment, there is no medical test to diagnose a concussion — and there are few treatments to help the brain heal. There’s no reliable way to predict which patients will recover quickly from a blow to the head, and which ones will have lingering difficulty with […]