What's New in Sports-Related Concussions?

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The Latest Concussion Research
Helpful Resources
Concussions in the News

With Playoff Season Underway, UF Researchers Offer A Safer Football Helmet


January 9, 2014


A new helmet designed by a University of Florida professor may help better protect against concussions by taking into account the two specific types of force, linear and rotational, that players encounter during a game. While this project is still in the very early research phase and has not been tested on humans yet, the potential implications spread from kid's sports to professional athletes to soldiers in armed combat.


New Helmet Technology Could Help in Spotting Potential Concussions


December 13, 2013


A system used at Westlake High and 11 other high schools on a trial basis this season features sensors in helmets that issue alerts triggered by high-impact hits.


Delving Into Brain Injuries with the NFL's Money


December 16, 2013


The National Institute of Health plans to use part of a $30 million dollar grant from the NHL to finance a series of research projects related to traumatic brain injury. 



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Spring is finally here, and with spring comes warmer weather perfect for a plethora of outdoor activities.  Those of us working at The Philadelphia Concussion Center at Magee Rehabilitation would like to bring you up-to-date on the latest concussion research and news.  Below you will find links to articles about developments in concussion-related diagnosis, prevention and testing.


The more we know about concussion, the more we can do to protect our athletes from long-term head injury. We hope you will continue to turn to The Philadelphia Concussion Center at Magee Rehabilitation to keep you informed.  Please feel free to contact us for any of your concussion needs.
The Latest Concussion Research

Simple Vision Tests Could Improve Sideline Concussion Diagnosis


February 26, 2014


New research presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia indicates that a quick vision test combined with a series of other simple tests could yield accurate concussion detection rates on the sidelines of a game.


Effect of Cognitive Activity Level on Duration of Post-Concussion Symptoms

Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics

January 6, 2014


This is the abstract of a recent study conducted with 335 adolescent athletes. Findings show that increased cognitive activity after concussion is associated with longer recovery from concussion.


Protein May Help Assess Concussions


November 24, 2013


A team from the University of Pennsylvania and Baylor College of Medicine reports that a protein called SNTF is a promising indicator of which patients with concussions are likely to experience chronic brain deficits.

Helpful Resources

Concussion Toolkit

American Academy of Neurology


Whether you are a parent, coach, or medical professional, the American Academy of Neurology has put together a "toolkit" with free resources on concussion prevention and management. 

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