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Study Suggests Exercise After Concussion Improves Recovery

August 29, 2019

After a sports-related concussion, traditional recovery recommendations have previously called for weeks or months of rest, depending on…
Downstream Effects

August 28, 2019

Former professional football players who have experienced concussion symptoms, including loss of consciousness, disorientation or nausea after a…
Simple Blood Test Unmasks Concussions Absent on CT Scans

August 28, 2019

Many patients with concussion have normal CT scans and are discharged from the hospital without follow-up. But a…
Hit your head, lose your sense of smell

July 24, 2019

It’s long been known that people who suffer a major concussion can lose their sense of smell temporarily…
Concussion symptoms reversed by magnetic therapy

June 4, 2019

Magnetic stimulation using a laptop-style device for 20 minutes per day improved the ability of rodents with concussion…
Researchers outline the role of a deep brain structure in concussion

March 20, 2019

Concussion researchers have long suggested that damage to the corpus callosum, a thick bundle of nerves that connects…
Mental health disorders common following mild head injury

February 6, 2019

A new study reveals that approximately 1 in 5 individuals may experience mental health symptoms up to six…
Scientists link concussions to seizures, development of epilepsy

January 30, 2019

Researchers at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have identified a cellular response in mice to mild…
Concussion researchers study head motion in high school football hits

October 21, 2018

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine are collaborating with football teams at three Bay Area high schools to…
With Dangers of Everyday Concussions Revealed, Scientists Race to Find Solutions

October 20, 2018

A bump to the head from slipping on the stairs, falling off a skateboard, or running into an…
Studies uncover flaws in youth sports concussion laws

September 11, 2018

All 50 states have passed a youth sports concussion law to help athletes and parents. But two new…
Kids and concussions: UVA physician helps craft new CDC treatment guideline

September 11, 2018

A University of Virginia Health System emergency medicine physician helped develop new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention treatment…
Dementia Risk Doubles Following Concussion

May 15, 2018

Dementia should join the expanding list of possible complications following concussion, even if the patient did not lose…
Exercising soon after concussion reduces recovery time

April 20, 2018

Exercising is so important to us. It is good for our mental and physical health. Now scientists from…
NIH scientists watch the brain’s lining heal after a head injury

April 19, 2018

Following head injury, the protective lining that surrounds the brain may get a little help from its friends:…
Risk of dementia increases with traumatic brain injury

April 13, 2018

The risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, was significantly higher in people who had experienced a traumatic brain injury…
Researchers probe the complex nature of concussion

April 10, 2018

It seems simple enough: Taking a hard hit to the head can give you a concussion. But, Stanford…
Woman more likely to suffer sports – related concussions, studies suggest

February 8, 2018

A new comprehensive literature review by University of Virginia faculty members reveals that female athletes could have an…
Molecules in spit may be able to diagnose and predict length of concussions

November 20, 2017

Diagnosing a concussion can sometimes be a guessing game, but clues taken from small molecules in saliva may…
How a concussion’s effects endure, long after symptoms fade

November 2, 2017

More difficult to understand is how quickly the brain begins to return to normal after those initial symptoms…
Detecting long-term concussion in athletes

July 13, 2017

Lawyers representing both sides in concussion lawsuits against sports leagues may eventually have a new tool at their…
Can better tech improve doctor-patient conversations? A case study with CAT scans in the ER

May 23, 2017

A Yale-led team of researchers have developed an electronic application tool that puts patients at the center of…
Study finds worsening outcomes in service members five years after mild blast-induced concussion

May 11, 2017

According to a new study in JAMA Neurology, U.S. military service members who endured a mild concussion after…
New equation makes it harder to ‘outsmart’ concussion tests

February 22, 2017

An equation that combines multiple subtest scores into one could make fooling a concussion protocol nothing more than…
Brain Protein Predicts Recovery Time Following Concussion

January 15, 2017

Elevated levels of the brain protein tau following a sport-related concussion are associated with a longer recovery period…
In first-ever survey, 36 percent of water polo players report concussions

June 28, 2016

A first-of-its-kind survey has confirmed what some water polo players – especially goalies – have long suspected: Concussions…
Concussion can alter parent-child relationships

April 12, 2016

The incidence of concussion is particularly high in the preschool years – up to around 2% of children…
Researchers work to change athletes’ perception, reporting of concussions

February 8, 2016

Just days before the kickoff of Super Bowl 50, University of Georgia researchers are announcing a study addressing…
Childhood concussions impair brain function

December 19, 2015

A new study finds that pre-adolescent children who have sustained sports-related concussions have impaired brain function two years…
Study: duration of concussion symptoms is as significant as severity

December 15, 2015

Sports concussions continue to garner national attention and the conversation will likely continue over the holidays with the…
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