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Dementia: The Right to Rehabilitation

Published March 30, 2017  |  Source:

Medical News Today

Rehabilitation is as important for people with dementia as it is for people with physical disabilities, according to a leading dementia expert.

Researchers: Heads Up tackling program decreases concussion rates

Published March 18, 2017  |  Source:

Contact: Lisa Weisenberger, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Consistently using a tackling education program appears to help lessen youth football concussion severity and occurrence, say researchers presenting their work this month at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Specialty Day in San Diego, CA.

“Our study showed that the risk of a concussion in high school football athletes was 1.4 times lower from schools that utilized the Heads Up tackling education program than those who were not trained to utilize the techniques,” said lead researcher, Ellen Shanley PhD, PT, OCS, Director, Athletic Injury Research, Prevention, and Education, SC Center for Effectiveness Research in Orthopedics.

More Grandparents Than Ever

Published March 20, 2017  |  Source:

By Sharon Jayson, New York Times

Grandparents represent a bigger chunk of the population than ever before, according to new data from the Census Bureau.

Study Identifies Children at Risk for Disability After TBI

Published March 16, 2017  |  Source:

By Paul Stone, Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital

A single symptom following traumatic brain injuries in children may be key to identifying those most at risk for disability as they grow, says a new study from researchers at Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California.

Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back Pain

Published February 27, 2017 | Source:

By E.J. Mundell, HealthDay News

For decades, emergency room staff often gave Valium to patients for an acute bout of bad lower back pain.

But a new head-to-head trial in an ER environment casts doubt on the notion that Valium or potent painkillers can really help.

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Published March 2, 2017 | Source:

By M.J. Clausen, Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital

The Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital joins the Brain Injury Association of America in announcing March as Brain Injury Awareness Month with Brain Injury Awareness Day on March 22.

Over 12 million individuals are living with brain injury.

Frequent, Brisk Walks May Aid Those with Early Alzheimer’s

Published March 1, 2017 | Source:

By Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times

For some people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, frequent, brisk walks may help to bolster physical abilities and slow memory loss, according to one of the first studies of physical activity as an experimental treatment for dementia.

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