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Recovery After Brain Injury: Mayo Clinic Radio

Miss the show? Here's the podcast: Mayo Clinic Radio Full Show 2-8-2014 From returning war veterans to professional athletes or even a patient with what seems like a simple bump on the head, traumatic brain injury is often misunderstood.  On Saturday, Feb. 8, at 9 a.m. CT, Michael Link, M.D., and Allen Brown, M.D., discussed the [...]

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MAYO CLINIC RADIO

From returning war veterans to professional athletes or even a patient with what seems like a simple bump on the head, traumatic brain injury is often misunderstood.  On Saturday, Feb. 8, at 9 a.m. CT, Michael Link, M.D., and Allen Brown, M.D., will give us the definition of traumatic brain injury, explain how the injuries are [...]

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Concussion History Associated with Risk of Alzheimer’s

A new study suggests that a history of concussion involving at least a momentary loss of consciousness may be related to the buildup of Alzheimer’s-associated plaques in the brain. Study author and Mayo Clinic researcher Michelle Mielke, Ph.D., says, “Interestingly, in people with a history of concussion, a difference in the amount [...]

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Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center to Host Second Concussion Summit

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Oct 1, 2013 — Mayo Clinic's Sports Medicine Center will host Ice Hockey Summit II: Action on Concussion on Oct. 8–9, 2013. The summit will bring together top scientists, trainers, coaches, officials, retired professional players and manufacturers from across the United States, Canada and Europe to discuss concussion-related issues, including the science [...]

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Improvement of Mood Associated With Improved Brain Injury Outcomes

Each year millions of patients are diagnosed with acquired brain injuries, such as concussion, strokes and brain tumors. For these patients, brain rehabilitation is an important part of their recovery. Mayo Clinic researchers found that improvement of mood over the course of post-acute brain rehabilitation is associated with increased participation in day-to-day activities, independent living and ability to [...]

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Pro Sports League Experts Join Mayo Clinic Physicians at Concussion Symposium

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — September 19, 2012.  Mayo Clinic has assembled the nation's leading experts including professional sports league representatives to discuss the clinical and scientific aspects of concussions and the related growing public health concerns at the Symposium on Concussion in Sport, Sept. 28–29, at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. The [...]

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Mayo Clinic Expert Offers Information on New Florida Concussion Law, Tips for Athletes

VIDEO ALERT: Audio and video resources available on Mayo Clinic's YouTube Channel. Jacksonville, Fla. — July 18, 2012.  As sports training season gets underway, Florida parents, particularly those of youth athletes, should be aware of a new law that goes into effect on Sunday pertaining to concussions and the ability [...]

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40,000 Arizona Student Athletes Receive Concussion Tests from Mayo Clinic

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — June 28, 2012.  More than 40,000 student athletes in Arizona have taken advantage of computerized baseline concussion evaluations offered by Mayo Clinic, in the program's first year. That amounts to nearly 40 percent of the state's roughly 100,000 high school athletes. Baseline concussion evaluations measure how the [...]

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Concussion Telemedicine

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Dr. Bert Vargas explains a program that allows concussion specialists to see patients from afar. To listen, click the link below. Concussion Telemedicine

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Concussions

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Michael Stuart provides insight into concussions. To listen, click the link below. Concussions

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Concussion Recovery

In this Medical Edge Radio episode we hear from Mayo Clinic Dr. Ed Laskowski about why concussions are not something to take lightly. To listen, click the link below. Concussion Recovery

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Concussion Recovery

This season the news has been filled with stories about the dangers of concussions in sports like high school football. Doctors at Mayo Clinic say that pulling kids off the field until they have completely recovered is key to keeping them healthy. But some players who've suffered concussions choose not [...]

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion

On Saturday March 31st our guest was Dr. Allen Brown discussing Traumatic Brain Injury.  TBI results when the brain collides with the inside of the skull due to concussion.  We discussed how to tell when a bump to the head is a serious injury. Medical Edge Weekend 3-31-12

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Dr. Michael Stuart on Concussions and Sports Injuries

This  Medical Edge Weekend episode features Mayo Clinic physician Dr. Michael Stuart on concussions and sports injuries. Medical Edge Weekend 9-11-10

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Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center Hosts Concussion Summit

Mayo Clinic’s Sports Medicine Center is hosting Ice Hockey Summit II: Action on Concussion Oct. 8–9, 2013. Co-director at the Sports Medicine Center, Michael Stuart, M.D., says, “Our sport increasingly has bigger, stronger athletes at all levels, and we must do what we can to diagnose and treat concussion and, more important, [...]

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Heads Up Hockey (pkg)

More than a half million kids play hockey in the United States and there’s a renewed push to keep them from getting hurt. The national governing body for the sport, USA Hockey just released a new video demonstrating better ways for heads-up play on the ice — that could keep some athletes [...]

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 Concussions and Getting Back in the Game (pkg.)

Mayo Clinic neurologist, David Dodick, M.D., says, “Concussion is a major public health priority that transcends age, gender and sport.” So recognizing the signs and symptoms, evaluating athletes and then knowing when it’s safe to return to the field or court is crucial. It’s also important to understand the short-and [...]

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Concussion Telemedicine (pkg)

There’s been a lot of media coverage lately about concussions in sports like football and hockey. Doctors are urging players and coaches to take these head injuries seriously and to have injured athletes evaluated by a concussion expert. But what if you live in a rural area that doesn’t have [...]

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