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Mayo Clinic News Network — Headlines 6/4/14

http://youtu.be/SNB-ufUjmnE   Mayo Clinic News Network Headlines include: Virotherapy-Virus infects and kills cancer Testing concussions on the sidelines Tick-borne illness Journalists: Video is available in the downloads. Click here for script.

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Mayo Clinic Neurologist Joins President Obama’s Dialogue on Concussions

PHOENIX —  David Dodick, M.D., a neurologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and an expert in concussion care and research, joined other medical experts and President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., at the White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit today. The summit is a White House initiative to [...]

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Mayo Researchers Validate Rapid Sideline Concussion Test for Youth Athletes

Eye movement test detects concussions and possible 'silent' concussions PHOENIX — A rapid, easy-to-administer eye movement test is showing great promise as a sideline concussion test for youth sports, a Mayo Clinic study finds. In the study, Mayo Clinic researchers assessed high school hockey players using the King-Devick test. The test [...]

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Mayo Clinic hosts concussion film premiere by Oscar-nominated director

MEDIA ADVISORY PHOENIX – Mayo Clinic will host a special sneak preview of the highly anticipated documentary, Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis. WHEN - Saturday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. WHERE - the Phoenix campus of Mayo Clinic, 5777 East Mayo Boulevard. BACKGROUND – From the acclaimed director Steve James [...]

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Concussion Jolts the Brain into Crisis

ROCHESTER, Minn. — August 24, 2012.  Concerns are growing about the prevalence of concussions in children and teens who play sports, as well as in professional athletes. The August issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers what happens when concussions occur and why they can be dangerous. Concussion is a [...]

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TUESDAY Q & A: Rest is important after a concussion

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What happens to the brain when someone suffers a concussion? Do concussions increase the risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? ANSWER: A concussion is a brain injury that changes the way your brain functions. The effects of most concussions are not long-lasting. But to avoid permanent damage, it is important to [...]

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