Tag Archives: Concussion


Possible CTE Prevention Modeled after Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention

Introduction When an athlete, whether it is football, soccer, lacrosse or any sport, suffers a blow to head depending on the force, direction and condition of the athlete a concussion can occur. It can be painful for the athlete as well as frightening to a spectator to watch.  We instinctively know we must protect our brain […]

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ImPACT Neurocognitive Test Obtains FDA Approval

August 22, 2016 –  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been expanding the type and scope of medical related items that fall under its supervision. Several years ago they indicated that neuropsychological tests, including the well established and scientifically validated ImPACT Test (The Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test), would also be eligible for FDA […]

Leardership Award 2016 UPMC Concussion Conference

Dr Maroon Awarded Lifetime Leadership Award for Concussion Research

June 11, 2016 – Drs Joseph Maroon, Julian Bailes and Mark Lovell were awarded the Lifetime Leadership Award for Concussion Research at the Emerging Frontiers in Concussion Conference held this weekend by the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program.  The annual concussion conference, entitled: Targeted Evaluation and Active Management (TEAM): An Evidence-Based Approach brings together world leaders in concussion research […]

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Lecture video by Dr Joseph Maroon discusses Concussion and CTE

Over the last 15 years football has been the focus of intense media scrutiny regarding concussion. Initially this was due to increasing numbers of high profile football players suffering from on-field concussions that caused them to miss games. But in 2005, with the discovery of CTE in a professional football player, the immediate concerns of […]