ImPACT® News & Education
The Watson Neuroscience Foundation
(Nov 09, 2012)
DOCTOR JUAN RONDEROS ON 'SPORTS CONCUSSIONS' - A FOX10 NEWS SPECIAL REPORT
Fox10 News aired a special report about the dangers of sports related concussions to young athletes and the consequences for athletes in later life. Fox10's Rob Lehocky interviewed Doctor Juan Ronderos, who heads the Watson Neuroscience Foundation, about sports concussions, the impact on young athletes, and how the game of football is changing to protect athletes. "What happened five...
Bonner County Daily Bee
(Oct 17, 2012)
BASELINE TESTING IS VITAL TO CONCUSSION DIAGNOSIS
By KATHY HUBBARD Columnist Concussions are in the news again. What again? Last week it was the new superstar quarterback for the Washington Redskins, Robert Griffin III who went out of the game after his bell was rung, but returned to the field on Sunday. Monday, former running back Tiki Barber wrote for USA Today, “It’s difficult to argue that Griffin’s outstanding day … was...
(Aug 17, 2012)
KONERKO SAYS HE FELT OUT OF THIS WORLD WHILE RECOVERING FROM CONCUSSION
By Mark Gonzales, Chicago Tribune reporter 9:25 p.m. CDT, August 17, 2012 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It was an ordeal for Paul Konerko just to walk up a flight of stairs on Aug. 10. "I felt like I was going to throw up after that flight of stairs," Konerko said Friday as he described the helpless feeling he experienced for three days after he suffered a concussion Aug. 7. "That's when I knew it...
(Aug 20, 2012)
NEW STATE LAW CREATES HIGHER LEVEL OF VIGILANCE ON CONCUSSIONS
JANESVILLE — A head-to-head collision in his sophomore football season left Parker senior Tyler Brooks seeing a flash of white. "Everything was just dizzy," he said, describing his first concussion. "That wasn't my worst one." Playing right field during a baseball game as a junior last spring, Brooks collided with the center fielder, whose elbow hit Brooks' temple. "I was knocked out....
The Columbia County News-Times
(Aug 01, 2012)
CONCUSSION AWARENESS GARNERING ATTENTION
By Scott Rouch Staff Writer Twitter @ScottRouch In the past few years, the NFL has brought more high-level attention to the issue of concussions and their long-lasting effects on athletes. Concussions are also something the National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS) and the Georgia High School Association has been taking seriously. In 2010, the NFHS took steps to...
Dave Duerson MCS Athletic Safety Fund will provide ImPACT for student athletes
(Apr 22, 2012)
DAVE DUERSON MCS ATHLETIC SAFETY FUND WILL PROVIDE IMPACT FOR STUDENT ATHLETES
MUNCIE -- Beginning next month, local student athletes will receive free testing that could have a big impact on their long-term health. Muncie Community Schools is offering a new concussion safety program, thanks to the Dave Duerson Muncie Community Schools Athletic Safety Fund. The fund, established in honor of the late NFL football player, will pay to initiate and maintain the...
(Jan 14, 2013)
CONCUSSIONS: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
By Karen Weintraub Globe Correspondent January 14, 2013 When is it safe to go back to sports? Every concussion is different, so there’s no standard timeline for resuming pre-concussion activities. Doctors generally say that physical activity should begin slowly, first with walking and then slow jogging. If no symptoms — like dizziness or headache — recur, the person can resume more...
(Nov 30, 2012)
IMPACT TEST: HOW IT'S USED TO DETERMINE CONCUSSION RECOVERY
By Robert Franks, D.O. Editor’s Note: Yesterday, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick failed his second concussion test of the week, meaning he has not been cleared to return to football activities. Robert Franks, D.O., takes a closer look at the testing used to make such determinations. As concussion remains at the forefront of sports health with two prominent Eagles players continuing to...
Blackhawks launch ‘A Step aHead’ concussion awareness initiative for second year
(Sep 26, 2012)
THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE AMATEUR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS (AHAI), ATHLETICO PHYSICAL THERAPY AND NORTHSHORE UNIVERSITY HEALTHSYSTEM, WILL BE OFFERING A SECOND YEAR OF FREE IMPACT TESTING.
The Chicago Blackhawks, in conjunction with the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI), Athletico Physical Therapy and NorthShore University HealthSystem, have launched the second year of the ‘A Step aHead’ concussion awareness initiative by offering complimentary baseline ImPACT testing to all AHAI members ages 13-18 today through Nov. 30, 2012. The test is used to establish a...
(Sep 10, 2012)
WHITE SOX'S KONERKO FELT HELPLESS & DEPRESSED AFTER CONCUSSION
Last month, Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko suffered a concussion after being struck in the right temple by Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson. After a gradual return to play, which included working out a little more than a week after the concussion, Konerko is now back on the team in full force. What’s refreshing about Konerko, aside from the fact he took his...
(Aug 22, 2012)
ATSU PARTNERS WITH BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE IN CONCUSSION NETWORK
ATSU has partnered with the internationally known Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Ariz., in their Barrow Concussion Network. The network is the most comprehensive concussion prevention, treatment, and education program for young athletes in the nation. Under the leadership of Barrow physicians and the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA), the network will include mandatory...
Drew Brees teams up with PACE & ImPACT
(Jun 26, 2012)
DREW BREES TEAMS UP WITH PACE & IMPACT
NEW YORK -- Drew Brees knows he has a dangerous job. The record-setting quarterback of the New Orleans Saints is eager to make football safer at all levels. So he's teamed up with PACE (Protecting Athletes Through Concussion Education), a program that provides free concussion testing for more than 3,300 middle and high schools and youth sports organizations. "Any time you can educate young...
Expected concussion recovery time is matter of guesswork
(Mar 05, 2012)
EXPECTED CONCUSSION RECOVERY TIME IS MATTER OF GUESSWORK
When is it safe for an athlete who's suffered a concussion to return to the sport? The answer varies widely, depending chiefly upon the seriousness of the injury, but also on the biochemistry and medical history of the athlete. About 40 percent of the high school football players treated by UPMC's Sports Medicine Concussion Program recover in a week. But 20 percent take more than a month --...
Pinnacle Brain and Spine
(Dec 19, 2012)
UMS-WRIGHT CLAIMS VICTORY IN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP - IMPACT CONCUSSION TESTING A WIN FOR PLAYERS
UMS-Wright dominated on December 7th to claim a 42-14 victory over Oneonta in the Class 4A championship game at Jordan-Hare Stadium, earning the Bulldogs their sixth state championship in school history. It was a proud moment for all and a cause for major celebration for staff and players alike, however a smaller on-going victory was also taking place. That victory revolved around ImPACT...
(Oct 16, 2012)
METRO STUDENT-ATHLETE SPEAKS OUT OVER DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS
Posted on: 7:18 pm, October 16, 2012, by Tess Koppelman STILWELL, Kan. — Concussions are a hot topic right now in the sports world, as kids hear their teachers, coaches, parents, and school administrators all talking about how they need to take concussions seriously. But teenagers think they’re invincible and many don’t really take the warnings seriously. One student athlete told FOX...
The Daily Iberian
(Aug 17, 2012)
HANDLING CONCUSSED ATHLETES CORRECTLY
BY DON SHOOPMAN, THE DAILY IBERIAN I know first-hand how strict officials are in dealing with concussions or, even, suspected concussions in Iberia Parish. As an assistant soccer coach for the girls team at New Iberia Senior High, I saw one of our starting players get hit accidentally under the chin by the crown of another player’s head in warmups before an away game. She sat out the...
Focus on safety in youth, high school football
(May 26, 2012)
FOCUS ON SAFETY IN YOUTH, HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
A few years ago, Omaha businessman Larry Hagan was watching a news report on concussions in high school sports and decided to do something. Today, Hagan and his son Steve, an orthopedic surgeon in Omaha, have combined to write checks for $20,000 a year to cover the cost of the ImPACT neurocognitive test for 38 high schools, colleges and other athletic associations throughout Nebraska. "It...