Here are some of the latest news stories. Check back regularly for new information. Updated: 10/7/15
Tragically, high school football player Kenney Bui died on October 5th due to injuries sustained in a game the previous Friday. There were other serious head injuries in other games as well.
The NHL season begins on Wednesday, October 7th.
As noted on the week's Injury Roundup page on NFL.com, there were two head injuries sustained during Sunday's games. The players are as follows:
Karlos Williams: Bills running back.
Sean Lee: Cowboys linebacker
For additional information about this injury and others from Sunday, see: Injuries: Lions DT Tyrunn Walker has broken fibula
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center October 8, 2015 1 - 2:30 pm (ET) From the website: "Family caregivers of service members that experience chronic effects of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) discern that [...]
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
October 8, 2015
1 – 2:30 pm (ET)
From the website:
“Family caregivers of service members that experience chronic effects of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) discern that their loved ones experience myriad cognitive, emotional and behavioral problems. Caregivers often experience many of these same issues, disrupting the family dynamics. They often feel marginalized by the medical system and conclude that their health care providers lack insight into their experience. Knowledge gaps also exist regarding what caregivers understand about mTBI and resources to help them manage symptoms and patient outcomes. This webinar will address these issues and explore how education for caregivers, family, friends and health care providers could potentially enhance treatment outcomes and caregiver success.”
(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
The National Women's Hockey League begins its inaugural season! Link to the league site: nwhl.co Be sure and watch the video! Very cool - Here's some background information about the league:
The National Women’s Hockey League begins its inaugural season!
Link to the league site: nwhl.co
Be sure and watch the video! Very cool –
Here’s some background information about the league:
All Day (Sunday)
National Women's Hockey League
From the UPMC news release: "Nearly 30 leading, independent concussion clinicians and researchers from around the United States will convene at UPMC Oct. 15 and 16 with a unique purpose: to [...]
From the UPMC news release:
“Nearly 30 leading, independent concussion clinicians and researchers from around the United States will convene at UPMC Oct. 15 and 16 with a unique purpose: to propose standard guidelines on the best practices, protocols and active therapies for treating concussions today, resulting in a white paper to be published in a medical journal and shared nationwide.”
15 (Thursday) - 16 (Friday)
4 (Wednesday) - 7 (Saturday)
NAN: National Academy of Neuropsychology
It's Ok to need help or assistance if you're dealing with a recovery or are a caregiver. It's common for concussees to feel alone, or that they're the only one dealing with such a situation. That's not the case. You're not alone.
I've pulled together many resources for help, both online and in-person. Here's a link to the comprehensive spreadsheet:
Important: A concussion can change in the first several days. Even if you've been cleared by a doctor or an emergency room, symptoms could change and worsen. If you have any questions or are wondering if you should call a doctor or go to the emergency room, review the information on the CDC site to help make that determination. If you are a teen and are wondering what to do, tell someone: a parent, caregiver, family member, friend, coach, teacher or someone else. CDC link: CDC: Concussion Danger Signs.
- Posted in memory of Rowan Stringer
NPR: Concussions Can Be More Likely in Practices than in Games
Assaults can result in a concussion or TBI. If you receive such an injury, please seek medical assistance. Remember that a concussion can change over a period of several days. So even if you're Ok in the first 24 hours, it might not be the case over the next 48 hours. Symptoms could worsen. For information about what to look for and when to seek medical assistance, see the CDC information about concussion signs, symptoms, and when to seek medical assistance.