What's New in Sports-Related Concussions?

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The Latest Concussion Research
Helpful Resources
Concussions in the News


Obama Elevates Concussion Talk


May 29, 2014


President Obama hosted a day-long summit on concussions at the White House, where youth concussions were a major topic of discussion.


Private Donors Commit $65 million to Studying Youth Concussions

LA Times

May 28, 2014


The NFL, NCAA and the New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch are amongst those who have donated millions towards youth concussion research, funds which will help launch a national concussion tracking system, amongst other things. 

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would like to bring you up-to-date on the latest concussion research and news.  Below you will find links to articles about developments in concussion-related diagnosis, prevention and testing.


The more we know about concussion, the more we can do to protect our athletes from long-term head injury. We hope you will continue to turn to The Philadelphia Concussion Center at Magee Rehabilitation to keep you informed.  Please feel free to contact us for any of your concussion needs.
The Latest Concussion Research

New Allegheny General Concussion Test has Good Results

Pittsburgh Business Times

April 22, 2014


A preliminary study was conducted at New Allegheny General Hospital to test the effectiveness of a new concussion identifying device. The early results were promising, with the device accurately detecting 100 percent of the concussions present in participating athletes (10 concussions out of 292 athletes). Researchers say much more testing is needed before any conclusions can be drawn.


Canadian Docs Release First National Guidelines on Concussion in Kids

Global News

June 25, 2014


A team of experts from Canada and the US have collaborated on what may be the first set of pediatric concussion guidelines to be distributed to health care workers, parents, and schools. Guidelines for Pediatric Concussion



Purdue, IU Research Gives New Look at Concussions


June 10, 2014


Graduate students at Purdue are studying the countless, seemingly harmless hits to the head that football players endure throughout the course of a game. Tests done before, during, and after the season have shown small changes in brain function, even in players who have not sustained a concussion.

Helpful Resources

Concussion Toolkit

American Academy of Neurology


Whether you are a parent, coach, or medical professional, the American Academy of Neurology has put together a "toolkit" with free resources on concussion prevention and management. 

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