The simple concussion test the NFL does not use

“It has now emerged as a gold standard, I think, for sideline diagnosis for concussions,” Dodick said. “So it’s only a matter of time, I believe, once the word...
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Concussions, Football, News

Sport-related Concussions: Tips for the Coach

Many sports medicine professionals suggest that those coaches who do not have immediate access to an athletic trainer use easy and reliable screening tools. One of the most effective...
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Concussions, News

2013 Top Stories in Eye Care: Neuro-Ophthalmology

Practice Update: Would you sum up in a single sentence why you chose this development as the top story of the past year? Dr. Press: The merging of technology...
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Concussions, News

Staying Ahead of the Game

The NYU Cover Story, notes: “Drs. Galetta and Balcer believe the King-Devick test works because at least 50 percent of the brain’s circuits are involved in vision. Thus the...
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Concussions, News

University physician researches concussions

“Right now, these tests — King-Devick, SCAT2, balance, computerized assessment — are considered the standard of care, or the best procedure, for diagnosing concussions,” head Notre Dame University Physician...
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Concussions, News, Research

Best Sports Movie 2012

Head Games, from Hoop Dreams director Steve James, also tackles a serious issue—concussions—by humanizing it. He spent time with ex-athletes, up-and-comers and the family of a college football player...
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Head Games Film, News

7 Documentaries to Stream with Your Dad on Father’s Day

Head Games tackles the alarming and often deadly trend among athletes to continue playing sports after suffering multiple concussions. In his newest documentary, Steve James, the award-winning director of...
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Head Games Film, News

Trauma Induced

Inspired by the 2006 book of the same name—written by former Harvard defensive lineman and WWE wrestler Chris Nowinski—the film chronicles the rise of concussion awareness in recent years....
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Head Games Film, News

Head Games: A Frightening Look at High-Collision Sports

This excellent, eye-opening documentary puts faces, including some who passed through Steelers Nation only to meet tragic and premature ends, to a subject that shows no signs of disappearing...
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Head Games Film, News

Head Games

One of the more fascinating aspects of a thoroughly entertaining movie is how incomprehensible James' proposed changes are in a country where many would list their necessities as food,...
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Head Games Film, News

A Hit in the End Zone, a Price for a Lifetime

“Head Games” is alternately sobering and terrifying. It is painful to watch a grown man struggle to recite the months of the year, and to hear about the shockingly...
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Head Games Film, News

Head Games a Potent Study of Sports-Related Concussions

"Head Games" isn't fooling around. It's a complex, determined look at one of the most pernicious problems facing organized sports on all levels, but because its director is Steve...
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Head Games Film, News