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Does Bad Artificial Turf Increase Concussion Risk?

The answer appears to be yes,according to a Central Ohio televisiin station.

In a report, the station profiled a promising high school football player, Tommy Horn, who attributed the severity of his injury to artificial turf.

“He had a bruised spinal cord, two broken bones in his back and a severe concussion,” reported the station. “Horn believes he suffered these severe injuries because he was being tackled on turf, not grass.”

The article went on to heighten the importance of the GMAX test,which tracks the hardness of the field, which may have been a factor in Horn’s case.

“If this opens the eyes of other high schools and prevents student athletes from getting hurt then pursuing their dreams, then I’m glad I can help and be the poster child of this injury unfortunately,” he said.

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White House To Hold Summit on Youth Sports and Concussions Tomorrow

United States President Barack Obama will host a conference — White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit — on Thursday that will address youth sports and concussions.

White House press secretary Jay Carney told the media that the summit will include the announcement of new initiatives to help research and address concussions in youth sports.

“The president will announce new commitments by both the public and private sectors to raise awareness about how to identify treat and prevent concussions, and conduct additional research in the field of sports-related concussions that will help us better address these problems,” Carney said.

Obama, meanwhile, is especially concerned about youths all the way through college athletes.

“NFL players have a union, they’re grown men, they can make some of these decisions on their own, and most of them are well-compensated for the violence they do to their bodies,” Obama told the Associated Press . “You read some of these stories about college players who undergo some of these same problems with concussions and so forth and then have nothing to fall back on. That’s something that I’d like to see the NCAA think about.”


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Tech CEO Presents ‘Near the Field’ Concussion Assessment Technologies at Investor Conference

Cerora, Inc., a StartUp Health Academy GE Entrepreneurship program company, presented its portable, objective “near the field” technology last week during the OneMedForum Early Stage Investor conference in San Francisco.

CEO Adam Simon outlined Cerora’s strategy for developing and commercializing multiple-biosensor technologies which are able to make objective measurements of brain health possible outside of the clinic or hospital. As part of the presentation, Simon conducted a live demonstration of Cerora’s “proprietary” MindReader™ technology by remotely examining the brainwaves of colleagues in attendance and showing the results to the audience on-screen in real time.



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