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Former Colt Ben Utecht delivers serious message through music

...recognition, treatment and medical coverage of concussions and head trauma. He's currently a spokesman for the American Academy of Neurology and testified before Congress in August about concussion issues.Utecht also is one of the former players...
Group calls for more caution with concussions

...concussion, they should be taken out of action immediately, new guidelines from a major medical group say.The American Academy of Neurology said athletes shouldn't resume playing until they've been fully evaluated and cleared by a professional...
Experts say concussions need to be closely studied

NEW YORK --- While headlines focused this week on potential long-term risks of head injuries to pro football players, Jarek Dombrowski was just hoping to get through his school days without the headaches coming back.
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Study raises questions on concussions

...Anthony Alessi, a neurologist in Norwich, Conn., who co-chairs the sports neurology section of the American Academy of Neurology, said the study provides more evidence of just such a connection. Dr. Scott A. Small, an expert on Alzheimer's...
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- The Greater Augusta Arts Council presented awards to the following people at its 39th annual meeting: Kathy Engler, artist; Molly McDowell, arts professional; Columbia County News-Times, media; Beasley Broadcast Group, sponsor; Morris Museum of Art, docents, volunteer; and Ellis Johnson, president's award.
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Aspects of Brown's death are odd Since he was a public figure, some of that right died with him. What happened to James Brown? Melvyn L. Haas, M.D., North Augusta, S.C. (Editor's note: The writer is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.)
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...director of the Medical College of Georgia Neuroscience Center, has been named to the AANnews subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. AANnews is the academy's member newsletter. The mission of the subcommittee is to promote the Academy...
Study: Military vets face elevated risk of Lou Gehrig's disease

...epidemiologist at Harvard School of Public Health, and presented Wednesday at a meeting in San Francisco of the American Academy of Neurology. His team looked at men who served during both world wars, Korea and Vietnam, and found that their risk...
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One concussion leaves football players prone to others, studies say

CHICAGO -- College football players who sustain concussions are left prone to another one, especially if they return to action too soon. They also become slower to recover from such blows to the head, researchers say.

...Joseph Sirven reported at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. Their study of a U.S. airline that carries 50 million...School of Medicine reported at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.
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