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Vanderbilt Partners with TSSAA to provide sports medicine coverage at all championship games

Aug. 29, 2013—The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) has partnered with Vanderbilt Sports Medicine and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to provide sports medicine coverage at all championship games. Under the agreement, Vanderbilt be the official sports medicine provider and will supply certified athletic trainers and on-site medical support at all state high school championship sporting...

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Concussion expert says ‘when in doubt, sit them out’

Aug. 14, 2013—Physicians at the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center urge coaches and parents to know the warning signs of a concussion and not let athletes return to play until they have been cleared by a health care professional.

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Variety of strategies needed to evaluate concussion recovery

Aug. 8, 2013—A new study of concussion in cheerleaders found neurocognitive testing was more accurate than an athlete’s symptom self-report when assessing recovery.

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Sports concussion seminar April 30

Apr. 3, 2013—The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center is hosting a free educational seminar on sports concussion on Tuesday, April 30. Experts in neurology and sports medicine will discuss signs and symptoms of concussion, return-to-play guidelines, long term effects, the importance of baseline testing, proper equipment fittings, how to set up a school concussion plan and more. The...

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International meet focuses on latest concussion research

Dec. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center was well represented in Zurich, Switzerland, at the fourth International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, which assembled the world’s leading concussion medical experts and athletic governing bodies to discuss concussion care and policy.

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Summit explores VU’s wide range of concussion services

Nov. 8, 2012—Vanderbilt’s wide range of concussion services and research was on display recently during the first-ever concussion summit hosted by the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center (VSCC).

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Summit set to explore concussion care, research

Oct. 4, 2012—The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center is hosting a summit for Vanderbilt clinicians and researchers involved in concussion care or research within the University or Medical Center.

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VU study shows no gender gap in sports concussions

Oct. 2, 2012—A new study conducted to review symptoms and neurocognitive findings in male and female high school soccer players revealed no gender-related differences.

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Young athlete’s case illustrates concussion’s lingering effects

Sep. 27, 2012—Cannon County High School basketball player Rebekah Faulkner doesn’t remember much about colliding with a rival player during a training camp game early this summer.

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Concussion testing for young athletes

Jul. 30, 2012—The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center is now offering pre-concussion baseline testing to all community recreational athletes, in advance of many high-impact seasonal sports resuming this fall.

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Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center offering pre-concussion baseline tests to community athletes

Jul. 12, 2012—The Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center is now offering pre-concussion baseline testing to all community recreational athletes, in advance of many high-impact seasonal sports resuming this fall. Testing includes the computerized ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) test, a balance assessment and an individual neurologic history. “This gives our physicians a snapshot of your baseline...

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Vanderbilt launches sports concussion center

Sep. 1, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has created a special program to integrate and standardize the care of athletes and others who suffer concussion.

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