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Concussion FAQs with Neurologist Harry Kerasidis, MD

Neurologist Harry Kerasidis, MD is the co-founder and inspiration behind of XLNTbrain Sport™, the comprehensive concussion management system. He authored Concussion-ology: Redefining Sports Concussion Management for All Levels which published in December. Here is a...

3 Ways Most Concussion Protocols Fail

3 Ways Most Concussion Protocols Fail  Science shows sport concussion misnomers with gender differences, gaming the tests, and return-to-learn protocols are now being addressed with new technology, moving past “paper and pencil days” By Harry Kerasidis, MD The latest...

New Standard: Concussion Testing  with Annual Pediatric Exams

5 Basics Every Parent Should Expect By Harry Kerasidis, MD Recent changes to concussion protocols raise previous standards of clinical pediatric care. Pediatricians and Family Practitioners are now in position to adopt a new standard of care, which will have positive...

How Do You Recognize a Concussion? Important Tips From a Neurologist

“By being watchful for the signs and symptoms. This includes disorientation, imbalance, incoordination, confusion, headache, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. These can lead to problems with sleeping, problems with mood, and even problems with focus...

Understanding Concussion Repercussions: Brain Drama

By Harry Kerasidis, MD — Excerpt from Concussion-ology, chapter 8 “Brain Drama.” Dr. Kerasidis outlines the critical consequences of the most dangerous question in sports, whether to allow an athlete to “play or sit” after sustaining a...

Does Your Sports Team Comply? 3 Tips to Know, What to Do

This may surprise to you — because it’s not well-publicized — but your state governs how you handle sports concussions. Every state in America has legislated various concussion-related protocols, concussion tests and procedures for various sports and levels, largely...

Concussion and The Brain: Basic Anatomy Explains Odd Behaviors

 Excerpt from “Concussion-ology: Redefining Sports Concussion Management for All Levels” by Harry Kerasidis, MD, published by Author House, September 2015.   Considering all the questions the movie Concussion and CTE are bringing to light, here’s a section from...

Demystifying Sport Concussion Baseline Testing

Five common myths, and what you need to know about these tests. While the controversial movie “Concussion” draws attention, one important preseason test plays an important supporting role. Here’s the bottom line on baseline testing. By Harry...

Debunking Concussion Myths: Tips for Unconscious Player

In “Concussion-ology,” author Harry Kerasidis, MD debunks common myths about handling concussions. Here’s one of the most common: MYTH: Move unconscious player off the field of play immediately. Wrong. Never move an unconscious individual until a...
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News

Rugby Returns to the Games with New Concussion Risk, Respect

Four things to watch for in the Olympics’ rugby concussion protocol (PsychologyToday.com – July 24, 2016) For the first time since 1924 when USA won gold, Rugby will be played in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, beginning on Aug. 8 and...

Brain Drain: Breaking Down the Concussion Injury

Explaining the neurological changes when force meets the brain. Force equals mass times acceleration . . . An object at rest tends to stay at rest until acted on by an external force . . . An object in motion tends to stay in motion until acted on by an external force...

Top 5 Trends in Concussion Care

Neurologist Harry Kerasidis, MD and XLNTbrain give snapshot of emerging industry, providing venture capitalists, investors and healthcare industry honest outlook (Newswire.net — April 20, 2016) National Harbor, MD — With all eyes opened to concussions, numerous...

Put the “Student” First in Student-Athlete Concussion Care

 As published in PsychologyToday.com, April 14, 2016 However noble athletic pursuits provide, student-athletes are students first. Therefore, the concussion management process must honor this perspective and give student-athletes a fighting chance in the classroom or...

Sleep, Lifestyle Factors Affect Concussion Risk, Recovery

As published on PsychologyToday.com, April 4, 2016. Old school of thought once suggested to keep a person with a concussion awake, fearing the brain may just decide to quit during the slumber. But in fact, it’s quite the opposite. Researchers from the University of...

Insuring Sports Concussions: Give Proper Care a Future

XLNTbrain CEO Steve Lewis says traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors insurance needs should motivate providers to incorporate new practices, technology by Harry Kerasidis, MD Concussion care has been filibustering for years, often defaulting to a common phrase, “more...
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