Items Tagged ‘UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program’

BrainSPORT program focuses on concussion prevention and recovery in youth athletes

June 1, 2018

BrainSPORT program focuses on concussion prevention and recovery in youth athletes

By uclahealth uclahealth

Story highlights Brain injury program provides diagnosis and treatment for all levels of athletes. Safety, performance, outreach, research and treatment (SPORT) are key program components. Staff also provide neurological assessments for military service members in the UCLA Operation Mend program. Close to 2 million Americans ages 18 and younger experience sports- or recreation-related concussions every […]

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Tags: brain health, brain injury program, BrainSPORT, Dr.Christopher Giza, Employee News, neuro-psychology, short-term cognitive behavioral therapy, sports medicine, traumatic brain injury, UCLA Brain Injury Research Center, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program, youth athletes


Concussion care: Helping your child heal

February 21, 2017

Concussion care: Helping your child heal

By uclahealth uclahealth

When it comes to youth sports, concussions have not always been taken seriously. That’s changing rapidly, however, as athletes, coaches and parents are becoming much more aware of the seriousness of these brain injuries. That’s a positive development, because concussions can cause long-term problems with brain function – especially for athletes who resume playing before […]

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Tags: athletes, brain injuries, coaches, concentration, concussions, contact sports, Dr.Christopher Giza, memory, mood, parents, pediatric neurologist, physical activities


Suspect a brain injury? Follow these 6 tips for the best care

April 8, 2016

Suspect a brain injury? Follow these 6 tips for the best care

By Elaine Schmidt Elaine Schmidt

Severe bumps to the head can happen during sports practice, kids’ play dates and even household accidents. Knowing when to seek care for head injuries can mean the difference between a full recovery and a lifelong disability or death. Dr. Paul Vespa, director of UCLA Health’s neurocritical care program, offers six tips to ensure the […]

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Tags: concussion, Dr. Paul Vespa, neurocritical care, neurology, rehabilitation, TBI, traumatic brain injury, UCLA Brain Injury Research Center, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program