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House Of Representatives To Tackle Concussions In 2016

Saturday, January 2, 2016  
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Three days before Christmas, and the release of Will Smith’s movie Concussion, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) announced that in 2016 the committee will begin a review investigating the causes, effects, and treatments for concussions. According to the House of Representatives press release, it “will commence a broad review of these injuries and their implications in the New Year.”  Members of the Oversight and Investigations, Health, and Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittees will work with stakeholders across the brain health world–including the National Institutes of Health , the U.S. military, professional sports organizations, collegiate sports organizations, researchers, scientists and medical experts–to learn more about brain function and injury. The goals include increasing the understanding of concussions and advancing neuroscience, while also cultivating collaboration between the various stakeholders.  Click here to read more.....

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