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Written by David C. Barnett.
New treatment methods for sports concussions are part of the agenda for a healthcare conference in Cleveland, Ohio this week. The 13th annual Medical Innovation Summit will have a prime focus on issues that impact the brain and nervous system — ranging from head trauma to Alzheimer’s disease.
This year’s Summit is titled “Memory. Mood. Movement.” Brain-related therapies will be a major focus of discussion at the Cleveland Convention Center, with associated technology on display at the Global Center for Heath Innovation, next door. One session will feature a panel exploring new ways to diagnose and treat concussions in professional football. That discussion will include former players, NFL executives, and researcher Beth McQuiston. She says, in the past, treatment was based on unreliable patient interviews and inprecise brain scans. Now, a new portable device can detect the level of brain trauma through a blood test.
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Originally published October 25, 2015.