Dr. Harry Kerasidis to Present Latest Findings at NCAA, Georgetown University First-Time Summit on Female Concussions

Today the Georgetown University Medical Center announced the speaking lineup for the first Research Summit on Female Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury, hosted in part by the NCAA Sports Science Institute, PINKconcussions, US Lacrosse and included neurologist and co-founder Harry Kerasidis, MD as a presenter. Dr. Kerasidis will share his latest findings based on the widely-reported concussion protocol pilot program that began last year on nearly 10,000 student athletes through the Michigan High School Athletic Association. Using the online- and mobile-based XLNTbrain Sport™ program, Dr. Kerasidis has been able to measure differences among male and female athletes. This most…

Washington Post Asks Dr. Harry Kerasidis Common Concussion Conundrum

In a recent Washington Post report, a student athlete and family sued for their right to keep their son out of the state-mandated, seven-day concussion protocol so he could play in the following week’s state championship game. The parents claim he never lost consciousness, and did not suffer a concussion — despite appearing to be laid out on the field for nearly 30 seconds. Whether or not the player lost consciousness, it’s thin ice to be skating from a health and safety perspective. We don’t know what data was collected immediately after the hit, nor have we been…

Two Concussion Experts Join XLNTbrain Sport™ Science Advisory Board

XLNTBRAIN PROUDLY ANNOUNCES...Medical Advisor Dr. Alan Ashare, and Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer Adam Thomas establish new initiative to study concussion protocol implementation, advise on best practices TODAY ON NEWSWIRE — Two distinguished concussion experts, Dr. Alan Ashare and Adam Thomas, have joined the XLNTbrain LLC Science Advisory Board to study concussion protocol implementation and advise the company on advancing concussion best practices at all levels of sport. Dr. Ashare, a long-time sports concussion safety advocate, also serves on the Board of Directors of USA Hockey. Thomas, a noted physical therapist and athletic trainer for amateur and professional athletes, is currently…

The Sports Quotient: Exclusive Interview with Concussion Neurologist Dr. Harry Kerasidis

Published January 12, 2016 by The Sports Quotient By Gaurav Shastri Concussions are an insanely hot topic in the world of sports, at all levels of the game. It’s even come to light in general pop-culture with the release of the new film, Concussion. The most important thing about concussions though, is education. At the forefront of concussion research is Dr. Harry G. Kerasidis, renowned neurologist and co-founder of XLNTbrain LLC, a sports concussion management program for teams and players in all sports, at all levels. I interviewed Dr. Kerasidis on his background in neuroscience, the biology of concussions,…

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

By Harry Kerasidis, MD 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 inspired by Washington State’s groundbreaking Zackery Lystedt Law. This begs the question: Does your sports team comply? If we’re all honest, the answer is more than likely no. Even my colleagues and athletic trainers may want to double check, because the concussion laws are being revisited constantly, and I believe stricter laws and enforcement are coming.…

New Helmet Label: WARNING -- Contents are Fragile

Chapter 3: BRAIN BRIEFING WARNING: Contents Are Fragile The brain is beautiful, the new frontier of science. But the brain is also vulnerable. It’s fragile, gel-like consistency floats unattached inside the skull. When force is applied, as it does many times in sports collisions, the brain sloshes from side to side, end to end, almost like scrambling the yolk of an egg as it floats inside, without breaking its shell. The consequences from concussions and undiagnosed brain injuries can be seen immediately or take several hours or even days for symptoms to materialize. But their effects can be life-altering.…