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Experts weigh in on mouth pieces for sports
WEWS-TV
VideoBrief School is back in session and your kids might be active in all kinds of sports. You want to help protect your child from injuries, so you want to get them a mouth guard. There are lots of choices out there. We are on your side finding the experts and comparing prices so you keep your cash and keep your kids safer.
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2013 Medical Device Manufacturer of the Year finalists: X2 Biosystems
Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry
Spurred by his son's personal experience with a life altering sports related concussion, Rich Able cofounded X2 Biosystems with a simple mission: to create awareness and solve the challenge of sports concussions. The company's X-Guard mouthguard and X-Patch skin patch are lightweight impact sensors that can be worn by athletes in a variety of sports. While giving all of the appearance and function of a mouthguard, the X-Guard measures impact to a player's skull and wirelessly transmits this data to a tablet or computer for monitoring.
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Sports-related brain injuries landing more kids in ERs
ABC News
A small study from Cincinnati Children's Hospital is likely to get the attention of doctors and may panic some parents, given recent worry over head injuries sustained in sports such as football, soccer and cheerleading. In the new study, published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers found a 92 percent increase in pediatric visits to their hospital emergency room for sports-related traumatic brain injury from 2002 to 2011.
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Experts weigh in on mouth pieces for sports
WEWS-TV
School is back in session and your kids might be active in all kinds of sports. You want to help protect your child from injuries, so you want to get them a mouth guard. There are lots of choices out there. We are on your side finding the experts and comparing prices so you keep your cash and keep your kids safer.

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ASD, USOC partner for athlete dental care
American Dental Association
Eligible volunteer dentists may provide dental care for U.S. Olympic elite athletes as members of the USOC health care team under an agreement announced by the Academy for Sports Dentistry. "The basic idea is that participating dentists will volunteer to supply specific basic dental health service to Olympic athletes — not Olympic hopeful athletes, rather those the U.S. Olympic Committee has designated specifically as their elite Olympic athletes — free of charge," said Dr. Rick Knowlton, incoming president and chair of the ASD 31st annual symposium Aug. 1-3.

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New research reveals connection between mouthguards and illness
WILX-TV
A new study reveals that one piece of a player's protective gear may be making them sick. The research found something most of us already assumed — mouthguards can be very dirty and the bacteria that grows on them can cause a lot of problems. But there are a few simple steps that can be taken to keep them clean.

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Mouthguards compulsory for all professionals
Stuff.co.nz
Any contracted professional New Zealand rugby player not wearing a mouthguard either in contact training or games is breaching the players' collective agreement. New Zealand Rugby Players Association head Rob Nichol confirmed that mouthguards were a requirement under the NZRU's employee obligations for all levels of the game, up to and including the All Blacks.
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NASE releases 'The More You Know' infographic about America's new health care exchanges
NASE
The National Association for the Self-Employed released a new infographic — "The More You Know" — to help prepare America's 23 million small businesses for the open enrollment period for the nation's new health care system beginning Oct. 1.
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Uncovering the 'hidden treasure' in your patient charts
By Jan Keller
Have you ever participated in a treasure hunt — enjoyed the challenge of uncovering what is right in front of you, or hidden in a drawer or closet? Today is the day you should start a treasure hunt in your office. Here's why. Many dental practices are looking for ways to increase, or just maintain, previous levels of production and collection. One answer may be "hiding" under their noses. When was the last time you conducted an in-depth review of your patient charts and the hidden treasure they hold?
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How to count full-time and part-time employees under Obamacare
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As part of the health care overhaul, companies with 50 or fewer employees will have access to new online health insurance marketplaces in most states, which are intended to help drive down the cost of coverage for small businesses. Meanwhile, a separate provision of the law requires companies with 50 or more full-time employees, including what are known as full-time equivalents, to start offering coverage to their workers by 2015. So, how do you determine whether your firm fits under the law's all-important 50-employee cap? It turns out, it can get awfully complicated.
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Nearly 40 ASU football players part of TGen concussion research
CBS5
The Arizona State University football team is taking part in a groundbreaking concussion study in conjunction with TGen, a Phoenix-based genomics research group, and Riddell, a sports equipment manufacturer. "This is the first study of its kind at the collegiate level," ASU Head Athletic Trainer Bill Martin said. Martin is helping to oversee what's called the sideline response system, often called SRS. Six sensors are integrated into the helmets of 36 ASU football players.
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Fit, comfort crucial for today's helmet, mouthguard demands
New York Hockey Journal
It's almost crazy to think that, after being formed in 1917, it took the NHL 80 years to have all of its players outfitted with helmets. The sport of hockey's governing bodies and players at every level have wised up to the dangers of head injuries and the dire importance of wearing top-notch protective gear. Like every other piece of equipment in a hockey player's bag, helmets have changed drastically, even in recent years. New York Hockey Journal caught up with some of the top manufacturers to discuss the latest advancements in helmets and mouth guards and the ever rising cost of staying safe on the ice.
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