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Concussion Prevention at Barrow

Dr. Cardenas on sidelines.
The national spotlight is on Arizona as we gear up for Super Bowl XLIX. But did you know that
Arizona is leading the nation in concussion prevention, education, and treatment? The Barrow Concussion and Brain Injury Center at Barrow Neurological Institute is believed to be the nation’s most comprehensive concussion prevention, treatment and education program. Under the direction of Javier Cárdenas, MD, and with the generous support of Barrow Neurological Foundation donors, the center has established many of the country’s first-of-its-kind concussion programs, including baseline concussion testing, concussion research, Brainbook, Barrow Brain Ball, Barrow Concussion Network and domestic violence identification. 

Barrow Receives $100,000 to Aid Domestic Violence Victims With Traumatic Brain Injuries

Barrow Neurological Institute recently received a $100,000 grant to expand its pioneering treatment program for traumatic brain injuries in domestic violence victims. The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, in partnership with the NFL Foundation and the Arizona Community Foundation, provided the funding to the Barrow Neurological Foundation. Read more. 

Dr. Javier Cárdenas

Barrow's Dr. Javier Cardenas.Barrow Neurological  Institute is part of the NFL’s unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant program, which places brain injury experts are on the sidelines of every home NFL and ASU football game to provide additional neurological medical services. Dr. Javier Cárdenas is Arizona’s only neurologist to be appointed to the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee, where he advises the NFL on best practices for concussion prevention and management. Dr. Cárdenas and Barrow neurosurgeon Taro Kaibara will be at the Super Bowl in Arizona on Feb. 1 to provide neurological specialty support to the physicians of both teams. You can follow Dr. Cárdenas on Twitter (@theconcussiondr) to learn more about concussion and his work with the NFL. 

Thank you, NFL, Super Bowl!

Super Bowl, NFL present check.

Grant funds program designed to ensure high student athletes’ safety specific to concussion. 

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Barrow Brain Ball

Barrow Brain Ball.

Game app aims to reduce concussion among children.

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