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XLNTbrain SportT Program Addresses Concerns of Athlete Health as

Increased Awareness of Concussions in Contact Sports Forces 'Cultural

Shift'

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the sports

world prepared for the Super Bowl, many of the greatest minds in

sports concussions and brain trauma gathered to share the latest

science, research and new products available to protect athletes from

harm, during the #C4CT Concussion Summit. Among the expert panelists

was cognitive neurologist Harry Kerasidis, M.D. who introduced

XLNTbrain SportT, the first complete concussion management program for

all sports and levels. This program was reported about on NFL.com that

week.

Presenting at New York's United Nation's building on January 29, Dr.

Kerasidis explained that technological advances, combined with his

personal experience studying and treating hundreds of concussions,

have formed a new clinical-caliber tool called XLNTbrain SportT.

Designed for athletic trainers, athletic directors, coaches, league

officials and parents, Dr. Kerasidis explained XLNTbrain SportT

delivers a comprehensive concussion management system, comparative to

the NFL's protocol, ideally suited for a wide range of sports leagues,

schools and medical applications.

"It was an honor to be in such great company, all of whom are

pioneering the new frontier of science -- understanding the brain,

resulting impairment caused by concussions, and what is available to

prevent brain-related traumas," said Dr. Kerasidis, a contributor to

Dr. Oz's sharecare.com, and is among an elite few neurologists in the

world specializing in the impairment of cognitive and emotional

performance resulting from concussions. "Perhaps more importantly,

together we're fighting for a cultural shift in sports that puts the

brain health and well-being of an athlete above wins and losses."

With Mississippi recently legislating concussion education, now all

high schools and colleges in the US must face the cultural change that

concussion awareness has brought.

"I think this is a huge step forward; however, the mandated

legislation for concussion education could use a bit more

accountability in most cases," said Dr. Kerasidis, referring to how

the education is delivered and received. "Within XLNTbrain SportT, we

provide an online educational activity followed by a quiz,

demonstrating the athlete, coach or athletic trainer has watched,

listened and understands the material."

With more than 5,000 athletes currently using XLNTbrain SportT, the

cultural shift is beginning to become more evident both on the

national awareness level and local practical level.

"We're seeing a gap between the need for education, and the need for

concussion management application at all levels," he said. "Concussion

management is not just baseline testing. It must include data

management, reporting, and tracking of post concussion signs and

symptoms. XLNTbrainT fills that gap."

Among the subscription-based product highlights, XLNTbrain SportT

provides online concussion education, baseline testing, assists with

detecting concussions and guides athletes safely back to normal

activity and gameplay.

More information is available at www.xlntbrain.com and by calling

(855) 333-9568.

Read more news from XLNTbrain LLC.

Media Contact: David Jahr, (949) 874-2667, Email

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