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Tom Brady isn’t the only NFL player hiding their concussions

According to the official record, Tom Brady has never had a concussion in his 17 years playing in the NFL. So, it obviously raised some eyebrows this month when his wife Gisele Bundchen told Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning that Brady has actually experienced several concussions – including one last season. The disclosure was […]

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Like Father, Like Son: Matt Hasselbeck Pledges His Brain To CTE Research

Many would say football runs in the blood in the Hasselbeck family. In the 70’s and 80’s, Don Hasselbeck played tight end in the NFL. Since then, two of his three children have followed him into professional football. Matt and Tim Hasselbeck have both spent years as quarterbacks in the NFL before becoming analysts for […]

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TBI, PTSD, and other mental health issues are common among discharged service members

TBI, PTSD, and other mental health issues are common among discharged service members

More than half of all service members discharged from the military for misconduct also had an existing brain injury or mental health condition, according to a new report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO). This is particularly concerning because a misconduct discharge can make former service members potentially ineligible to receive health benefits from […]

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High School Football Players Remain Unfazed By Concussion Dangers

Whether or not you agree with the changes, there is no denying that football isn’t the same as it used to be – all thanks to concussions. For one, players face numerous new rules dictating not just when they are removed from play, but how and when they can tackle another player. Even further, athletes […]

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Holdenville Athlete Crosses The Stage At Graduation After Serious Brain Injury

As anyone who has had a concussion knows, a brain injury puts your life on hold. In most cases, it is just for a week or two, as you rest and heal up. But, for others like Holdenville senior Oske Lowe, it can take much longer. Thankfully, it hasn’t stopped him from donning a cap […]

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Even Mild Brain Injuries May Cause Impulse Control Problems

Traumatic brain injury has anecdotally been tied to behavioral problems and issues with impulse control for decades, but the relationship between concussions and risk-taking has largely been ignored. Now, a team of researchers from the University of British Columbia has found scientific evidence that even mild traumatic brain injuries (often called concussions) can lead to […]

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Beyond Depression, Finding Resilience

Beyond Depression, Finding Resilience

How a person finds their resilience and puts it to work is the challenge. There are components of resilience which are trait-based, intrinsic aspects of a person’s psychological makeup. Other aspects of resilience involve the application of certain skills and strategies and strategies. Some of those skills and strategies can be learned or enhanced.

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Disability May Last Years After Concussion For Members of The Military

Concussions are typically thought of as a “short-term” injury. After a week or two, it is assumed a person will heal and be back to work and normal life. But, for the military service members who sustain concussions in combat, a brain injury is just the start of several symptoms that grow and last for […]

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High School Athletes Continue To Underreport Concussion Symptoms

The past years have seen great strides in concussion education for high school athletes. Now, most football players (as well as athletes in other contact sports) receiving training on the symptoms, long-term risks, and prevention techniques for concussions at the start of each season. Unfortunately, a new study suggests many athletes are still falling through […]

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The Cracks In Football’s Concussion Defenses Are Starting To Show

Just a few years ago, it looked like the NFL was on the ropes. Public concern about concussions was reaching a fever pitch, huge lawsuits about the league’s handling of concussions were being litigated, and a Hollywood blockbuster was being made dramatizing the efforts to cover up the scandal. My how things change. Thanks to […]

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