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Veterans with TBI may live with severe headaches years later

Veterans with TBI may live with severe headaches years later

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Veterans who suffered traumatic brain injuries during their deployment may live with severe headaches for years after their injury, according to the findings of a new study presented at the American Headache Society annual meeting. For the study, researchers evaluated 172 veterans who had served in Afghanistan or Iraq between 2 and 11 years before […]

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Warren Sapp announces he will donate his brain to CTE research in poignant video

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Super Bowl Champion and Hall of Famer Warren Sapp announced today that he will be donating his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation for research into traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). In a video shared by The Players’ Tribune, the defensive tackle who played for thirteen years in the NFL says […]

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Chicago Bears linebacker says it took months to recover from latest concussion

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In just his first year in the NFL, 24-year-old Leonard Floyd sustained two separate concussions. Sadly, this may seem commonplace for an athlete competing at the highest level in one of the most brutal sports in America, but his recovery was far from common. “It took me two months to really feel like I was […]

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Male athletes hide concussions to avoid looking “weak”

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Young men and women in high school athletics are becoming increasingly aware of the signs and risks of concussion, but a new study shows the male athletes are significantly less likely to tell anyone when one happens. The report shows that male athletes still share a “show-no-weakness” mentality that could be putting them at higher […]

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TBI may cause depression and anxiety in children more than a decade later

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When a child suffers a traumatic brain injury, medical professionals watch for a number of symptoms or warning signs commonly associated with the injury. Those include issues like headaches, nausea, problems with memory, and even swelling of the brain. These symptoms typically heal within a week or a month of the injury, and once they […]

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Should you stop exercising after a concussion? New research says no.

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While a lot has changed regarding concussions in the past few years, one thing has largely remained the same. When someone visits a doctor with a brain injury, they are typically told to rest and avoid exerting themselves with physical activities. But, is that actually the best treatment for people recovering from concussions? More and […]

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Eye-tracking device may be able to identify dangerous brain swelling

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For many people who experience a traumatic brain injury, the bump to the head is just the start of their problems. The first response of an injured brain is to increase blood flow to the brain, but this causes swelling which can push the brain against the skull and cause even more damage. This “intracranial […]

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A parent’s guide to talking with your children about concussions

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If your child has ever fallen off their bike or gotten knocked over in a pickup game of football, you know that children don’t tend to hide their injuries. Quite the opposite. They cry and scream and let you know exactly where it hurts. But, some injuries aren’t as easy to understand as a cut […]

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Don Horton couldn’t stop coaching, even after getting CTE

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In the discussion about concussions in football, players are often portrayed as the innocents being sent into danger by the more malicious coaching staff and league officials running a business. Reality is rarely so black and white. As we’ve seen recently, players can be just as responsible for hiding injuries to stay in the game […]

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Helmets can’t cure the head injury epidemic in football

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Every summer I read about a new line of helmets promising to protect athletes from concussions, especially on the football field. They promise state-of-the-art technology and cutting edge new safety innovations, such as the recent inclusion of motion sensors to monitor hits taken by athletes. The only problem is, they overpromise what they can achieve […]

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