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Pop Warner Football takes a hit on concussions

Pop Warner Football takes a hit on concussions

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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Pop Warner, the youth football league, for neglecting to exercise caution and standards to prevent and manage concussions. Pop Warner has a relationship to Football USA, the youth division of the NFL. I remember my eldest son getting suited up for Pop Warner football when he was […]

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Part 3 of Our Interview with Ray Ciancaglini: How Can We Prevent Brain Injuries in Sports?

Part 3 of Our Interview with Ray Ciancaglini: How Can We Prevent Brain Injuries in Sports?

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In the conclusion to our interview with Ray Ciancaglini, we discussed how to prevent brain injury in sports. Ray also reveals some interesting communication he had with Sony about the movie production of Concussion, the recent film in which Will Smith plays Dr. Omalu, who discovered the first case of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in […]

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Survey Shows Half of American Adults Are Misinformed About Concussions

Survey Shows Half of American Adults Are Misinformed About Concussions

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As students return to the classroom, student-athletes are also preparing to hit the field for the fall sports season. These young athletes rely on their parents and coaching staff to prepare them and help protect them from concussions and traumatic brain injuries, but new data from Abbott’s Concussion IQ Survey shows a large number of […]

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Can Goggles Show Healthy People What a Concussion Is Like?

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Concussions may be one of the most common brain injuries on the planet, but countless people will never experience what it feels like to have a brain injury. One company is working to change that. No, the company isn’t attempting to give everyone alive a brain injury. Instead Innocorp has designed a set of goggles they […]

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Five Things You Need To Know About Concussions and Contact Sports

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The football season may be winding down, but concussions happen all year. While the majority of brain injuries are the result of accidents such as car crashes or falling, there are also numerous sports with high brain injury risks which compete throughout the entire year. Hockey is well known for its brutality, so it should […]

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Two New Studies Show Concussion Misconceptions Still Common Among Parents

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There are a fair amount of misconceptions surrounding concussions, and Medical Xpress reports two new studies suggest these widespread misunderstandings and myths could be hindering the treatment and recovery of children who have experienced a brain injury. The two studies were presented today at a pre-conference symposium on pediatric sports medicine at the American Academy […]

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More Parents Are Receiving Concussion Education But Its Mileage May Vary

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It is a huge sign of progress that it is commonplace for parents of children involved in athletics to be asked to be provided some form of education about concussions, but some forms of education make parents feel more confident about their child’s’ participation than others according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott […]

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Concussions Are More Serious Than You Probably Think

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It is crazy to think that just a few years ago a mild traumatic brain injury was considered an insignificant injury. Concussions are common in sports and athletes were raised in a culture that told them that “getting your bell rung” is just a part of the game. We’ve made great advancements in the short […]

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Six Infographics To Teach You All The Basics About Concussions

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Many of us are just now getting comfortable in football season. Groups gather every weekend to watch the games, and every week high school stadiums across the country fill with families, students, and alumni, all there to see the current team. But, many these days have a new topic lingering in the back of their […]

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