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Driving simulator tries to answer if it is safe to drive after a concussion

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After a concussion, a person is likely to experience a mix of cognitive issues, vision problems, headaches, nausea, and even mood problems that can make their daily activities difficult or potentially dangerous. They may be forced to take time off work or school, as well as being told to avoid athletic activities. Despite all this, […]

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Not every TBI is obvious – a high-school football player is in a coma after a “routine play”

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When people think about traumatic brain injuries in football, they typically imagine highlight reel worthy collisions or spectacular tackles. Few realize even the most routine hits could trigger a life-threatening injury. A California high school football player provided the world with an unfortunate reminder of this reality recently, after he had to be placed in […]

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Smartphone app helps teens recover from concussions by making symptoms the enemy

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After a concussion, most people are told to avoid electronic devices like televisions or smartphones because it is believed that they can worsen the brain’s ability to heal. However, a new study published in the journal Brain Injury suggests using a specific smartphone app every day may actually be able to help people recover their […]

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These concussion tools may be effective for identifying injured children

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As the severity of football’s concussion problem has become harder to ignore in recent years, a number of tools and assessment systems have been created to help identify and treat brain injuries among athletes in high-school or older. However, few of these tools have been tested to verify if they are effective for younger athletes. […]

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David Bruton Jr. retires from the NFL because of concussion concerns

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While the biggest TBI related news of the day is undeniably the report finding CTE in the brains of 110 of 111 former football players, there is other news coming from within the NFL that suggests living football players may be changing how they think about brain injuries. After eight years in the NFL, safety […]

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Most recent World Cup failed to follow concussion guidelines, says new study

Most recent World Cup failed to follow concussion guidelines, says new study

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Throughout the most recent soccer World Cup, held in 2014, many criticized the soccer competition for being lax in response to apparent concussions on the field. There were multiple incidents where players were left sprawled out on the field, either unconscious or significantly shaken up, but most of these athletes returned to the competition within […]

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Stanford football team uses VR to catch concussions as they happen

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Concussions remain one of the most pressing issues for the world of football, with no easy answers in sight. To help protect their players, many leagues and teams of all levels have been turning to advanced technology like high-tech helmets, collision monitoring systems, and computerized concussion assessment tools designed to identify concussions when they happen. […]

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NFL’s Concussion Protocol Sidelines Michael Oher for Six Months (So Far)

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There are plenty of reasons to be critical of the NFL’s concussion policies. From the number of high-profile players who manage avoid the concussion protocol when they are obviously injured to the lack of consequences for those who blatantly violate the rules. But, for those who do end up placed in the protocol, it appears […]

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Decade Long Study Shows Female Soccer Players Are At Highest Risk For Concussions

Decade Long Study Shows Female Soccer Players Are At Highest Risk For Concussions

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Football continues to hog the spotlight when it comes to concussions, but a new report from the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons shows female soccer players are the athletes who face the highest risk for brain injuries. “While American football has been both scientifically and colloquially associated with the highest concussion […]

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Female Athletes See Higher Concussion Risk, Despite Focus on Male Athletes

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While the headlines tend to focus on male-dominated sports like football, more and more research is showing female athletes aren’t safe from the risk of concussions. In fact, women appear to be notably more likely to experience concussions during their athletics career compared to new men – according to a new study presented at the […]

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