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Sanjay Gupta Explains Why We Need To Call Concussions a Brain Injury

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Just because it is now officially the off-season for the NFL doesn’t mean the NFL’s woes are going away. The game is played by men who average 250 pounds, with some who are much heavier, made of pure muscle, and whose primary goal is to slam into each other as hard as they have to […]

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Actor Larry Miller Recovering From Near-Fatal Brain Injury

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Despite the dangers of brain injury, most make full recoveries from TBI. Last April, actor Larry Miller, known for his roles in The Nutty Professor and 10 Things I Hate About You, among many other titles, suffered a near fatal brain injury. Now he is getting back to work on his podcast, This Week With […]

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Cognitive Deficits Are Present Two Months After Concussion

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When an athlete suffers a traumatic brain injury, it is recommended they be pulled from play and practice for roughly a week. The idea underlying this suggestion is that TBI or concussions only affect players for around 7 days. This is also true for concussions as a whole, but these widely held beliefs are being […]

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New Study Links Retired Football Players To Depression and Cognitive Impairment

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A new study exploring the link between football and brain injury is contributing to the evidence that a career in football can have life-long effects on the brains and the behavior of the players. Just a few weeks after a study linked repeated traumatic brain injuries in football players and veterans to a disorder known […]

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What Can We Learn From Hillary Clinton’s Concussion?

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Most of the concussions I find myself talking about are the result of sports injuries or car accidents, but it is easy to forget that falls are actually the leading cause of traumatic brain injury. That’s why Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent health issues have kept my interest rather well. While trying to recover […]

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Knowing What To Spot Right After A Concussion Could Save A Life

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The time immediately following a brain injury is hugely important in telling how bad the damage really is. While the majority of brain injuries are minor, there are a large amount caused by falls, traffic accidents, rough sports, and even physical abuse, which can lead to disability or death. Not all brain injuries act the […]

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‘Are You OK?’ Isn’t a Medical Test for TBI

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Many are asking whether University of Arizona quarterback Matt Scott had a concussion, and even more are asking if Coach Rich Rodriguez put Scott in more danger by keeping him on the field after what seemed to be a head injury. On Monday, October 29th, Rodriguez commented on the situation, and cleared little up. Scott […]

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5 Tips To Keep Youth Athletes Safe

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Most parents worry about their children getting a head injury while playing sports, and that fear is far from unwarranted. The latest data actually shows an increase in emergency room visits for school-age athletes with brain injuries such as concussions in the past few years. This, of course, doesn’t mean we want to take our […]

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Soccer, Not the Safest Sport when looking at Head Injury

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A recent study of 32 amateur soccer players is finding that soccer players who “headed” the ball 1,000 to 1,500 times a year exhibit abnormalities of the brain. While 1,000 to 1,500 sounds like a lot, it boils down to “heading” the ball only 3-4 times a day.  Most of the 1,000 to 1,500 “headings” […]

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It’s Not Just Football

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With the recent NFL suicides and the focus on the exposure of football players and their exposure to multiple brain injuries, we need to remain mindful that there are other sports which have a high potential for concussive brain injuries. Certainly ice hockey comes to mind with the high velocity collisions, fighting and other impacts […]

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