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HighSchoolFootball

High School Athletes Continue To Underreport Concussion Symptoms

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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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NASCAR Stars Talk About Concussions Before Daytona 500

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Following the announcement of NASCAR’s new concussion regulations, it is no surprise concussions were a popular topic at the Daytona 500 media day. Several riders were asked about their opinions on the new rules and the upcoming return of Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the major race. Most notably, racing superstar Danica Patrick spoke at length […]

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equestrian sports and traumatic brain injuries

Equestrian Sports Are The Leading Cause of Sports-Related TBI

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When we talk about brain injuries in sports, most people think about football, or possibly hockey. Maybe if you are more of a traditionalist you think of boxing, where chronic traumatic encephalopathy first started being recognized. These sports stay at the heart of the conversation of how to protect athlete’s brains. Despite this, a new […]

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Athletes Face Higher Risk For Other Injuries After A Concussion

Athletes Face Higher Risk For Other Injuries After A Concussion

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In the past few years, much attention has been paid to the long-term mental and physical risks of traumatic brain injury, especially in football. In the noise, it can be forgotten that brain injuries also carry serious short-term side-effects and symptoms that can be debilitating. Despite chronic headaches, nausea, blurred vision, and cognitive difficulties, a […]

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Big 12

Big 12 Conference Enacts Strict New Concussion Policy

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On Wednesday, the Big 12 announced new expanded rules for diagnosing and managing concussions for student-athletes. The policy was approved by the Big 12 Board of Directors, and was “developed by athletic trainers, physicians, and medical support staff.” “The Big 12 is fully committed to the health and welfare of its student-athletes,” said Big 12 […]

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University of Michigan Concussion Scandal Highlights Changing Attitudes About Brain Injuries

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Concussions in football are far from abnormal, and it isn’t unheard of for athletes to continue competing after suffering a brain injury on the field. A few years ago, it is likely that the events happening at the University of Michigan ever the past week would have been a non-issue. Instead it represents the quickly […]

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