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NASCAR Stars Talk About Concussions Before Daytona 500

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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NASCAR Is The Latest Sport To Introduce Questionable “Concussion Regulations”

The biggest story of the 2016 NASCAR season may have started on the track, but it unfolded far away – in dimly-lit and hushed rooms where Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent months recovering from a brain injury. NASCAR has finally responded to the high-profile injury with a series of new regulations aimed at reducing injuries in […]

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College Students May Take Longer To Recover From Concussions

  College can be a tough time for many. Between the pressures of being independent for the first time and the challenges of higher education, the period can put a lot of stress on the brain. Maybe that is why new research suggests that college students typically take significantly longer to recover from concussions compared […]

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NFL Says Concussions Were Down In 2016, But Were They Really?

NFL Says Concussions Were Down In 2016, But Were They Really?

Several recent reports have shown that the number of diagnosed concussions in high school and college sports have been quickly rising. But, this news is often seen positively. It is seen as a reflection of better awareness and identification of brain injuries when they happen, while many concussions have been completely ignored in the past. […]

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Running Back’s Concussion Reminds Us Most Brain Injuries Happen Off The Field

Anyone keeping up with the NFL knows about the league’s “concussion crisis” and the high risk of experiencing a brain injury playing the sport. However, it is often forgotten that concussions can happen anywhere, anytime. Green Bay Packer fans got a fresh reminder of this today, as Packers running back James Starks was sidelined for […]

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U.S. Soccer Gives a Crash Course In Concussions With “Recognize to Recover” Video

U.S. Soccer Gives a Crash Course In Concussions With “Recognize to Recover” Video

As a growing body of evidence suggests that repeated “heading” the ball in soccer can leave lasting damage to athletes’ brains, U.S. Soccer has made several efforts to make the sport safer. Last November, the organization made the bold recommendation that American youth soccer players under the age of 10 do not head the ball […]

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A Third of Concussed Children Return To The Field The Same Day

A Third of Concussed Children Return To The Field The Same Day

Over the past few years, every state in America has adopted concussion regulations for young athletes – the vast majority of which require players to be removed from play when suspected of being injured. Despite these rules, a new study shows that more than a third of young athletes who experience a concussion return to […]

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Practice Drills Put Young Football Players At High Risk For Concussion

Practice Drills Put Young Football Players At High Risk For Concussion

Numerous new regulations have been put into place over the last few years to protect young athletes from concussions during competition. However, a large number of these recent rules overlook the place where young athletes are most at risk for brain injury. According to a new study from Virginia Tech’s Center for Injury Biomechanics, young […]

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Pre-Season Tests Help Schools Treat Concussions In Sports

The new school year has already arrived for many kids across the country and that means fall sports are getting ready to kick off. With the upcoming season almost here, athletes are undergoing new testing to help protect their brains. But, what exactly are these tests and how do they protect young athletes from long-term […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Concussion Shows Not Every Brain Injury Looks Alike

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has earned a reputation for being one of the most progressive and aware NASCAR drivers when it comes to brain injuries. While many drivers largely ignore the danger of brain injuries in the sport, Earnhardt has made headlines for sitting out of big races when his health was in jeopardy. Earnhardt recently […]

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