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Chicago Bears linebacker says it took months to recover from latest concussion

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In just his first year in the NFL, 24-year-old Leonard Floyd sustained two separate concussions. Sadly, this may seem commonplace for an athlete competing at the highest level in one of the most brutal sports in America, but his recovery was far from common. “It took me two months to really feel like I was […]

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Should you stop exercising after a concussion? New research says no.

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While a lot has changed regarding concussions in the past few years, one thing has largely remained the same. When someone visits a doctor with a brain injury, they are typically told to rest and avoid exerting themselves with physical activities. But, is that actually the best treatment for people recovering from concussions? More and […]

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A parent’s guide to talking with your children about concussions

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If your child has ever fallen off their bike or gotten knocked over in a pickup game of football, you know that children don’t tend to hide their injuries. Quite the opposite. They cry and scream and let you know exactly where it hurts. But, some injuries aren’t as easy to understand as a cut […]

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Tom Brady isn’t the only NFL player hiding their concussions

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According to the official record, Tom Brady has never had a concussion in his 17 years playing in the NFL. So, it obviously raised some eyebrows this month when his wife Gisele Bundchen told Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning that Brady has actually experienced several concussions – including one last season. The disclosure was […]

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High School Football Players Remain Unfazed By Concussion Dangers

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Whether or not you agree with the changes, there is no denying that football isn’t the same as it used to be – all thanks to concussions. For one, players face numerous new rules dictating not just when they are removed from play, but how and when they can tackle another player. Even further, athletes […]

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Even Mild Brain Injuries May Cause Impulse Control Problems

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Traumatic brain injury has anecdotally been tied to behavioral problems and issues with impulse control for decades, but the relationship between concussions and risk-taking has largely been ignored. Now, a team of researchers from the University of British Columbia has found scientific evidence that even mild traumatic brain injuries (often called concussions) can lead to […]

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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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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Announces His Retirement After Long-Lasting Concussion

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After missing nearly all of the 2016 season due to long-lasting concussion symptoms, NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. says this year will be his last on the racetrack. The racer is retiring at the end of the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series. Despite never winning the Cup Series season title, the driver has amassed 26 top-level […]

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Tackling Education May Protect Young Athletes From More Severe Concussions

Tackling Education May Protect Young Athletes From More Severe Concussions

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  Across the country, schools have adopted regulations dictating what happens to young football players after they are believed to have experienced a concussion. But, many schools and sports organizations have also been adopting new tackling rules and training programs in hopes they can prevent concussions entirely. According to new data released at the American Orthopaedic […]

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NFL Tight End Jordan Cameron Retires Over Concussion Concerns

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Miami Dolphins tight end Jordan Cameron seemed determined to return to the NFL next year, but after four concussions he has decided it is time to call it quits. “I started thinking about concussions too much,” Cameron, 28, told ESPN. “You can’t play football like that.” The athlete has spent six seasons playing professionally in […]

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