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What exactly is a concussion? [Video]

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Concussions happen across the country every day, but the injury remains poorly understood by many – even those who experience one. People ignore the growing symptoms and dismiss the serious injury as “getting your bell rung” or being “knocked silly,” because the actual damage can’t be seen with the naked eye. Now, you can finally […]

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110 NFL Brains with CTE

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The results of a study by Dr. Ann McKee into the brains of deceased NFL football players was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. McKee studied the brains of 202 deceased football players of which 111 played in the NFL and 110 showed signs of CTE.

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Survey says parents still don’t understand concussions very well

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There’s been a massive push to spread awareness of the risks of concussions, especially in youth sports.  Still, it appears this information isn’t making it to many parents and guardians of young athletes. A study published in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Research shows a large number of these parents still have a limited understanding […]

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Do concussions affect women’s menstrual cycles?

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Concussions can affect numerous parts of the body that might surprise people, like vision and hearing. But, a new study has potentially found one unforeseen side-effect that could have significant effects on young women with brain injuries. A new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics shows that girls who have experienced a concussion are […]

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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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