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Tackling Education May Protect Young Athletes From More Severe Concussions

Tackling Education May Protect Young Athletes From More Severe Concussions

  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

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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Why Parent’s Shouldn’t Be Able To Say When Their Concussed Child Can “Return To Play”

In the past few years, state governments across the nation have passed countless laws and regulations aimed at protecting young athletes’ brains. Many of these bills are basically the same. Most commonly they designate that players are to be removed from practice and competition when they are suspected of having a concussion. Injured players can […]

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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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