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Houston quarterback’s on-field “seizure” shows the NFL’s concussion protocol is worthless

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Any time the NFL comes under fire for its handling of concussions, the league is sure to mention its “concussion protocol” as one of the leading ways it is protecting players. In theory, the protocol is designed to identify players with potential brain injuries and remove them from the game as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, […]

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Smartphone app may diagnose brain injuries based on just your eyes

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A team of researchers, computer scientists, and engineers say they have created a powerful tool to quickly identify concussions soon after they happen, and you likely have the technology in your pocket already. The team says they have developed an app called PupilScreen capable of using the average smartphone camera to track imperceptible changes in […]

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Concussion worries aren’t changing fans minds on the NFL according to new survey

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America officially agrees that brain injuries are a big problem for football, but don’t expect to see any big changes anytime soon. A recent survey shows that while the majority of fans say they’re concerned about brain injuries in the NFL, but few are tuning out. Of the 1,000 Americans questioned in the survey by […]

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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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