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Brett Favre explores concussions in football with a new documentary

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Throughout his nearly 20 years in the NFL, Brett Favre suffered a number of injuries. However, few of those injuries have had anywhere near the lasting impact of Favre’s concussions. He can’t even guess exactly how many brain injuries he had before his career-ending concussion in 2010. Now, Favre is exploring his own history with […]

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NFL announces sudden changes to the league’s concussion protocol

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In light of growing criticism of the league’s handling of concussions on the field this year, the NFL has made some last-minute changes to its concussion protocol – including placing a central unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant (UNC) in the league’s “command center” for all games. The new rules and changes were quietly approved December 11th by […]

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Elite high school football players shrug off concussion concerns

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There is no denying that high school football players these days know much more about brain injuries than their predecessors. Between the new concussion-related rules they have to follow, required pre-season education classes, and the constant discussions in the media, teen athletes are given a wealth of information regarding how to identify concussions and their […]

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Some football positions may be riskier for concussions that others

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These days, just about everyone knows football is a dangerous sport for your brain. But, what they might not know is that some positions may be riskier than others. A recently published, NFL-funded study suggests that some players are more likely to experience more severe brain injuries more frequently than other positions. As lead researcher […]

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State concussion laws are reducing the number of repeated concussions in young athletes

State concussion laws are reducing the number of repeated concussions in young athletes

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  Throughout the past decade, every state in America has passed their own form of regulations aimed at protecting young athletes from concussions. Now, one of the first studies to examine these regulations says they are working. According to the report published in the American Journal of Public Health, these regulations have led to a […]

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Concussion concerns and decreasing youth participation spell trouble for football

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You don’t have to look far to find people proclaiming the end of football right now. Vocal critics like Malcolm Gladwell and respected medical experts such as Bennett Omalu are quick to say they believe the NFL should be disbanded in light of the risks for repeated head trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. But, you’d […]

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Stanford football team uses VR to catch concussions as they happen

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Concussions remain one of the most pressing issues for the world of football, with no easy answers in sight. To help protect their players, many leagues and teams of all levels have been turning to advanced technology like high-tech helmets, collision monitoring systems, and computerized concussion assessment tools designed to identify concussions when they happen. […]

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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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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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