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Practice Drills Put Young Football Players At High Risk For Concussion

Practice Drills Put Young Football Players At High Risk For Concussion

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Numerous new regulations have been put into place over the last few years to protect young athletes from concussions during competition. However, a large number of these recent rules overlook the place where young athletes are most at risk for brain injury. According to a new study from Virginia Tech’s Center for Injury Biomechanics, young […]

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CTE confirmed in college athlete’s death by suicide

CTE confirmed in college athlete’s death by suicide

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We previously wrote a blog about Kosta Karageorge right after his tragic death in 2014. Karageorge was an Ohio State football player and former wrestler whose life ended with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. After sending a few texts to his girlfriend, then his mother, Karageorge, climbed into a dumpster in an alley near his apartment, and […]

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Apple Pie or Violence: Which is the American Tradition? Part Two of Our Interview with Ray Ciancaglini

Apple Pie or Violence: Which is the American Tradition? Part Two of Our Interview with Ray Ciancaglini

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In Part Two of our conversation with Ray Ciancaglini, we explore the connection between violence and brain injury in sports. Sports related concussion is an ongoing theme here on NeuroNotes. We want to capture different views of concussion. The following interview shares perspective on sports as a cause of brain injury. Are we hooked on violence? […]

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Another Son Lost: Football, CTE and Suicide

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As a mother, when your child is born, you never imagine his life ending with a death by suicide while you sit helpless on the other end of the phone line.  This is what happened to Karen Kinzle Zegel when she received a phone call from her son, Patrick, 32 years old, as he calmly […]

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Dondre Ransom: Marine vet taken out of action with TBI from semi-pro football

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A former Marine who served in Iraq is fighting to get back in the game after suffering a severe concussion while playing football for the Sacramento Wildcats. Now, hooked to ventilator and blind, Dondre communicates with eye blinks. He and his wife are the parents of two small children. While Dondre is hospitalized his wife […]

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NFL Agrees to Open-Ended Settlement In Concussion Lawsuit

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Football fans and those of us with heightened interests in traumatic brain injuries have been anxiously waiting for the resolution in the concussion lawsuits filed against the NFL. After a settlement in which the league would pay $765 million was agreed to in August of 2013, it seemed the issue was close to a conclusion. […]

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Navy Football Player Dies After Falling Into Coma During Practice

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Over the weekend, Navy football player Will McKamey was hospitalized after collapsing during practice. The 19-year-old freshman running back and Fourth Class Midshipman fell into a coma, and three days days later the Naval Academy Superintendent VADM Mike Miller has confirmed the McKamey has died. Despite his family releasing a statement that McKamey did not […]

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Will Football go the way of Gladiators?

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The Super Bowl is tomorrow, and people who are excited about the big game probably don’t want to think about the uncertain future of the sport.  Ben Orlando, the creator of an interesting podcast called “History Repeating Itself,” is exploring the possibility that football will suffer a similar demise to the gladiator sport of ancient […]

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President Obama’s Words Shed Light Into Football’s Concussion Crisis

President Obama’s Words Shed Light Into Football’s Concussion Crisis

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Last year, President Obama made headlines by voicing concern about the concussion rates in the NFL and noting he might not let his son play football if he was the father of one. The statement echoed the sentiments of many throughout the United States, as parents find themselves considering their child’s safety in the decision […]

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America Tonight Maps All College Football Concussions This Season

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The college and professional football seasons are now underway, and with them the debate about concussion safety and treatment in sports returns to the forefront of many peoples’ minds. President Obama has even issued statements on the issue, such as opining that the NCAA needed to do more to protect college football players from concussion. […]

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