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NFL, USA Football Falsely Claimed They Were Reducing Concussions In Youth Football

NFL, USA Football Falsely Claimed They Were Reducing Concussions In Youth Football

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Last year, the NFL and USA Football – youth football’s governing body – made big claims about their efforts to reduce brain injuries in childhood football leagues. The groups touted their youth initiative called Heads Up Football for decreasing the number of concussions and bodily injuries by significant margins. The only problem is their claims […]

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NFL Finally Establishes Consequences For Teams That Violate Concussion Protocol

NFL Finally Establishes Consequences For Teams That Violate Concussion Protocol

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The NFL and NFL Players Association are working together to enact new policies that will make brain injury management be taken more seriously in the league. This week, the groups jointly announced that they have agreed to a new set of enforcement procedures which enact significant penalties for teams or players that violate the league’s […]

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Chyna’s brain to be studied for CTE

Chyna’s brain to be studied for CTE

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Chyna’s brain will be studied by Bennet Omalu,MD according to a spokesperson, Anthony Anzalo. Chyna, or Joan Lauer, was known for her role as one of the first women in professional wresting and later as an actor and entertainer. She is believed to have experienced many concussions in the wresting ring which contributed to her […]

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Part 3 of Our Interview with Ray Ciancaglini: How Can We Prevent Brain Injuries in Sports?

Part 3 of Our Interview with Ray Ciancaglini: How Can We Prevent Brain Injuries in Sports?

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In the conclusion to our interview with Ray Ciancaglini, we discussed how to prevent brain injury in sports. Ray also reveals some interesting communication he had with Sony about the movie production of Concussion, the recent film in which Will Smith plays Dr. Omalu, who discovered the first case of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in […]

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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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A champ speaks candidly about sports, violence and injury

A champ speaks candidly about sports, violence and injury

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MJ Clausen and I interviewed Ray Ciancaglini on November 20, 2015. Our interview with Ray focused on sports and concussions in both boxing and football. Specifically, we spoke about the future of sports like boxing and football in which violence is an inevitable part of the game.  Ray Ciancaglini is the Founder of The Second […]

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Dr. Bennet Omalu identifies CTE

Dr. Bennet Omalu identifies CTE

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The movie “Concussion” is set to open in a few days and, with the opening, the discussions around the effects of multiple concussions and sub-concussive hits are expected to increase.  “Concussion” is surrounded in controversy about the role of the NFL in pressuring the producers to tone down the presentation of the NFL and its […]

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For George Visger Brain Injury Awareness Day is Every Day

For George Visger Brain Injury Awareness Day is Every Day

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As the month of March draws to a close, the month dedicated to brain injury awareness also ends.  As our friend, George Visger, points out in a recent blog, for him, every day is brain injury awareness day.  George is a courageous brain injury survivor and former NFL player for the San Francisco 49ers.  He […]

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Retired NFL Player Comments on Kosta Karageorge’s Death by Suicide: “The whole game needs to change.”

Retired NFL Player Comments on Kosta Karageorge’s Death by Suicide: “The whole game needs to change.”

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“The whole game needs to change, and, again, I don’t know if anyone’s going to embrace it,” George Visger said in an interview with 19 Action News in Cleveland.  Visger was discussing the recent death by suicide of Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge.  Tragic deaths such as these, as difficult as it is to […]

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George Visger & Friends Arrange a Benefit

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Last week we posted a blog about Dondre Ransom, a former Marine, father of two and a semi-pro football player who sustained a concussion which has left him blind and hooked to a ventilator. Dondre’s wife is receiving treatment for her military-related TBI in Atlanta. Several of our NeuroNotes readers have asked about what they […]

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