Tag Archives | sports concussions
Para Athlete

Para athletes get overlooked in the effort to protect athletes from concussions

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  Para athletes compete in a number of sports that come with an increased risk of head or neck injuries, especially concussions. However, a new report suggests these athletes may not be given the same amount of care or precautions as other athletes. “The profile of the issue of concussion in sport has received much […]

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Ray Ciancaglini “Keeps on Punching”

Ray Ciancaglini “Keeps on Punching”

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Ray Ciancaglini is a wonderful friend to us here at NeuroNotes. Ray is a tireless advocate for concussions awareness and prevention of The Second Impact Syndrome. A retired boxer living with the long-term effects of multiple concussions, Ray has made preventing other athletes from experiencing the problems associated with multiple concussions his Number 1 priority. […]

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The Fight for High School Football

The Fight for High School Football

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The fight over high school football is ongoing, after all it’s the American sport. The reality is that the American sport exposing athletes to high risks of brain injury which may not appear until later in life. We know how boxing has lost it’s fan base and we readily acknowledge the risk of that sport, but somehow football remains immune from players, parents, coaches, fans and school officials accepting the risks of football.

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Double Your Trouble By Playing with a Concussion

Double Your Trouble By Playing with a Concussion

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Athletes who get back into the game after experiencing a concussion take twice as long to recover as athletes who are removed from the game and wait to be evaluated and cleared before returning. In a study of 69 athletes with head trauma who were seen at the Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program […]

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Hockey Commissioner Denies Concussion CTE Link

Hockey Commissioner Denies Concussion CTE Link

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Gary Bettman, a Commissioner for the National Hockey League (NHL) has vehemently denied the connection between concussions and CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). The NHL has been brought to court by former players who contend that the league did not convey to them the risks of the sport and supported their exposure to concussions. The brains […]

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Former NHL “Enforcer” lives with multiple concussions aftermath

Former NHL “Enforcer” lives with multiple concussions aftermath

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Stephen Peat, 36, is another former NHL player living with the problems created by his multiple concussions. Peat last played in the 2005-6 season. Known as an “enforcer”, Peat suffers from the same problems that plagued Boogard, Belak and Rypen other former NHL players and “enforcers” following their retirement. Through the constant fights they are […]

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George Visger: “Out of my Head: My Life In and Out of Football”

George Visger: “Out of my Head: My Life In and Out of Football”

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NeuroNotes has reported on the problem of sports concussions over the recent years and has focused on the problems experienced by athletes who have had multiple concussions. Recently we wrote about Chris Borland’s sudden retirement and his concern for life devastating injury from the sport. Borland walked away from an extremely lucrative contract to save […]

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NBA

The NBA (Finally) Reveals Their Brain Injury Guidelines

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Everyone has been interested in the NBA’s concussion policy since it was implemented over 18 months ago, but while to teams all learned to follow a new set of rules, the public wasn’t made aware of the details until now. After a recent TBI that kept George Hill out of an important playoffs game, Mike […]

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