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Girls are 5 times as likely to ignore the signs and keep playing after concussions

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The phenomenon of athletes ignoring the signs of a concussion and staying on the field after an injury is a well-known problem usually attributed to machismo. The boys are just too afraid of being labeled “weak” or “girly” for sitting on the sidelines, according to most brain injury experts. However, a new study suggests that […]

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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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Listening for CTE: a preliminary study

Listening for CTE: a preliminary study

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Researchers at Arizona State University have conducted a study using language to indicate changes to brain caused by conditions like CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). In this study, researchers found greater language changes in players as compared to the executives and coaches.

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Helmets can’t cure the head injury epidemic in football

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Every summer I read about a new line of helmets promising to protect athletes from concussions, especially on the football field. They promise state-of-the-art technology and cutting edge new safety innovations, such as the recent inclusion of motion sensors to monitor hits taken by athletes. The only problem is, they overpromise what they can achieve […]

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NFL Tight End Jordan Cameron Retires Over Concussion Concerns

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Miami Dolphins tight end Jordan Cameron seemed determined to return to the NFL next year, but after four concussions he has decided it is time to call it quits. “I started thinking about concussions too much,” Cameron, 28, told ESPN. “You can’t play football like that.” The athlete has spent six seasons playing professionally in […]

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Signs of Concussion Linger In The Brain For Months

Signs of Concussion Linger In The Brain For Months

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Most concussions seem to last just a few days or weeks before symptoms are absent. However, recent research has suggested symptoms may disappear before the brain is fully healed. While symptoms may be gone, the brain may still be vulnerable and healing. The latest research to support this idea is being presented at the Sports […]

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Equestrian Sports Are The Leading Cause of Sports-Related TBI

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When we talk about brain injuries in sports, most people think about football, or possibly hockey. Maybe if you are more of a traditionalist you think of boxing, where chronic traumatic encephalopathy first started being recognized. These sports stay at the heart of the conversation of how to protect athlete’s brains. Despite this, a new […]

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Concussions Take The Spotlight On WWE As Daniel Bryan Retires

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The concussion crisis has left practically no sport untouched, as football, hockey, soccer, and basketball are all dealing with the potential long-term dangers of repeated sports-related brain injuries. The same can also be said for professional wrestling. Whether you agree the mix of entertainment and athletics counts as a sport, there is no denying professional […]

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Advanced Imaging Detects Slowed Blood Flow Following Concussion

Advanced Imaging Detects Slowed Blood Flow Following Concussion

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An advanced imaging technique may be able to detect signs of brain injury, even after symptoms have subsided, according to a recent findings presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago. A team of researchers led by Dr. Yang Wang, an associate professor of radiology at the Medical College […]

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Packers Rookie Retires After Brain Injury

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Traumatic brain injuries have ended countless careers in professional athletics before they began, but few of these injured athletes were forced to make the decision right as their dreams were coming true. Adrian Coxson was an undrafted free agent rookie from Stony Brook signed with the Green Bay Packers in May and was preparing for […]

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