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ESPN college football broadcaster Ed Cunningham retires because of traumatic brain injuries

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Over the past 20 years, Ed Cunningham has become one of the most recognizable voices in college football by providing color analysis and commentary on both ABC and ESPN. But this week he is walking away from one of the most prominent jobs in sports broadcasting because of his conscience. “I take full ownership of […]

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Male athletes hide concussions to avoid looking “weak”

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Young men and women in high school athletics are becoming increasingly aware of the signs and risks of concussion, but a new study shows the male athletes are significantly less likely to tell anyone when one happens. The report shows that male athletes still share a “show-no-weakness” mentality that could be putting them at higher […]

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U.S. Soccer Gives a Crash Course In Concussions With “Recognize to Recover” Video

U.S. Soccer Gives a Crash Course In Concussions With “Recognize to Recover” Video

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As a growing body of evidence suggests that repeated “heading” the ball in soccer can leave lasting damage to athletes’ brains, U.S. Soccer has made several efforts to make the sport safer. Last November, the organization made the bold recommendation that American youth soccer players under the age of 10 do not head the ball […]

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A Single Season of Football Can Change The Brain

A Single Season of Football Can Change The Brain

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It has become all but inarguable that concussions can have a lasting impact on athlete’s brains, accumulating to cause permanent damage and potentially cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy – a degenerative brain disease. However, there is mounting evidence that athletes may not need to experience a concussion to cause significant damage to their brains. Dr. Christopher […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Concussion Shows Not Every Brain Injury Looks Alike

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. has earned a reputation for being one of the most progressive and aware NASCAR drivers when it comes to brain injuries. While many drivers largely ignore the danger of brain injuries in the sport, Earnhardt has made headlines for sitting out of big races when his health was in jeopardy. Earnhardt recently […]

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The WWE Gets Body-Slammed By Concussion Lawsuit

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The NFL’s concussion lawsuit may be settled, but many other professional sports organizations have yet to see their day in court. Lawsuits are being brought by athletes from all kinds of sports including soccer, hockey, and basketball. As of today, you can add professional wrestling to that list, as dozens of former wrestlers have filed […]

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Many Products Marketed For Concussion Recovery Are Too Good To Be True

Many Products Marketed For Concussion Recovery Are Too Good To Be True

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As the concussion crisis in sports has brought increased attention to the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury, new problems have also arisen. Specifically, a whole new market has arisen promising to protect athletes from concussions and miraculously improve brain injured athletes’ recoveries. From herbal supplements, helmet innovations, and now a so-called “super-milk”, there’s a […]

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Keeping Your Brain Safe In Winter Weather

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Much of Oklahoma just received its first snow for the season. While it isn’t likely to stick around long, there’s a good chance we will see more winter weather before Spring comes around. Winter weather can be both a blessing and a curse. It can certainly be nice to get a day off work to […]

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Children With Sports-Related Concussions Show Impairments Two Years Later

Children With Sports-Related Concussions Show Impairments Two Years Later

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As football has brought the long-term risks of brain injury into the limelight, it has helped researchers better explore and understand concussions through increased funding for research projects. However, most of the research has focused on high-school-aged or older athletes. Unfortunately, that means one of the groups most vulnerable to brain injuries is often left […]

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Concussions Are The Leading Injury In Cheerleading

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Cheerleading has gained a reputation as a dangerous sport, thanks to its high-flying and high-risk maneuvers and the increasingly competitive spirit of the sport. Bruises and fractures are common, but a new U.S. study shows the most common injury in the sport is concussion. Overall, cheerleading still ranks near the bottom of high school sports […]

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