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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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Mayo Clinic Finds Evidence of CTE In High School Athletes

Mayo Clinic Finds Evidence of CTE In High School Athletes

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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been controversial ever since it was first identified. The disease is the centerpiece of the massive “concussion” scandal within the NFL, and a new blockbuster film about the way the league has handled the issue is set to be released on Christmas day. However, there has always been one assumption […]

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Wisconsin Rule Reduces Football-Related Concussions In High Schools

Wisconsin Rule Reduces Football-Related Concussions In High Schools

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Over the past few years, lawmakers and sports organizations have passed countless new regulations designed to cut down on the number of brain injuries occurring in organized sporting. So far, few of these regulations have done much to prevent these brain injuries, but they have improved how schools address injured athletes after the fact. Now, […]

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Concussion at U.S. Open Sidelines Canadian Tennis Player Eugenie Bouchard

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On the list of sports associated with concussions or traumatic brain injuries, tennis ranks pretty low. That didn’t stop a concussion from putting an abrupt stop to a Canadian tennis star’s run at the U.S. open this month, however. The 26th-ranked Eugenie Bouchard had to withdraw from the tournament after making it to the fourth […]

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Student Athletes Are Still Refusing To Stop Playing After Concussions

Student Athletes Are Still Refusing To Stop Playing After Concussions

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Despite efforts to better identify and remove players who have experienced potential brain injuries during school sports, a new study shows many potentially injured athletes are choosing to continue playing even after experiencing possible concussions. According to a federal report released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 70 percent […]

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The NFL’s Concussion Woes Continue After Court Challenge

The NFL’s Concussion Woes Continue After Court Challenge

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If you thought the NFL’s legal woes over concussions in the league were finished, guess again. According to The New York Times, a settlement, approved by a district court judge in April, is being challenged in court as a friend-of-the-court brief filed Thursday says the settlement is flawed because it does not cover the full range […]

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Know The Signs Of A Concussion Before It Happens

Know The Signs Of A Concussion Before It Happens

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With schools around the nation starting, school football and soccer teams are already practicing for the upcoming season, but that means these young athletes are putting themselves at risk for brain injury. The fall sports season is synonymous with a spike in sports-related brain injuries, and when left untreated or unnoticed these injuries can have […]

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Expert Shares Pre-Season Tips For Preventing Sports-Related Concussions

Expert Shares Pre-Season Tips For Preventing Sports-Related Concussions

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As the start of school draws near, so does the fall athletic season. Before student-athletes hit the field for pre-season practice, it is essential they receive a thorough education to protect their brains and long-term health. “Practice is the common time when athletes suffer concussions,” Dr. Hallie Zwibel, acting director for New York Institute of […]

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Study Links Memory Problems in Former NFL Players With Brain Injury

Study Links Memory Problems in Former NFL Players With Brain Injury

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Johns Hopkins researchers claim to have found significant evidence to link specific memory deficits found in former NFL players with accumulated brain damage using an assortment of imaging and cognitive tests. The study, published in Neurobiology of Disease, evaluated nine former NFL players between the ages of 57 to 74. The former players came from […]

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NCAA Reaches a Settlement in Concussion Lawsuit While New NHL Suit Is Filed

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This week has been a busy one for lawyers involved with sports-related brain injury lawsuits. Early this week the NCAA and former players accusing the league of endangering the safety of student-athletes reached a preliminary settlement which could relieve much of the league’s issues with brain injuries and improve player safety in the future. Only […]

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