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Are Soccer Headers Really Causing Brain Injuries?

Are Soccer Headers Really Causing Brain Injuries?

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Since the discovery that soccer is linked to high rates of brain injuries similar to those found in football and hockey players, the assumption has been that the brain damage was associated with the repeated “headers”, or a player using their head to direct the ball. This assumption isn’t entirely baseless, several researchers have shown […]

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New Study Confirms Reports That Helmets Are Not Effective at Preventing Concussions

New Study Confirms Reports That Helmets Are Not Effective at Preventing Concussions

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As concussion awareness has increased there has been a noticeable increase in athletes wearing helmets. Skiers, snowboarders, and cyclists have all seen a rise in helmet usage, even outside of competition. However, a new study confirms what several tests before it have already shown: modern helmets are not very good at preventing concussions. There are […]

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Hockey Players Who Suffer Concussions Show Microscopic Brain Changes

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For many, the highlight of the Winter Olympics is hockey. While the sport has never quite caught on in the US as it has in other, colder countries like Canada, the United States hockey teams both have a chance to go far in the Olympic games. The men’s and women’s teams have both had promising […]

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Do Higher Altitudes Lower Your Chance of a Concussion?

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Most of the effects high altitude has on the body are well documented, but researchers from the University of Colorado School of Public Health believe they have discovered a new way altitude affects the body. They believe higher altitudes lower the risk of concussion. The researchers found that high school athletes who play at higher […]

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The Crash Reel

“The Crash Reel” Shows the Real Face of Traumatic Brain Injury

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As we head into Autumn, the majority of both sports and brain injury discussions remains firmly centered around football. High school football is a big Friday night draw across the country, and the NFL just began their regular season. Drawing even more attention is the huge lawsuit awaiting approval for a settlement between over 4,200 […]

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