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High School Football Players Remain Unfazed By Concussion Dangers

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Whether or not you agree with the changes, there is no denying that football isn’t the same as it used to be – all thanks to concussions. For one, players face numerous new rules dictating not just when they are removed from play, but how and when they can tackle another player. Even further, athletes […]

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Mark Gastineau deals with football’s aftermath

Mark Gastineau deals with football’s aftermath

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Mark Gastineau, a retired defensive end with the New York Jets, revealed that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson Syndrome and Dementia. Gastineau played 1o years with the New York Jets.

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A Third of Concussed Children Return To The Field The Same Day

A Third of Concussed Children Return To The Field The Same Day

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Over the past few years, every state in America has adopted concussion regulations for young athletes – the vast majority of which require players to be removed from play when suspected of being injured. Despite these rules, a new study shows that more than a third of young athletes who experience a concussion return to […]

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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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NASCAR Star Dale Earnhardt Jr. Sidelined Due To Concussion

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NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. is bowing out of a major upcoming race this weekend due to a possible concussion. Earnhardt’s team Hendrick Motorsports released a statement today saying the racer was not cleared by doctors for the upcoming Sprint Cup Series Event this weekend in New Hampshire due to “concussion-like symptoms.” “I wasn’t feeling […]

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Playing Water Polo May Put You At High Risk For Concussions

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Water polo isn’t typically thought of when people think of contact sports with high risk of injury, but those who participate in the sport will be quick to tell you just how rough the sport can be. Goalies, in particular, know they risk hits to the head that could trigger a concussion any time they […]

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New Concussion Protocols Are Helping Keep Athletes’ Brains Safe

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Concussions are starting to be taken seriously in sports of all ages. The idea that concussions in sports like football and hockey can have life-long effects is finally accepted as a fact by the majority of people and sporting organizations are starting to put strong and effective policies in place to protect athletes. Specifically, this […]

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Yet Another Wearable Device Claims To Prevent Concussion

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Today, Sports Illustrated published a huge article on a new wearable piece of technology that is purported to protect athletes against concussions. Sound familiar? It seems every few months a new technology is released that makes revolutionary claims about reducing football and other sports-related TBI. The idea behind the latest project, called the Q-Collar, is […]

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Panel Discusses The Concussion Dangers In Cheerleading and Football

Panel Discusses The Concussion Dangers In Cheerleading and Football

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When you speak about concussions in athletics, it is hard not to speak about football. It has received the most attention by far for its handling of concussions thanks to the highly-publicized lawsuits against the NFL and the shocking suicides that have been linked back to concussions which occurred while playing football. However, the notion […]

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Staying In The Game After Concussion Can Mean Being Sidelined Longer

Staying In The Game After Concussion Can Mean Being Sidelined Longer

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Sports leagues across the country have instituted policies which pull players from play if they are suspected of experiencing a concussion, but there is plenty of evidence to show the rule isn’t foolproof. There have been several high-profile cases where athletes have endured brain injuries on the field without being pulled from the game, and […]

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