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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 Monitoring System Could Reduce Head Trauma In Athletes

Advanced Monitoring System Could Reduce Head Trauma In Athletes

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A group of researchers say a ‘structural health monitoring’ system often used to detect subtle damage in aircraft could also be highly useful in reducing brain trauma in sports. The team says greater use of medical imaging and impact monitoring could be particularly effective in protect the brains of players who do not show any […]

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Helmetless Training May Protect Football Players From Brain Injury

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Concussions in football have been in the headlines quite a bit lately thanks to the “concussion crisis” in football and the new movie starring Will Smith, however the latest news about brain injuries in football may be the most shocking yet. According to a new study published in the Journal of Athletic Training, playing football […]

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How To Tell If An Athlete May Have A Concussion

How To Tell If An Athlete May Have A Concussion

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As we reach the end of November, the football season is nearing its thunderous conclusion and winter sports are kicking into gear. That means it is also an important time to discuss brain injuries and concussion management in sports. The Centers for Disease Control estimates 1.6 million to 3.8 million concussions occur every year, with […]

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U.S. Soccer Federation Announces New Concussion Initiative For Youth Players

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With increased scrutiny falling on how concussions are handled in sports organization, the U.S. Soccer Federation is enacting a new youth soccer initiative aimed at keeping the brains of young athletes safe. Among the changes, the U.S. Soccer Federation is putting an end to heading the ball for players 10 and younger, limiting heading for […]

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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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Concussions Plague Pro Bull Riding Despite The Use of Helmets

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For bull riders, serious injuries come with the occupation. Still, doctors, riders, and researchers are quickly becoming concerned about just how prevalent brain injuries are within the sport. The Professional Bull Riders’ circuit made several steps over a decade ago to try to limit the number of brain injuries experienced in the sport but many […]

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Study Shows More Children Seeking Concussion Treatment

Study Shows More Children Seeking Concussion Treatment

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As the long-term risks associated with repeated concussions have become more widely known, numerous laws have been enacted across the country to protect student athletes. According to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics, the laws appear to be working as researchers found a large increase in treatment for traumatic brain injury and TBI-related injuries. […]

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The NFL Releases Study Claiming Concussion Rates are Falling

The NFL Releases Study Claiming Concussion Rates are Falling

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With so much scrutiny on the NFL’s every decision, it makes sense that the league would be in a rush to share their annual Health and Safety report which says concussions decreased overall during the 2013 season. The report says concussions are down 13-percent from the previous year and the number of concussions coming from […]

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Brain Injured Soccer Players Are At Higher Risk For Other Injuries

Brain Injured Soccer Players Are At Higher Risk For Other Injuries

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Despite girl’s soccer having one of the highest rates of brain injuries behind football, it wasn’t until this year’s World Cup that the sports community became concerned about the management of concussions in the game. Almost certainly thanks to a few brutal collisions and seemingly obvious – though still not confirmed – brain injuries, people […]

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