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The Fight for High School Football

The Fight for High School Football

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The fight over high school football is ongoing, after all it’s the American sport. The reality is that the American sport exposing athletes to high risks of brain injury which may not appear until later in life. We know how boxing has lost it’s fan base and we readily acknowledge the risk of that sport, but somehow football remains immune from players, parents, coaches, fans and school officials accepting the risks of football.

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Tiny Bumps May Cause Equal Injury To The Brain As Concussions

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A recent study published in the journal Interface adds to the growing body of evidence that it does not require a clinical concussion for hits to the head to cause lasting damage in the brain. Most research on the effect of brain injuries has focused on the impact of relatively big hits which cause clinically […]

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Pennsylvania School Bans Soccer Headers For Younger Players

Pennsylvania School Bans Soccer Headers For Younger Players

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The brain injury problem in sports largely focuses on concussions, but the recent research suggests that mild traumatic brain injuries like concussions aren’t the only cause of the long-term brain damage being found in many older athletes. It is quickly being found that so-called “sub-concussive hits” or repeated hits that do not cause clinically diagnosable […]

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Soccer and the Sub-Concussive Hits Silently Destroying The Brain

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Football receives most of the attention lately when it comes to athletics-related traumatic brain injuries, but the latest findings from studies focused on another sport may give a greater reason to be alarmed. Football is under heavy scrutiny for the high rates of traumatic brain injuries within the sport and their presumed association with the […]

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An Objective Way To Measure The Risk of Brain Injury

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We know that high-impact sports athletes are at a high risk for brain injury, but there has never been much of an objective way to identify the actual risk these players face, especially from repeated so called “sub-concussive” hits. Scientists from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has changed this with a metric referred to as […]

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Sub-Concussive Hits Are Causing Serious Brain Damage

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It is no secret that the NFL has a brain injury problem. The issue has been covered by pretty much every major new source, and high profile deaths and suicides linked to repeated brain damage has kept the topic at the forefront of sports and health discussions. All this time, the finger has been pointed […]

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