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“This is Friggin’ Serious”: Former NFL Running Back Charlie Garner Talks CTE

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Charlie Garner is a former NFL running back who rushed for over 7,000 yards and 39 touchdowns across an 11-year career with the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At 45-years-old, he is also the latest former professional football player to open up about the effects the sports has had […]

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Disrupted Brain Pathways Could Explain The Difference Between TBI in Men and Women

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Men and women who experience concussions often have similar experiences in many ways. The headaches, nausea, and confusion are almost universal among those who experience a  traumatic brain injury. But, the effects of TBI in men and women can also be very different. Past research has shown women are significantly more likely to develop neuropsychiatric […]

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TBI Can Be Costly, Even Years Later

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The personal costs of traumatic brain injury can be devastating. Disability, mental and emotional changes that can be potentially long-lasting, and relationship strain are just a few ways the injury can affect a person. However, it is often forgotten that the actual monetary cost of TBI can be just a severe for many. A new […]

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Decade Long Study Shows Female Soccer Players Are At Highest Risk For Concussions

Decade Long Study Shows Female Soccer Players Are At Highest Risk For Concussions

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Football continues to hog the spotlight when it comes to concussions, but a new report from the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons shows female soccer players are the athletes who face the highest risk for brain injuries. “While American football has been both scientifically and colloquially associated with the highest concussion […]

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“Microwave Helmet” May Help Evaluate Traumatic Brain Injuries

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A new “microwave helmet” may be able to quickly identify bleeding in the brain after a traumatic brain injury, according to a small study recently published in the Journal of Neurotrauma. The portable device uses microwave technology to quickly evaluate brain injuries and could potentially give healthcare professionals essential information in the moments immediately after […]

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Brain Injuries May Change Your Genes Putting You At Risk For Later Disease

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Brain injuries can have a huge impact on both your brain and your body. But, new research suggests brain injuries can be felt on an even deeper level too. According to new findings published this week in EBioMedicine, brain injuries also affect hundreds of genes linked to an increased risk for a wide range of […]

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New Model Predicts Outcome For Older Individuals With TBI

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often thought of as a “young person’s injury” because of its links with sports and dangerous activities. But, TBI also happens in homes and on roads – during falls, car crashes, and other accidents. Because of this, the injury is also common among older individuals. Unfortunately, the majority of TBI […]

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Study Finds Long-Term Attention Problems in Some After Brain Injury

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The short-term effects of a traumatic brain injury are fairly well understood. Headaches, nausea, memory loss, confusion, and vision issues are all well-documented symptoms of a concussion or TBI that typically fade within weeks of the injury. But, what happens after these symptoms fade? Common knowledge suggests that once the symptoms of a concussion are […]

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“Heading” The Ball Can Put Soccer Players at Risk for Concussion

“Heading” The Ball Can Put Soccer Players at Risk for Concussion

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Many consider “heading” a ball in soccer to be a classic part of the game, useful for both scoring and passing. However, a growing body of research suggests these “headers” may also be putting the brain at risk. A new study published in the journal Neurology suggests that soccer players who head the balls the […]

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Photographer Tells His Story of TBI Recovery Through Pictures

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Every story of traumatic brain injury may include some similar themes, such as cognitive issues, long recoveries, and a lot of quiet resting. But, every story is also unique. Trevor Gavin shows this through vivid pictures that document every step of his journey from traumatic brain injury to recovery. In March 2016, Gavin experienced a […]

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