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Survey says parents still don’t understand concussions very well

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There’s been a massive push to spread awareness of the risks of concussions, especially in youth sports.  Still, it appears this information isn’t making it to many parents and guardians of young athletes. A study published in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Research shows a large number of these parents still have a limited understanding […]

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Gov. Fallin Signs Law Updating Oklahoma’s Concussion Standards

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Oklahoma is updating its laws regarding how concussions experienced by young athletes are treated and managed by parents and athletic staff. This week Gov. Mary Fallin signed Senate Bill 1164 into law, with its new standards going into effect starting Nov. 1. The bill was led by A.J. Griffin, R-Guthrie, in the state Senate and […]

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Study Links Criminal Behavior With Increased Rates Of Past TBI

Study Links Criminal Behavior With Increased Rates Of Past TBI

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A new study provides further evidence that a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be linked with an increased risk of committing criminal acts. According to a report published in PLOS ONE, an Australian research group has found a modest increase in the risk of committing a criminal offence, including violent offences, following a […]

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Is The Proposed NFL Concussion Settlement as Good as It Sounds?

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Brain injury professionals have been highly critical of the latest proposed settlement between the NFL and the former players suffering from the debilitating after-effects of exposing themselves to repeated brain injuries, but the deal looks almost generous on the surface. How can so many people be so strongly against an “uncapped” settlement which claims to […]

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College Football Players Endanger Their Studies With Brain Injuries

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There are countless reports discussing when exactly it is safe for college or even high school athletes to return to competition, but often the impact on these athlete’s academic lives is completely goes completely forgotten. When these athletes get pulled off the field, they are often also kept out of the classroom. Tanya Sichynski, writer […]

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Rest Your Brain After Brain Injury, Not Just Your Body

Rest Your Brain After Brain Injury, Not Just Your Body

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Despite all of the improvements in how athletes respond to and manage brain injuries, the actual treatment for concussions and traumatic brain injuries has largely stayed the same. People who suffer brain injuries are routinely prescribed “rest” and monitored as they recover. But, the notion of rest is often misunderstood. Too often, those who have […]

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Just How Many Concussions Is Too Many?

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Concussion protocols for sports have come a long way over the past few years at both professional and school levels. Included in just about every one of these guidelines is a rule that mandates how long a player must be removed from competition and practice after being diagnosed with a concussion or traumatic brain injury. […]

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The Season Hasn’t Started Yet, But The NFL Is Already Seeing More Concussions Than Before

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Last year, several organizations tracked every brain injury recorded in the NFL during the season to help document the high rates of TBI in the professional sport and raise awareness. This year if you waited to start your list until the regular season, it will be incomplete. The season hasn’t begun and already 35 players […]

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Where You Got Hit On The Head Doesn’t Influence Concussion Outcomes

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Researchers say impact location has little effect on concussion outcome according to the findings of their study on football player-to-player collisions. “A more complete understanding of concussions in high school football is needed to assist clinicians in diagnosing and managing concussed athletes,” wrote Zachary Y. Kerr, PhD, MPH, of the University of North Carolina at […]

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Seahawks Wide Receiver Sidney Rice Retires Amid Concussion Concerns

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This morning, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice announced his retirement from the NFL at the age of 27, after seven seasons in the league. Many sourced are indicating the decision was strongly influenced by concerns about the long-term risks of brain injuries. Rice is no stranger to injuries, but it is noteworthy that concussions […]

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