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Dr. Robert Cantu Talks On Brain Injuries In Youth Soccer

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Dr. Robert Cantu is widely considered on of the nation’s top experts on concussions and brain trauma, especially within youth sports. As the chief of neurosurgery at Emerson Hospital and co-director of Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Cantu has regularly pushed for greater safety practices in youth football and other sports. […]

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TBI Linked To Increased Risk of Dementia in Adults Over 55

TBI Linked To Increased Risk of Dementia in Adults Over 55

A study published in JAMA Neurology has found an association between traumatic brain injury and an increased risk of dementia in adults aged 55 years and older. This study is not the first to uncover similar links, as one study earlier this year showed that 16% percent of veterans who had experienced TBI also developed […]

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Veterans With Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury More Likely To Be Unemployed

It should be no surprise that traumatic brain injuries can cause disability, but the number of US veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who are unable to work due to brain injuries is still a shock. A new report finds that approximately 45 percent of US veterans from the most recent wars in the […]

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New Report Says Colleges Are Not Properly Addressing Brain Injuries

It is undeniable that football organizations have made a notable amount of progress in how they address brain injuries on the field. The NFL has enacted numerous policies to prevent players from continuing to play after an injury and high schools across the country have increased education on brain injuries before seasons begin. However, a […]

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Key & Peele Humorously Show Why Sports Have To Have Concussion Protocols

Traumatic brain injuries are not much of a laughing matter, but comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have made a name for themselves by finding the humor in thorny topics like race and gender politics in our society. Given their open love of sports, it was only a matter of time before they set their […]

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Is a GoPro Camera Responsible For Michael Schumacher’s Severe Brain Injuries?

Is a GoPro Camera Responsible For Michael Schumacher’s Severe Brain Injuries?

The severe brain injury of Michael Schumacher was both tragic and shocking, but a new report on the Formula 1 driver’s accident could have implications for the entire sports industry – especially extreme sports. GoPro cameras have become hugely popular among skiers, cyclists, and other extreme sports lovers for the easy ability to mount the […]

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Two New Studies Show Concussion Misconceptions Still Common Among Parents

There are a fair amount of misconceptions surrounding concussions, and Medical Xpress reports two new studies suggest these widespread misunderstandings and myths could be hindering the treatment and recovery of children who have experienced a brain injury. The two studies were presented today at a pre-conference symposium on pediatric sports medicine at the American Academy […]

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Is Cheerleading Becoming The Most Dangerous Sport for Concussions?

Brutal sports like football, boxing, and hockey get most of the attention when it comes to brain injuries in athletics, but there are several other sports with notable issues of their own. One particular sport could even overtake football as one of the most dangerous sports when it comes to the risk of concussions. Jasmine […]

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Formula One Racer Jules Bianchi Suffers Severe Traumatic Brain Injury During Race in Japan

While one former Formula One racing champion is making progress in his rehabilitation from a severe traumatic brain injury unrelated to racing, another driver, Jules Bianchi, has suffered a severe brain injury during a race in Japan which has put him in critical but stable condition. “Jules remains in the Intensive Care Unit of the […]

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Stroke Drug May Provide Effective TBI Treatment

A study published in PLoS ONE says the only drug currently approved to treat the disabling effects of strokes may also be a potential treatment for similar damage in more moderate forms of traumatic brain injury, if the drug is used in the form of a nasal spray. Researchers Ye Xiong, Ph.D, Zhongu Lui, Ph.D., […]

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