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NFL Hero Bo Jackson Says ‘I Would Have Never Played Football’

Bo Jackson earned the title of world’s greatest living athlete by becoming the only person to ever be an All-Star in baseball and a Pro Bowl player in football, but his opinion on the notoriously dangerous sport of football might surprise some. According to a recent interview, Jackson says that had he known then what […]

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A Brain Protein May Predict How Long a Concussion Will Take To Recover

The tau protein has been at the center of the hunt for a biomarker for concussions and traumatic brain injury, but a new study suggests it may be useful for more than just identifying a brain injury. According to a report published in the journal Neurology, elevated levels of tau brain proteins six hours after […]

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TBI-Related Deaths are Rising in High School Football

TBI-Related Deaths are Rising in High School Football

The number of high school football players dying from traumatic brain injuries is gradually rising, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention citing two dozen deaths between 2005 and 2014. Kristen Kucera, the lead author of the study conducted at the University of North Carolina, says these deaths […]

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Rashaan Salaam

Former NFL Player Showed Signs of CTE Before Committing Suicide

Rashaan Salaam was a former college star who won the Heisman Trophy in 1994 before spending four seasons in the NFL. In November of last year, he was also found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the Boulder County Coroner’s office. Salaam’s death shares many similarities to a number of […]

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Physical Activity May Help Children Recover From a Concussion

The most common recommendation you will hear after a concussion is “get some rest,” but a growing body of evidence suggests rest may not be best after all. A new study from the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada Concussion Team suggests that concussed children who completely remove themselves from activity actually experience worse symptoms that last […]

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Laurie Rippon’s Resiliency in Building a New Life After Brain Injury

When we experience any major life transition, we are faced with the choice to redefine our sense of self, purpose, and direction in life. The alternative is to get stuck, not moving forward, but looking back at what might have been. Dr. Rolf Gainer has long been interested in one’s sense of a loss of […]

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NeuroNotes Blog Attains National Recognition

The Editors at NeuroNotes are proud to havebeen selected among the Best Traumatic Brain Injury Blogs of 2016. Maegan Jones of Healthline.org , who recognized NeuroNotes as one of the Best TBI Blogs of 2016, noted that the award was based on each blog’s ability to “…educate, inspire and empower their readers with frequent updates […]

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Sleep and brain injury recovery

Does Improving Sleep Lead To Improved Brain Injury Recovery?

Though the link is poorly understood, brain injuries and an increase in problems with sleep often go hand-in-hand. Now, a new study suggests improvements in sleep problems could be a useful metric for assessing how far along a person’s recovery from a brain injury is. According to a report published in the journal Neurology, recovery […]

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Is Soccer Really Safer Than Football? Concussion Experts Aren’t So Sure

With the high risk of brain injuries in football, many young athletes and their parents are looking for safer athletic alternatives. Unfortunately, many of them are choosing soccer. Soccer is a great sport with a long history, but it also carries a similarly high-risk for concussions and long-term brain injury that often gets overlooked. In […]

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Researchers Develop Model Predicting Recovery From Post-Concussion Syndrome

While the majority of people who experience a concussion recover relatively quickly, some live with symptoms for weeks and even months after their injury. This is called post-concussion syndrome (PCS), a condition affecting between 5 and 43 percent of individuals who experience a concussion. Currently, individuals with PCS are given little idea how quickly they […]

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