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New Wave of Athletes Come Forward About Concussions In a Sport You Wouldn’t Expect

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Written by Tyven Gabriner In the sports community, the topic of concussions has been increasingly gaining traction as more and more athletes have come forward about their struggles with TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). I have seen many athletes on the news, like Eugene Monroe, retire from the NFL to avoid brain injury. After reading a New […]

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Introducing Guest Blogger, Tyven Gabriner

Introducing Guest Blogger, Tyven Gabriner

NeuroNotes is pleased to welcome Tyven Garbiner as a Guest Blogger. Tyven Gabriner is a student at Lick Wilmerding High School in San Francisco, California. As a teenager and athlete (basketball and soccer), he has a keen perspective on the risks involved with younger people playing sports. Other current interests include music production. He is […]

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Eugene Monroe Retires From NFL at 29 With Brain Injury Fears

Until June of this year, 29-year old Eugene Monroe was a well-respected offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens. Now, after a tumultuous couple months, Monroe is joining the growing number of NFL players to retire from the sport because of fears about long-term brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The starting offensive tackle was […]

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The WWE Gets Body-Slammed By Concussion Lawsuit

The NFL’s concussion lawsuit may be settled, but many other professional sports organizations have yet to see their day in court. Lawsuits are being brought by athletes from all kinds of sports including soccer, hockey, and basketball. As of today, you can add professional wrestling to that list, as dozens of former wrestlers have filed […]

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NASCAR Star Dale Earnhardt Jr. Sidelined Due To Concussion

NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. is bowing out of a major upcoming race this weekend due to a possible concussion. Earnhardt’s team Hendrick Motorsports released a statement today saying the racer was not cleared by doctors for the upcoming Sprint Cup Series Event this weekend in New Hampshire due to “concussion-like symptoms.” “I wasn’t feeling […]

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Playing Water Polo May Put You At High Risk For Concussions

Water polo isn’t typically thought of when people think of contact sports with high risk of injury, but those who participate in the sport will be quick to tell you just how rough the sport can be. Goalies, in particular, know they risk hits to the head that could trigger a concussion any time they […]

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Anemia Could Lead To Poorer Outcomes After TBI

There are many factors that can determine whether a person is likely to experience a positive outcome after experiencing traumatic brain injury (TBI), and more are being found on a regular basis. According to a study recently published in World Neurosurgery, one of those factors may be a person’s history with anemia. The findings suggest […]

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Former Colts Player Shares What It Is Like To Get A TBI In The NFL

Before 2010, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie was set to become a leading player for the NFL team, but a series terrible concussions between 2010 and 2012 instead made Collie the face of the NFL’s “concussion crisis.” The brain injuries ended Collie’s career in football, but today he works as a care coordinator and […]

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Staying In The Game After Concussion Can Mean Being Sidelined Longer

Staying In The Game After Concussion Can Mean Being Sidelined Longer

Sports leagues across the country have instituted policies which pull players from play if they are suspected of experiencing a concussion, but there is plenty of evidence to show the rule isn’t foolproof. There have been several high-profile cases where athletes have endured brain injuries on the field without being pulled from the game, and […]

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Sleep Disturbances Are Common After TBI, Often Go Unnoticed

Sleep Disturbances Are Common After TBI, Often Go Unnoticed

By now, most people are aware that concussions can have a long-term impact on a person. In particular, it has been established that memory and cognitive problems can occur for years after a concussion. However, some more subtle issues are still being discovered. A study recently published in the journal Neurology suggests sleep problems can […]

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