Tag Archives | traumatic brain injury

Five Things You Need To Know About Concussions and Contact Sports


The football season may be winding down, but concussions happen all year. While the majority of brain injuries are the result of accidents such as car crashes or falling, there are also numerous sports with high brain injury risks which compete throughout the entire year. Hockey is well known for its brutality, so it should […]

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Survey Finds One in Six Ontario Adults Have Experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury

A new survey finds nearly 17 percent of adults in Ontario report having experienced a traumatic brain injury that left them unconscious for five minutes or required overnight hospitalization, according to a report published in Journal of Neurotrauma. The rates found in the survey are comparable with rates of substance abuse, cigarette smoking, and psychological […]

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Big Ten Conference Announces New Concussion Protocol Standards

While the NCAA has yet to enact substantial concussion protocols throughout college athletics, The Big Ten Conference has announced they would be enacting stricter standards in an effort to better protect the health of college football players. The conference announced the rules on Monday, including penalties for non-compliance and use of an independent athletic trainer. […]

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Kosta Karageorge

Dead Ohio State Football Player Kosta Karageorge To Be Examined For Brain Trauma

Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge was reported missing last week and was found dead Sunday of what police believe to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. While the suicide of any individual is a tragedy, Karageorge’s death has been amplified by concerns that the athlete’s history of concussions may have played a role. The 22 […]

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Traumatic Brain Injuries May Increase The Risk of Teen Substance Abuse

Traumatic brain injuries have been linked to many psychiatric disorders and new findings have also found a connection between head trauma and risk of substance abuse in teenagers. According to new findings published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, teens with a history of traumatic brain injury were significantly more likely to smoke cigarettes […]

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Football Hall of Famer Says Football Isn’t Worth Brain Injury Risks

Harry Carson has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his career as a linebacker in the NFL, but this week he told Penn State radio station WPSU he wouldn’t do it again if he knew then what he knows now about the risks of brain injuries. Carson played for the New […]

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New “Enhanced” MRI Shows TBI Related Damage To Blood-Brain Barrier For First Time

An new, enhanced MRI scan may have some heavy implications for our understanding of brain injuries and decisions about athlete’s health following brain injuries. The new diagnostic approach was able to identify significant damage to the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in professional football players after “unreported” head trauma or mild concussions for the first time, according […]

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George Visger & Friends Arrange a Benefit

Last week we posted a blog about Dondre Ransom, a former Marine, father of two and a semi-pro football player who sustained a concussion which has left him blind and hooked to a ventilator. Dondre’s wife is receiving treatment for her military-related TBI in Atlanta. Several of our NeuroNotes readers have asked about what they […]

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Can a Set of High-Tech Goggles Identify Brain Injury?

One of the biggest hurdles in properly diagnosing athletes with brain injuries is the desire to outsmart tests or avoid detection in order to stay in the game. However, a physician from the University of Miami believes he has found a reliable method of diagnosing concussions and traumatic brain injuries whether the athletes want it […]

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George Visger: Courageous Advocate and Wild Guy

George Visger: Courageous Advocate and Wild Guy

Here at NeuroNotes, we’ve known George for years.  He has contributed to our blog, and we keep up with his tireless advocacy work on behalf of individuals with brain injury.  We are always excited to have our paths cross at conferences.  George’s willingness to meet and talk with survivors of brain injury continually shows his […]

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