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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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MicroRNAs Could Be An Important Biomarker For Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

Researchers from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences believe they have found a new biomarker for mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in the shape of microRNAs, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE, There have been several attempts of varying levels of success to find an objective marker which could greatly […]

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NJ Lawmakers Push For Youth Screening Program As Link Between Brain Injury and Crime Strengthens

The collection of data showing a strong link between criminal activity and high rates of brain injury is growing quickly, and lawmakers are starting to take note. Legislators in New Jersey have drafted one of the first bills in the country aimed at increasing screening and rehabilitation for at-risk youth. The proposed bill would establish […]

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Dondre Ransom: Marine vet taken out of action with TBI from semi-pro football

A former Marine who served in Iraq is fighting to get back in the game after suffering a severe concussion while playing football for the Sacramento Wildcats. Now, hooked to ventilator and blind, Dondre communicates with eye blinks. He and his wife are the parents of two small children. While Dondre is hospitalized his wife […]

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New “Robot” Unveiled To Help Diagnose Concussions On Sidelines

While there are more than a few concussion diagnostic aids coming onto the market in recent months, such as the popular ImPACT Test, few testing devices are quite as unique as the new device unveiled this week by Dartmouth University. Most new testing machines look like simple boxes, or even sheets of paper printed with […]

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What is Post-Concussion Syndrome?

Just about everyone has at least heard of concussions, but far fewer are aware of post-concussion syndrome. The disorder is generally diagnosed when concussion symptoms such as headaches and dizziness linger for weeks or even months after an injury, but understandings of what cause the condition are less clear. Some have even suggested the condition […]

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