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Brain Injury Puts Young Mississippi Football Player In Critical Condtion

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You might expect the collision that puts a football player in critical condition to be something remarkable or notable, but those watching Mississippi senior Peyton Flowers play last week don’t remember anything out of the ordinary before Flowers asked to be taken off the field to sit out a few plays in the third quarter. […]

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Arizona High School Football Player Dies From Brain Injury

Arizona High School Football Player Dies From Brain Injury

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A high school football player from Arizona died Monday night, days after suffering a severe brain injury during a game. The Hopi High School football running back Charles Youvella was dealt a terrible blow to the head after being tackled. He scored the only touchdown for the team that night in a 60-6 defeat. During […]

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New Study Says Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Is Not Effective for TBI

New Study Says Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Is Not Effective for TBI

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Despite anecdotal evidence to the contrary, it appears hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatments offer no significant benefit to patients suffering from mild brain injuries suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans. A study published last week by the Pentagon and Department of Veteran Affairs and reported by USA Today debunks the potential treatment. David Cifu, VA […]

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Brain Injuries are Keeping NFL Players Off the Field Longer

Brain Injuries are Keeping NFL Players Off the Field Longer

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The NFL may be embroiled in brain injury litigation and legally required mediation, but the effects of those suits wouldn’t be in effect until the season following this upcoming one at the very earliest. If mediation doesn’t come to a complete solution and the issue returns to court, it could take much longer. What matters […]

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The NCAA Responds to Brain Injury Lawsuit

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The NFL isn’t the only football league in the United States grappling with a troublesome brain injury lawsuit. While the NFL and its players are sent to mediation to settle their dispute, the NCAA is gearing up to face a class-action lawsuit filed in 2011 in the U.S. District Court in Chicago by former Eastern […]

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Hearings Begin on Motion to Dismiss NFL Brain Injury Lawsuits

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“This day was long overdue,” said former Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Bill Bergey. Bergey and many other former NFL players had been waiting for Tuesday to come for a long time. It marked the first day in court for the over 4,000 lawsuits related to TBI, as a federal judge listened to arguments […]

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Oral Arguments in NFL Brain Injury Case Begin Tuesday

Oral Arguments in NFL Brain Injury Case Begin Tuesday

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This week is an important one for the NFL and all of its future, current, and former players as a federal court in Philadelphia will decide whether the lawsuits by over 4,000 players has legal merit to go forward, as USA Today reports. The 200 plus lawsuits by the players have been consolidated into a single […]

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Sub-Concussive Hits Are Causing Serious Brain Damage

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It is no secret that the NFL has a brain injury problem. The issue has been covered by pretty much every major new source, and high profile deaths and suicides linked to repeated brain damage has kept the topic at the forefront of sports and health discussions. All this time, the finger has been pointed […]

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Extreme Winter Sports Need Brain Injury Regulation

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It seems pretty obvious that extreme sports athletes are at a high risk for concussion. Just as 250 pound football players crashing into each other seems patently inclined to cause brain injury, young skiers and snowboarders launching themselves three stories in the air has a patent risk for crashes and traumatic brain injury. For a […]

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X Games Participant In Critical Condition With Brain Injury

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Most of the talk about traumatic brain injury surrounds football. The sport is the most popular in America, and until recently was thought to be relatively safe for a game which is made of sending 300 pound men crashing into each other as hard as possible. It was assumed players would get hurt physically, but […]

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