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Concussion concerns and decreasing youth participation spell trouble for football

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You don’t have to look far to find people proclaiming the end of football right now. Vocal critics like Malcolm Gladwell and respected medical experts such as Bennett Omalu are quick to say they believe the NFL should be disbanded in light of the risks for repeated head trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. But, you’d […]

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CDC Tackles Youth Concussions

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Football is beloved by many throughout the U.S. The affinity for it in certain states, though, such as Oklahoma, goes well beyond fondness. Similar to someone deeply in love, the flaws of the sport are glossed over, unrecognized, while the positives (teamwork, athleticism, excitement and entertainment value) are exalted. It seems that for those who […]

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Age Differences Influence Concussion Impact Says New Report

Age Differences Influence Concussion Impact Says New Report

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Young football players are more likely to return to athletics less than a day after experiencing a concussion compared to those in high school or college-level athletics, according to a study published recently in JAMA Pediatrics. Younger athletes are at higher risk for concussions with longer recovery times and more severe symptoms, but the new […]

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Participation in Youth Football Declines Amid Concussion Controversy

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  For over 30 years football has been the favorite sport in the United States, but youth participation in the sport is dropping and it may be a sign of a troublesome future for football. ESPN’s Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada reported that the nation’s largest youth football program, Pop Warner, saw participation drop by […]

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Despite Concussion Fears, Youth Football Remains Popular

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Parents may be more aware of the danger of concussions when playing football, but it doesn’t seem to be keeping them from letting their children play, according to Kavita Varma-White from Today. As the current statistics from Pop Warner show, the number of youth players – almost 250,000 in the United States – were steady […]

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