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By On October 18th, 2018

Pop Warner launches new online program to give young athletes a “CrashCourse” in concussions

In light of the growing concern about concussions and their long-term risks for developing CTE, the nation’s largest youth football organization has taken a number of steps to reduce the risk for their young athletes – such as enacting protocols to remove hurt athletes and banning kickoffs altogether for its youngest athletes. Now, the organization’s…

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By On October 10th, 2018

CTE questions surround former USC player’s death

Kevin Ellison was the captain of the University of Southern California football team, an all-Pac-12 safety, and three-time Rose Bowl winner. For a short time, he was also a member of the San Diego Chargers. This week, Kevin Ellison died walking along a San Fernando Valley freeway. The USC Trojans Twitter account announced the news…

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By On September 26th, 2018

Nearly 2 Million U.S. Kids Experience a Concussion Before Turning 17

Nearly 2 million children across America experience traumatic brain injuries before they reach 17-years-old, according to a new report published this week by the Centers for Disease Control. “TBI in children has a relatively high rate of emergency department (ED) visits and risk for long-term adverse effects, creating a large public health concern,” said lead-author…

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By On September 24th, 2018

Neurobehavioral symptoms may predict employability after moderate-to-severe TBI

For those with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), finding employment can often be very difficult. According to some estimates, more than 60% of those who have survived a moderate-to-severe TBI Many survivors live with significant disabilities which can have a significant impact on a person’s employability, but there is evidence that physical and mental disability…

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