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By On September 17th, 2018

CTE is a growing problem for the military

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is most well-known as the brain disease that football players get from repeated head injuries. Of course, the permanent neurodegenerative disease isn’t limited to just football players. The condition has been found in the brains of former athletes of all kinds, including hockey, soccer, and even baseball. However, it is important to…

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By On September 10th, 2018

Dale Earnhardt Jr. reveals he has had more than 20 concussions in his NASCAR career

NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. retired last year after a prolonged struggle with symptoms from a concussion. At the time, it was obvious it was not Earnhardt’s first concussion, and there was evidence he had sustained significant trauma from repeated head injuries, but no one knew exactly how many concussions the driver had sustained throughout…

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By On September 4th, 2018

CDC releases new guideline for managing pediatric concussions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released their first-ever evidence-based clinical guideline for diagnosing and managing concussions in US children. The report includes 19 specific recommendations for every stage of TBI, including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. While the CDC has released several guidelines or recommendations on concussions in the past, they have…

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By On August 21st, 2018

Former college football player explains how staff pushed him to return prematurely after a concussion

Between several studies, stories from the locker room, and what we witness every week in football, it is obvious that many concussed athletes wind up going back onto the field prematurely after injuries – especially concussions. Typically, we blame the athletes. People suggest that they are “too macho” or that they “don’t want to let…

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By On August 16th, 2018

TBI may nearly double a person’s risk for suicide

In the past, research has indicated that traumatic brain injury – often caused by falls, car crashes, or sports – is the leading cause of death for young adults in the developed world, followed by suicide. Now, research suggests these two causes of death may be more interrelated than originally expected. According to findings published…

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