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By On May 22nd, 2018

Former high school basketball player wins $5.8 million settlement after life changing TBIs

  A former high school basketball player was awarded a $5.87 million settlement in a recent court case that could have significant implications for how schools across the country handle concussions. Five years ago, Brett Baker-Goins was a basketball player at First Baptist School of Charleston. During one game, he experienced a concussion. After developing…

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By On May 16th, 2018

Know how to protect your child from TBI [Infographic]

Children’s brains are constantly changing and growing. Unfortunately, that means they are also more vulnerable to brain injuries and can be more susceptible to long-term effects of concussions or traumatic brain injuries. This is why it is so important for parents to not only able to recognize the signs of concussions in kids but also…

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By On May 10th, 2018

Playing tackle football before 12 years old causes earlier CTE development

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease caused by repetitive brain trauma. You’ve likely heard of it as the brain disease affecting former NFL players who experienced numerous concussions during their careers. Now, there is evidence that players who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 were likely to show observable symptoms…

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By On April 27th, 2018

Are “headers” worse than hits?

When it comes to brain injuries in sports, you’d think it is the big collisions you need to watch out for. However, a growing body of evidence suggests the smaller bumps – like “heading” a soccer ball – may be more dangerous. A new report, published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology, looked specifically at…

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By On April 26th, 2018

Guest Blog Post

Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA, is a 50 year survivor of brain injury and produces the Second Chance to Live website.  Recently, he offered us the following: “Living life with a brain injury can be confusing and baffling, both for those who love us and for ourselves. In the process, we may find that we…

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