By On November 5th, 2018

Children with TBI may be vulnerable to psychiatric disorders up to five years later

The symptoms that follow a traumatic brain injury or concussion are well documented, including headaches, nausea, memory problems, and even issues with vision. All of these typically last between a week to a month after the injury then typically fade away. However, relatively little research has been done into the potential long-term effects of brain…


By On November 1st, 2018

College football players may be dealing with the effects of concussions before the season even starts

At this point, the fact that professional football players are at risk for long-term effects of brain injuries is common knowledge. Despite this, the risks for younger athletes are far less known. Now, a recently published study has uncovered signs that college athletes may similarly be experiencing lasting effects of traumatic brain injuries. The findings…


By On October 29th, 2018

Study claims dyslexia may protect against concussions

Researchers have been exploring every possible lead when it comes to understanding why some people appear to be more susceptible to concussions compared to others. Now, they may have finally uncovered a clue that could have significant implications for how we view brain injuries entirely. As study co-author Dr. Hans Breiter explains in the Journal…


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…


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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