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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…

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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 June 12th, 2018

5 Concussion Symptoms You May Not Know

These days, most people are aware of the most common signs of concussion – dizziness, nausea, confusion, and the classic (but surprisingly rare) loss of consciousness. However, concussions are complex injuries that can present themselves uniquely in each instance. While many will experience symptoms like dizziness and nausea, others may experience subtler or less commonplace…

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By On August 3rd, 2017

What exactly is a concussion? [Video]

Concussions happen across the country every day, but the injury remains poorly understood by many – even those who experience one. People ignore the growing symptoms and dismiss the serious injury as “getting your bell rung” or being “knocked silly,” because the actual damage can’t be seen with the naked eye. Now, you can finally…

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By On May 8th, 2017

Even Mild Brain Injuries May Cause Impulse Control Problems

Traumatic brain injury has anecdotally been tied to behavioral problems and issues with impulse control for decades, but the relationship between concussions and risk-taking has largely been ignored. Now, a team of researchers from the University of British Columbia has found scientific evidence that even mild traumatic brain injuries (often called concussions) can lead to…

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By On May 1st, 2017

High School Athletes Continue To Underreport Concussion Symptoms

The past years have seen great strides in concussion education for high school athletes. Now, most football players (as well as athletes in other contact sports) receiving training on the symptoms, long-term risks, and prevention techniques for concussions at the start of each season. Unfortunately, a new study suggests many athletes are still falling through…

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