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By On December 20th, 2018

Non-concussive head impacts may still cause vision problems

One of the least recognized but perhaps most disruptive symptoms after a concussion is vision impairment. While some experience difficulty focusing their eyes after a brain injury, others say they can’t stand to be around harsh lights. However, it appears it may not require a full-on clinical concussion to cause vision issues. A new study…

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By On August 2nd, 2018

Tricking Baseline Concussion Testing May Easier Then Thought

One of the biggest tools schools and sports organizations have been using to identify concussions may not be as fool-proof as previously believed according to a new study from researchers at Butler University. Over the past years, teams and organizations have been adopting the Immediate-Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test, better known as the ImPACT…

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By On June 25th, 2018

Concussion rates for high school students may be higher than believed

A new report from the CDC suggests more of the high school population have experienced a concussion than previously believed. According to the findings published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, approximately 15% of US. high schoolers – 2.5 million teenagers – self-reported having at least one concussion related to sports or physical activity over…

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By On June 18th, 2018

The World Cup’s handling of concussions dips to a new low

It seems like every four years the World Cup manages to find new ways to show how not to handle concussions. In the past, this typically included completely ignoring the head injuries, or quickly “treating” players on the sideline before sending them back onto the field. This year, however, Morocco has managed to up the…

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By On May 25th, 2018

Expert says concussions are not needed to develop CTE

It is commonly believed that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is the result of concussions, thanks to football’s current issues handling concussions on the field and the high rate of CTE being found in former players. However, concussions and CTE might not be as closely related as believed. In fact, a prominent brain researcher suggests concussions…

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