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Posts Tagged ‘concussions in football’

By On October 4th, 2018

Did Ivy League football find the key to reducing concussions?

Experts and sports organizations have been looking everywhere for a way to significantly decrease the number of concussions in football, to little success. However, a small change to how Ivy League football teams play the game may just be the secret to making the game drastically safer for athletes. A study, published this week in…

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By On August 28th, 2018

Chris Nowinski talks concussions in sports on recent podcast

If anyone can claim the title of being a brain injury expert, it is Chris Nowinski. He played football while studying at Harvard. Then, he went on to become a professional wrestler until a brain injury derailed his career. Rather than let his story end there, Nowinski then got a doctorate in behavioral neuroscience, wrote…

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By On November 15th, 2017

Elite high school football players shrug off concussion concerns

There is no denying that high school football players these days know much more about brain injuries than their predecessors. Between the new concussion-related rules they have to follow, required pre-season education classes, and the constant discussions in the media, teen athletes are given a wealth of information regarding how to identify concussions and their…

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By On August 11th, 2017

Preseason brain injuries show the NFL still hasn’t learned

The 2017 NFL season hasn’t even officially kicked off, but players are already suffering concussions in preseason training and games. The early brain injuries may foreshadow a tough season for the NFL and it’s handling of brain injuries. The league has been under intense scrutiny of its handling of concussions since the release of a…

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By On May 24th, 2017

Helmets can’t cure the head injury epidemic in football

Every summer I read about a new line of helmets promising to protect athletes from concussions, especially on the football field. They promise state-of-the-art technology and cutting edge new safety innovations, such as the recent inclusion of motion sensors to monitor hits taken by athletes. The only problem is, they overpromise what they can achieve…

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