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By On March 18th, 2015

Experts Speak On Chris Borland’s Concussion-Related Retirement

Chris Borland caught the sports world by surprise yesterday by announcing his retirement from the NFL after just one promising season playing for the San Francisco 49’s, but brain injury experts are coming out in support of the athlete’s brave decision. “It’s surprising because you don’t see it happen,” said Dr. Kevin Winter, one such…

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By On February 20th, 2015

Big 12 Conference Enacts Strict New Concussion Policy

On Wednesday, the Big 12 announced new expanded rules for diagnosing and managing concussions for student-athletes. The policy was approved by the Big 12 Board of Directors, and was “developed by athletic trainers, physicians, and medical support staff.” “The Big 12 is fully committed to the health and welfare of its student-athletes,” said Big 12…

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By On November 4th, 2014

Is The Proposed NFL Concussion Settlement as Good as It Sounds?

Brain injury professionals have been highly critical of the latest proposed settlement between the NFL and the former players suffering from the debilitating after-effects of exposing themselves to repeated brain injuries, but the deal looks almost generous on the surface. How can so many people be so strongly against an “uncapped” settlement which claims to…

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By On July 29th, 2014

One Season of Contact Sports Can Cause Observable Brain Damage

With school only a few weeks away, student athletes are already heading into training for the fall season. With the widespread coverage of the NFL’s concussion rates and litigation, many parents are already concerned about the safety of their young football players. A new study offers an even more troublesome warning. According to the study…

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By On October 9th, 2013

League of Denial Shows How The NFL Covered Up Brain Injuries

Almost everyone in the United States is aware of the NFL’s “concussion problem.” It has been hard to avoid the news surrounding the massive lawsuit brought by over 4,000 former NFL players and the subsequent settlement, or the tragic suicides of former heroes. Still, the details contained within the latest PBS Frontline special League of…

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