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Posts Tagged ‘football and concussion’

By On January 6th, 2017

TBI-Related Deaths are Rising in High School Football

The number of high school football players dying from traumatic brain injuries is gradually rising, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention citing two dozen deaths between 2005 and 2014. Kristen Kucera, the lead author of the study conducted at the University of North Carolina, says these deaths…

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By On October 19th, 2016

NFL Concussion Policy Investigation Leads To Protocol Changes

In the lead up to the latest NFL season, the league touted changes to their concussion policy aimed at improving detection of injuries on the field and removing players suspected of being concussed from the field more quickly. However, the effectiveness of these policies has been in question since the opening game of the season…

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By On October 4th, 2016

CDC Tackles Youth Concussions

Football is beloved by many throughout the U.S. The affinity for it in certain states, though, such as Oklahoma, goes well beyond fondness. Similar to someone deeply in love, the flaws of the sport are glossed over, unrecognized, while the positives (teamwork, athleticism, excitement and entertainment value) are exalted. It seems that for those who…

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By On September 4th, 2014

The NFL Releases Study Claiming Concussion Rates are Falling

With so much scrutiny on the NFL’s every decision, it makes sense that the league would be in a rush to share their annual Health and Safety report which says concussions decreased overall during the 2013 season. The report says concussions are down 13-percent from the previous year and the number of concussions coming from…

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