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By On March 19th, 2019

CDC report says contact sports are the leading cause of concussions in teens

Nearly 2 million American children and teenagers were treated for traumatic brain injuries and concussions in emergency rooms between 2010 and 2016, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. That averages to 283,000 every year. Sports and recreational activities were the leading causes for childhood brain injuries, with football, bicycling,…

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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 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 21st, 2018

Former college football player explains how staff pushed him to return prematurely after a concussion

Between several studies, stories from the locker room, and what we witness every week in football, it is obvious that many concussed athletes wind up going back onto the field prematurely after injuries – especially concussions. Typically, we blame the athletes. People suggest that they are “too macho” or that they “don’t want to let…

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