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By On March 24th, 2016

The New York Times Finds Massive Flaws In NFL’s Concussion Studies

Since 1994, the NFL’s concussion committee has released research downplaying the effects and dangers of concussions in professional football. The group has received strong criticism for its work, but the league has consistently stood by this research and regularly cited it when discussing head trauma in the NFL. However, The New York Times has uncovered…

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By On November 16th, 2015

How To Tell If An Athlete May Have A Concussion

As we reach the end of November, the football season is nearing its thunderous conclusion and winter sports are kicking into gear. That means it is also an important time to discuss brain injuries and concussion management in sports. The Centers for Disease Control estimates 1.6 million to 3.8 million concussions occur every year, with…

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By On September 9th, 2015

Packers Rookie Retires After Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries have ended countless careers in professional athletics before they began, but few of these injured athletes were forced to make the decision right as their dreams were coming true. Adrian Coxson was an undrafted free agent rookie from Stony Brook signed with the Green Bay Packers in May and was preparing for…

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By On February 26th, 2015

Study Links Memory Problems in Former NFL Players With Brain Injury

Johns Hopkins researchers claim to have found significant evidence to link specific memory deficits found in former NFL players with accumulated brain damage using an assortment of imaging and cognitive tests. The study, published in Neurobiology of Disease, evaluated nine former NFL players between the ages of 57 to 74. The former players came from…

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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 December 22nd, 2014

Retired NFL Players Join Program Designed To Treat Veterans With TBI

A brain injury treatment program originally created to help military veterans with traumatic brain injury is being expanded to include retired professional football players. The Eisenhower Center’s “After the Impact” program is designed to offer intense treatment for soldiers who have experienced concussions, mild traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other related health issues.…

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By On December 10th, 2014

Big Ten Conference Announces New Concussion Protocol Standards

While the NCAA has yet to enact substantial concussion protocols throughout college athletics, The Big Ten Conference has announced they would be enacting stricter standards in an effort to better protect the health of college football players. The conference announced the rules on Monday, including penalties for non-compliance and use of an independent athletic trainer.…

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By On November 24th, 2014

New “Enhanced” MRI Shows TBI Related Damage To Blood-Brain Barrier For First Time

An new, enhanced MRI scan may have some heavy implications for our understanding of brain injuries and decisions about athlete’s health following brain injuries. The new diagnostic approach was able to identify significant damage to the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in professional football players after “unreported” head trauma or mild concussions for the first time, according…

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