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Posts Tagged ‘head injury’

By On February 13th, 2018

Defending gold medalist backs out of Olympics after head injury

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has many world champions defending their titles across a wide range of sports this week, but one defending gold medalist won’t be seen. Olympic halfpipe champion Iouri Podladtchikov decided he wouldn’t be competing over the weekend, citing the effects of a recent head injury. Unfortunatly, my brain needs time to recover…

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By On February 19th, 2013

Basketball’s Head Injury Problem

While nowhere near as dire as the NFL, basketball has a head injury problem. It seems every major sport does, but basketball is considered a “noncontact” sport and there has been almost no conversation about the number of brain injuries that occur on the court. Probably because people think it is just a part of…

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By On January 29th, 2013

Dr. Elizabeth Pieroth Explains How The NFL Handles TBI

There’s a lot of speculation about just how well the NFL is managing its players’ safety in the wake of very high profile traumatic brain injury research through the past year, dramatic deaths, and lawsuits from former players. Through all this attack, the NFL has gained an image of a big business that often is…

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