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By On May 29th, 2014

The Big Announcements from The White House Summit on Sports Concussions

Today, President Obama is bringing together 200 sports officials, medical experts, parent activists, and young athletes for the first White House summit on sports concussions, and the day looks to be filled with announcements from numerous important institutions within sports and medicine. The Associated Press received many of these announcements ahead of the opening of…

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By On September 9th, 2013

America Tonight Maps All College Football Concussions This Season

The college and professional football seasons are now underway, and with them the debate about concussion safety and treatment in sports returns to the forefront of many peoples’ minds. President Obama has even issued statements on the issue, such as opining that the NCAA needed to do more to protect college football players from concussion.…

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By On August 2nd, 2013

Congress Attempts to Legislate NCAA Concussion Management

While a lawsuit is questioning the NCAA’s method of handling brain injury in federal court, Congress is stepping in to attempt to protect the brains of college level athletes in contact sports. Two members of Congress introduced legislation on Thursday, August 1st, that would mandate that colleges perform baseline concussion testing on athletes who play…

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By On July 22nd, 2013

The NCAA Responds to Brain Injury Lawsuit

The NFL isn’t the only football league in the United States grappling with a troublesome brain injury lawsuit. While the NFL and its players are sent to mediation to settle their dispute, the NCAA is gearing up to face a class-action lawsuit filed in 2011 in the U.S. District Court in Chicago by former Eastern…

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By On April 29th, 2013

Is the NCAA Better Than The NFL At Fighting TBI?

Many keeping up with brain injuries in football, myself included, have considered rule changes as an unlikely solution to the huge numbers of concussions on the field, because we have assumed that decreasing the level of violence in the sport would upset many of the biggest fans. In the real world, the NCAA has already…

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By On January 28th, 2013

President Obama Expresses Concern About TBI in Football

You know traumatic brain injury has becomes a major topic when the President is commenting on it. President Obama was speaking to The New Republic magazine when he expressed concern about the number of dangerous injuries we are seeing in football players. He was especially worried about the amateur college players rather than the “grown…

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By On November 2nd, 2012

‘Are You OK?’ Isn’t a Medical Test for TBI

Many are asking whether University of Arizona quarterback Matt Scott had a concussion, and even more are asking if Coach Rich Rodriguez put Scott in more danger by keeping him on the field after what seemed to be a head injury. On Monday, October 29th, Rodriguez commented on the situation, and cleared little up. Scott…

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