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By On July 29th, 2014

One Season of Contact Sports Can Cause Observable Brain Damage

With school only a few weeks away, student athletes are already heading into training for the fall season. With the widespread coverage of the NFL’s concussion rates and litigation, many parents are already concerned about the safety of their young football players. A new study offers an even more troublesome warning. According to the study…

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By On July 16th, 2014

Clearing Up Even More Myths About Concussions

I don’t know anyone without at least a loose idea of what concussions are, but when it comes to the details things get a bit messier. Due to a combination of widespread misinformation and new information coming out constantly, myths and misunderstandings about when it comes to concussions and brain injuries as a whole. I’ve…

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By On June 24th, 2014

5 Concussion Myths That Need To Be Corrected

There are an astounding amount of myths related to concussions and traumatic brain injuries. I’ve previously shared an infographic debunking several of the widely believed myths about concussions, but there are more than enough misconceptions about the most common form of brain injury to spend some more time correcting the most popular myths. Many of…

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By On June 9th, 2014

Former UK Minister Urges World Cup Commentators To Not Celebrate Playing Through Brain Injuries

The increased awareness and criticism around how brain injuries are handled within sports is far from an American issue. Several countries around the world are reevaluating their favorite sports in hopes of protecting athletes brains, including rugby, hockey, and soccer. With the World Cup less than a week away, the pressure on soccer is beginning…

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By On June 6th, 2014

Pennsylvania School Bans Soccer Headers For Younger Players

The brain injury problem in sports largely focuses on concussions, but the recent research suggests that mild traumatic brain injuries like concussions aren’t the only cause of the long-term brain damage being found in many older athletes. It is quickly being found that so-called “sub-concussive hits” or repeated hits that do not cause clinically diagnosable…

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By On May 1st, 2014

Custom-Made Mouthguards May Help Prevent Sports-Related Brain Injuries

Mouthguards play several important roles for athletes, especially in aggressive contact sports. The most obvious benefit is protecting your teeth and preventing mouth injuries. They can also reduce the risk of jaw injuries. In case of any mouth injuries, the dentist has described how to treat them in the www.alluredental.com/dental-implants/ blog that has been found…

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By On April 30th, 2014

Brain Injured Mice Offer Insight on Traumatic Brain Injuries and CTE

A new study published in the Journal of Neurotrauma may offer insight into the behavioral changes and problems caused by repeated brain injuries, as well as offering a model for new methods of preventing and identifying the neurodegenerative disorder chronic traumatic encephalopthy. The research used mice to show that mild repetitive traumatic brain injury creates…

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