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By On July 19th, 2016

The WWE Gets Body-Slammed By Concussion Lawsuit

The NFL’s concussion lawsuit may be settled, but many other professional sports organizations have yet to see their day in court. Lawsuits are being brought by athletes from all kinds of sports including soccer, hockey, and basketball. As of today, you can add professional wrestling to that list, as dozens of former wrestlers have filed…

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By On January 21st, 2016

Many Products Marketed For Concussion Recovery Are Too Good To Be True

As the concussion crisis in sports has brought increased attention to the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury, new problems have also arisen. Specifically, a whole new market has arisen promising to protect athletes from concussions and miraculously improve brain injured athletes’ recoveries. From herbal supplements, helmet innovations, and now a so-called “super-milk”, there’s a…

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By On December 28th, 2015

Keeping Your Brain Safe In Winter Weather

Much of Oklahoma just received its first snow for the season. While it isn’t likely to stick around long, there’s a good chance we will see more winter weather before Spring comes around. Winter weather can be both a blessing and a curse. It can certainly be nice to get a day off work to…

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By On December 21st, 2015

Children With Sports-Related Concussions Show Impairments Two Years Later

As football has brought the long-term risks of brain injury into the limelight, it has helped researchers better explore and understand concussions through increased funding for research projects. However, most of the research has focused on high-school-aged or older athletes. Unfortunately, that means one of the groups most vulnerable to brain injuries is often left…

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By On December 10th, 2015

Concussions Are The Leading Injury In Cheerleading

Cheerleading has gained a reputation as a dangerous sport, thanks to its high-flying and high-risk maneuvers and the increasingly competitive spirit of the sport. Bruises and fractures are common, but a new U.S. study shows the most common injury in the sport is concussion. Overall, cheerleading still ranks near the bottom of high school sports…

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By On December 2nd, 2015

Mayo Clinic Finds Evidence of CTE In High School Athletes

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been controversial ever since it was first identified. The disease is the centerpiece of the massive “concussion” scandal within the NFL, and a new blockbuster film about the way the league has handled the issue is set to be released on Christmas day. However, there has always been one assumption…

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By On September 25th, 2015

Student Athletes Are Still Refusing To Stop Playing After Concussions

Despite efforts to better identify and remove players who have experienced potential brain injuries during school sports, a new study shows many potentially injured athletes are choosing to continue playing even after experiencing possible concussions. According to a federal report released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 70 percent…

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By On August 21st, 2015

The NFL’s Concussion Woes Continue After Court Challenge

If you thought the NFL’s legal woes over concussions in the league were finished, guess again. According to The New York Times, a settlement, approved by a district court judge in April, is being challenged in court as a friend-of-the-court brief filed Thursday says the settlement is flawed because it does not cover the full range…

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