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Posts Tagged ‘sports-related concussion’

By On April 4th, 2016

Equestrian Sports Are The Leading Cause of Sports-Related TBI

When we talk about brain injuries in sports, most people think about football, or possibly hockey. Maybe if you are more of a traditionalist you think of boxing, where chronic traumatic encephalopathy first started being recognized. These sports stay at the heart of the conversation of how to protect athlete’s brains. Despite this, a new…

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By On March 8th, 2016

Improperly Fitting Helmets May Lead To Worse Concussions

  Millions of dollars are being devoted to developing and testing helmets that could potentially prevent concussions, but new research suggests solving a much simpler helmet issue could reduce the chance of severe brain injuries significantly. According to a study presented at the 2016 Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), high school…

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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 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 14th, 2015

Athletes Face Higher Risk For Other Injuries After A Concussion

In the past few years, much attention has been paid to the long-term mental and physical risks of traumatic brain injury, especially in football. In the noise, it can be forgotten that brain injuries also carry serious short-term side-effects and symptoms that can be debilitating. Despite chronic headaches, nausea, blurred vision, and cognitive difficulties, a…

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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 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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