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By On November 12th, 2013

Arizona High School Football Player Dies From Brain Injury

A high school football player from Arizona died Monday night, days after suffering a severe brain injury during a game. The Hopi High School football running back Charles Youvella was dealt a terrible blow to the head after being tackled. He scored the only touchdown for the team that night in a 60-6 defeat. During…

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By On September 24th, 2013

New Study Says Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Is Not Effective for TBI

Despite anecdotal evidence to the contrary, it appears hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatments offer no significant benefit to patients suffering from mild brain injuries suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans. A study published last week by the Pentagon and Department of Veteran Affairs and reported by USA Today debunks the potential treatment. David Cifu, VA…

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By On August 6th, 2013

Brain Injuries are Keeping NFL Players Off the Field Longer

The NFL may be embroiled in brain injury litigation and legally required mediation, but the effects of those suits wouldn’t be in effect until the season following this upcoming one at the very earliest. If mediation doesn’t come to a complete solution and the issue returns to court, it could take much longer. What matters…

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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 8th, 2013

Oral Arguments in NFL Brain Injury Case Begin Tuesday

This week is an important one for the NFL and all of its future, current, and former players as a federal court in Philadelphia will decide whether the lawsuits by over 4,000 players has legal merit to go forward, as USA Today reports. The 200 plus lawsuits by the players have been consolidated into a single…

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By On March 7th, 2013

Sub-Concussive Hits Are Causing Serious Brain Damage

It is no secret that the NFL has a brain injury problem. The issue has been covered by pretty much every major new source, and high profile deaths and suicides linked to repeated brain damage has kept the topic at the forefront of sports and health discussions. All this time, the finger has been pointed…

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By On February 26th, 2013

Extreme Winter Sports Need Brain Injury Regulation

It seems pretty obvious that extreme sports athletes are at a high risk for concussion. Just as 250 pound football players crashing into each other seems patently inclined to cause brain injury, young skiers and snowboarders launching themselves three stories in the air has a patent risk for crashes and traumatic brain injury. For a…

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