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By On May 10th, 2018

Playing tackle football before 12 years old causes earlier CTE development

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease caused by repetitive brain trauma. You’ve likely heard of it as the brain disease affecting former NFL players who experienced numerous concussions during their careers. Now, there is evidence that players who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 were likely to show observable symptoms…

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By On October 4th, 2016

CDC Tackles Youth Concussions

Football is beloved by many throughout the U.S. The affinity for it in certain states, though, such as Oklahoma, goes well beyond fondness. Similar to someone deeply in love, the flaws of the sport are glossed over, unrecognized, while the positives (teamwork, athleticism, excitement and entertainment value) are exalted. It seems that for those who…

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By On May 12th, 2016

Age Differences Influence Concussion Impact Says New Report

Young football players are more likely to return to athletics less than a day after experiencing a concussion compared to those in high school or college-level athletics, according to a study published recently in JAMA Pediatrics. Younger athletes are at higher risk for concussions with longer recovery times and more severe symptoms, but the new…

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By On August 30th, 2013

Despite Concussion Fears, Youth Football Remains Popular

Parents may be more aware of the danger of concussions when playing football, but it doesn’t seem to be keeping them from letting their children play, according to Kavita Varma-White from Today. As the current statistics from Pop Warner show, the number of youth players – almost 250,000 in the United States – were steady…

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