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15 Tips for Adults Recovering from Concussion

Although concussions are an injury that most people recover quickly from, they still require care and rest.  Some people recover fully in a few days and some take much longer -- and how quickly they heal depends on a number of factors.  The severity of the concussion, their age, their health in general, and how they take care of themselves after … [Read more...]

Jeff Herrod and the Dangers of NFL Concussions

Jeff Herrod is one of the more than 3,000 former NFL players suing the league for failing to have proper procedures around diagnosing, treating, and educating about concussions. Herrod led the Colts defense in tackling for seven seasons before he retired, but at the age of 46 he's found that those years of heavy-hitting have done a great deal of … [Read more...]

Murdock’s Family Donates His Brain to Concussion Research

In a move that mirrors what other football players families have done after a player committed suicide, O.J. Murdock's family has donated his brain tissue to researchers studying the impact of repetitive concussions and head injuries and traumatic head injuries. Murdock, a reserve receiver for the Tennessee Titans, died July 30 from a … [Read more...]

New Hampshire Teen’s Fight Against Concussions

Lauren Caruso was only 14 when a concussion ended her high school athletic career.  She played lacrosse and field hockey at Timberlane Regional High and was so good that even as a freshman she was playing varsity.  Then she got two concussions in a five-week span.  She doesn't remember what happened to her -- she was injured in a wrestling drill … [Read more...]

Autopsy inconclusive on MMA Fighter who died after injury at regional event in SC

Amateur Mixed Martial Arts fighter Tyrone "Teesta" Mims of Augusta, GA, was pronounced dead August 10, 2012 at Medical University Hospital soon after a loss and severe injury at a regional event in Mount Pleasant, SC. According to The Post and Courier, Mims had just completed a fight against Blake Poore when he suffered problems backstage, … [Read more...]

NFL commissioner Goodell fighting concussions in youth

Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the NFL, recently attended a football clinic with very young players to talk about player safety and concussion prevention. New Helmets The US Consumer Product Safety Commission provided youth football players in Ohio new helmets through a new partnership.  Goodell spoke to the players as they received their new … [Read more...]

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