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9 Tips for Children Recovering from Concussion

Although most children recover quickly from concussions, they still require rest and care.  Parents and caregivers of children can help them get better by making sure they're taking an active role in the recovery. Some children recover fully in a few days and some take much longer, and how quickly they heal depends on a number of factors.  The … [Read more...]

Fighting concussions in soccer

Concussions are everywhere in sports.  Athletes at all levels in every sport are at risk for concussions, and that is no less true of soccer (what the rest of the world calls "football") than it is for the NFL. Thousands of athletes have suffered concussions, and thousands of them will go on to struggle with simple activities during the rest of … [Read more...]

Are NFL concussion lawsuits killing youth football?

The number of young men signing up to play youth football is dropping and local administrators think that this is because of the headlines surrounding the NFL concussion lawsuits.  Stories of concussions, amnesia, brain damage, and depression are scaring parents away from signing up their sons for football. Youth League Fallout The Minnesota … [Read more...]

South Carolina TBI Attorneys: Diagnosing a Concussion or Traumatic Brain Injury

Computer Uses Eye Movements to Diagnose Concussions or Traumatic Brain Injury A new eye-tracking technology, which acts similarly to a doctor moving their finger in front of a patient’s eyes, can help diagnose concussions or traumatic brain injury after an accident or head impact. If you suffered a concussion or traumatic brain injury from an … [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...]

NFL Settles Traumatic Brain Injury Cases for $800 Million

NFL Agrees to Pay Almost $800 Million for Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis and Compensation On Thursday, August 29th, the National Football League (NFL) agreed to spend close to $800 million to  diagnose and compensate thousands of retired players who developed dementia or other problems due to traumatic brain injury incurred during their time as … [Read more...]

Traumatic Brain Injury Increases Parkinson’s Disease Risk

UCLA Study Links Traumatic Brain Injury to Increased Risk of Parkinson’s Disease Traumatic brain injury usually occurs after repeated blows to the head, but can also be caused after just one serious blow that damages brain tissue. Many news reports have highlighted traumatic brain injury in war veterans and professional football players, but even … [Read more...]

80 Percent of Deceased NFL Players Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury

Study Finds 76 Out of 79 Deceased Former NFL Football Players Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury The National Football League recently agreed to a large settlement with several former league players who suffered traumatic brain injury, untreated, during their time playing professional football. Many of those players now suffer chronic traumatic … [Read more...]

Olympic Boxers Fight Despite Concussions

According to research done in Sweden by a former boxer working with a doctor, Olympic boxers fight even while still suffering from concussions.  Though injured, the chance at the gold in London is too great for them to protect their health instead of fighting. Sanna Neselius on Concussions Dr. Neselius of the Sahlgrenska Hospital in Goteburg … [Read more...]

Teens with Traumatic Brain Injury More Likely to Abuse Drugs

New Study Finds Drug and Alcohol Abuse Higher Among Teens with Traumatic Brain Injury Researchers in Canada found that teenagers with a history of concussions, or traumatic brain injury, are more likely than their peers to abuse drugs and alcohol. "Overall, a teen with a history of TBI is at least twice as likely as a classmate who hasn't … [Read more...]

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