concussion

Tennessee moves to protect athletes from brain injury

In recent years, the medical community has paid increasing attention to the risk of brain injury in common team sports. Football, in particular, has been under scrutiny, and educators all over the nation have been trying to find ways to improve safety for student athletes.
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Risk of brain injury linked to concussion, study says

The brain is an extremely strong but extremely vulnerable part of the human body. For this reason, Tennessee residents may find themselves at risk of brain damage as a result of a construction accident, car crash, sports-related injury or a fall. Unfortunately, sometimes [...]
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Brain injury prevention is focus of new youth football rules

Youth football practice is about to get a lot safer for players. Football practice has been shown to be the source of a majority of hard hits that cause repetitive trauma to player's heads and brains. Nationwide football league Pop Warner has just announced that contact drills [...]
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Players continue to pursue justice in NFL brain injury lawsuits

Over 1,500 former professional football players have taken part in various lawsuits against the National Football League. The players are saying that the league knew about the significant potential for long term and permanent damage to player's brain as a result of repeated [...]
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Football teams look to helmets to help reduce brain injuries

Several recent class-action lawsuits over concussions in the NFL have brought new scrutiny to safety measures used by contact sports teams at every level. Particularly for high school sports, which can be very competitive, repeated trauma to the head can have long lasting damage [...]
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