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Concussions, kids And contact sports
From the NFL to Pop Warner, we know the danger of concussions now. Should kids play football? Tom Ashbrook, WBUR Boston, sits down with Dr. Bennet Omalu, Tom Farrey (Sports and Society Program at the Aspen Institute), Brenda Easter (CTE Hope), and Ernesto 'Cuatro' Groos (Pop Warner Football and Cheer league).
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Concussions, kids And contact sports
Team Up Speak Up Day continues to promote concussion awareness
On Sept. 12, youth athletes and high school athletes have the opportunity to learn more about concussion awareness if their teams choose to participate in the second annual Team Up Speak Up Day, which was created to bring awareness to athletes if they think they see a teammate suffering from a head injury during a game.
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Team Up Speak Up Day continues to promote concussion awareness
Art helped me tell my story': brain injury survivors share self-portraits
Artwork on display at Submit to Love Studios, based at the brain injury charity Headway East London. Making Faces explores both the physical and emotional side of discovering identity, following traumatic incidents. A number of pieces, such as this one, have been worked on by a number of the artists.
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Art helped me tell my story': brain injury survivors share self-portraits
From traumatic brain injury to a PhD and then Harvard – some life lessons learned
I’ve had two Traumatic Brain Injuries: one at age 6 and one at age 18, and both with life-altering results. But at the same time, and somehow, people never stopped fighting for me. And now it’s my turn to return the favor. My reason for writing this article is that young people with TBI and older adults with TBI really have hope.
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From traumatic brain injury to a PhD and then Harvard – some life lessons learned
How Students' Brains Are in Danger on the Field
Recent research makes clear the drastic effects of head injuries on young athletes, and advocates are asking states and schools to do more.
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How Students' Brains Are in Danger on the Field
Do Concussions Affect Women Differently Than Men?
Past research has produced conflicting results, but a recent study with male and female mice shows there may be differences between the sexes with brain injuries.
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Do Concussions Affect Women Differently Than Men?
First N.F.L. Concussion Payments Are Approved, but Some May Miss Out
Almost four years after the N.F.L. agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to ex-players who said the league had concealed the dangers of concussions from them, the first payouts — some worth as much as $5 million — have been approved. But the registration process will end on Monday, closing the window during which players can potentially receive cash awards.
First N.F.L. Concussion Payments Are Approved, but Some May Miss Out First N.F.L. Concussion Payments Are Approved, but Some May Miss Out First N.F.L. Concussion Payments Are Approved, but Some May Miss Out
First N.F.L. Concussion Payments Are Approved, but Some May Miss Out
How it feels to be an NFL legend’s daughter in the era of concussion and CTE revelations
The concussion lawsuit hit Jenna Jacoby hard. "The thought that someone would put my dad’s health at risk for financial gain was infuriating. More than anything, I was hurt. They were supposed to protect him and they failed." While I am blessed to have a father who loves me unconditionally and has supported me through every decision I’ve made, I’m all too aware that many “football kids” won’t get that same opportunity with their dads.
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How it feels to be an NFL legend’s daughter in the era of concussion and CTE revelations
Eye movements may be key in detecting brain injury, concussion
Dr. Samadani had finished her residency and was conducting clinical trials for brain injury when a colleague suggested using eye-tracking as an outcome measure. They began working on their technology, now known as EyeBOX™, in the summer of 2011 and applied for their first patent in 2012, which was issued in spring 2017. Dr. Samadani explained that a concussion can disrupt eye movements in at least two ways: through elevating intracranial pressure, and by physiological disruption of neurologic pathways — not bad enough that pressure goes up, but it causes irritation.
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Eye movements may be key in detecting brain injury, concussion
NFL, NIH end partnership for concussion research with $16M unspent
Almost five years ago, soon after the suicide of linebacker Junior Seau, the NFL announced it was donating $30 million to the National Institutes of Health for brain research. At the end of August, it appears that partnership will expire, with $16 million of the money still unspent.
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NFL, NIH end partnership for concussion research with $16M unspent

Study Reveals Effects of Non-Fatal Drowning-Induced Brain Injury in Children
A new study indicates that children who develop brain injury due to non-fatal drowning often experience severe motor deficits but maintain relatively intact perceptual and cognitive capabilities.
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Study Reveals Effects of Non-Fatal Drowning-Induced Brain Injury in Children
CTE Found in Nearly All Donated NFL Brains
A neuropathologist has examined the brains of 111 NFL. players — and 110 were found to have CTE, the degenerative disease linked to repeated blows to the head.
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CTE Found in Nearly All Donated NFL Brains
Association of Playing High School Football with Cognition and Mental Health Later in Life
Does playing high school football have a statistically and clinically significant adverse association with cognitive impairment and depression at 65 years of age?
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Association of Playing High School Football with Cognition and Mental Health Later in Life
Reassuring News About Football and Cognitive Decline? Not So Fast
It is increasingly recognized that moderate to severe traumatic brain injury increases the risk for dementia in older adulthood. Whether mild TBI is associated with increased risk of dementia is less clear, especially because fewer prospective studies have focused on mild TBI. This is an important gap in the field, especially because concussion is relatively common, among both the general population and certain groups such as athletes and military service members.
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Reassuring News About Football and Cognitive Decline? Not So Fast
Retina May Be Sensitive Gauge of Blast-Wave Pressure Injury
First study to compare neurological and ocular effects of blast injury may open up paths to new interventions.
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Retina May Be Sensitive Gauge of Blast-Wave Pressure Injury
Diagnostic Approach for Veterans Suffering Hearing Impairment, TBI from Mild Blast Trauma
Research findings suggest mild blast trauma suffered by military personnel affects portions of the auditory system that have not been extensively studied after injuries occur, and this impairment might be diagnosed using well-established testing methods.
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Diagnostic Approach for Veterans Suffering Hearing Impairment, TBI from Mild Blast Trauma
Breakthrough in Blast-Related Brain Injuries Reveal Microscopic Scarring
A new study reveals previously undetected change patterns in the brains of eight veterans, all exposed to blasts from high explosives in combat.
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Breakthrough in Blast-Related Brain Injuries Reveal Microscopic Scarring
Military Traumatic Brain Injury: A Review
Military mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) differs from civilian injury in important ways.
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Military Traumatic Brain Injury: A Review
Visible Brain Damage Detected in MTBI From Blast Injuries
Many military personnel who experience blast-related traumatic brain injury (MTBI) have lasting brain damage as seen by MRI, according to a study published in Radiology.
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Visible Brain Damage Detected in MTBI From Blast Injuries
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in a Former College Football Player
The neuropsychological findings of a 25-year-old former college football player who was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) postmortem.
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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in a Former College Football Player

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