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concussions

concussions
June 15, 2021

Saliva-Based Concussion Tests: Another Factor in Diagnosis?

For all the advancements made with the management of athletes’ injuries, concussions still remain a complicated matter for everyone involved. Identifying the long-term side effects has impacted the way everyone approaches them, but there’s still ...


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May 11, 2021

Q-Collar Corrals Next Step in Concussion Safety Tech

With all of the increased attention paid to concussions in all sports — particularly at the high school level — and the rate of concussions during gameplay continues to rise.  That’s, at least, according to a November 2019 study published i...


brain
April 12, 2021

BU to Study Brain of Former NFL Player Who Killed Himself & 5 People

Boston University, in coordination with the Medical University of South Carolina, to study and analyze the brain of the former NFL player, Phillip Adams, who killed five people and himself last week. Adams spent six seasons in the NFL and the doct...


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January 4, 2021

Study: College Football Players Don’t Take Injuries Serious

According to a recent study, the majority of college football players aren't concerned with concussion risks and injury during gameplay. The study, 'Accuracy of U.S. College Football Players' Estimates of Their Risk of Concussion or Injury',  was...


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June 18, 2020

Brain Game: Using Data To Prevent Concussions in Athletes

There was a time in the early to mid-2000s where ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports, hosted a weekly segment on its Sunday NFL Countdown program under the title ‘Jacked Up!’. The premise for ‘Jacked Up!’ was fairly simple: compile the week...


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April 29, 2020

Study: Altering starting position may reduce head injuries

According to a recent study, offensive linemen experienced roughly 40 percent fewer hits to the head when they began the play in a two-point stance as opposed to a three-point stance. The research was conducted in conjunction with Pu...


October 16, 2019

Study identifies 3 sports with highest concussion rates

A new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics found that concussion rates in football games are on the rise. However, the rates of football practice concussions and recurrent concussion in all sports have declined. The study included...


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October 14, 2019

PSA compares youth tackle football to smoking cigarettes

The Concussion Legacy Foundation last week unveiled its "Tackle Can Wait" PSA, comparing the dangers of youth tackle football to smoking cigarettes. The Boston-based organization hopes to change how we handle and understand concussions in sports. ...