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brain disorders
April 22, 2022

Study: College Football Players at Increased Risk of Brain Disorders

A recent report from The Boston Globe's Michael Silverman highlighted a new study that college football players have an increased risk of brain disorders. Below is an excerpt from The Boston Globe report. A new study of the later-life brain d...


eye
March 16, 2022

Eye Movements Could Indicate Athletes Who Suffered Concussions

Concussions continue to take up headspace in the minds of sports medicine professionals around the globe. Such is the case for Anthony Kontos, research director of the Sports Medicine Concussion Program at the University of Pittsburgh,  and colle...


urine
January 24, 2022

Urine Protein Biomarkers Could Be Used To Diagnose Concussions

A concussion can be frustratingly hard to diagnose and track. The injury doesn't show up on routine brain scans, and there is no definitive diagnostic test. It's usually diagnosed based on symptoms, and, in athletes, comparison with baseline testing ...


neuromuscular
January 24, 2022

Study: Neuromuscular Training May Reduce Injury Risk Following Concussion

An American study that explored ways to help reduce injury after a successful return to sport following concussion may lead to new treatment approaches and programs for individualized care. The study by researchers at Children’s Hospital Colorad...


jackson
December 20, 2021

Study: Vincent Jackson Had Stage 2 CTE Prior to Death

Researchers diagnosed former NFL receiver and two-sport collegiate standout Vincent Jackson, who was found dead in a Florida hotel room in February, as suffering from stage 2 chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Jackson played 12 seasons wi...


world's
November 22, 2021

NCAA Announces Phase II of World’s Largest Concussion Study

With a hefty donation of $42 million, the world's most comprehensive concussion study, conducted by the NCAA, is underway at the Indiana University School of Medicine and ready to launch Phase II. There are more than 55,000 student-athletes and mi...


mississippi
November 22, 2021

Univ. of Mississippi Athletic Training Program Starts Concussion Education Class

The director of a University of Mississippi program that aims to prepare future health care professionals to serve as athletic trainers is working to assess the knowledge and attitudes of college students on sports concussions in response to concus...


concussion
October 12, 2021

Teen Female Athletes See Big Increase in Head Injuries

The epidemiology of sports-related concussions (SRCs) and closed head injuries (CHIs) in high school females remain largely undefined at the national level, especially for unorganized sports and recreational activities such as equestrian and snow-rel...