Concussions: A Silent Killer

In full contact sports around the world, there is one word that can strike fear into the minds of hopeful athletes, concussion. Having hearing the phrase “You have a concussion” the average athlete will probably be overcome with sadness as this means they should sit out for a game or two. When it comes to…
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Concussions Are Sort Of A Big Deal. We Should Do Something About Those.

Concussions are fairly common and inexpensive with the treatments we currently use (some good old rest and relaxation); as a result, it is often hard to see them as a serious injury. A broken bone causes a lot of pain and hubbub, having to get a cast and waiting months for it to heal –…
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Head Shot: Football And Concussions

The paper we read for this week takes us down to the basic mechanism of concussions, and by investigating the neurometabolic changes the authors try to find the relationship between these changes and sports related issues. Since I have no personal experiences with concussions, I decided to seek help from the internet in order to…
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Concussions: What Are They And Why Are They So Dangerous?

Crash! Bang! “What a hit!” On Sunday every weekend during the fall, football catches our attentions with big, powerful hits between opposing teams. On occasion, players are assisted off the field under suspicion of suffering a head injury from such a hit. More often than not, the announcer informs you that the player will not…
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Concussion Repercussions

“You are supposed to be tough. You are supposed to play through pain. You are not supposed to cry. We are taught that early on in the game as kids. Tough sport. Brutal sport. It’s like the gladiator. People want to see the big hits. They wind up on Sports Center. And as a player,…
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